Start The Day With These Mixed Berry Muffins

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Muffins are a perfect way to begin your morning. When made ahead, muffins are easy to grab and eat on the go. They also make the best side to any traditional eggs and bacon breakfast. These mixed berry muffins from Natasha’s Kitchen are sweet and provide a good source of protein to start your day. Everyone in your house will be excited for breakfast when mixed berry muffins are on the table.

Why Should I Use Greek Yogurt?

Natasha’s Kitchen’s muffins use Greek yogurt to add a source of protein and ensure that the muffins will be soft, fluffy, and moist. If Greek yogurt is not available, you can substitute it with sour cream to guarantee that the texture is the same. The protein element just won’t be there.

How to Keep Berries from Sinking

Berries sinking is very common in baked goods that call for fruit. This happens either because the batter is too loose, or because the weight of the berries is pulling them down. Natasha’s Kitchen says that if you question if berries will sink it is best to assume that the batter is too thin and to not mix the berries in. Essentially, if you have to ask, the answer is no. However, this mixed berry recipe has a thick batter so sinking will not be an issue.

Can I Use Frozen Berries?

Preferably, you will use fresh or store-bought berries for this particular recipe. However, if berries are out of season or are hard to find, here’s a tip from Natasha’s Kitchen. To incorporate frozen berries, you should start by rolling the frozen berries in flour. Once they are rolled, start to mix the berries into the batter until you see little streaks of color. Do not continue to mix after you see the streaks of color. Natasha’s Kitchen says that over-mixing frozen berries can dye your batter a greeny-blue or pink.

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Lemon Glaze

For anyone who loves glazing their muffins, Natasha’s Kitchen has a pair for you. To bring out the bright flavors of their mixed berry muffins, this lemon glaze attached to a blueberry muffin recipe is the perfect pair. The glaze calls for powder sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Combined these ingredients together and pour over your muffins for a delicious breakfast.

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