Mell’s Wheat Germ Muffins

I really like these muffins, but we haven’t had them in quite awhile.  The recipe is from my cousin, not sure of the original source, but we have had the recipe for many years.  I ate a lot  of these in the days after Evie was born, it was one of my sources of sustenance.  I kind of needed a break after that, but I thought of them the other day and voila.

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In a bowl mix together the following dry ingredients:

1 cup flour

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/8 tsp baking soda

3 tsp baking powder

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3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt

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In another bowl mix together the following wet ingredients:

1 egg

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla

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Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and let sit for 1-2 minutes.

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This is what it looks like after sitting, sort of foamy

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Fill greased muffin tins, or use liners, 3/4 full.  Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes until done.

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*Note: You can add in 1/2 cup of berries if you would like to make them into berry muffins.

I was given a large bag of frozen blueberries by my neighbour, who received a large amount from a friend who is a farmer and picked them fresh and then froze them.  I did a split batch here,  filled half the cups with non-berry batter and then added a couple of handfuls of berries to the rest of the batter and finished filling the cups.

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These didn’t last long!

Rainy Day Picnic

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Yesterday was our first day of vacation and it turned out to be a rainy day, which totally busted all of our outside plans.  So we picnicked inside.  We also did a craft and then just before supper the sun came out so we headed out to the garden to see what was ready to pick.  We have a collection of zucchini, I think we will make muffins for the freezer to have when school starts.  This morning looks like it is going to be a nicer day. We started off by making some blueberry banana smoothies.  These are made by using about 3 sliced frozen bananas (once mine are really ripe and spotty I slice them and throw in a freezer bag) and a cup of frozen blueberries with a bit of milk poured in to mix it together.  Give it a good whirl in a food processor and add more milk if you need it runnier.  Ours is like soft serve ice cream so we are eating it with spoons.