Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Freeze Dried Ingredients for Blueberry Muffins

There are some amazing recipes for healthy foods using all freeze dried ingredients. Freeze dried foods are convenient for your food storage plan. They are easier to store because they have a longer shelf life than fresh foods, frozen foods and refrigerated foods. This makes them your best choice for emergency food storage, as well as long road trips, picnicking and camping.

But, what type of food recipes exists using freeze dried foods. Daily Bread Food Storage has many freeze dried food recipes to share. They're not only tasty, but they're healthy. So, when you're on a camping or road trip, you don't have to resort to unhealthy fast foods, or plain old sandwiches to feed your family. It also makes eating during emergencies more interesting, so you don't have to eat the same foods everyday during stressful times.
Here's a great blueberry muffin recipe that uses nothing food storage items and freeze dried food ingredients. Preparation time is about 12 minutes, and it makes about 12 muffins. For trips, simply make the muffins, and freeze them until it's time to go.

Freeze Dried Ingredients for Blueberry Muffins

  • All-purpose flour white flour (¾ cup)
  • Whole wheat flour (¾ cup)
  • Granulated white sugar (¾ cup)
  • Salt (½ teaspoon)
  • Baking powder (2 teaspoons)
  • Vegetable oil (1/3 cup)
  • Equivalent of 1 powdered egg (2 Tablespoons water mixed with 1 Tablespoon dried egg powder)
  • Equivalent of 1/3 cup powdered milk (mix 1/3 cup water and 2 Tablespoons instant dried milk powder)
  • Freeze dried blueberries (1 ¼ cups)

Blueberry Muffin Recipe Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line your muffin cups with liners or grease each one.
  3. Combine your flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
  4. Measure your vegetable oil in a measuring cup.
  5. Add your powdered egg mixture.
  6. Add enough powdered milk mixture to the measuring cup so that it all adds up to just 1 cup.
  7. Pour the liquids into your flour mixture and mix.
  8. Fold your dried blueberries into the mixture.
  9. Fill your muffin cups all the way to the top.
  10. Bake muffins in pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes, or until they're golden brown.

Optional Muffin Topping

If you like to add a little spunk to your blueberries, make a homemade topping. Sprinkle the topping onto the muffins before placing them in the oven. Here's the recipe for your Daily Bread Food Storage muffin topping.

Muffin Topping Ingredients

  • Granulated white sugar (½ cup)
  • All-purpose flour (1/3 cup)
  • Butter, cut in cubes (¼ cup)
  • Dried, ground cinnamon (1 ½ teaspoons)

Muffin Topping Instructions

  1. Mix cinnamon, butter, flour and sugar together in a bowl using a fork.
  2. Sprinkle the crumb topping over each muffin before baking.

About The Author:

Iris Pulga is a blogger who takes emergency preparedness seriously. Her addiction started when she noticed that consecutive typhoons hitting their local area in the Philippines. She gets most of her emergency preparedness and food storage ideas in http://dailybread.com

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