Blueberry French Toast Muffins

Mississippi on the Menu

Mississippi Blueberries

Plump juicy blueberries, what fun to feel them pop in your mouth and let that sweetness explode! The Southern half of our state is home to the majority of the approximately 2700 acres in blueberry production. Blueberries are in season May – September with June being the peak of harvest.

Whether you are picking your own, getting them at a farmers market or buying them at your local grocer, you can enjoy Mississippi farm family grown berries year round.

For best results when freezing, do not wash the berries. Freeze them dry in plastic freezer
containers. Wash them right before using them in your favorite recipes.

Blueberry French Toast Muffins

4 large eggs
1 cup milk
3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla
12 ounces whole grain bread, cut into small pieces (about 6 cups)
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Optional toppings: maple syrup, powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Whisk the eggs, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla together in a large bowl.

Add the bread and stir to combine well. Fold in blueberries.

Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray. Spoon equal amounts of the bread mixture into the muffin pan. Fill the wells almost all the way to the top.

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until muffins are puffed up and cooked thorough. Remove
from oven and cool. Serve muffins plain or top them with a little bit of maple syrup or
powdered sugar.

Source: US Highbush Blueberry Council

Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, msunancyf@bellsouth.net

Information provided by Farm Families of Mississippi, www.growingmississippi.org