Friday, February 6, 2009

Blueberry Muffins for Our Lady

An easy way to celebrate any of the Blessed Virgin Mary's feast days is by incorporating the colors that symbolize her into our meals for that day. The color white symbolizes Mary's purity and blue is the traditional color of her mantle and/or sash.

Since the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is coming up on February 11th, I thought I would share a yummy recipe for Blueberry Muffins that we are planning on including in our celebration. (This recipe was adapted from one I found over at All Recipes.)

These muffins would also be great for any Saturday morning breakfast, since Saturdays are devoted to Mary.

Blueberry Muffins for Our Lady


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
I prefer increasing the blueberries to 3 cups, though I didn't have enough in my freezer for our latest batch. They were missed!

Crumb Topping:
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 TBS butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray muffin pan with Pam or other non-stick spray or line with muffin liners.

Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in large bowl. In a 2 cup measuring cup, place vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla, and enough milk (just over 2/3 cups) to fill to the 2 cup mark. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. (Note: The batter is extremely thick.) Fill muffin cups right to the top for oversized muffins.

To make the crumb topping: mix together 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 3 Tbs butter, and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with a fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

This recipes yields approximately 12-16 extra generously sized delicious muffins.

Our Lady of Lourdes ~ Pray for Us!

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  1. Another suggestion (if this is feasible) is to have all the berries in the center, so when it broken in half, the center oozes out, like the miraculous springs at Lourdes..I thought of this when I saw recently, Australia day muffins that had chocolate centers in the middle..

  2. Ooohhhh!! What a great idea Anne!! We will have to try that on Wednesday!

  3. Myabe a Blueberry jam would work even better??

  4. Something that would create a bit of run would be good, jam would probably do that.

  5. This might sound a bit crazy but when Bernadette first dug, the water was very COULD have some of the muffins with a chocolate center, maybe putting some chocolate buttons in the long as you served the muffins hot (with ice cream maybe?) the chocolate should run..

  6. These look delicious, we're making them for lunch!!!

  7. Found this recipe for the idea of a darker center running out (representing the first trickle of muddy water from the spring) it is a muffin recipe where you put little carmel centered easter eggs in the middle:

  8. That link didn't quite work...try again: