Blueberry Meal-In-A Muffin

Posted January 7th, 2010 in Breakfast, Superfood

Log MuffinsAs I mentioned last time, my niece has been asking me for a really great blueberry muffin recipe that is also healthy. So I thought I would give that a try. We are five days into our New Year’s resolutions and I wanted to create a baked treat loaded with satisfying healthy ingredients that could serve as breakfast on the go. I found a recipe that had most of what I was looking for. I made a few adjustments and Voila! I stole a tip from Alton Brown on the Food Network-save about ¼ cup of the blueberries and just sprinkle them on top before baking. Press them into the batter with the back of a spoon. They look just like they are bursting with blueberries! This recipe is moist and delicious because of the applesauce and just a bit of oil. It also has buttermilk which I love for baking but let’s be real, buttermilk is a pain. No one drinks it. If you use it for baking you throw away 90% of it every time. So I am standing in the checkout line buying yet another quart of buttermilk for these muffins knowing full well that in a couple of weeks I won’t even try it, I’ll just toss it. Because who would know if buttermilk was sour anyway? So the checker asks me if I drink the stuff. I tell her I just use it to bake with and she tells me they sell powdered buttermilk! WHO KNEW??? Anyway I am now a fan. You just make it when you need it, what a concept.

The muffins are jam packed with whole grain, fiber and antioxidants for a jump start to an active day.

These muffins are starting to smell REALLY GOOD, I wonder if they will make it to breakfast…

*Tip: Store them in the freezer and microwave for about 30 seconds before running off to work. They taste warm and delicious like you got up at 4 a.m. to bake. (of course that would be just nuts!)

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7 Comments

  1. Those look wonderful. Am I missing the recipe though? I would like to make them.

    • The recipe is on the left side panel. Sorry, I posted it after I did the blog and the picture isn’t linked as of yet. Learning every day! Hope to have it fixed soon.

  2. Maybe this morning I will make some, snow on ground here in Georgia (rare), Atlanta area, so perfect day to make these delicious muffins.
    Now to find that recipe :)

  3. The Bluebery Meal-In a muffin looks great.
    I have a teenager who doesn’t eat breakfast!
    Can’t wait to entice her with these.

  4. So great to hear from all of you! I would love to have your feedback on these muffins after you try them. Teenagers can be a tough crowd so I can’t wait to hear her reaction. Thanks for reading!!

    Happy Baking!
    The Queen

  5. They look great!

    Do you have any recipes using the Whole Purple Plums? I love those plums….love ‘em. I’m thinking a tart, either plums all the way through, or with a savory cheese interior.

  6. Hi Eve,

    I have a couple of good plum recipes and will be posting in the next couple of weeks so keep coming back! In the meantime, you can check http://www.oregonfruit.com in the recipe section and also check out http://www.thecookingphotographer.com, one of our readers, Laura Flowers has a FANTASTIC Plum pie on her site. I am really intriqued by the savory cheese filling, going to work on that!!
    Thanks so much,
    The Queen

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