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Karen Anderson of Calgary Food Tours has this great recipe for muffins using berries you can grow in your garden.

Find the Saskatoon Farm's online catalogue to order your Prairie Hardy fruits here.

Karen Anderson's Recipe for Prairie Fruit Muffins with Hazelnut Topping


1 ¾ c unbleached flour (preferably organic and locally milled like Highwood Crossing Farms)
½c cane sugar
3t baking powder
½t salt
½c non-salted butter, melted
1c skim milk
1 egg, beaten
1c mixed prairie fruits (I used ½ each sea buckthorn and honeyberries but Saskatoons work well)
½c hazelnuts, peeled and sliced thinly
2T brown sugar
1t cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 375°F
2. Line muffin tins with non-stick liners, or butter them or spray with a vegetable oil.
3. Combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl.
4. Combine the butter, egg and milk in another bowl.
5. Add the fruit to the flour mix, disperse and then add the wet ingredients.
6. Stir just to moisten (over mixing will cause tough muffins).
7. Distribute the batter to make 12 muffins.
8. Combine the last 3 ingredients in a bowl and sprinkle a little over the dough of each muffin.
9. Bake at 375°F for 20 minutes.
10. Enjoy with some Sea Buckthorn tea if you please.

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