Monday, September 7, 2009

And the cupboard was bare...Blueberry Yogurt Flax Muffins

Blueberry Yogurt Flax Muffins

No butter, no milk, no worries. I wanted to make muffins with all the blueberries my Aunt Lily was so kind to give me. I froze most of the blueberries so I would have them handy for smoothies. Another very rainy day in Seattle and a smoothie just didn't seem appealing.

Oh, how nice it would be to smell freshly baked muffins today. Blueberry muffins it is. NO, no, butter. Forget it. Wait. I checked out a few recipes online like foodnetwork,, hmmm. I also looked through a few of my old cookbooks. Well, I combined a few recipes and added a few healthy ingredients and SUCCESS! My biggest critics, husband & son, loved my blueberry muffin creation.

Blueberry Yogurt Flax Muffins

Blueberry Yogurt Flax Muffins (Recipe adapted from Alton Brown)

Preheat oven to 380 degrees F.

Combine the following, reserving 1 teaspoon flour, whisk and set aside:12 1/2 ounces cake flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons baking powder, pinch salt, 1 T wheat germ, 1 T crushed flax seeds

In a mixing bowl, combine the following:1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1 egg 1 cup "good Greek" yogurt

Toss 1 teaspoon of the flour mixture with 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries and mix into the muffin batter. Mix by hand just to combine.

Scoop batter into a lined muffin pan. Put the muffins in the oven, set timer to 20 minutes and increase the temperature to 400 degrees F.



  1. This is the most amazing Blueberry muffin recipe I have ever made. It is so light and airy and flavourful. I made a few mods (due to what was in my fridge) and it still turned out great. I used vanilla flavoured Yopitmal yogurt instead of Greek yogurt, I used cream of wheat instead of wheat germ ; olive oil instead of vegetable oil and all purpose flour (only needed 1 1/2 cups). It was fantastic. Thanks for sharing this. If you come across any more wonderful healthy muffins, please share, I have a very ill child and I have to make every bite count. He doesn't absorb nutrients with all his food due to a disease he has so I have to make sure all foods he intakes has great value.

  2. I am glad you liked the muffins. I am working on recipes for more nutritional Energy Bars with less junk, so stay tuned. I am sorry to hear about your child. I am a mother too.

    Be Well,



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