If you’ve been around the food blogs this summer, you may have noticed it’s been the summer of corn and blueberries. Between the corn, cucumber, herb and tomato salad that’s become a staple at dinner and the various corn bread and corn muffins, I’ve definitely had my share of corn this year. As for blueberries, I added them to the aforementioned muffins, and eaten them right out of the basket from the store, but have not added them to much else this year, but many other bloggers have.
Here are some of my favorite recipes from other bloggers that use corn or blueberries that I would’ve loved to fit in this summer:
From Joy the Baker: Sweet Corn Biscuits
How Sweet It Is: Hot Blueberry Cheddar Dip
White On Rice Couple: Fizzy Blueberry and Meyer Lemonade
Shutterbean: Blueberry Pudding Cake
and the Blueberry Corn Muffins I made from Two Peas and Their Pod:
Blueberry Corn Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
These tender corn muffins are bursting with blueberries. They are great for breakfast, a snack, or served as a side dish to any meal.
1 cup all-purpose Gold Medal flour
1 cup course ground yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup blueberries
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Fill a regular-size muffin pan with paper muffin cups or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk the buttermilk, melted butter, canola oil, vanilla, and eggs until well blended. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula until combined. The batter will be lumpy. Gently fold in the blueberries. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
4. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and serve.