If you’ve ever been buried deep in the depths of despair, you know there’s nothing that can lift you out of it quite like the smell of freshly baked blueberry muffins. Ever since the concept of muffins met the blueberry, none have been able to topple the blueberry muffin from its place as the best and most delicious muffin in existence. Blueberry Muffin Day was set up in honor of that fact so that we can all recall and celebrate the king of the muffins.
Learn about Blueberry Muffin Day
Blueberry Muffin Day has been designed in order to celebrate the culinary delight that is the blueberry muffin! If you have never had a blueberry muffin before, you are seriously missing out. A lot of people never try blueberry muffins because they’re not a massive fan of blueberries. However, we don’t think you need to be! There’s just something different about blueberries when they are baked and served in this way. They are so, so much better! Give it a try; you won’t regret it.
While muffins may not be the healthiest treat in the world, there are some health benefits that are associated with blueberries, which can make you feel a bit better for indulging on Blueberry Muffin Day.
In fact, a lot of people consider blueberries to be a superfood. This is because they can help with weight loss and healthy digestion, promoting the feeling of being full. They can also improve your mental health, protect against heart disease, assist with diabetes management, lower blood pressure, improve skin health, and help with maintaining healthy bones. Pretty impressive, right? Who thought that something so small would be able to pack such a powerful punch of nutrients?
History of Blueberry Muffin Day
The origin of the blueberry muffin is a tale of adaptation and culinary fortune. Once long ago there was a commonly used berry known as the bilberry, it was commonly used in all forms of baked goods throughout Europe.
When first arriving in the Americas, the pilgrims realized that bilberries were not native to this new land, and so it was that the blueberry was discovered and found its way into baking. What a fortunate day it was for the muffin when this occurred, for it is without question that the blueberry muffin knows no equal.
But in order to make a blueberry muffin, one must know how to properly use the blueberry. You see, you can’t simply use any old blueberry. Fresh blueberries are delightful on ice-cream and sprinkled on pancakes, but have no place in muffins. Frozen blueberries are convenient and can be used to make an incredible smoothie but alas they, like the fresh blueberries, turn to mush when processed in a batter. So for blueberry muffins, only dried blueberries will do!