Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Light Whole Wheat Bluberry Muffin that Has Berry in Every Bite

One serving of blueberries contains as many valuable antioxidants as five servings of apples, carrots or broccoli. Can you think of a better way to pack more antioxidant power? This lightened up version of the bluberry muffins is a healthy alternative to usual coffe house muffins and also perfect for snacks and lunch boxes.

1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup milk/or buttermilk(I used vanilla soy milk)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup splenda)
2 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan with non-stick spray.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
3. In a large bowl, stir together the milk, oil, egg, sugar, and vanilla extract until well-blended. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Do not over mix. Gently fold in the blueberries.
4. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, filling them about two-thirds full. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 5 minutes. Remove to the rack to cool completely.

* For beginner muffin makers it is crucial to know not to mix the batter too long or else you will end up with tough, poorly risen muffins. Combine wet and dry with the fewest strokes possible, there should still be some lumps and perhaps even light streaks of flour.


  1. Great recipe!

    I am not a beginner muffin maker but it was my first time making it with whole wheat flour. The result was just great! My mom, who has been making muffin for more than 20 years, could not distinguish the difference! :) Everybody loved it! She was so surprised when I told her about the whole wheat flour. I checked your Carrot&Orange muffin recipe as well, but I wanted try this first as my husband loves blueberry muffin more. I will definitely try the other recipe by substituting oil with applesauce, it is a great idea. I recently started to cook wholesome food and my family is not so happy with it. But after this delicious recipe, it seems like I am going to spend quite long time here on your blog!

    Many thanks,

  2. Dear Jane,

    I am so glad that you enjoyed the muffin recipe, and kudos to you for trying to cook wholesome for your family. I am reading ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine and he says "The kitchen is the heart of your home, at the center of your health, I believe that you can transform your life and your health with what you eat.." The whole purpose of my blog is to inspire people to eat healthier one recipe at a time. Thanks again for your nice comments.