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ribbon Finalist from the Florida Springfest 2000 Recipe Contest
Three finalists for each category prepared their dishes at the "Red, White and Blues" challenge in Pensacola in mid-April. Judging took place at Pensacola Junior College by a panel of local chefs and celebrities.
This recipe won
The Best in the Breads, Pancakes and Crepes Category!

Clermonts Soon-To-Be Famous Blueberry Muffins

1 cup quick cooking oats, uncooked
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, beaten
cup light brown sugar
cup canola oil
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1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
tsp. baking soda
tsp. salt
tsp. almond extract
tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup fresh Florida blueberries
cup coarse sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine oats and buttermilk. Let stand for 30 minutes. Add egg, brown sugar, canola oil, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, almond extract and vanilla extract. Mix well. Gently fold in the Florida blueberries. Spoon mixture into greased muffin pans. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 18 minutes. Makes 12 - 15 regular size muffins. (Note: use large muffin pans, if desired.)