Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

February 1, 2010

Warm Blueberry Muffins

I have bags and bags of blueberries in my freezer. I really got out of control this past summer. It’s not just blueberries, either. I have strawberries, cherries, raspberries and even some peaches. I like the idea of being able to freeze the loveliness of summer – a sweet, frozen taste of August in January. The reality is, I’m one of those people who is always, annoyingly, cold. An icy, healthy fruit smoothie is most unlikely after a dark and chilly 6:00 am run. I’m much more comfortable and cozy with the oven on.

Makes one dozen

1.5 cups brown rice flour

1 cup organic cornmeal

1 tablespoon gluten-free baking powder

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

zest of one lemon

1 1/4 cups frozen blueberries, or other frozen berry

2 whole eggs

1/3 cup agave

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup almond milk

small splash of pure vanilla extract

Pre-heat oven to 350º and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside. In a large bowl, measure in brown rice flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and lemon zest, whisk lightly together. Stir in frozen berries and toss to coat with dry ingredients. In a smaller bowl, whisk the eggs with the agave, olive oil and almond milk. Add the splash of pure vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and berries and stir well to combine. The batter will thicken rather quickly from the frozen berries. Scoop the chilly batter into the muffin cups, dividing equally. The batter will almost fill them up. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until tops spring back a little when lightly pressed. I found these muffins were best eaten on the day they were baked. This recipe has used up about 1% of the fruit in my freezer.

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2 Responses to “Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins”

  1. Grace C said

    So easy to make! 🙂 My muffins turned purple, not the bright yellow in your photos, but tasted DELICIOUS! Agree, best consumed on day baked. Thank you for sharing!

    • dawnegourley said

      Grace, I think your blueberries must have defrosted and bled their juices into the batter. Purple is a good colour.

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