Starting out the morning with a healthy breakfast is important. These Blackberry Yogurt Muffins are light and fluffy and full of fruit goodness. Perfect for grabbing on the go on busy mornings.
One of my favorite memories from when I was little is going berry picking. Every spring and summer we would pick strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Of course as a kid, the best part was stuffing as many of those ripe juicy berries into your mouth instead of putting them in the bucket.
When I was really little we lived in a house in a small neighborhood in the woods. Along the road in the front of the house were tons of wild blackberry and raspberry bushes. It was always so much fun to hike up the hills along the road and try to find those berries. I'm sure my mom was hoping we would come back with enough for a pie, but somehow those berries always disappeared first.
Of course, I actually never ate the raspberries and blackberries. I'm not a big fan of the seeds in my teeth. So, I'm going to blame all those missing berries on my younger brother and sisters.
Fast forward quite a few years, and now I take my kiddos berry picking in the spring and summer. I can now understand why those buckets seem to take forever to fill when I was little. The perks of being a parent is that I fill the bucket, while the kids fill their mouths and pick flowers.
I still do not like to eat blackberries fresh, but put them inside a soft, fluffy muffin and I love them. Another way I found I like them is wrapped up with cream cheese like in this Blackberry Lime Cheesecake Danish. Blackberries are definitely growing on me more! The juicy flavor is absolutely delicious.
Making muffins for breakfast happens all the time here. Sometimes they are full of goodness like these Chocolate Mocha Muffins, but then other times I try to give them a few healthier additions. Baking with yogurt makes these muffins so fluffy and light. They still have sugar in them, so I can't say they are completely healthy. But at least there is a serving of dairy somewhere in there. And a little sprinkle of sanding sugar, instead of glaze keeps the calorie count a little bit lower, right?
I am one of the Breakfast contributors for Food Fanatic. Head over there to print this Blackberry Yogurt Muffin recipe for later.
Julie @ Running in a Skirt
These look soooo yummy! I actually love to eat berries in any form, but these would be ideal!
Remember as a kid going berry picking at my father's old homeplace in Wirt County, WV several times with my parents and brother. Then one time, I reached into and saw a snake enjoying the fruit that I was about to pick - needless to say, that was my LAST berry picking and I headed to our car FAST.
Just be careful picking -- other creatures love berries, too!
Yikes!!!! I might think twice about berry picking if I had a snake staring me down too!
What a delicious muffin! I remember picking strawberries as a kid - always so much better than the ones at the store!
Yes, I totally agree that the fresh berries are so much better than the store bought ones!!!!
David @ Spiced
I totally remember going along picking wild blackberries by the bucketful at my grandmother's house in South Carolina. Oh, those were the days! We planted some blackberry bushes in our yard, and they are doing fairly well...but nothing beats finding a huge patch of them out in the wild. These muffins look awesome, Jocelyn!!
There is definitely something fun and exciting about finding wild berry bushes! My kids have only ever picked berries at farms...of course living in the city there aren't many wild bushes to find. LOL!