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Tender and healthy blueberry muffins are full of blueberry flavor. Made with healthier ingredients it is a recipe you will love serving your family.
I am always looking for a good muffin. One that is fluffy with a tender crumb and full of delicious fruit flavor.
These blueberry muffins fill the bill. Made with a mixture of whole wheat pastry flour, olive oil, and blueberries. They are bursting full of good flavors.
The other great thing about these muffins is that they are lower in sugar, but they are still plenty sweet. In fact, my youngest son commented that these are his favorite muffins.
Ingredients in Blueberry Muffins
These muffins start with a 50/50 mixture of whole wheat pastry flour and all-purpose flour. Whole wheat pastry flour is made from White Spring Wheat. It has all the health benefits and fiber of whole wheat flour, but it has a lighter color, a finer texture, and a milder flavor that makes it perfect for baked goods.
Baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Baking soda and baking powder are leavening agents that help baked products rise and have a tender crumb. They react with acids in the recipe and form a reaction, that produces gas bubbles that help batter rise as it bakes. They also help balance and create an alkaline balance of ingredients. This helps create weakened gluten and a tender bite to baked goods. BobsRedMill has a good explanation of these ingredients.
Allspice and cinnamon finish the dry ingredients and add flavor to the muffin.
The wet ingredient in this recipe includes eggs, olive oil, and milk. Remember to set your eggs and milk out to come to room temperature before mixing together and adding to the dry ingredients. Honey is included for sweetness, while blueberries add additional sweetness and flavor.
How to Store Blueberry Muffins
These muffins are tender and flavorful and can be kept on the counter for 2-3 days, if they last that long. For longer storage keep in the refrigerator in a sealed container.
Since this recipe makes 18 muffins, I like to freeze half of the batch for breakfast on busy mornings. My kids grab one, pop it in the microwave, and munch on it while they are heading to school.