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So I’ve seen about a million 4th of July posts lately: the colors, the fireworks, the USA pride…but it just hasn’t hit me how CLOSE that is. I mean, this week!!! I kept thinking ‘oh, I’ve still got time to get all celebrate-y’. Eeeeeek! So this was our breakfast yesterday, to get us in the spirit of the week – and it’s such an easy one! (I say easy, really I mean it was almost a cheat how easy it was to make this patriotic).
So these 4th of July muffins are very patriotic: Red White & Blueberry, yumm-o!!! (think of Sid’s voice from Ice Age Continental Drift here. What, nobody else has a million kid movie lines running through their head constantly? Just me? Oh well, ignore that, then!)
Red, White and Blueberry Muffins
4 cups Flour
2 tbsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Salt
2 cups Sugar
1 Stick (8 tbsp) Butter, melted
2 1/2 cups Sour Cream
2 tbsp. Vanilla Extract
3 cups Blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Spray two 12-cup muffin tins, or line with baking liners. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the Flour, Baking Powder and Salt. Add the Blueberries, tossing lightly to coat.
In a separate, medium bowl, whisk the Eggs well, then add the Sugar and continue to whisk briskly until it’s thick and well-incorporated (about 45 seconds). Add the melted Butter, Sour Cream and Vanilla; mix until combined.
Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and stir together carefully. Batter will be very thick.
Scoop the batter into the muffin cups. Do about 3 randomly-placed drops of red food coloring over the tops of the muffins. Bake about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Allow to cool and ENJOY!!!
Look at all of that ooey-gooey Blueberry wonderfulness!!! Delish!!!
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