Fresh Picked Blueberries at Cupcake Crazy

We are so excited we have tons of fresh picked blueberries at Cupcake Crazy! Lauren and Kristen were up at the crack of dawn Saturday and headed off to pick fresh blueberries . It was opening day for blueberry picking at Rouster’s Apple House in Milford. They went with their friend Elizabeth Leavy.  It is was a berrylicious day for them:) I am sure they ate a pound of blueberries before they got them to the store!  We will definitely be making lemon blueberry cupcakes, white chocolate blueberry cupcakes and blueberry pancake cupcakes. I am sure we will come up with a new recipe of 2 for fun. Just keep watching our menu and you will see the flavors.

The good news is blueberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. They are high in fiber and have about 85 calories in a whole cup! Check out this healthy recipe I found on the Web MD.We are planning to give it a try at home. It sure sounds good!

Blueberry Nectarine Granola Crisp

Makes 8 servings

Fruit Filling

5 cups blueberries 2 large nectarines, peeled, chopped 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp all-purpose flour (can substitute whole wheat or cake flour) zest of 1 lemon

Granola Topping

1 1/2 cups regular oats 2 tbsp chopped pecans 2 tbsp chopped almonds 2 tbsp chopped walnuts 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1/2 tsp cinnamon pinch of salt

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Combine the blueberries, nectarines, brown sugar, flour, and lemon zest in a medium bowl; toss to coat.  3. Spoon fruit mixture into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. 4. For the topping, combine all ingredients and toss to evenly coat oat mixture and nuts with syrup. 5. Sprinkle granola over the blueberry nectarine mixture. 6. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt, ice cream, or whipped topping.

Per serving: 241 calories, 5 g protein, 41 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 5 g fiber, 22 g sugar, and 16 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 28%.

If you give it a try before I get to it be sure and let me know what you think of it.

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