About National Blueberry Muffin Day
National Blueberry Muffin Day is an annual celebration that takes place on July 11th. This day is all about enjoying one of America's most beloved baked goods: the blueberry muffin. Whether you like them warm and fresh out of the oven or with a cold glass of milk, there's no denying that blueberry muffins are a favorite among people of all ages.
Blueberry muffins are a type of sweet muffin that is made with fresh or frozen blueberries, flour, sugar, eggs, and butter or oil. Some recipes also call for other ingredients like milk, yogurt, or baking powder. The blueberries are usually folded into the batter, giving the muffins their signature burst of flavor and color.
The origins of the blueberry muffin are unclear, but it is believed that muffins themselves have been around since the 18th century. Muffins were originally a type of quick bread that was baked in individual portions, making them easy to grab and go. Over time, they evolved to include a wide range of flavors, including blueberry.
Today, blueberry muffins are a staple in many households and bakeries across the country. They are often enjoyed as a breakfast food or as a snack, and they can be served warm or cold. Some people like to add a dollop of butter or jam to their muffins, while others prefer them plain.
National Blueberry Muffin Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate this delicious baked good. Whether you bake your own muffins at home or buy them from a local bakery, there's no wrong way to enjoy a blueberry muffin. You can even try experimenting with different recipes and variations, such as adding streusel topping or using whole wheat flour instead of white flour.
In addition to being delicious, blueberry muffins also offer several health benefits. Blueberries are a rich source of antioxidants and other nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber. Studies have shown that eating blueberries can help improve cognitive function, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Overall, National Blueberry Muffin Day is a fun and tasty way to celebrate one of America's favorite baked goods. So why not mark your calendar for July 11th and treat yourself to a delicious blueberry muffin?
If you’d like to try your hand at baking the tasty treat, a recipe from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is found below:
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk, low-fat
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Grease the muffin pans.
3. In a large mixing bowl, stir the oil and sugar until creamy.
4. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Mix until blended.
5. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
6. Add the flour mix to the oil and sugar in the large bowl. Stir together.
7. Stir the blueberries into the batter.
8. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full with batter.
9. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.