Blueberry Maple Bran Muffins
Muffins flavored with cinnamon & maple syrup strike the perfect balance between wholesome & indulgent.
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off with back edge of knife
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled-off with back edge of knife
- 1/2 cup wheat bran or wheat germ
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup canola oil (or other vegetable oil)
- 1-1/2 cups low-fat milk
- 1 cup fresh blueberries, plus all-purpose flour for coating
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease two standard 12-cup muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray (the recipe makes 14 muffins, so 7 in each pan).
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, wheat bran, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- In another bowl, beat together the eggs, maple syrup, sugar, oil and milk. Whisk the egg mixture into the flour mixture until batter is smooth (note: batter will be very wet).
- Rinse the blueberries and toss them in a small bowl with 2 teaspoons flour until they are well-coated (they need to be wet in order for the flour to stick). Using a ladle or half-cup measure, scoop the batter into the muffin cups until they are about three-quarters full. Using your hands, evenly distribute the berries into the muffins, pressing them just beneath the surface of the batter (about 5 berries per muffin). If you leave them showing, they will create holes in the muffins. Carefully fill the empty cups in each muffin tin half-way with water.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, rotating pans midway through, until golden brown and crisp around the edges. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn muffins out onto wire rack. Serve warm. Store leftover muffins in an airtight container and reheat before serving. (To reheat, wrap muffins in aluminum foil and place in 400°F degree oven for 10-15 minutes.)
- Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The muffins can be frozen in an airtight container or sealable plastic bag for up to 3 months. Thaw for 3 – 4 hours on the countertop before serving. To reheat, wrap individual muffins in aluminum foil and place in a preheated 350°F oven until warm.
- Serving size: 1 muffin
- Calories: 221
- Fat: 9g
- Saturated fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 32g
- Sugar: 17g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 4g
- Sodium: 177mg
- Cholesterol: 28mg