Healthy Blueberry Muffins

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I definitely get on cooking kicks–and lately it’s been muffins.  I’m not a huge breakfast person, but grabbing a coffee and one of these really hits the spot before I start my work day.

I’ve been baking a batch of blueberry muffins, banana muffins (when we have old bananas in the kitchen), and chocolate muffins nearly every other Sunday with my son.  They take about 45 minutes to make and are a fun family activity that we really look forward to each week.

The best thing about muffins is that they requires zero planning because all the ingredients (with the exception of the blueberries and bananas) are sitting around the pantry.  In an ideal world, I’d love to be organized enough to plan my meals ahead each week, make a shopping list, and remember to bring it with me before I go to the grocery store.  Unfortunately, that never happens.

But these muffins are another story, because they require no pre-planning and always feel like a treat.

Ingredients:

2 cups flour (regular or gluten free)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup almond milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup applesauce OR 2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (add as few or many as you like)

2 tablespoons turbinado sugar (optional)

Directions:
Mix wet ingredients (brown sugar, yogurt, almond milk, oil, applesauce/eggs and vanilla) in one bowl and dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt) in another bowl.

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Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Try not to eat too many blueberries in the meantime.

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Fold in the blueberries (it’s okay if batter is a little lumpy).

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Add the batter to paper cups and cook for 20-24 minutes until the center is no longer wet.  I make my muffins on the bigger side, so they often take a little longer. Use a skinny wooden skewer to test the center of the biggest muffin to see whether the muffins are done (if the skewer comes out dry, take them out!).

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To get extra fancy, add turbinado sugar on top of each of muffin before they go into the oven.

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This recipe can also easily and deliciously turned vegan (use applesauce instead of eggs and soy yogurt).

Cool for 15 minutes and enjoy these healthy blueberry muffins!

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xx

jessica

 

 

 

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April 7, 2015 - 11:50 am

Robin Rue (@massholemommy) - I think these sound awesome. Blueberry muffins are my favorite!

April 7, 2015 - 8:44 pm

Laura (Another Cent Saved) - Great recipe I love your cupcake wrappers too. I will be making these soon. I just bought blueberries :)

April 8, 2015 - 3:16 am

M from K&M - I have a ton of flour so will have to try these!

April 8, 2015 - 12:15 pm

tina - Whola! Great blueberry muffins!! I, too, find myself making muffins because I seem to always have the ingredients on hand! And I love them because the portions are small and it doesn’t take long to make or to bake! It sure looks like your son had a great time helping you in the kitchen! Maybe he’ll be an Iron Chef one day!!

April 8, 2015 - 3:41 pm

Scott - I love blueberry muffins, but have never made them from scratch. It’s always been from a box, but I’ll bet they’re better your way!

April 9, 2015 - 2:01 am

katrina g - oh yes please. those look amazing!! i could eat a few right now.

April 9, 2015 - 4:07 am

Roslyn Tanner Evans - I am not a baker. I think teaching your son to bake and create is great.

April 9, 2015 - 3:27 pm

Lubna Naz - A very cute kid and awesome muffins! I would love to try these too!

April 9, 2015 - 3:48 pm

Michelle Williams - I love that you’re getting your son involved in the kitchen! I did the same with my son at that age and now he’s a young man, you can’t keep him out of the kitchen! He’s pretty adventurous and really enjoys putting on a spread for others. Thanks for this great recipe, bet your son’s still licking his lips! :)

April 10, 2015 - 3:40 pm
April 12, 2015 - 6:43 pm

Yvonne Brown - Nothing warms my heart like a child in the kitchen with a parent! This is a great recipe with awesome company! Good job!

April 13, 2015 - 10:28 am

Debbie Denny - Love blueberries, This sounds awesome. Great chef you have there

April 15, 2015 - 8:11 pm

Lorii Abela - Thanks for the very descriptive explanation or actual showing on how to bake healthy blueberry muffins.

April 15, 2015 - 8:11 pm

Lorii Abela - Thanks for the very descriptive explanation or actual showing on how to bake healthy blueberry muffins.

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