Monday, April 11, 2016

Whole Grain Blueberry Muffins



I can't believe I never shared this post! Somehow it got lost in my drafts and I just came across it this morning. It's definitely one worth sharing so let me get to it right away. 

These aren't your ordinary blueberry muffins. Rolled oats and flax give them texture and heartiness that you don't get in your typical muffin, and the orange zest and juice add a bright flavor. These freeze well, too, making them the perfect muffin to grab for a breakfast on the go. 



Whole Grain Blueberry Muffins
Adapted from: Real Simple

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 c old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 c flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 c plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 c packed light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1/4 c orange juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
Directions
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F
  • Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners
  • In a food processor, process the flour, oats, flaxseed meal, baking powder, baking soda and salt until finely ground
  • In a large bowl whisk together the yogurt, sugar, butter, orange zest, orange juice, egg and vanilla
  • Add the flour mixture to the yogurt mixture and mix until just incorporated - do not overmix.
  • Fold in the blueberries
  • Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 22-25 minutes. 
  • Let cool 2 minutes before removing muffins from the tin to cool on a cooling rack. 


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8 comments:

  1. I love that you use orange (both zest and juice!) to brighten these up! They look so good!

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    1. Thanks Kim! That is one of the things that drew me to this recipe

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  2. Love the combo of rolled oats and flax mixed with tangy orange and blueberry. Mouth literally watering as I type! They would be so delicious as a mid morning treat!

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  3. I've always had trouble making whole grain muffins so I can't wait to try these! I have a bunch of blueberries to use up, these would be perfect.

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  4. I do love blueberry muffins AND I'm trying to only eat wholegrain at the moment, so I think these are perfect. They look simply delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. These look like the perfect start to any day! I can't resist muffins!

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