Breakfast buffet: National blueberry muffin day
July 11th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Top o' the muffin to you!  - July 11 is National Blueberry Muffin Day.

Blueberries are just bursting with flavor in the good ol' summertime and we can't think of a better way to sample the season than baking them into a pan of warm muffins.

A match made in culinary heaven, blueberry muffins are the ultimate comfort food.  It's a cupcake without the frosting, perfectly sweet and even made with fruit - so they're good for you too, no?

The original American muffin started out smaller, drier and much less exciting than today's successful coffeehouse darlings. Beginning in the 1970s, people began calling for bigger, better muffins because of a rise in specialty food stores and gourmet coffee, the health food movement and a decline in home-cooking.

The result? Steve Carrell said it best: "I ordered a muffin ... but I think they gave me a small planet." Here's to James Beard's spectacular blueberry muffin recipe rocking your world.

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  1. itsjustme

    We had fantastically rainy and cool weather in May.

    I had one heck of a bumper blueberry crop; I have a bush that's outside in my back yard. I must have gotten 10 pints from that one bush...and yes, there were blueberry muffins!

    July 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
  2. Jarry Seinfeld

    A Muffin can be very filling...

    July 11, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
  3. Randal Oulton

    Whoa, wait a minute, where's your backup for saying it's blueberry muffin day? 'Cause, 11 July, today, is actually Rainier Cherry Day:

    July 11, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
    • Truth@Randal

      See attached:

      July 11, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
  4. David, Vitalicious

    Instead of celebrating with a 400 calorie muffin, a BlueBran VitaTop (muffin top) is only 100 calories.

    July 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
    • NyteShayde

      Oh for the love of God, just enjoy food and use common sense. I'm tired of you calorie Nazi's

      July 12, 2011 at 1:04 am |
  5. Amanda

    How about just making the muffin tops? Would there be a separate national blueberry muffin day for that?

    July 11, 2011 at 10:50 am |
    • Newman

      I'll take care of the bottoms.

      July 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
    • NyteShayde

      Hah! Epic.

      July 12, 2011 at 1:01 am |
  6. Jerv

    Mmmm, blueberry muffins.

    July 11, 2011 at 9:55 am |
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