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Blueberry Muffins

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 12 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 12 ingredients
This recipe is based on one from Edward Espe Brown’s Tassajara Cookbook. It’s so easy and makes the best blueberry muffins. The trick is not to over-mix the batter. I have used all whole...

Ingredients


  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup fine brown sugar (Florida Crystals), plus 1 tablespoon for sprinkling
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 1 small ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1½ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Nutrition Facts

Calories

178 cals

Fat

7 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g

Carbohydrates

27 g

Sugar

10 g

Fiber

3 g

Protein

4 g

Sodium

209 mg

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Sift the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Stir in the brown sugar and lemon zest.
  3. Beat the bananas, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and melted butter.
  4. Fold the banana mixture into the flour ingredients, with just 10-12 quick strokes of a spatula. The batter will be lumpy and streaked with dry flour, but it is essential not to over-mix the batter for a tender muffin.
  5. Carefully fold in ¾ of the blueberries with another 4-5 strokes. By this time the batter will mixed in but still a little uneven. If it is too smooth, you’ve over-mixed it!
  6. Fill the muffin cups ½-⅔ full, depending on preferred size, scatter the remaining blueberries on top and sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of brown sugar.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Chef Tips

These muffins freeze really well, so if (and that’s a big “if”) you have any left over, bag and freeze ’em!

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can make a substitute by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or 1 teaspoon of cream of Tartar to 1 cup of regular milk.

If you cannot find whole wheat pastry flour then substitute half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour. Just swapping in whole wheat flour will result in a drier and grittier muffin.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.



2 comments

    1. We haven't tested this exact recipe with dairy-free milks, but generally this is an acceptable substitute! As long as it has the lemon juice or cream of tartar, then it should produce a similar result. Hope that helps!

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