Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Craving something tasty, yet want to stay on the safe side? Check out this Blueberry muffin recipe that will be our new pride!

Blueberry muffin recipe - SunCakeMomWe like sweets and sweet things like us. Although our brain is primed towards sweet, not because the sweet flavors are better than any other, but because plants figured out the way of tickling the fancy of any animals that help them dispersing their seeds and animals fine tuned their senses to recognize food that provide relatively high energy.

It’s a lovely symbiosis that we as omnivores inherited too. The only problem that we’ve got too clever for our own good and figured out how to have sweeter that is good for us.

Once we got rid of the natural framework of sweetness, the fiber, our world started to change, not just on the outside but in the inside too. Our senses got numbed by the overwhelming one flavor and our addiction to it got even more uncontrollable year after year.

The sugar consumption from almost zero, in the 19th century, has grown to more than 100lb / 45kg yearly per person in the 21st. With that, obesity and all the related illnesses proliferated.

Nowadays, we got to the level that almost anything we buy in the shops are pumped up with sugar because a bit of sweetness could taste so much better. The scary thing is that since we’ve got hooked on sugar so much, anything that doesn’t have sugar, doesn’t taste as good anymore, hence we don’t buy it.

So now if a food producer doesn’t only think about making money but to give back something to society by making their products healthier, they can’t just simply take the sugar out, as it would suffice in plenty of ready-made meals e.g., pizza, hot dog, hamburger because no-one would buy them anymore.

So, to get out of this catch 22, they placed themselves in, they had to think about replacing the sugar with another sweet thing so we keep buying the same product and don’t start looking for other products that still has sugar in them or even worse, make things for ourselves again.

Making most of the stuff shops sell, is not just takes little time and effort (otherwise it wouldn’t be profitable to sell anyway) but can be made way healthier because even if we pump them up with some sort of sweetener, we don’t need to overload them with food preservatives.

Unlike normal or chocolate muffins that -for the unaware reader- can be mistaken for English muffins or vice-versa, depending on which side of the pond we’ve got used to these individually packed cuties, Blueberry muffins can’t be mistaken with anything else.

Blueberry muffins aren’t particularly special, apart from them being muffins with added pieces of blueberries to the batter and sometimes to the top.

As blueberries are low in everything nutritious (except a bit of vitamin C and antioxidants) and provide little energy for their weight, we can happily use them in mostly any recipe, not just as a flavoring and coloring agent but something that adds mass while at the same time lowers our overall calorie intake too.

Sure, a handful of berries aren’t really relevant if we pump the rest of the batter up with fat and high calorie sweetener but if we’ve gone off sugar and our taste buds got back to their old self, we can skip on a lot of additional sweeteners thus calories to feel blueberry quick bread muffin as tasty as it should be.

In fact, when we are off sugar for a while, real life food that supposed to be nature’s candy, hence sweet, like fruits, can be felt unbearably sweet sometimes. Thus, many times adding fruit to our desserts, apart from being a fun and flavorful addition, it takes up the role of sweetening agent too.

Of course, when we plan to surprise our sugary friends or relations simply adding fruits to something, and expect the compliments to roll in, will be more than just a slight miscalculation on our end. Luckily though, skipped out sugar in the muffin batter can be made up for with an unhealthy amount of confectioners’ sugar on top so even though times change, no muffin will be left behind.Blueberry muffin recipe - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 3 medium / 150g Eggs
  • 1 cup / 240ml Buttermilk
  • ½ cup / 100g Butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon / 5ml Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons / 30g Honey or sweetener of choice
  • 1 piece / 45ml Lemon’s juice
  • 1 piece / 10g Lemon’s zest
  • 2 cups / 250g Plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon / 6g Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon / 5g Baking powder
  • 1 cup / 130g Blueberries

How to make Blueberry muffin

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light yellow and fluffy.
  2. Beat in melted butter, buttermilk, salt, honey or sweetener of choice, lemon’s juice, lemon zest, vanilla extract.Eggs butter flour greek yogurt buttermilk baking powder baking s
  3. Mix in the flour. Some like to do it in batches but with an electric mixer ,we can dump all the flour we like, the machine will do the hard work of mixing everything together in no time.Eggs butter flour greek yogurt buttermilk baking powder baking s
  4. While the batter is getting ready, coat blueberries in two tablespoons of flour. This step prevents them to sink to the bottom of the baking form.Blueberry lemon loaf recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. The last crucial step is, to mix baking powder and optional baking soda to the batter. Keep this to the last minute otherwise the acid in the lemon juice and buttermilk will neutralize the baking soda and baking powder which will result in flat dense muff. Mix the batter well on highest setting of the mixer for a short period of time, about 1 minute top.Eggs butter flour greek yogurt buttermilk baking powder baking s
  6. Quickly fold the floured blueberries in but don’t move them too much once in the batter as their flour coating can get off fairly easily. Save a couple of them for the top.Blueberry lemon loaf recipe - SunCakeMom
  7. Quickly spoon the muffin forms up until about ¾ height then top it with some more blueberries.Blueberry muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  8. Place the blueberry muffins into the middle rack of a 360°F / 180°C preheated oven until the top turns golden brown which should happen when a kitchen thermometer registers  210°F / 99°C, about 40 minutes.Blueberry muffin recipe - SunCakeMom

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Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Craving something tasty, yet want to stay on the safe side? Check out this Blueberry muffin recipe that will be our new pride!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 155kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 3 medium Eggs
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • ½ cup Butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons Honey or sweetener of choice
  • 1 piece Lemon's juice
  • 1 piece Lemon's zest
  • 2 cups Plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 cup Blueberries

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, beat eggs until light yellow and fluffy.
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  • Beat in melted butter, buttermilk, salt, honey or sweetener of choice, lemon’s juice, lemon zest, vanilla extract.
    Eggs butter flour greek yogurt buttermilk baking powder baking s
  • Mix in the flour. Some like to do it in batches but with an electric mixer ,we can dump all the flour we like, the machine will do the hard work of mixing everything together in no time.
    Eggs butter flour greek yogurt buttermilk baking powder baking s
  • While the batter is getting ready, coat blueberries in two tablespoons of flour. This step prevents them to sink to the bottom of the baking form.
    Blueberry lemon loaf recipe - SunCakeMom
  • The last crucial step is, to mix baking powder and optional baking soda to the batter. Keep this to the last minute otherwise the acid in the lemon juice and buttermilk will neutralize the baking soda and baking powder which will result in flat dense muff. Mix the batter well on highest setting of the mixer for a short period of time, about 1 minute top.
    Eggs butter flour greek yogurt buttermilk baking powder baking s
  • Quickly fold the floured blueberries in but don’t move them too much once in the batter as their flour coating can get off fairly easily. Save a couple of them for the top.
    Blueberry lemon loaf recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Quickly spoon the muffin forms up until about ¾ height then top it with some more blueberries.
    Blueberry muffin recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Place the blueberry muffins into the middle rack of a 360°F / 180°C preheated oven until the top turns golden brown which should happen when a kitchen thermometer registers 210°F / 99°C, about 40 minutes.
    Blueberry muffin recipe - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 155kcal (8%) | Carbohydrates: 18g (6%) | Protein: 4g (8%) | Fat: 8g (12%) | Saturated Fat: 5g (31%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg (17%) | Sodium: 180mg (8%) | Potassium: 73mg (2%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 4g (4%) | Vitamin A: 270IU (5%) | Vitamin C: 5mg (6%) | Calcium: 47mg (5%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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