Try This Trick For Some Healthy Blueberry Muffins
March 28, 2012 13 Comments
Snack Girl is already making her plans for Earth Day (April 22nd). I am going to celebrate with a picnic!
I will eat my kale chips, tofu, chia seeds, and these blueberry muffins OUTSIDE to celebrate the earth. And, I won't use any packaging.
Why a picnic? Well, Cascadian Farm Organic sent me a picnic basket with their oats and honey granola in it for Earth Day. I get a lot of stuff from food manufacturers who want me to feature their products.
Here is what happened to the picnic basket upon arrival to my house:
Ahem.......Alex seems to be testing it for our celebration. After we got him out of there, I took a hard look at the granola - and while there were many great things about it (clean ingredient list, whole grains, organic, etc.) - it had too much sugar per serving to pass my healthy cereal test.
Inspiration then hit! (or was it Alex's rubber ball?) and I decided to use it in muffins. I call these "Kitchen Sink" muffins because you use everything but the kitchen sink in them. I added Cascadian Farm Organic Granola: Oats and Honey, milk, egg, flour, frozen blueberries (which Cascadian Farm also produces), and cinnamon.
Here is the bowl before mixing:
It kinda looks like my kitchen sink before I clean it up :)
These are super FAST to make and I did not add sugar because I figured the granola would already take care of that. And it did! My kids ate one of these each for breakfast this morning and pronounced them GOOD. Hurray!
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Healthy Blueberry Muffins
(makes 6 muffins)
1 cup granola (such as Cascadian Farm Organic Oats and Honey)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a muffin tin with foil liners or spray with non-stick spray. Mix ingredients with fork and spoon into six muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!
One muffin is 165 calories, 6.2 g fat, 21.7 g carbohydrates, 6.5 g sugar, 5.8 g protein, 2.5 g fiber, 24 mg sodium, 4 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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