Thursday, January 30, 2014

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

The cold weather has gotten me craving a lot of things lately and one of them… muffins! It could be a breakfast muffin, dinner-in-a-muffin or a dessert muffin-I want them all! I found a bunch of muffin recipes that looked yummy to try, so I printed a few of them out and have loved all of them.

What I love about muffins is that they’re already prepared for a quick on- the- go light meal or snack. You can make mini ones for a lower calorie count, too!

Whenever I’m at a local bakery or bagel shop, I tend to go for the classic blueberry muffin. They’re definitely my all-time favorite. However, all of them are really sweet that I feel almost guilty eating them, especially for breakfast!

I took a blueberry muffin recipe and revamped it to make it semi-healthy. Now, if you want one that’s not really sweet at all, this is the one for you! You can make large or mini muffins. The mini-blueberry muffins estimates to be about 43 calories each. It’s just enough to satisfy a craving without blowing a chunk of your daily calories from only one large muffin.

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

blueberrymuffins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup oat bran flakes
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananas (mashed)
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries (can also be frozen and thawed)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Spray muffin tin with nonstick butter flavored cooking spray.
  • Whisk together the first five ingredients.
  • In your stand mixer bowl,  combine the applesauce and sugar. You will then add your eggs in, one at a time.
  • In a small bowl mashed your bananas and add the milk and vanilla.
  • While your mixer is on, add the dry ingredients and the banana mixture a little bit at a time (alternating). Combine together and fold in berries.
  • Bake 18-20 minutes or until fork comes out clean.

I spread a little Brummel & Brown yogurt spread on the warm muffin and it was delish!

Stay Warm, my friends!

1 comment:

  1. If I have any weakness for anything, It has to be muffins. And when it comes to blueberry muffin, then i have no control at all. Tried different style to make a decent one but still star bucks beats me in that. Will give your one a go and let you know how it turns out.

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