Monday, March 29, 2010

Think Inside the Box

I'm just saying it right now, I promise I won't totally nag on boxed muffin mix. I actually adore you, Betty Crocker. You provide the easily prepared sweets for my, at times, hectic life. What would the world be like without Betty Crocker and Pillsbury boxed mixes, you ask? Well, everyone would know how to make homemade brownies! Or we would manage to live without. But let's not think about those scary thoughts.

Betty Crocker, you're a magnificent lady!

Anywho, just in case you don't know, I absolutely loathe Twinkies, pre-made pie filling, and other plastic(I mean cream) filled cake things. But boxed muffin mix is fine with me!

Sometimes you get the little fake blueberry pellets that just appear quite unappetizing. But we were lucky enough to stumble across this beauty:

Wild Blueberry boxed muffin mix...with a can of real blueberries!! I was ecstatic. So I got to work right away(ok, maybe a couple days after the purchase of the muffin mix)

Contents of box: 1 pouch of mix, 1 can of little baby blueberries.

So, then you can strain, rinse(the berries), and mix!

Then fill a 12-cup muffin pan with paper muffin liners. I started out using my 100% eco-friendly, recycled, and unbleached muffin cups. Then I ran out and was stuck between gold cups and Christmas tree ones. I was most definitely between a rock and an extremely hard place.

But I finally settled on the gold ones. Fill all the cups to, you know, 2/3 or 3/4 full. It can even be 4/5 if you really want.

I found some leftover streusel in the fridge and threw that on top for crumbly deliciousness!

Pop them in the oven for the recommended time. Look at those golden, crispy tops only to reveal the moist and flavorful insides.

There's tomorrow's breakfast in under 30 minutes!! And to think it all came from a box : )


  1. They look delicious, and the berries are real!

  2. WHen r u going to blog about the cookie party?? LOL

  3. HAHA! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

  4. Hannah and Shelby (:April 16, 2010 at 8:04 PM

    Hello, Kate. This is Hannah and Shelby...well, we would just like to praise you in your excellent job on your blog....BUT have noticed there is not a beverage section (with the exception of your hot chocolate, of course.) so anyways yea, i believe that would be a nice addition to your already splendid blog! (: Have a fantastic day. (: LOVE YOU!