Moist and Tender Blueberry Muffins

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Did you know that blueberry muffins have been around since the 18th century? It all started in England. In 1988, the state of Minnesota declared it as their official muffin. That right there proves how popular this treat is.

While it is true that you can purchase blueberry muffins everywhere, it is still highly recommended that you make your own version at home. This is so you can alter the ingredients to increase the nutritional value. The muffin itself provides you with essential nutrients, but it’s really the blueberries that can make a difference.

Blueberries are regarded as the king of antioxidants, making them excellent protection against the effects of aging. They are also low in calories and they protect the good cholesterol in your blood from getting damaged. These tiny fruits can aid in lowering blood pressure as well as in preventing heart diseases. They support brain health and improve memory too. These are only a few of the endless benefits of eating blueberries. So to make your muffins a lot better, add more blueberries.

bowl of blueberries

Today, we are going to share with you the recipe on how to make moist and tender blueberry muffins, which you, your family, and your friends can snack on.

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Moist and Tender Blueberry Muffins


  • Author: Myles
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

Moist, tender, and super tasty blueberry muffins…You can munch on them all day long!


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Ingredients

1/2 cup blueberries

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup white sugar

1 cup milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 large egg


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 205 degrees Celcius (400 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin with either paper liners or non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine oil, milk, and egg, along with sugar, all-purpose flour, and baking powder. Add the blueberries and mix well.
  4. Spoon batter into cups.
  5. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes.

Notes

If you don’t have fresh blueberries, you are free to use the frozen ones. You can also utilize dehydrated blueberries. Adding sugar blanch would be good.

  • Method: Baking

Like what we have mentioned above, there are various tricks to make your blueberry muffins healthier. Take a look at the following:

  • Add blueberries as much as you want since this is the star of the recipe, and this is where most of the nutrients are coming from.
  • Instead of using refined all-purpose flour, go for whole-wheat pastry flour.
  • Reduce the sugar from 1/2 to 1/3 cup.
  • Replace the regular oil with olive oil. This will actually give your muffins a rich moistness.

Storage Tips

If you intend to make a huge batch, no worries, you don’t have to consume them all in just one day. You can store them in a resealable bag or an airtight container.

Can you freeze them? Yes, you can! But do not put them in the freezer directly from the oven. You have to give them enough time to cool.

muffins with fresh blueberries

Freezing muffins can extend their longevity for up to 6 months. That is if you don’t finish them in just a day or two! 🙂

If you decide to freeze your blueberry muffins, you can pull out one or two at a time and simply heat them in the microwave. You eat them with a cup of coffee 🙂

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