Memories of Maine Blueberry Muffins

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Author Notes: My mother's family had a little place in Maine that we visited in the summers. These muffins were on the table at least once a day, overflowing with fresh picked wild blueberries. They are not very sweet, and were often served at supper, along with fried chicken and corn on the cob. I don't know if the recipe was my grandmother's or my mother's, but I'm continuing the family tradition by serving them often when blueberries are in season.MrsWheelbarrow

Makes 12

  • 2-2/3 cups flour
  • 2-2/3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar, scant
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter, slightly cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together.
  3. Mix together the butter, egg and milk. Add to the flour mixture and quickly mix with a fork. Fold in blueberries.
  4. Line muffin tin with paper cups or spray the muffin tin well with non-stick spray.
  5. Divide the mixture between the muffin cups. Bake 18-20 minutes. (This recipe can also be baked in an 8x8 pan for 25 min. and cut in squares to serve.)
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7 months ago MrsPrincess07

I tried the recipe today and while the berries themselves were sweet and the texture of the muffins were great, they lacked taste. They need more flavor, something. Off to find another muffin recipe.

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about 2 years ago LizC

I love this recipe -- we make it every summer when we're at the beach and there are wild blueberry bushes to raid! The kids demand them - it's become a tradition.

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about 2 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

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I am just delighted to hear that. In fact, I'm inspired, I need to make some blueberry muffins RIGHT NOW!

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over 3 years ago Angel

I plan on making them with Michigan blueberries (just got fresh from there). They look wonderful :)

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over 4 years ago LizC

Just made these out at the beach with freshly-picked blueberries. So great!

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over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

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you're making me nostalgic for both the muffins and the beach!

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over 4 years ago Maureenoz

I was born and raised in Maine and have great memories of growing up there. What Mainer hasn't had blueberry pie for breakfast?

I live down under now and can only get the big berries but when you're homesick, any blueberry will do.

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over 4 years ago Miranda Rake

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What beautiful smiles! and such a simple recipe, sounds great!

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over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

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Thanks, Miranda. I hope you try it.

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over 4 years ago NakedBeet

YUM! My Mom in Law makes something very similar to this...although I don't remember all the proportions. They get gobbled up immediately. Lovely photo, is that in Italy?

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over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

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Yes, that's Sienna. I had a photo from Maine, but uploaded the wrong one here, and gave up - technology having won, yet again.

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over 4 years ago TasteFood

Lovely. Maine and blueberries go hand in hand.

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over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

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Don't they? I can almost hear the loons on the lake when I smell these muffins.

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over 4 years ago shayma

what a beautiful photo! and a lovely recipe.

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over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

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Thanks, Shayma - do you think we look alike? Ha!

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over 4 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

Looks absolutely delicious! Can't wait to try them...

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over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

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thanks so much. i've just located the last bag of last summer's blueberries in the freezer. these muffins are on the menu for tomorrow.

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over 4 years ago thirschfeld

Maine wild blueberries are the best. This looks really good.

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over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

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I hope you try the recipe!

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over 4 years ago drbabs

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Can I just say...LOVE?

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over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

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Yes! With a schmeer of good butter!

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over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

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Yes, they are quite tart. But I usually make these with the high bush blueberries we get here, as those wild ones are just impossible to find outside of Maine.

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over 4 years ago Lizthechef

Aren't wild Maine blueberries kind of small, as well as tart? We spent lots of summer vacations in Rockland, back when lobster was cheap...

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over 4 years ago mrslarkin

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this sounds wonderful. I get Wyman's frozen wild Maine blueberries at Costco year-round. They're fabulous, and I think they'd work great in this recipe.

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over 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

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Thanks, MrsLarkin. I've seen them there, but hesitated.

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over 4 years ago coffeefoodwritergirl

I'll have to check those out next time I am at Cosco....