Sunday, January 3, 2010

Blueberry Cherry Muffins

Like everybody else on the planet, I over-indulged over the holidays. And, like most everybody else, I'm going to try to fill my new year with healthier foods and more workouts. For at least a little while, LOL! I'm trying to make my recipes just a bit healthier for everybody's sake. Here's a recipe for blueberry cherry muffins that I adapted from my Joy of Cooking book.

Blueberry Cherry Muffins

Whisk together in a large bowl:
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
lots of cinnamon
1/2 cup ground flaxseed

Whisk together in another bowl:
1 egg + 2 egg whites
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup nonfat vanilla soymilk

Add the two mixtures together and stir carefully. You don't want to overstir. When it's about half combined, add 3/4 cup frozen blueberries and 3/4 cup frozen cherries (I cut mine into half before adding). Stir until everything is just mixed.

Add batter to greased muffin tin. Bake for about 20-25 minutes in a 400 degree oven. This recipe makes 1 dozen normal sized muffins. They will brown a little more than usual, I think it's because of the flaxseed.

These were really good. They are not your usual super-sweet super-white flour muffins you get at the store. They are hearty and not too sweet and very filling!

Very good for breakfast or a morning snack. My kids also loved them and I plan on making them for school lunches. They are best eaten the same day or the next day. But no worries around this house, the disappeared pretty quickly!!

Here's to a healthy 2010!!!


Mona Pendleton said...

Hi Mara! Yummy looking muffins :) I wanted to send you an email but couldn't find your address. I used my Cricut with the SCAL program to cut my templates for MTME :) Hope that helps! Thanks for your sweet comment :)

@JoyceCasaldi said...

Looks yummy!

Rebecca Keppel said...

Wow those look and sound good! I made muffins tonight too, but I didnt really go the healthier route lol! We had left over bananas browning so I made Moosewood banana chocolate chip muffins :)

Joni M said...

Yummy, yummy... Hey, Mara, what is the trick to making fluffy muffins? My muffins always come out heavy and rubbery...

Gina said...


Joni I'm no expert but you might be over-mixing your batter.

Julie said...

Those muffins look super!

Jenn K said...

Sounds delish! Thanks for the recipe

BethieJ said...

Mara these sound DELISH!!!
Happy HEALTHY 2010!!

melody said...

oh..yummy! i wuv muffins! can come over anytime and cook at my house!