Each week we will be featuring some great recipes from different books and resources that you can get hands on. This week the recipe we are featuring is called Very Berry Muffins, and comes from the book “The Best Friend’s Guide to Breast Cancer: What to Do if Your Bosom Buddy or Loved One is Diagnosed.” which was written by Dr. Sonja L. Faulkner.
The book is a one-stop resource to coach friends and loved ones through the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery phases of breast cancer, including what she may be thinking, what you should (and shouldn’t) say to her, suggestions for meaningful acts of kindness, and gift ideas. With the chapter titled “Food is Medicine” she features information on the healing power of 13 super cancer-fighting foods, with recipes incorporating these nutritional powerhouses.
What you need:
1 cup of fresh blueberries
1 cup of fresh raspberries
½ cup of fresh strawberries, chopped fine
2 and 1/4 cups of flour
1 and ½ cups of sugar
½ cup of butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup of milk
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 to 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
Cooking spray for muffin tins
Heat oven to 450°, then reduce to 400° when putting the muffins in to bake.
Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in one bowl, mix well.
In another bowl, combine the butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla, beat well.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet until just blended, careful not to over mix.
Gently fold the berries into the batter.
Generously coat muffin tins with cooking spray and fill ¾ full.
Bake for approximately 20 minutes.
For more information about the book visit www.thebestfriendsguidetobreastcancer.com