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How to Make Boxed Blueberry Muffins Taste Gourmet

 

How to Make Boxed Blueberry Muffins Taste Gourmet

Ever since I can remember my grandma has made awesome blueberry muffins. She’d make them when we were up at the cabins in huge batches for all of her children and grandchildren. They were amazing.

When I turned 8 or so she started allowing me to help her make them. When I found out they were boxed muffins I was shocked! They didn’t taste like boxed muffins. They were way too good. So she taught me her trick and I’ve been making them using her trick ever since. The best part is that the trick doesn’t require any additional ingredients.

Quick Tip: Most boxed muffin mixes come with a can of blueberries. Betty Crocker and Krusteaz versions do for sure. The blueberries are in a type of blueberry juice. Instead of dumping the blueberry juice down the drain when you strain them/drain them, you simply pour the juice into a measuring cup.

How to Make Boxed Blueberry Muffins Taste Gourmet

All boxes of blueberry mix require that you add water. It is usually 1 Cup of water. Each can of blueberries yields about 1/4-1/2 Cup blueberry juice. So instead of using just water you use as much blueberry juice that you can and supplement what you don’t have with water up to the 1 Cup or whatever the water requirement is for the recipe. Note-Do NOT use the required amount of water plus the juice from the can or you will add too much liquid.

How to Make Boxed Blueberry Muffins Taste Gourmet

Further, some boxes require that you rinse the blueberries. If that is the case you can save the water you rinse them with and add it to the blueberry juice (up to the required amount of water the recipe calls for).

How to Make Boxed Blueberry Muffins Taste Gourmet

Then you make the muffins just as the box directs.

How to Make Boxed Blueberry Muffins Taste Gourmet

The result is amazing. The blueberry juice adds a ton of blueberry flavor to the mix and makes them taste much better… even ‘gourmet’!

How to Make Boxed Blueberry Muffins Taste Gourmet

So there is the simple trick. Next time you are making boxed blueberry muffins give it a try and let me know what you think.

How to Make Boxed Blueberry Muffins Taste Gourmet

My family and anyone else who I’ve shown this too has loved the difference that using the juice+ water makes instead of just the plain water.

How to Make Boxed Blueberry Muffins Taste Gourmet

Enjoy!

How to Make Boxed Blueberry Muffins Taste Gourmet

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11 Responses to How to Make Boxed Blueberry Muffins Taste Gourmet

  1. I need to buy the mixes you do…mine never come with a can of blueberries! These sound great though.

  2. Great tip! Can’t wait to try it. Pinned!

  3. Laura says:

    Cool tip! I’ll try this for sure! 🙂
    -Laura

  4. Darla says:

    What a great tip! My husband makes blueberry muffins every Sunday before church. I will pass this tip onto him. Can’t wait to try them!

  5. Debbie Coddington says:

    Instead of using plain water (with the blueberry juice) I use flavored seltzer water,(usually lemon or lime flavor.) The fizzy seltzer water seems to make the muffins fluffier and the extra flavor adds to the blueberries or whatever the muffins are. I also sometimes add a little lemon peel. I’ve been making muffins like this for years and have often had people think they’re made from scratch.

  6. two yums ( thumbs) up for this bit of blueberry yumminess! Pinned and thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things link party xo

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