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Yummy Blueberry Muffins with Berry-delicious Frosting




Hey there, busy mom!


Today we’re sharing with you a throwback to our yummy Blueberry Muffin and Frosting, which is a fun recipe that Olivia had to make for her virtual cooking class. We made this with her (you can check it out in our Meal Monday video), so this is definitely something you can make with your kids. It will be fun! They will also be able to experience baking and learn their way around the kitchen. The blueberries will give the muffins a yummy flavor and a healthy twist, and lend a lovely purple color to the frosting. No food dye is needed!


Blueberries are known for their sweet flavor, and they give a lovely color to any recipe. It contains lots of fiber and vitamin C, which we all know boosts the immune system. It is highly known for the antioxidants it contains which help protect us adults from cell damage and aging. These antioxidants also improve brain memory and help prevent heart disease, so we can safely say these berries are good for the mind, heart, and body for kids and adults.


Let’s get started!


You’ll need:

An electric mixer

Bowl

Butter

Maple syrup

Eggs (we used 3)

Vanilla extract (1 tsp)

Salt (½ tsp)

Flour (2 cups)

Baking powder (2 tsp)

Milk (¼ cup)

Frozen blueberries (2 cups)

Muffin pan


For the frosting:


Softened butter

Powdered sugar

Milk

Vanilla

Mashed blueberries and raspberries

Blue sprinkles (optional)



Let’s start with the muffins!


In a bowl, mix melted butter with some maple syrup. We prefer using maple syrup over sugar. You can whip it all up or use an electric mixer to make the process easier. Once it’s mixed, slowly add in 3 eggs and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Slowly keep on mixing. This is something you can ask your kids to do. Next, add in half a teaspoon of salt. This will give a nice contrast to the sweetness of the maple syrup and add depth to the flavor. Also add in the next dry ingredients - 2 cups of flour and 2 teaspoons of baking powder.


In this process, you have to exercise a bit of patience while mixing to avoid making a huge mess in the kitchen. Ask your kids to do it! They will learn a lot in this process as well.


Slowly add in some milk. Keep on mixing everything, then add the star ingredient - frozen blueberries!


When everything is all mixed up, you can slowly pour the batter into your muffin pan and start baking the muffins.


While the cupcakes are baking, let’s move on to the frosting. This is a super simple, sweet frosting that will make the muffins delicious, pleasing to the eye, and full of that berry goodness. In a bowl, put in some softened butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Slowly mix it all together until you get a nice consistency. Add in some mashed blueberries and raspberries, too.


We didn’t use food dye for this recipe because we want to keep it healthy, and the berries provide a nice, purple color anyway.


After mixing it all up, put the frosting in the fridge to freeze the butter a little.


Let’s go back to those muffins!


Once the muffins are nice and done, carefully take it all out of the oven and place it onto plates. Get your frosting from the fridge and ask your kids to put some frosting onto the muffins. Olivia wanted blue sprinkles to top it all off, so this is something you can add to the recipe as well.


And voila! A nice plate of blueberry muffins with frosting that your kids will definitely enjoy making and eating. What a great way to bond with kids, and a rewarding prize for said bonding! We really hope you enjoyed this recipe, and we can’t wait for you to make them. Check out the full Meal Monday video of this recipe here and have a great week!


- Micah from Mom Training

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