Health Nut Blueberry Muffins
Whole wheat flour, oats and wheat germ lend a hearty texture to these delicious muffins. An awesome healthy alternative to the usual blueberry muffin.
Extra big blueberry muffins are topped with a sugary-cinnamon crumb mixture in this souped-up blueberry muffin recipe.
Blueberries and walnuts work together in these lightly sweetened muffins.
Just what I was looking for! A sweet and moist blueberry muffin without all of the guilt. I used fresh blueberries from the warehouse store. I did not have buttermilk, so I substituted half and half with a squeeze of lemon juice and lemon zest. I did not taste the banana, which I was worried about, and in fact, might try cutting the sugar back a little bit next time if both my banana and my blueberries are ripe and sweet. As an experiment, I added a spoonful of cream cheese and several raspberries to the center of a few. It was a real treat! Next time I will experiment with adding flax seed and other nuts for added texture and nutrition. Update: I could definately taste the bananas the second day and the muffins did not keep well.
The secret to great texture in these delectable, simple muffins is a gentle hand when it comes to mixing.
Amazing! I am so impressed with this recipe. I was afraid they would come out dry and "healthy" tasting but they are really moist and flavorful. I made a few changes based on preference and what I had on hand: (1) I subbed applesauce for the bananas, flax meal for the wheat germ, and oats for the oat bran. (2) I added a little more than a 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/8 tsp nutmeg. (3) I used almost 2 cups of frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries) and chopped them up a bit to make them distribute more evenly. These are SOOO yummy, I will certainly be making these again soon! Thanks for an awesome, healthy recipe!!
A-. Very good recipe. Made some modifications in order to make it even more healthy: 1. no buttermilk, used 1 cup of skim milk w/ 1 T of lemon juice. 2. used only whole wheat flour. 3. used only fresh blueberries 4. no oil. Used 3/4 cup of apple sauce as a replacement for oil and mashed banana. Result? Turned out awesome. Very flavourful and very moist. Must use fresh blueberries- if not, won't come out as the right texture. Thanks for the recipe!
These delicious banana muffins are easy for kids to make.