Monday, May 16, 2011

I haven't posted a recipe in awhile and I thought it was about time!

For the record, I really really like muffins. Problem is they aren't generally very good for you. Jason and I are both fans of my baking so when I make something for us I want it to be at least somewhat nutritious. 

Enter: deliciousness. I found this recipe last week and tried it out and it was SO yummy and semi-healthy!

Health Nut Blueberry Muffins (from

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin pan, or line with paper muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, oat bran, quick-cooking oats, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gently stir in the blueberries and walnuts. In a separate bowl, mix together the mashed banana, buttermilk, egg, oil and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and mix just until blended. Spoon into muffin cups, filling all the way to the top.
  3. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly touched.

Nutritional Information 

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 196 | Total Fat: 5.8g | Cholesterol: 18mg

The only things that I changed was I took out the nuts, used wheat bran instead of oat (Because it's what I had on hand) and "made" my own buttermilk by putting 1 T. of lemon juice in my one cup measurer and filling the rest with skim milk. There's a good chance my changes even made it healthier and I honestly wouldn't even go back to the original was that good! I can't wait to try these again and maybe make them with raspberries or cherries! Enjoy. 

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