Since it seems like Winter will be sticking around a little longer, I needed something to brighten up my week. I was in the produce section at the grocery store, and I decided to really stock up. I usually buy a good amount of fruit because we have a large family and we eat plenty of apples, bananas, pears and other fruits along with our meals and for snacks. Fresh fruit makes me feel better when the weather is cold and dreary, so I filled my shopping cart with even more fruit than usual. If it looked fresh, I bought it! A cashier at the store asked me once if I made fruit baskets. After I realized what she meant, I laughed and simply explained that my family just really loves fruit!
Unfortunately, the berries in the produce section sometimes aren’t that impressive. They can be mushy in the container or they just don’t look good. I am fortunate to live in a place where we can go pick fresh berries or run down to the nearest fruit and vegetable stand for same day, freshly picked produce in the summer. Well, it’s definitely not summer, so I wasn’t going to be doing any of that, but the strawberries and blueberries this week at the grocery store looked very promising! I was actually excited ( it doesn’t take much 🙂 ) and couldn’t wait to get home and bake something with the berries. I decided to make muffins because they always go over well at our house, and they are such a filling, “on the go” breakfast or snack for our busy family.
These Very Berry Oat & Bran Muffins provide you with your daily dose of fiber from Bran Flakes and old fashioned oats, and are bursting with flavor from bits of fresh strawberries and blueberries in a cinnamon and buttermilk batter. These muffins are easy to make and a little sprinkle of old fashioned oats on top of each muffin just before baking gives them an extra special touch. If you are in need of a pick me up during these last few weeks of Winter, close your eyes, dream of Spring and start your morning with one of these fresh and tasty muffins!
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