February 27, 2011

Blueberry bran muffins can be easy as 1, 2, 3

Muffins are wonderful. They are soft delicious handheld treats that go well with tea. I have lots of delicious muffin recipes that I love to break out on weekends for a nice treat. However, sometimes there are weekends like this one, where I am fighting off some sort of chest cold or something and all I really want to do is sip warm drinks and lounge on the couch.

I was taking inventory of what is in my basement pantry earlier today and I spied a package of Quaker bran muffin mix. So I brought it upstairs with me figuring I'd tweak it a bit for a yummy easy treat.

3 cups (about half the package) of the muffin mix
1 1/3 cups + 1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup ground flax
1 tsp cinnamon
Frozen blueberries

Mix everything together and pour into paper liner filled muffin tin. Bake for 20-22 minutes.

I love the one in the top row, third from the left... all blueberry-explodey and delicious looking

No, they aren't "scratch" muffins, but they were modified to suit my tastes and I made them in my kitchen and I am happy with them. They will make great morning snacks at work this week!

For the remaining half of the bran muffin mix in the cupboard, I am considering what I might do to that batch... chopped apples? shredded carrot? crushed pineapple? cranberries? the possibilites are endless!

Now excuse me while I boil the kettle for tea for the umpteenth time this weekend and curl up under a blanket to watch tv and try to feel better.



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