This is serious, guys.
The best blueberry muffins on this side of the universe.
These lovelies are filled with plump blueberries, chunks of fresh apple, oats, chia and a hint of cinnamon. I’d expect only the best with that combo!
Since having a baby eight weeks ago (oh how time flies!!), I’ve lived off of finger food. I prepared a month of meals before delivery. The finger foods I just made when baby E would let me.
These muffins take less than 15 minutes to prepare. That’s why I love them so!
They’re so quick to prepare that I can make them when my wee one is playing with his fishy!
The texture is perfect. Nicely baked on the outside and chewy on the inside, which chunks of sweet fruit to make your mouth water.
The bran is not overpowering like most bran muffins. In fact, most bran muffins are extremely dry. These muffins are packed with the right amount of fruit to leave the muffin moist and irresistible.
I always go back for a second.
And these muffins are a lifesaver on busy mornings. They’re my pre-breakfast. I eat two muffins with heaps of butter first thing when I get up. Usually I only have a few minutes to eat before the baby needs my attention.
What a powerful way to start my day! I get a quick breakfast and everyone’s happy!
So if you’re like me and need something quick in the morning…let these muffins do the trick! And not only are they a perfect, quick breakfast…they’re mighty delicious for a snack, dessert or high-tea delicacy!
Get to it! These lovelies are waiting for you…
- 1 cup spelt or WW flour
- 1 cup bran flakes
- ½ cup quick cooking oats
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ cup butter
- ⅓ - ½ cup maple syrup (or honey or 2 bananas)
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup blueberries (frozen is fine)
- 1 apple, cut into chunks
- Optional: 1 banana
- Preheat oven to 350 deg F (180 deg C).
- Mix flour, bran flakes, oats, chia seeds, cinnamon and ginger in a large bowl.
- In microwave or sauce pan melt butter. Mix in the maple syrup (or honey). Remove from heat. Mix into the flour mixture.
- In a small bowl mix together the baking powder, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, and yogurt. Let stand for about 1 minute. Adding the yogurt and baking powder/soda mixture last helps to have fluffier baked goods.
- Mix together the flour mixture and yogurt mixture. You don't have to over-mix, just blend together.
- Fold in the blueberries and apple chunks. You can add in a banana too if you'd like.
- Spoons the batter into a muffin pan lined with muffin liners (or greased). Sprinkle with extra oats or bran flakes.
- Bake until a butter knife inserted into the biggest muffins comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Sometimes I bake for 40 minutes. This just depends on how much batter you put into each liner.