Chocolate Blackberry Muffins and Grilled Onion Tomato Bacon Cheese Sandwhiches

So what is a sister to do when her little brother calls and says he wants a muffin recipe to impress his new girlfriend? And that he wants certain flavors in it? She makes him a recipe of course. Hubby and I had to try it out first and they were super yummy!!

2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup safflower oil
1 cup blackberry jam (seedless)
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips, chopped or chipped smaller
PURE or muffin liners

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line muffin tin with paper liners or spray with PURE.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  • Whisk together the milk, egg and oil.
  • Pour into the well.
  • Mix together quickly with a wooden spoon. Do not beat! (The mixture will be slightly lumpy.
  • Fold in the jam and chocolate pieces.
  • Pour into muffin tins.
  • Bake 25 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack.

Makes 18 muffins*
*Sometimes I will make Texas muffins instead and a couple of muffin tops only!

So while the muffins were baking, we needed lunch and I stirred up these yummy sandwiches.

4 slices thick sourdough bread
6 slices bacon, cooked crisp
thin sliced red onions
sliced tomatoes
sharp cheddar cheese slices
2 tablespoons butter

  • Melt butter on skillet
  • Lay all four slices on skillet to brown.
  • On 2 slices arrange in the following order the cheese slices, tomatoes, bacon slices and onion rings.
  • Top with the other 2 bread slices and continue toasting, turning as necessary until brownness.

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Sweet and Savory

This is an unusual combination. I am having trouble imagining it but it has chocolate so it has to be good. I don’t think I have ever mixed berries with chocolate — oops, chocolate covered strawberries.

This would be a good reason to try it but I think I would prefer cherries or strawberries instead of blackberries. Certainly cherries have been used with chocolate since time immemorial.

If this is your idea, kudos.