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The Ultimate Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

If you want to boost heart health, improve your memory, fight off cancer-causing free radicals and help keep your blood glucose in check, blueberries are 1 food that can help you do just that!  These tiny berries are bursting flavor bombs in your mouth that are as healthy as they are delicious!  While they are definitely delectable on their own, they add a delightfully sweet flavor and color to these Ultimate Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins!

A healthy breakfast is the perfect way to get you focused, energized and eating healthy from the start of your day.  But, it is also one of the meals that is least planned and often forgotten.  In fact, less than 50% of Americans actually eat breakfast. 

Whether you are looking for a new breakfast idea that you and your kids can grab before running out the door, OR, if you are seeking some healthier baked good ideas for holiday treats to give away, this recipe meets all the criteria!

These Ultimate Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins are full of healthy ingredients and low in sugar.  Just enough honey is used to sweeten the muffins so that they won’t give you a sugar spike and crash.  Make sure to pair the muffin with some healthy fat (nuts, nut butter) and protein (yogurt, egg, cottage cheese) to keep you full all morning!

When blueberries aren’t in season, check your grocer’s freezer case for berries at much better prices.  Growing up, our family always had frozen blueberries in the house for cereal, oatmeal, and munching.  This is 1 fruit that boasts many health benefits and is worth having around all the time!  

If you are looking for more flavorful blueberry recipes, try out my No-Guilt Blueberry Spread, a recipe that is so easy it is hardly a recipe!  This amazing Berry Vanilla Oatmeal Bake is the perfect recipe to make on your weekend.  All you need to do is reheat it during the week!

Blueberry production has reached over 1 billion pounds over 5 continents and continues to gain more popularity among Americans.  Bursting with antioxidants, 25% of your needs of vitamin C, a good source of fiber and an excellent source of manganese, blueberries deserve a spot in your diet!  If you are looking for the perfect healthy muffin recipe, these ultimate blueberry muffins will become a family favorite that you feel good about serving!

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The Ultimate Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Servings 12 muffins
Author Jennifer Hunt, RDN, LD

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tbsp Flax Seed
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup no added sugar applesauce
  • ¼ cup oil like canola or light olive oil
  • cup honey
  • 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grind flax seed (or use flax meal) and combine with water. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes while preparing and measuring the other ingredients.

  3. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl- flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.

  4. In a medium bowl, stir together wet ingredients: applesauce, honey, canola oil and flax seed mixture.

  5. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into wet. Then carefully stir in the blueberries. Line muffin tin with papers and spray with oil spray (I use a Misto). Fill muffin tin and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Don't have any blueberries?  No problem!  Try this recipe with 1 1/2 cups of diced apple!

Nutrition

Calories 137; Total Fat 5g; Saturated fat 0.4g; Cholesterol 0.0 mg; Sodium 157mg; Potassium 24mg; Total Carbs 23g; Dietary Fiber 3g; Total sugar 10g (added sugar: 6 grams, natural sugar: 4g); Protein 2.3 g

Muffin Spread Ideas…

  • Goat cheese- the tang will perfectly compliment the sweet berries!
  • Butter or butter spread- a classic
  • Almond butter- the slight sweetness of the almond butter pairs nicely with the blueberry muffin
  • Cream cheese
  • Blueberry jam- this No-Guilt Blueberry Spread is super simple to make and is the ultimate pairing with blueberry muffins!

If you are planning to create some holiday gift baskets to give away to neighbors, family, and friends, load up your decorative basket with these mouthwatering muffins and a few of your favorite spreads (local goat cheese or nut butters) along with some herbal tea… ‘healthy holidays’ never tasted so good!

Delicious and nutritious merry well in these Ultimate Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins!  Enjoy! 

 

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