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Healthy Blueberry Muffins

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

My husband loves the Seinfeld show, to be honest, about 11 years ago, when I first met him, I wasn’t a big fan, I mean I could watch one episode, maybe two, but watching the same one twice or even multiple times sure wasn’t for me! Or so I thought, the characters slowly grew on me and I started to like it, then I too learned most of the jokes our friends were making referring to the show and finally I started to take part in the conversation.

Remember the Seinfeld episode where they go to the coffee shop with their own maple syrup and they are told the maple syrup would be confiscated next time they bring it to the coffee shop because the coffee shop doesn’t accept food from outside? Well, we had a good laugh about that when I suggested bringing these muffins for little Sara and Georgia.

Anyway, at the risk of getting the little muffins confiscated I brought each girl one and I am happy to say that no one really cared about me bringing food from outside and I am even happier to say that I think they gave me their seal of approval.

These muffins are not very sweet, if you have a sweet tooth increase the sugar to about half a cup or more if you prefer.

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Sucanat or brown sugar
  • ½ cup yogurt or buttermilk
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil or virgin coconut oil
  • ¾ cup spelt flour
  • ½ cup quinoa flour
  • ¼ cup arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups frozen blueberries

Preheat the oven to 350F, line a muffin tin with 6 jumbo or 12 medium muffin liners.

In a bowl mix the dry ingredients, set aside. Whisk the eggs with the Sucanat for about a minute, add the yogurt or buttermilk and olive oil, slowly incorporate the flour mixture using a spatula, and do not over mix the batter as it would make the muffins dense and tough. Fold in the frozen blueberries and spoon the batter in the prepared muffin cups.

Bake for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffin comes out clean; the baking time will vary depending on the size of the muffin cups.

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

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17 comments to Healthy Blueberry Muffins

  • Böyle bol meyveli muffinleri çok seviyorum. Tabii birde quinoa ve spelt unu ile hazırlamışsın ki, lezzetinin yanında gönül rahatlığıyla yenilecek kadar da sağlıklı olmuşlar. Ellerine sağlık Megi’ciğim.

  • Great looking muffins for such a healthy ingredient list! Amazing :D

  • They look divine!!! I love blueberries and how they just blend with everything :)

  • I miss Seinfeld. It is still so funny when I catch reruns.
    These look wonderful! Blueberry muffins are my fav.

  • julie Do

    Looks yummy .. Thanks for sharing the recipe..

  • LindenTea

    Asli, cok tesekkur ederim. :)

    Heidi, thank you for your visit and comment, I love to play with different ingredients when I bake. :)

    Explora Cuisine, I agree, blueberries make baked goods so moist…

    Dawn, thank you, as of yesterday they are my daughter’s favourite too. I am working on a gluten free version and hope to post it soon.

    Julie, thank you for the comment. :)

  • I still pop off one-liners from Seinfeld! LOL!

    I guess great minds think alike since we both baked with blueberries – but, of course you beat me hands-down for nutritional value. The poundcake was made with cake flour – I always think that makes a difference. I’m curious that your recipe calls for 1/4 cup arrowroot – I’ve only used it as a sauce thickener – is it for leavening as well?

    Also, I’ve been meaning to ask you if you’ve seen “Souvlaki for the Soul”? Some of his dishes remind me of yours – probably the Mediterranean influence.

  • LindenTea

    Hi Susan, I agree, cake flour makes a huge difference when it comes to something like a pound cake, yours has the perfect texture.

    As for the arrowroot, most gluten free flours tend to be heavier than regular all-purpose wheat flour, some of them tend to have a gritty texture too, so when I use quinoa, buckwheat, sorghum or millet flour, I add either arrowroot or tapioca to lighten the texture and give it a more cakey texture.

    I had never visited the blog Souvlaki for the Soul before, thank you for telling me about it, it looks great, I can tell I’ll be a frequent visitor to the site. :)

  • Wow, Megi! These look wonderful…definitely a muffin that’s healthy. Loved how you used quinoa flour. I haven’t used that type of flour before, but I love how I much I learn from you:).Thanks for sharing this neat recipe.

  • Hahaha I love Seinfeld! This post also made me think of the muffin tops episode :-) These muffins look really delicious. I love blueberries in anything baked!

  • LindenTea

    Ellie, thank you, I am a little obsessed with quinoa flour. :) So I try to use it every chance I get, especially when I bake for little Sara. Quinoa flour tends to be a little gritty and heavy but when you mix it with other flours, it works suprisingly well.

    Hahaha MegSmith, I remember that episode, muffin tops are my favourite part of the muffins! Have you seen the muffin top pans?

  • Megi, these are adorable! I can’t take my eyes from them! I’m not familiar with spelt flour or quinoa flour. I would take these to any coffee shop! Must search for them!

  • Oh! I made a mistake about the order of my sentences. I mean I must search for those flours.

  • Megi, Thanks for your comment on the salad…I responded on my blog, though I probably should have responded here:).
    I am looking to start a sourdough starter. I noticed most of your breads use it and they look fabulous! I am truly impressed! Not sure how you make yours…with or without a bit of yeast?
    Anyway, I am enjoying your blog and your expertise…

  • I remember that Seinfeld episode! Those muffins looks delightful! I bought some spelt flour to make a recipe from Clean Eating magazine and the scones had a funny, off taste.Kind of bitter I guess. I had never used spelt four before and I don’t know if it is kind of bitter or if the flour I bought out of the bulk bin at Whole Foods perhaps was old. Can you shed any light on this for me?

  • LindenTea

    Zerrin, thank you stopping by, I am not sure if spelt flour is available in Turkey but I think you can grind the quinoa finely in a coffee grinder. I hope you try and like it.

    Ellie, I don’t use any commercial yeast, actually I just sent you an e-mail.

    Tami, thank you for your comment, spelt flour is not bitter at all, actually it tastes sweeter than whole wheat and a lot of people who can’t tolerate wheat can tolerate spelt easily. Maybe that particular bin of flour was rancid. I would highly recommend trying it again. I hope you do try and like it.

  • Hi, Megi!
    I would like to give you a Stylish Blogger Award to thank you for inspiring and supporting me! Please visit my blog to pick it up: http://www.createamazingmeals.com/2011/03/stylish-blogger-award.html
    xoxoxo

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