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Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. 2021 was especially significant because it was the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican Independence from Spain. Here are a few traditional & unique Latin American recipes you may want to add to your menu: 

Blackberry Blue Corn Muffins - 'Black n' Blue Muffins'

This past weekend our blackberry bush went into overdrive, and by Sunday we had about 2 pints of sun ripened sweet blackberries. That's 2 pints after eating a bunch of them right off the bush. While we do usually just eat them fresh, when I have enough I'll make jam, drinks,  or baked goods. One of my favorites is what I like to call 'Black n' Blue Muffins.' 

These Colorful Summer Muffins are full of fresh fruity flavor and crunchy blue cornmeal. Sun-kissed sweet blackberries mix with the earthy sweet blue cornmeal giving them just the right amount of crunch and a wonderful blue hue.

Here's my recipe for Blackberry Blue Corn Muffins:
Makes 12 Muffins


1 1/2 Cups Blue Cornmeal
1 Cup Unbleached Flour
1 1/2 Cups Milk
2/3 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Eggs
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
~2 cups Ripe Blackberries, Halved

Prep Work: Preheat the oven to 450F and oil/line the muffin pans.

1. Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda, Mix throughly. Then add in eggs, oil, and milk. Then add this to the flour mixture.

2. Carefully add in the blackberries. Use a Tablespoon to fill the muffin tins almost all the way full. Bake at 450F for 30 minutes.

4. After baking allowing to cool on a rack before serving.


I have entered this post in a Treat Petite Event Anything Goes, hosted by The Baking Explorerand Cakeyboi.



  1. These look absolutely scrumptious! You can't beat fresh berries, yum yum. Thank you for linking up with Treat Petite.

    1. So true about the berries, Thanks for hosting Kat! :)


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