As you know from my previous post I needed to use up all my containers of blueberries before going bad. I’ve already shared with you the Blueberry Coffee Cake but I had also made 2 separate batches of Blueberry Muffins. The first batch was from a cookbook I’ve used often with great success however, this time the recipe had no flavor at all. In fact I’d go so far as to say they were lousy. Maybe I’m just used to the way I make muffins. Although low in fat and calories mine are packed with flavor.
The first batch had a lovely crumb coating however, it used corn oil, I substituted canola, which I’m certain made little difference in the flavor. It also used orange zest in it an ingredient I thought sounded great. Other than that, there was very little sugar or sweetener. After coming out of the oven I tried them and even let a workman that was at my home sample them. We both agreed they needed to be trashed. Later my husband and son tried them and agreed they had no flavor.
By this time I had already made my batch that I created a couple of summers ago while vacationing in Colorado. There’s virtually no fat in them and they’re extremely moist. I think you’ll like them.
Low Fat Blueberry Muffins makes 6 large or 12 small
1 tsp. cinnamon 1 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar plus additional for topping 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. honey (or Agave Nectar) 2 eggs 2/3 cup vanilla yogurt (used Light & Fit by Dannon) 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried 1/2 cup natural applesauce
Mix dry ingredients together.
Mix wet ingredients together. Combine and blend wet and dry ingredients together. Carefully fold in the blueberries being sure not to bust any of them.
Pour into muffin tins coated with non-stick spray. Sprinkle tops of raw batter with brown sugar.
Bake at 400 degree for approximately 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Finally tonight I’m on to something else. Balsamic Short Ribs! Watch for my post this coming week!
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