Day 61 : Huckleberry Muffins

My son has to be THE pickiest eater on the planet!  Even his pediatrician was surprised at the severity of his pickiness.  Most kids go through phases where they will only eat a handful of things, and those things often include things like noodles, hotdogs, mashed potatoes, cookies, cake, ice cream, toast, various other desserts, maybe a basic sandwich etc.  Not my child….. the only things he eats are poptarts, chicken nuggets (ONLY dinosaur shaped or occasionally McDonalds), fruit (the one thing he is not picky about), mac and cheese (again only specific ones), and a very small handful of other things, none of which have a heck of a lot of nutritional value.

Anyway, we worry about the fact that not only are those the only things he likes, but he also has an insane irrational fear of trying new foods.  It seriously goes beyond the average child who won’t try something.  He acts like we are trying to give him poison.  We are constantly on the look-out for new things he might agree to try because we want him to get a more balanced diet.  The trouble is he SAYS he will try something and then we make it and he won’t even eat a crumb’s worth.

In trying to find a new breakfast option for him I decided to make some muffins.  He will occasionally try a cupcake so I figure I could convince him that these weren’t much different.  He said he’d try…..  Well he did try one little bite and CLAIMS he liked them, but then wouldn’t eat any more. (This is also a major struggle with him)  We know he likes things, or would but the few times he tries something he says he likes it before it barely touches his tongue and then says he’s done lol.

We however felt these were pretty good.  They aren’t really the best muffins I have ever had, but they were easy to make, I had the stuff on hand, and they did taste good.  I just prefer my muffins a bit more moist, and I am not sure I liked the sugar and nutmeg topping much.  The original recipe calls for blueberries which I did add a few of, but I had huckleberries so used those instead.  I figure they are pretty similar.  I liked the berry to muffin ratio of these.  Every bite had plenty of berry in it!


Huckleberry Muffins

Serves : 12                 Time to make : 40 minutes

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups huckleberries
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Directions :

  1. Beat butter with a mixer in a large bowl until creamy.
  2. Add in the sugar and mix until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add one egg at a time and beat until well incorporated.
  4. Beat in the vanilla, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Using a large spoon or spatula fold in half the flour and then half the milk.  Repeat with remaining flour and milk.
  6. Fold in the berries.
  7. Spoon into a greased muffin pan using an ice cream scoop.
  8. Sprinkle the mixed sugar and nutmeg on top of each muffin and bake in a 375 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown and springy in texture.



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  1. Lovely! I will try them soon and I think my very picky daughter will love them. 🙂

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