Blackberry Muffins

With the quarantine, Easter did not going to look quite the same. Church was via Facebook Live so no new Easter attire was needed. I wore a springy white and lilac striped shirt with blue jeans. There was no extended family dinner either. That means we were on our own to prepare something other than ham. We opted to do brunch – our favorite.

Thanks to Shatto Home Delivery, we had fresh milk and eggs to make this recipe. Since I normal buy produce when it is on sale at Sprouts, I have an assortment of fruit in our freezer for muffins and smoothies. This recipe was delicious and way better than the blueberry muffins I made last week. Enjoy.

Blackberry Streusel Muffins from Sugar Apron (adapted from Joy of Cooking)
IMG_07923 eggs
1 1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. flour
1 c. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. cold butter
1 pint (2 c.) blackberries
1 tsp. freshly grated lemon zest
2 T. butter

In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and vanilla. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder. Crumble in stick of butter. Pull out 1 c. of mixture and put in a separate bowl. In large bowl, add blackberries and lemon zest. Then, stir in wet ingredients. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Melt remaining butter and mix into remain dry ingredients. Spoon crumble over muffins. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Notes:

  • I did not have any lemon zest so I just skipped it.
  • The recipe said it made 12 muffins. It made 18 muffins.

Purple Resolution Smoothie

A few weeks ago, Jeremiah and I decided to make shrimp tacos. I found a recipe that included a slaw complete with red cabbage. Unfortunately we didn’t need very much of it so we went searching for recipes to make with the rest of it. I told Jeremiah that the Pioneer Woman had a smoothie recipe I’d tried before and it wasn’t bad. I’m not sure Jeremiah believed me. Red cabbage is really healthy and their aren’t a lot of recipes out there to make with it. We added it to Jeremiah’s green beans with bacon. It was ok but we didn’t like it as well as when he usually makes it with bacon, shallots, and garlic. So I made the smoothie for him. It’s super healthy and fills you up until lunch. Make it yourself and see what you think.

Berry smoothiePurple Resolution Smoothie by Pioneer Woman
2 c. Greek yogurt
2 c. mixed berries
2 c. blueberries
1/4 head red cabbage
1/4 c. honey
1 banana
1 c. cranberry juice

Blend together and serve. Makes four cups.

Nutritional Information (Based on a two cup serving): 524 calories, 2 g. fat, 5 mg. cholesterol, 163 mg. sodium, 988 mg. potassium, 106 g. carbs, 13 g. fiber, 83 g. sugar, 28 g. protein, 30% Vitamin A, 145% Vitamin C, 78% calcium, and 11% iron.

Notes: 

  • You could probably use regular yogurt but it will decrease the protein in this recipe.
  • You could probably use berry flavored yogurt and decrease berry content.
  • I used frozen berries and banana.
  • I used lite cranberry juice. The original recipe also suggest grape juice.