Sunday, June 17, 2012

Wonderberry Muffin Recipe

I know what you are thinking, what the heck is a wonderberry?

The wonderberry, also called sunberry is a nighshade with botanical name solanum burbankii.

It is an annual, a small plant who produces good yields and takes about 75 days to ripen.

They were developed by Luther Burbank; it is a tasty, small blue-purple fruit; good fresh or cooked.
A historic heirloom that is easy to grow.

Now, I had planted some last year and thanks to bird or squirrel poo they reseeded themselves all over the homestead. Great! Especially here in Southern California, where we have a hard time growing blueberries or any ramblers.

Now what to do with them wonderberries!


1/2 cup butter at room temp
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs (ideally duck eggs)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
cups fresh Wonderberries (I only had about 1 cup... ah well)

Bake at 375F in a preheated oven for 20 mins.

Wanna read more about wonderberries.... CLICK HERE

"Nature never says one thing and wisdom another." Decimus Junius Juvenalis


  1. I am looking for wonder berry jam for my mothers 100th birthday. Any body got some for sale.
    Charles Myers--406-697-9138 or

    1. They sell the seeds at Baker Creek.

    2. Thank you! I believe that's where I got our original seeds from. Now these annual plants have taken over my garden.