Monday, July 26, 2010

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

When I was 8 and on vacation with my family in Mexico City, I became violently ill shortly after eating blueberry pancakes at IHOP. Since that day, blueberries and I have had a shaky truce. I eat them fresh in small amounts, but never as the star in a recipe. I will never arm wrestle you for the last blueberry muffin. I rarely make blueberry anything (except for a slammin' blueberry buttermilk tart), so today's blueberry streusel muffins were quite the event.

I figure if anyone can make me like blueberries, it's the queen of all things delicious, Ina Garten. So I was excited when Maria of Close to Home selected blueberry muffins for the first Barefoot Bloggers recipe for July (thanks, Maria!). And these muffins were good (especially since I upped the amount of streusel), but not great enough to make me rethink my tendency to avoid blueberry muffins. They lasted for hours at work, but it was a week when a lot of people were out of the office. If you'd like the recipe, you can find it here.

We have a relaxed posting deadline for Barefoot Bloggers in July and August, so I hope I'm not the only one posting these later in the month than normal. I'll be skipping the Greek panzanella salad (chosen by Tara of Smells Like Home). Sorry, Tara!


Hanaâ said...

These look delicious! Good idea on upping the streusel amount (can never have too much, in my book). Sorry these didn't make you love blueberries more. I made Banana Blueberry bars last Thu and again last Sat, and they were a big hit! Will try to post them soon.

Anonymous said...

They look delicious, and I'm sure the blueberry lovers enjoyed them. It takes a long time to recover from a bad food experience!

Nachiketa said...

Looks totally delicious....

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