Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Blueberry Lemon Whole Wheat Muffins





We love to indulge in decadent desserts, however our waist lines and hearts don't always agree with them. We decided to create a muffin recipe that will satisfy our sweet tooth and our guilty conscious. The great thing about these yummy muffins is that we can grab one on our way out the door in the morning or enjoy for dessert after a long day at work. They are lemony and sweet, but the best part is they are good for you! Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, yogurt contains protein, and whole wheat flour is loaded with tons of vitamins and minerals, so eat up!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups plus 1 tbsp of whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup of sugar
1 egg
Zest of 2 lemons
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 stick of butter, melted
8 oz. plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup of blueberries
Cooking spray

Kitchen Essentials:
Oven
Muffin pan or cupcake pan
Hand or stand mixer
Measuring cups and spoons
Juicer
Grater or zester
Mixing bowl
Whisk
Spatula
Small bowl
Butter knife

Prep:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the muffin or cupcake pan with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) and mix until combined. In another bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, lemon zest and juice, and the melted butter. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined. 

In a small bowl, add 1 tbsp of flour to the blueberries to coat them completely. Add them into the batter and fold into the mixture. The flour will prevent them from sinking to the bottom. 

Fill each cup, leaving room for them to grow. This will make about 6-9 muffins depending on the size of the muffin tin. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a butter knife comes out clean when you poke them.


4 comments:

  1. I love having muffins on hand for grab and go snacks or breakfasts. The whole wheat and blueberry combo sounds great in these!

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    1. Yes they are great to have around.. They don't last too long though... Our neighbors are always raiding our food supply.. =)

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  2. Heavenly muffins! Those make a wonderful snack.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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