Welcome to another Summer Fun Fridays guest blog post! This time I’m so thrilled to welcome Brandi of The Creative Princess with this fantastic idea for a Breakfast Picnic. Couponing, crafting, cooking – Brandi has a fabulous blog filled with great ideas for these topics and more! Be sure to head on over and check it out.
One of our favorite family activities is to have picnics. This time of year, there is just one problem. It is REALLY hot. A few days ago I was trying to think of something we could do that would 1) be super fun and 2) something that was not hot.
Then it hit me! A Breakfast Picnic! Brilliant! I knew the girls would love it and I also knew it would not be as hot as an afternoon picnic. Perfect!
I woke up, fixed my favorite blueberry muffins, made a simple fruit salad and poured some chocolate milk in a couple of glass jars. Easy peasy! The fruit salad consisted of apples (with a few drops of lemon juice to keep from browning) and grapes. By placing the milk in glass jars, it made them easily portable without the worry of spilling in my bag/basket.
Adapted Real Simple
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp Salt
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter – Melted
1/2 Cup Milk
1 – 1.5 Cups Blueberries
Preheat oven to 375 Degrees.
Line muffin pan with paper liners.
In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt together.
In a medium bowl, whisk sugar, butter, milk and eggs until well combined.
Add flour mixture to liquid mixture until combined, do not over mix.
Gently fold in blueberries.
Divide batter among muffin cups.
Bake 20-25 minutes (I baked mine for 22 and they were perfect).
Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes, serve warm.
If you do not plan to serve immediately, place on wire rack and allow to cool completely.
The best thing about Breakfast Picnics is the versatility of them. You can make them as easy as you want or as elaborate. Really, the possibilities are endless!
Thanks so much Brandi! This is a wonderful idea and I can’t wait to try it out. Those muffins look positively delectable. Besides her blog, you can also connect with Brandi on Facebook, on Twitter, on Pinterest, and on Google+. You’ll find all sorts of fun and creative ideas there!