Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Blueberry Muffins

4 WWPP Posted by 6 years ago 21 Comments

I’ve been wanting to experiment with a blueberry muffin for FOREVER! I’m not sure this one is complete quite yet. I may tweak it slightly but I’m satisfied with the results and so was the toddler. He ate two! Even the husband took a bite and said they were good. Although he’d never eat a whole muffin. He’s just not a muffin man. :)

You”ll notice sprinkles in some of the pictures. Sad the say the only way I can get the toddler excited about baking with me is to promise a sprinkle session. He still has fun and participates through the whole process…

the toddler baking muffins 1the toddler baking muffins 2the toddler baking muffins 3

…but he’s just doing it for the sprinkle pay off. Apparently hanging out with mom in the kitchen just isn’t as cool as it once was. :( Blueberry Muffins

  • 1 and ¼ cups (150g) of whole wheat white flour (regular whole wheat works too)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 heaping tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 large overripe banana
  • ½ cup plain non-fat yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey (42g)
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup blueberries (148g)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Mix the whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside

In a medium bowl mash the banana with a fork. Add the egg whites, yogurt, honey, applesauce and extract. Whisk until well blended and a bit “frothy”.

Mix the sifted flour with the banana egg mixture and the blueberries until just moistened. Don’t over mix!

Spray a 6 muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Evenly distribute the batter in the muffin tin cups. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon (or sprinkles!) Bake for about 25 minutes.

Blueberry Muffins - beforeBlueberry Muffins after

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
6 1 Muffin
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
160 1g 5g old: 3 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
14g 0g 36g 6g

See other recipes using: banana, blueberries, honey, whole wheat flour, yogurt


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    Kelly

    June 4, 2009

    My daughter would love these so much! I'm going to try them. Reply

    Bessie

    June 4, 2009

    "he's just not a muffin man." makes me think of the kids song: "Do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man? Do you know the muffin man? He lives on Drury Lane!" :) Reply

    Christine

    June 5, 2009

    Yum! I bet these would be good with other fruits too, like raspberries or cranberries. Thanks! Reply

    Erin

    June 5, 2009

    Haha...the muffin man reminded me of the song too!! I just started singing it in my head. The muffins look DE-LICIOUS!! I may have to try them this weekend. Reply

    lauren

    June 5, 2009

    I think the sprinkles are the best part of those muffins, aside from the blueberries! Thank you so much for posting this.. i've been looking for a healthy-no oil-blueberry muffin for a while now! I'll be trying this out this weekend!!! Reply

    Marla

    June 5, 2009

    If these are as good as your pancakes, they should be great. Reply

    Marky

    June 5, 2009

    wwwooaaahh! I love your Green blog...and that Blueberry muffin????????....yummy!! Wish my mom would make that for me... LOL. Reply

    Tanya

    June 6, 2009

    These look good and only 3pts. That's a whole lot better than the 9 pts for the reduced fat bb muffins from DD. I've been eating them but just looked up the nutritional info and I was amazed. I do have to admit I'm a littel leary of making muffins. I made bb muffins from the Hungry girl cookbook and they were not good. I'm sure it was me and not the recipe. I'll let you know if I decide to make them. As always, thanks for everything!!! Reply

    Debbie (Green Apple A Day)

    June 6, 2009

    Looks great! I can't wait to try them! Do you think I could use frozen blueberries? Reply

    Tira

    June 9, 2009

    I wonder if you could alter your banana oatmeal w/ choco chips recipe and do blueberries? I am going to try it out but I will try this one too minus the banana and try blue berry yogurt and some extra honey. I have eaten too many bananas in the past week. This is really good if you have some extra bananas that are ripe/over ripe/not ripe at all. Leave it intact with the peel, take off stickers if there are any and then just take a nice sharp knife and slice the top but just to the bottom peel not all the way through. Gently pull open like its a boat and fill with peanut butter and chocolate chips. Roll it up in tin foil and back in 350 degrees for 20 minutes. take it out and purt a scoop of ice cream if you want in it. You can probably take this and run with a great idea. Like almond butter and apple slices with cinnamon in it and a yummy frozen yogurt or something Reply

    roni

    June 9, 2009

    like this... http://greenlitebites.com/2008/09/21/berry-oatmeal-cups/ :) and YUM! What a great idea! Reply

    roni

    June 9, 2009

    Debbie - Frozen should be fine. Reply

    Eileen

    January 21, 2010

    not really sweet---but I like them. My husband just made them for me. Reply

    roni

    January 21, 2010

    Glad you liked them! Just a warning... Nothing I really make is real sweet as I rarely use sugar. :) Reply

    Eileen

    January 21, 2010

    I think learning to have stuff with less sugar is awesome--way too dependent on it. I love the texture of them, and Alton Brown would tell you that if you want sweet muffins make a cupcake! Reply

    Jenny

    February 5, 2011

    mmm! I just finished devouring one of these! DELISH! I also added 1/2c fresh frozen cranberries, and I used fresh frozen wild blueberries! They are super yummy! and one ginormous muffin for a total pointsplus value of 4!! Reply

    Suzanne

    April 19, 2011

    These look delicious but your comment about them not being sweet makes me want to add sugar to them. Im not a big honey person, instead of honey could I put sugar? How much would you say?? (I don't use artifical sweetners). Reply

    roni

    April 20, 2011

    And I'm not a big sugar person so I'm not entirely sure. If you like a sweeter muffin, I'd start with 1/2 cup at least. Reply

    Nikki

    February 23, 2013

    Is this a 'jumbo' muffin pan? These look teriffic! I want to try them subbing in some oatmeal and wheat bran for a bit of the flour. Really craving muffins lately. Muffins and pancakes! The only problem is these things seem to make me really hungry within only about half an hour after eating them! But they are soo good, and are helpful when I need more calories (because they are quite calorie dense). Reply

    roni

    February 25, 2013

    Nope just a regular size pan. :) Reply

    Nikki

    February 25, 2013

    Awesome. Thanks. Reply