Thursday, August 19, 2010

Blackberry-Rosemary Muffins

Today's yummies were inspired by our Sunday trip to the farmer's market. Earlier this week, I made cookies inspired by our findings there, and today I bring you muffins! Some of the most beautiful (and delicious) finds of the market this season are the wonderful variety of berries. I saw these blackberries, and knew I had to make something with them:

The gorgeous blackberries I snagged from the farmer's market

I haven't had muffins in a while, so it seemed like the way to go. Also, I was filling in for our client services coordinator, who was out sick. Every morning, she creates lovely plates of food for our clients, so this was an opportunity for me to get some baking in, and share it with my co-workers! Overall, these seem to be a hit!

Adding the berries and rosemary to the batter

My plan of attack was fairly simple: I just adjusted my favorite berry muffin recipe to include about 1/8 cup of chopped fresh rosemary, and two cups of halved blackberries (they were too large to put in whole). I sprinkled some sugar on top at the end for a little sweet touch, too. They came out a little wonky due to a lack of a muffin tin, but we know it's the taste that counts, not the shape!

The final product!

I just loved the way these to flavors went together. The rosemary is so fragrant, and the blackberries are a burst of summer flavor. The texture of the muffin was great, too. it was moist and fairly dense. All in all, an excellent experiment! If I can make these again successfully (and have them look a bit prettier), I'll definitely be adding them as an item in the shop. I'll be sure to post an update when that happens!


  1. Oh please oh please add these soon! I'd like to try them!!

  2. I'm sad that I didn't get to try them, but I heard they were great, and this was from somebody that doesn't really even like rosemary!

  3. Have you thought about a cookbook? You could have your baked goods in a tiny book format like the Moskowitz and Romero Vegan Cookie and Cupcake books. I'm craving your recipes :-)