Showing posts with label muffins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label muffins. Show all posts

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Banana Blueberry Muffins #mystery #CapeBreton #recipe #giveaway

Psst!  Read right to the end to get the details of the giveaway. Just sayin'.

On our holiday in beautiful Cape Breton this October, we were lucky enough to enjoy breakfast at a fabulous B & B, Colby House in Sydney, shown here ready for the holidays.   We are looking forward to seeing them again next year!

One morning banana blueberry muffins were part of the delicious menu.  They were outstanding. We asked the B & B owner, Bev Gabriel, for the recipe and she disappeared and reappeared two minutes later with it hand-written on a recipe card. The recipe turned out to be easy as well as yummy.  I’m sharing it with you because it brings back memories of a wonderful stay, a great trip and because I suspect that you want something easy and delish to have ready at a moment’s notice during the busy lead up to the holidays.  Or maybe you just want a treat with bananas and blueberries.  Enjoy!

I was particularly happy when a child who claimed not to like bananas or blueberries decided that these muffins were delicious! Knew it. 

Banana blueberry muffins


 You will need: 

1 extra large egg, room temperature
¾ cup white sugar
¼ cup butter, softened
3 ripe bananas
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 ½ cups frozen wild blueberries (the small ones or they will turn everything blue)

Mash bananas in a large bowl.

Add sugar and egg. 

Add butter and combine well. 

Combine dry ingredients and gently stir into mixture.   Don’t overbeat. 

Add blueberries quickly and with the minimum of stirring, so they don’t turn everything blue.  

 Although we had been warned, we couldn’t find the small small frozen blueberries and had a few extra blue streaks but the taste was great. 

Transfer to 12 well-greased muffin cups.

Bake at 375 convection for about 20 minutes (or until done).

Mmm. Delicious!  

You can enjoy them warm from the oven or freeze to enjoy later.  They freeze really well!  

Just put them in freezer bag and you're set.  So if you need a break during this hectic season, pop one in the microwave for a few seconds, just long enough to warm it.  Add a little sweet butter and enjoy with a cup of hot tea.  
 After all, don’t you deserve a moment to yourself? 

In case you don't know, Victoria Abbott is a collaboration between  me, Mary Jane Maffini, and my daughter Victoria. Together we write the book collector mysteries.   We think that reading them is like taking a lovely trip to a wonderful place where books are everything and, yes, murder happens and great meals are served and some relatives are not to be trusted. Of course, justice prevails in the end and books are loved.  And we do trust our own relatives!

We love your suggestions and comments. Come on by and tell us  about B & B's you love or your favorite muffins.  Don't let us be lonely.

The book collector mysteries are fun, easy to read and surprising too. All five titles are available in print, e-book and audio format. Don't miss out.  Watch out for the Siamese cats - one is good and one will get you!