Maine Wild Blueberry Muffins- Makes 24

Other states may cultivate more berries, but Maine is the largest producer of wild blueberries in the world, and with good reason.  Maine berries are special.  They’re small, exceptionally sweet and have a pleasing reddish-blue color; nothing like those bland commercial varieties!  We bake our blueberry muffins every morning at the Mira Monte and serve ’em til they’re gone!


  • 4 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 C wild Maine blueberries (you can use those other berries if you’d like, we won’t tell)
  • 1/2 C applesauce
  • 1/2 C vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 C milk
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Sift together dry ingredients
  3. Add wet ingredients
  4. Fold in blueberries
  5. Scoop into greased muffin tin (a #12 disher works well)
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean

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