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!
Thank you so much for hosting me this week, Cyn! 🙂
Mrs. Sarah Coller says
I love the chocolate milk in the jar idea…thanks for the tips. Looks like a great breakfast picnic!
What a great idea! It looks lovely and something I could do!
Such a neat idea! I will definitely be making those muffins this weekend!
What an unique idea! Those muffins look delicious, and definitely on the to-do list for this weekend!
Anna Marie P says
That looks so delicious, and what a fun summer surprise that will be for your children!
I love this, such a great idea!
Donna Evans says
Love this, what a great recipe and a great idea.
jessica hager says
This is such a great idea, I never thought to have a breakfast picnic and I love the idea of putting the milk in the jars.
Mary Ann Knox says
Thanks for the great idea & recipe! I know what my daughter & I will be doing Sunday morning when she comes back from her dad’s house.
crystal smith says
I sincerely love this idea- thanks! I like to take my boys on picnics often during the summer and they love them as well. We’ve been hit with a real heat wave here though and the other day my boys asked if we could have a picnic at the local park- I felt so bad that I had to tell them no due to the heat. What an awesome alternative! This will definitely be on our to-do list this week!
Kristina L says
Yes! This sounds perfect and tomorrow is Sat and I can already smell the blueberry muffins in the kitchen! Thank You!
Christian Alejandro says
Neat idea! I never thought of a breakfast picnic.
Good idea on using the mason jars! Great for no-spill travelling.
Michele Ash says
I absolutely love this breakfast Idea!!! I also love blueberry muffins and fruit and chocolate milk! What a terrific combo!! Thanks for the muffin recipe! I Love it! It was a terrific idea to put the milk into the mason jars! no mess, no spilling! Thanks for the recipe and the great idea to have a “summer” picnic! I love it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂