Emilie's Pastries

Blueberry Muffins: 1 cup (240 ml) plain yogurt (regular or low fat)

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/4 cup (60 ml) canola or corn oil

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour

1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated white sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups (100 grams) fresh or frozen blueberries

*Note: If using frozen blueberries, do not thaw before adding them to the batter.

Blueberry Muffins: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Position rack in center of oven. Butter or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

In a large measuring cup or bowl whisk together the yogurt, lightly beaten egg, oil, and vanilla extract. 

In another large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Remove 1 tablespoon of the dry ingredients and toss it with the blueberries. With a rubber spatula fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir only until the ingredients are combined. Gently stir in the blueberries. Do not over mix the batter or tough muffins will result. 

Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter, using two spoons or an ice cream scoop. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 - 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for about 5 minutes before removing from pan. 

Makes 12 muffins.

Read more: http://www.joyofbaking.com/muffins/BlueberryMuffins.html#ixzz1CFvMrVkH

2/25/2011 06:28:23 am

The muffins with my modifications turned out great. I didn't use any oil, instead I used 6 tbsp of golden flaxseed and added 1/2 cup applesauce to the mix since it was a bit to dry. Also instead of reg sugar I used sugar substitute and l/f milk. Otherwise it turned out great at 139 calories each.

2/25/2011 06:29:16 am

A super low-fat option that is very tasty too. I added some ground flax and some wheat germ as well for added benefit. The nutmeg gave it a little kick. I will use this recipe for other fruit muffin basis.


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