Think Outside The Pint Finalist Recipe #1: Beer Berry Muffins

Our sincere and yummy thanks to Chelsea Miller and Keri Bishop for being our finalists in last weekends Think Outside the Pint cooking with beer contest. It was part of the festivities at the well attended Bite Of Oregon.

As promised, here is Chelsea’s qualifying recipe. I’d highly recommend making these, as they were terrifically delicious (judges agreed!). You can use a variety of beers here – experiment and have fun!

Beer Berry Muffins, created by Chelsea Miller

Makes 18

Beer Berry Muffins

Ingredients

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin tin/s.

2. Pour the beer into the mixing bowl of a stand mixer or into a mixing bowl. Add the salt and baking powder and stir until dissolved.

3. Add the sugar and stir until combined. Add the flour and combine. Gently fold the berries into batter, being careful not to break them.

4. Combine the butter, brown sugar, and flour using a fork until crumbly.

5. Pour the batter into the greased muffin tin – each tin should be about 3/4 full. Sprinkle butter/sugar mixture on top of batter.

6. Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Let cool before removing from tins.

Enjoy them with a glass of the beer you used in the mix. YUM!

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Think Outside The Pint

Help Emily & I make the contest a tasty success!

Do you think outside the pint? Do you cook with beer?

If you do, you’re in good and growing company. Having been on live TV recently with a local station on cooking with beer, I can tell you people are interested. We all have to eat, so make it fun and tasty. Adding beer to the ingredient list is a beerific way to utilize beer you may not drink otherwise. Think: end of the growler, flat, remains of a keg. AND it still has loads of flavor to offer.

We’re working with the Bite to help bring more beer community members to the contest table. So here’s your charge: Submit a recipe that uses beer as an ingredient. The link to do so is right here. It’s easy and quick and you get to also submit a picture so have fun with it!

Special Olympics/Bite Of Oregon Crew - great people, changing lives

It’s not a skills or knowledge based competition: it’s designed to be fun and get people involved in cooking with beer, all towards a great cause: Special Olympics Oregon. Being that it’s the 40th year is a big benchmark too. Helps us make the event even greater!

Submit today!!! (the due date was actually over the weekend and we’ll take more submissions this week)

What a tasty and effective way to further integrate beer into our lives, celebrating in moderation and with your community, creating opportunity for more of us all over.

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