I am totally on a muffin kick lately. Yeah of course I love the
buttery, streusel-y cinnamon-y muffins such as one would get at Costco
or Starbucks or someplace like that... but these are NOT those muffins!
They are healthy with hardly any added sugar and are full of fiber.
Don't be turned away from the saturated fat in the nutrition facts. It
is from the coconut oil, however the saturated fat in coconut oil has
been shown in studies to have no adverse effects in the body. However,
these are still pretty dang tasty! Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon
snack. I am loving making muffins lately to freeze and put in my
husband's lunch to take to work.
These are 100% whole-wheat. The
recipe calls for only whole-wheat flour, but I used half whole-wheat,
and half whole-wheat pastry flour. The pastry flour adds a lighter
texture since the whole-wheat tends to produce a heavier, denser baked
good. The original recipe, from the blog 100 Days of Real Food
(all about eating zero processed foods- read it, it's great!), also has
zero added sugar. However I did sprinkle some brown sugar on top of
each muffin before baking to add a little added sweetness. I am glad I
did! If you want even more sweetness, you could add maybe 1/4-1/2 cup of
additional browns sugar to the batter.
3/4 cup white whole-wheat flour 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking powder 1/8 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 2 eggs 1/4-1/3 cup honey 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup coconut oil (or other oil) 3/4 cup apple juice or orange juice 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries (or other fruit or nuts)
oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl with a fork or whisk, mix the
flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Make a well (hole) in
the center of the flour mixture and pour in eggs, honey, vanilla, oil
and juice. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together- do not overmix.
Add blueberries or other fruit.
Line muffin pan with liners or
spray muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray and then fill 2/3 to 3/4 of
the way full with batter. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until toothpick
comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature or freeze some to
I'm a Dietetics student at Arizona State University. Basically, I love the study of nutrition and eating healthy. I also love to cook, bake, and find yummy recipes to make to feed my newlywed husband and I. So naturally, I would tend to put the two together, right? Correct...Welcome to my blog. :)