Kim’s Fresh Blueberry Muffins

Kim’s Fresh Blueberry Muffins

I love a freshly baked blueberry muffin.

Juicy berries baked into a fluffy batter with a delicious crust, served warm. To me, that’s pure heaven. Along with a cup of hot coffee, it’s the most enjoyable way to start my day. Since I like to keep breakfast relatively healthy, I want to make sure they taste sweet enough to feel indulgent, yet not cross over into cupcake territory.

They should be loaded with fruit and the fat content kept to a minimum. I like my blueberry muffins to be light and airy, so I save the whole wheat flour for when I want a denser muffin. This recipe includes whole-grain oats, which ups the fiber content and provides a chewy texture without resulting in a heavy muffin. Like most muffins, they taste best the first day, but I suggest you slice one open (with a little pat of butter) and warm in the toaster oven for a second-day muffin that taste just as good as when it first came out of the oven.

Blueberry Muffins

1 large egg
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil (or melted coconut oil)
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
Grated lemon zest and juice from ½ lemon
1 cup unbleached flour
½ cup old-fashioned or quick oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 ½ cup blueberries
Turbinado sugar (optional)

Directions

Heat oven to 375°F. Line a muffin tin with 10 paper liners or spray each cup with a nonstick spray.

Whisk egg, sugar, vegetable oil, yogurt, lemon zest and juice until smooth. Stir in flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg until fully combined. Do not overmix.

Lightly fold in blueberries. Divide between prepared muffin cups and sprinkle each with turbinado sugar (if desired).

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until tops are golden and a tester inserted into the center of muffins comes out clean. Let cool in pan on a rack for 10 minutes.


Nutrition Facts:
Per serving (10 servings). Amount Per Serving: Total Calories 184, Total Fat 8g, Total carb. 25g, Protein 3g

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Kim Becker

My name is Kim Becker. I live in Lavalette, W.Va. I love to eat! I also love to feel good about what I eat. That’s why I’m always looking for healthy, seasonal recipes that don’t require a lot of time or ingredients. The thrill of making a delicious, nourishing dish that came together with a minimum amount of effort and clean-up inspires me to continue on my quest to find another equally impressive dish to add to my repertoire. If you don’t know where to begin when it comes to making healthy food choices, or if you are already following a healthy diet but need some recipe ideas, I hope you will find some inspiration in my monthly recipes and cooking tips.

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