This recipe for Blueberry Amish Friendship Bread Muffins makes a breakfast treat that’s easy to make and bursting with flavor. It’s one of the most popular Amish Friendship Bread breakfast recipes in our Recipe Box!
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I love a simple recipe, and muffins are the kind of treat that last throughout the day. Throw in fresh blueberries, and I’m in heaven.
These Blueberry Amish Friendship Bread muffins are a simple twist on the original Amish Friendship Bread loaves. Feel free to add in up to an extra ½ cup of blueberries if you really want them bursting with blueberry goodness. They taste even better then next day when heated in the toaster!
Substituting frozen blueberries for fresh blueberries
If you only have frozen blueberries on hand, it’s an easy swap, measure for measure. Some people add them directly to the batter frozen, but I like to rinse mine in a bowl of water and then pat dry. The skins are more easy to tear if you let the blueberries thaw completely, so fold them in carefully.
If you do add the frozen blueberries directly into the batter without thawing or rinsing, you may need to add an extra 5 minutes of baking time.
Storing Blueberry Amish Friendship Bread Muffins
Store extra muffins in an airtight container for up to three days if leaving on the counter or in the pantry. You can also freeze them for up to three months by wrapping in foil or placing them into a gallon-sized freezer Ziploc bags. If the tops of the muffins are moist, layer the bottom of the container or bag with a paper towel, and add a layer of parchment paper (if freezing) on top of the muffins. Don’t forget to date the bag!
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Health benefits and storage of blueberries
Aside from being delicious, there are a lot of health benefits associated with blueberries. You can read more about the benefits of blueberries here:
- US News & World Report: “Eating blueberries can help reduce the risk of heart disease, lower your blood pressure, fight cancer and promote digestive health … [they’re] small but mighty.”
- Healthline: “Low in calories and high in nutrients.”
- Harvard Medical School: “These dark-colored little berries are high in antioxidants, particularly vitamin C … blueberries also offer up a good dose of vitamin A and fiber.”
- BBC Good Food: “Choose blueberries that look firm and free from moisture, since the presence of moisture will cause them to spoil. Store in the fridge where they will keep, although they are best if consumed within a few days.”
Blueberry Amish Friendship Bread Muffins
- Preheat oven to 325° F (165° C).
- In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together except for blueberries and Cinnamon-Sugar mixture. Once mixed, carefully fold in blueberries.
- Line muffin tin with cupcake wrappers.
- Fill muffin cups halfway.
- Dust the tops with Cinnamon-Sugar mixture.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- If substituting frozen blueberries for fresh blueberries, I recommend rinsing the frozen blueberries in water to help them thaw and plump, then drain and pat dry. Fold them in carefully to the batter as their skins are more likely to tear than fresh blueberries.
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