Banana Blackberry Muffins

September5

I don’t know how I’ve been so lucky, but the blackberries in my farmers market and grocery store have been HUGE. Sweet. Juicy. GIGANTIC.

Banana Blackberry Muffins

 

A farmer explained to me that the unseasonably cool temperatures allowed the berries to stay on the vine longer, giving them more time to grow and get sweeter and plumper from the sun (when it chose to shine).

I swear to goodness, I found one berry that was almost as big as my thumb. I probably should have taken a picture, but… well, I ate it. But look at the blackberries in my muffins… ginormous, right? These aren’t mini-muffins either… they’re normal size!

Blackberries are really high in fiber (all those little seeds, you know), but low in calories. A one-cup serving is only 60-calories! They are also full of Vitamin C.

Look for blackberries that are firm, plump and glossy. Blackberries that have a deep, dark color tend to be riper and sweeter. Wash them just before you eat them, otherwise they’ll get moldy. I know this won’t be a problem, but eat your berries within a day or two.

Oh, and even though the weather blessed us with a slightly longer blackberry season, that time is almost up… so make sure you get some this weekend!

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Banana Blackberry Muffins

  1. Jess

    How pretty! They look almost too good to eat!

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  2. ashley

    First off, I LOVE your home page graphics—SO great! Second, these muffins look SO GOOD!!!!!!! I mean really, bananas and blackberries—nothing could possibly sound better. I am so hungry right now. If I could jump through the screen and eat them Willy Wonka style–I WOULD! lol

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    1. Christina Post author

      Hahaha… I’m always feeling like that when I land on a great food image. I like when food looks like you could eat it.. not like it is so precious you can’t touch it! Thanks for coming by. I’m definitely going back to your site… you are hilarious!

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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: mamashighstrung@gmail.com