Blueberries are still in season in North Carolina! Get them while they’re locally grown, fresh, and low cost. Support local agriculture by visiting your county Farmers Market where your Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) dollars may be double. No matter if you’re blueberries are fresh, frozen, canned, or dried they’re easy to include in your meals and have nutritional value.
Let’s explore some ways to enjoy blueberries (Have A Plant):
- Add them to a salad
- Pancakes & Waffles
- Juice & Smoothies
- Oatmeal & Yogurt
- Fruit Kabobs
- Enjoy blueberries solo!
If you’re short on time in the morning or just need a premade snack to grab, muffins always come in handy. Prepare a double batch, freeze, and warm later to enjoy just like they are fresh out of the oven. Check out this Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffin recipe below and let’s get baking!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings
- Serving Size: 1 muffin
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon sale
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1/3 cup nonfat or 1% milk
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat the bottom of 12 muffin cups with oil or baking spray.
- Mix the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, blend vegetable oil, eggs, milk, and applesauce until smooth. Stir the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture until moistened.
- Lightly stir in the blueberries.
- Fill each muffin cup about ¾ full.
- Bake about 20 minutes, or until the muffin tops are golden brown. A toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin should come out moist but without butter.
- Have A Plant (2021, n.d.). Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Blueberries. https://fruitsandveggies.org/stories/top-10-ways-to-enjoy-blueberries/
Recipe accessed at: https://www.mainesnap-ed.org/recipes/whole-wheat-blueberry-muffins/