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Monday, June 3, 2013

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Whole Wheat Blueberry MuffinsK has been eating so much bread lately. The little guy just LOVES bread! He'll grab a slice of multigrain bread an just walk around the house nomming on it. The most amazing part is that he'll eat the crust first and then the soft fluffy part. Mom and I think he likes the crust more than the inside. Such a funny toddler.

Anywho, he's getting a little tired of his blueberry oatmeal. Who could blame him? He's been eating it every day at least once a day for the past 6 months or so. That being said, I have to sneak blueberries into him in another way and blueberry muffins is the way! I wanted to make a loaf, but muffins are so much more portable. :)

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins
(makes 16 muffins)

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/4 cups frozen blueberries

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Grease muffin tins or line with muffin cups. Set aside. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Set aside. 
  3. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, milk and oil. Stir in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. 
  4. Fold in the blueberries. And scoop into muffin tins. Fill any empty muffin cups 1/4 way up with water to prevent them from burning while baking.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until no crumbs stick to a toothpick when it's inserted into the middle of a couple of muffins.

This IS for a toddler, so I used less sugar and didn't make a crumbly topping for it. If you're making it for adults, I suggest increasing the sugar to 1 1/2 cups and maybe adding a crumbly topping for it. Crumbly toppings and toddlers just don't mix. The dog is always helpful in cleaning everything up off the floor but I take pride in having our pets at a healthy weight and with the way K's been feeding the dog off his highchair, we're going to have to work harder at keeping our barking vacuum cleaner nice and slim. :)