Grab a cooler, pack a lunch, bring a hat, because we’re going blueberry picking!!! A fun thing to do in Santa Barbara during the Summer is go blueberry picking! You can go with all your friends, your family, and even have a birthday party. The best months to go are June and July, I recommend going later on in the summer because the blueberries are riper. It’s a great place to take pictures and have a picnic. A bucket that can fill 2 1/2 pounds of blueberries is offered for the picking. If the whole bucket is full it costs $20, but the bucket doesn’t have to be full.
A fun thing to do with the blueberries you pick is make blueberry muffins. Here is my favorite blueberry muffin recipe.
Prep: 15 m Cook: 25 m Ready In:40 m
1. 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
2. 3/4 cup of white sugar
3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
4. 2 teaspoons of baking powder
5. 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
6. 1 egg
1. 1/3 cup milk
2. 1 cup fresh blueberries TIP: I like to use more blueberries than this, usually so that the whole batter is 50% covered
3. 1/2 cup white sugar
4. 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
5. 1/4 cup butter, cubed
6. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.Me + BlueberriesMe + AlexYummy blueberry muffinsI