Monday, 29 November 2010

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

On Saturday, I took part in the Weekend Rewind - a lovely linky that Allison of Life in the Pink Fibro runs.

I came across an old post of Gill and Nic's at Our Park Life, which outlined some fail proof blueberry muffins.

And blueberries are in season at the moment - and I managed to score a load for $2 a punnet.

Hence I was inspired to make these muffins yesterday.

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

3 cups wholemeal self raising flour
1½ cups blueberries
3 eggs
1½ cups apple juice

Preheat the oven to 180`c and spray a 12 cup muffin tin with spray oil
In a large bowl, sift the wholemeal flour. (Can I tell you I cannot be bothered with sifting? I just ran a balloon whisk through the flour instead.)
Add the blueberries and mix into the flour
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and then add the apple juice and combine.
Add this liquid to the flour and blueberries and combine - DO NOT OVER MIX! (Nic says - "So if you look in your bowl and see a bit of flour and egg not combined do not touch it. This is perfect.")

(Can I point out there that I find this REALLY hard. I physically have to restrain myself to creaming that batter smooth? What is up with that?!)

Spoon into the muffin tin and bake for 25 mins.

What did YOU get up to this weekend?


  1. Joni LlanoraNovember 29, 2010

    Am having breakfast when I read your post, yummy muffins! I too cannot seem to follow that part of the recipe especially if I'm doing it for the first time. I often over mix or under mix. Have a great week!

  2. Rhi @ Hummingbird's SongNovember 29, 2010

    Yum.. these look amazing! Tempted to make some myself today now!

  3. Yum, these look awesome.
    Oh $2 a punnet BARGAIN
    we eat loads of blueberries here, must keep my eye on the prives at the fruit shop

  4. life in a pink fibroNovember 29, 2010

    I have trouble overmixing the muffins as well. Thanks for the link!

  5. JuststopspeakingNovember 29, 2010

    YUM - but I just can't get my head around the not mixing thing....

  6. These look amazing. Yummy!

  7. I made muffins too - same recipe! Spooky.

    They are DELISH straight out of the oven, but I have found that they dry out quickly and don't freeze well at all (lack of butter / oil probably responsible). x

  8. Nic@ourparklifeNovember 29, 2010

    These muffins look great Lucy! Well done! It really is such an easy fail proof recipe, provided you don't over mix! And you can use any ingredient that you want. Today I am going to substitute apple juice for orange juice and blueberries for left over pineapple and banana for a tropical muffin.

    Nic xo

  9. Anjanette MortonNovember 29, 2010

    Can I just say that this is the yummiest looking recipe I've seen in ages?!?! Or it may be because I have a punnet of blueberries in the fridge I'm dying to eat ;)

  10. Ali @ mummahhNovember 29, 2010

    Wow they look delish!

  11. I am so going to give these a try on Wednesday (am working tomorrow). Doo Dah is loving baking at the moment so he and I can go to town :)

  12. Gill@OurParklifeNovember 30, 2010

    oh good on you, lucy... your muffins look great - the perfect muffin top! now, if only mine would work out like yours and Nics!

    Thanks so much for the link - was so excited to see it!



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