Where is that P31? Blueberry Cream Streusel and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Where in the World is that Proverbs 31 Lady?

“She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls.”  Proverbs 31:15
     by Christina from Butterflies Kisses and Tasty Dishes

Ok, confession time…I am NOT a morning person. In fact, when my husband asked my dad’s permission to marry me, my dad’s first response was, “You do realize that she doesn’t communicate until after 10:00 a.m.”.

Because of my dislike of early morning hours, verse 15 in Proverbs 31 has always bothered me. The whole “getting up before dawn thing” just makes me very uncomfortable.

So what does a wife of a husband who really does rise before dawn to go to work do? Unfortunately, those servant girls mentioned in the verse don’t exist in our home so I must plan ahead. My husband leaves each morning by 6:30 a.m., and I make sure he has lots of yummy, homemade breakfast options at his disposal.

Some items he loves include:

homemade egg, potato and turkey sausage tortillas; whole wheat pumpkin chocolate chip waffles, and blueberry pancakes.

All of these items I make during “normal” hours of the day and freeze in individual portions for him. He just has to pop them in the microwave for a few seconds and he has a healthy, yummy, homemade breakfast.

His absolute favorite breakfast treats are my blueberry cream streusel muffins and pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. I bag them up for him in individual Ziploc baggies and he can just grab one and eat it in the car if he is running late. You can make a large batch of these muffins and store them in the refrigerator or freezer. If frozen, just pop one in the microwave for 30 seconds and you have a delicious and fast breakfast treat.

Did you know that our husbands need to hear words of affirmation and kindness from us? This is often one of a man’s biggest needs and desires-to feel appreciated and honored. I like to surprise my hubby occasionally by sticking sweet love notes on the baggie of muffins…that way he gets a blessing in his tummy and a blessing in his heart!

Enjoy these muffin recipes, my friends! If you are interested in the recipe for the whole wheat pumpkin chocolate chip waffles then just send me an email. You can also subscribe to my blog updates by visiting: www.butterflykissesntastydishes.blogspot.com

Blueberry Cream Streusel Muffins

Makes: 24 standard-sized muffins or 12 jumbo muffins


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups blueberries


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, chilled

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 24 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
2. In large bowl beat eggs, gradually add sugar while beating. Continue beating while slowly pouring in oil. Stir in vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, salt and baking soda.
3. Stir dry ingredients into egg mixture alternately with sour cream. Gently fold in blueberries. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over unbaked muffins.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Makes: 24 standard-sized muffins or 12 jumbo muffins


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 – 15 ounce canned pumpkin
  • 1½ cups oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add sugar, pumpkin, and oil. In a separate bowl, mix flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Blend dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill muffins cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.
I also like to mix it up by using cinnamon chips instead of the chocolate chips. Yummy!

Christina from Butterfly Kisses and Dishes 

My blogging journey began in August of 2008 when we found out the baby girl that I was carrying had a fatal disease called Triploidy. I began writing to keep my family updated on Savannah’s and my health and later began sharing my feelings, fears, and the many lessons that God was teaching me on our caring bridge website. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/savannahgraceburrell

Writing my emotions down during this heartbreaking trial was so healing for me. I have always been better at expressing my emotions through writing rather than the spoken word. After our daughter joined Jesus in Heaven, I focused on my physical and emotional healing. God taught me so many lessons during this time, and my relationship with Him was taken to a new level-one of more honesty, transparency, and faith. The only thing that I knew for certain, the only thing that I could cling too when faced with my daughter’s death was that “God loves me and He is still in Control.”

Fast forward a year later, when my amazingly gifted and loving friend, Teri Lynne at “Pleasing To You” offered to help me set up my own blog where I could share the things that God was teaching me with other women. I wanted to combine my passion for God with my other passion for baking and creating recipes. I currently have my own Baking Business called Heavenly Creations, specializing in Jumbo Muffins, Breads, and Cakes. I love creating yummy goodies and sharing them with my friends, family, and the unexpecting neighbor J. My husband and I are very active in our home church where he serves as a deacon and Sunday school teacher and I serve as a Women’s Bible Study teacher and as part of the Women’s leadership team. We love to spend time with our children, travel to bed and breakfast inns, and fellowship with our friends.

Butterfly Kisses and Tasty Dishes is a Blog with stories from a Carolina girl living in Texas who loves the Lord, her handsome hubby, her adorable son, her beautiful newborn daughter, baking, cute shoes, and Vera Bradley.

On any given day in these ramblings from my heart you will find recipes for yummy goodies that will satisfy your tummy. Or you may be given a glimpse into the often hard lessons that the Lord is teaching me as my heart heals and grows in His presence.

You may also find stories about my heart’s loves which almost always include family, friends, a great sale at Target, or a satisfying cup of hot tea! So, put your apron on as we experiment with “Tasty Dishes”, and join me on this journey of life filled with God’s Butterfly Kisses! http://butterflykissesntastydishes.blogspot.com/

Introduce yourself if you stop by. I would love to add you to my love list (the ones I lift in prayer whom our Father deeply loves).

My prayer for you… That you will “Taste and See that the Lord is Good!” (Psalm 34:8), and that God will “show you the way of life, granting you the joy of His presence and the pleasures of living with Him forever” (Psalm 16:11)!