Some recipes need no modification, health related or otherwise. Anything made by your grandmother may be one whole genre of such recipes. Especially when it comes to my grandmother's blueberry muffin recipe. Yes, there is shortening. (Oh, the horror!) Yes, they are amazing. I have tried several other blueberry muffin recipes in the past but very few are as fluffy or remind me of family more.
Occaisonally, I will add the juice of one lemon to the batter and top the muffins with lemon zest but I thought I would leave you with the basic recipe as is because it's delicious, and it's my grandmothers and you can't disrepect your grandmother. I would go on but this one needs very little introduction. So with that, enjoy and see you back here soon!
Makes 16-18 muffins
2/3 cups sugar
1/3 cup shortening
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoons salt
2/3 cup milk
1 cup blueberries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix sugar and shortening thoroughly with hand or standing mixer. Add eggs and beat. Sift dry ingredients and add alternatively with milk. Gently blend in blueberries. Fill greased muffin tins half full. Bake for 15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts: 137 Calories, 5g Fat, 21g Carbohydrates, 2.5g Protein, 0.6g Fiber, 83mg Sodium, 154mg Potassium