You can increase the nourishment of your blueberry muffins in many different ways. Here are a few ideas that I use to make healthy blueberry muffins:
- Use whole-wheat flour instead of white.
- Decrease or eliminate the sugar you use. You can use Splenda in place of regular sugar or better yet use stevia in place of sugar and eliminate the calories altogether. Stevia is very healthy and there are no bad effects related to its use. It has been used overseas for many years and is now approved for use in the United States.
- Change the type of fat you use. Use Olive oil in place of butter or butter substitutes. Olive oil is not only healthy but is needed to help you reduce.
- Add more blueberries to your muffins.
- Include some fresh ground flax. Flax is a good source of omega-3 fats.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or wheat flour
- 3/4 cup white sugar or equivalent amount of stevia
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg or egg substitute
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 tsp of vanilla (optional)
- Add some freshly ground flax seed (optional)
Step 1 -- Put 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar or equivalent amount of sugar substitute, salt and baking powder in a bowl and mix together.
Step 2 -- Add 1 cup olive oil; add the egg and 1/3 cup milk. Mix this with flour mixture. Add 1 tsp of vanilla if desired.
Step3 -- Mix the blueberries into the batter. Fill the greased muffin cups.
Step 4 -- You can bake muffins in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until done.
Enjoy eating your blueberry muffins!
You can use blueberries that are frozen instead of fresh blueberries and just defrost them in the microwave. One of the advantages of being able to use frozen blueberries is that you can grow your own during the growing season and freeze the ones you do not use as fresh berries for later use.