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(Better than Martha’s) Blueberry Banana Muffins

Posted Jun 07 2010 6:55pm

First, if you didn’t read yesterdays post , do it… now. Then think about the food that you buy, and then make these muffins! :)

What’s a girl to do on a hot and humid Sunday? Bake muffins of course. Actually, my mom is on her way to King Arthur’s baking school for three days and I may or may not be jealous. As pay back, I decided to do the first major baking event in my parents newly remodeled kitchen.

Whole wheat banana blueberry muffins? Yes, please and thank you. I adapted the original recipe from Martha Stewart slightly.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large ripe banana (about 3/4 cup mashed)
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. In a bowl, whisk together flours, wheat germ/flax, baking soda and salt.

  • In a large bowl, beat butter and both sugars with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl, mash banana with a fork ; stir in milk and vanilla.

  • With the mixer on low, alternately add flour mixture and banana mixture to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix just until combined. Fold in blueberries.

  • Divide batter among muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 28 minutes, rotating pan halfway through. Let cool in pan 10 minutes; transfer muffins to a rack to cool 10 minutes more. (I baked mine for 25 minutes and it was perfect.)

The end result: these little morsels are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. And, I think they’re pretty darn healthy. Whole grains, fiber, Omega-3’s and fresh fruit. I’ll take that any day. Add a bit of Earth Balance and you’ve got yourself a mighty fine snack.

Just try not to eat all 12 of them at once, okay?

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