Super Healthy Blueberry Muffins!

Healthy AND Yummy!

I love chocolate.

Actually, that is a tremendous understatement….I REALLY  love chocolate.

However, there are times (albeit rarely) that I feel like I should cut back on the chocolate and start eating healthy (or at least healthier…). It is during these moments that I whip up a batch of these amazing, healthy (and easy to make) muffins.

Nick LOVES these things; 1/3 of the batch goes straight to him.

Here’s what you need:

1 cup AP flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup soy milk (you can use any type of milk, however I love the flavor that the soy milk infuses into the muffins!)
1/4 cup wheat germ (totally optional!)
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1 egg
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 additional teaspoons of sugar (these will be used later in the recipe!)

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease bottoms only of 12 muffin cups or line with baking cups (I would really recommend using liners; it makes clean up a ton easier!)
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup of sugar,  blueberries**, salt, baking powder, and wheat germ. In a large bowl, mix together the egg, milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Blend well.  Add dry ingredients all at once, mixing just until dry ingredients are moistened. The batter WILL be lumpy.
  3. Fill the cups 2/3 full. This is the crucial last step to take these muffins to a whole new level: add 1/4 tsp of white sugar to the top of each blueberry muffin cup. This will add a little extra (needed) sweetness, while giving the tops of your muffins a wonderful crisp look.
  4.  Bake for 15-18 minutes. Tops will look firm, and edges will be nicely browned.
**before I put the blueberries into the dry ingredients, I rinse them off while checking and removing any stems! I also try to dry them a little with a few paper towels…you do not want to add too much water to the mixture!
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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. frugalfeeding
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 11:00:23

    Blueberries are by far the best thing to put in muffins – in my opinion, of course.

    Reply

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