Absolutely Amazing, Yet Healthy Blueberry Muffins

4 Dec

I found this recipe few days ago and now wondering why I never tried this before. I made some changes to the recipe as I am trying to avoid processed foods as much as possible – this includes low-fat products as well as any other oils except for olive oil or coconut oil. This book is wonderful if you are looking for some information on healthy food, vs. processed food.  One of the things the author says is that we have cravings and food addiction in part because our bodies are starving. Whether we are on a diet or eat junk, our bodies are not getting the nutrients we need, hence the cravings and binges. So, I swore off all the low-fat, processed garbage I used to eat. I now use real butter, organic milk and eggs, at the very least, in all my food.

  • 1 1/2 cups quick oatmeal
  • 1 cup whole organic milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp agave (or sugar, honey – I used honey)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive or coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 400°. Line a muffin tin with liners and lightly spray with oil (I did not spray them with any oil at all and the muffins came out just fine, you just have to wait for them to cool down before trying to peel the liners, so the muffins don’t stick).

Place oats in a food processor or chopper and pulse a few times. Soak oats in milk for about 30 minutes.  

In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, agave, apple sauce, vanilla, eggs, oil and mix well.

In a third bowl combine whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and whisk to combine.

Combine oats and milk with sugar, applesauce mixture and mix well. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Fold in blueberries.

Spoon into the muffin tin and bake for 22-24 minutes. Enjoy!!

The original recipe is here

EDIT: last night I decided to make these muffins. I had everything, except the apple sauce, so I used a pureed banana. It worked great! I am also thinking about trying out using pumpkin puree instead of apple sauce.

 

Servings: 12 • Serving Size: 1 muffin • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 127 • Fat: 2.3 g • Protein: 2.8 g • Carb: 28.4 g • Fiber: 2.2 g • Sugar: 17.3 g
Sodium: 222.7 mg

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