Did you know? July in National Blueberry Month! One of our favorite fruits to top any breakfast, blueberries have it all. Blueberries are native to the United States and are grown in 35 out of 50 states with Maine producing more blueberries than any other place in the world. In fact, the United States supplies 95% of the world’s blueberry demand. That’s a lot of blueberries! Blueberries are also known for their amazing health benefits and are rich in antioxidants, fiber, Vitamin C and may slow cognitive decline and improve brain function. There are so many reasons to love and celebrate these little blue wonders this month.
At The Original Pancake House, we love to include blueberries in many of our signature dishes. The next time you are out for breakfast in Denver, we recommend you try our Blueberry Belgian Waffles or our Blueberry Pancakes. You’ll find both these breakfast favorites chock-full of plump, delicious blueberries and served with powdered sugar, whipped butter, and our warm blueberry compote syrup.
And if you’d like to create a delicious blueberry breakfast at home, we recommend this recipe for blueberry muffins:
1⁄2 cup butter at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1⁄2 cup milk
2 1⁄2 cups fresh blueberries or 2 1⁄2 cups frozen blueberries
Heat oven to 375°. Grease 18 regular-size muffin cups. In a large bowl, mix butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in vanilla, baking powder, and salt. With a spoon, fold in half of flour then half of milk into batter; repeat. Fold in blueberries. Spoon into muffin cups and bake 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and springy to touch.
From our kitchen to yours, happy National Blueberry Month Denver!