Graduation season is upon us and my baby brother will be walking across the stage today to complete the seemingly never ending journey that is high school! When we began talking about graduation, of course presents and food were the first things to be mentioned. As a college student, the food portion of the discussion was most appealing to me. My little brother loves baked goods, and it’s much cheaper than the new golf club he requested, so naturally I volunteered to offer my kitchen skills for his graduation festivities.

While cookies, cakes, and homemade chocolate sauce are always good, Sean has an obsession with blueberry muffins. This sounded like an easy enough challenge, so in under an hour I whipped up one of the best blueberry muffins our little graduate has ever tasted!

Gather Up:
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
¾ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup canola oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk, approximate
1 cup fresh blueberries
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
¼ cup softened butter
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners. I found these cute graduation ones at the store! (By Wilton.)

Combine 1 ½ cups flour, ¾ cup sugar, salt and baking powder in medium bowl.

Pour oil into a 1 cup measure. Add the egg, and enough milk to fill the cup.

Pour the cup into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in the blueberries.

For streusel topping, add ½ cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, ¼ cup butter and 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon to a small bowl.

Mix with a fork to break up the butter and absorb all the sugar and flour.

Sprinkle over the muffins before baking.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes, but begin checking after about 15 minutes, using toothpick test.

Then try to keep baby brother out of the room while you photograph his food!!! Congratulations! Hope you luv ‘em!

Recipe from Sugar & Spice by Celeste.