Blueberry Flax Seed Muffins
IntroductionLow-fat buttermilk and applesauce help lower the fat, and the whole-wheat flour and flax seed add fiber. These healthful muffins freeze well! Low-fat buttermilk and applesauce help lower the fat, and the whole-wheat flour and flax seed add fiber. These healthful muffins freeze well!
1 T flax seeds
1 c blueberries
1 c quick oats
1 c lowfat buttermilk
1 c whole wheat flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t cinnamon
1 t salt
1 whole egg
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
3/4 c brown sugar
Make a batch on them on the weekend for a quick and tasty breakfast. Serve with a piece of fruit and a glass of low-fat milk.
Blueberries are full of antioxidants and fiber. Buy organic when possible, and when they're in season, freeze them in large batches for use throughout the year. You can use frozen blueberries in this recipe, but thaw them and reserve the juice (use it in a smoothie or add to a glass of water for a treat).
NOTE: Be sure to grind the flax seed to get the full health benefits. Your body can't break down whole flax seeds, and they pass through undigested.
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Wash and dry the blueberries. In a small bowl, combine the oats and buttermilk, and let stand at room temperature for five minutes. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix with a fork to blend and set aside.
In a large bowl and using a hand mixer, beat the egg, applesauce, brown sugar at medium speed for 3 minutes. Blend in the oat-buttermilk mixture.
Stir in the flour mixture only to combine, try not to overwork the mixture. Fold in the blueberries.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and top with a sprinkle of flax seed. Bake 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Member Ratings For This Recipe
These were very good! Amazing actually. I got 14 and filled the tin plenty full. I did not unthaw the blueberries and they turned out just fine. More like a dessert than a breakfast treat. I will probably cut sugar down and maybe substitue with apple juice concentrate instead. Too much sugar mmm! - 9/10/09
I made these as mini muffins. I divided them up in pairs and put in snack bags and froze them and so now I just pull out a bag to thaw in the fridge overnight and they make great grab items! A hit with the whole family! We learned how to make these at the Spark Your Life Convention in Cincinnati. - 10/11/09