Recipes: Blueberry Muffins

Update! We have a new blueberry muffin recipe

G2 found a recipe for Blueberry Muffins from a his Mickey Mouse Clubhouse book and asked me to make some for him. I heartily approved since blueberries

Health Benefits of Consuming Blueberries

  • high in antioxidants
  • preserves vision
  • breaks down belly fat and reduce risk of metabolic syndrome
  • good for bone health
  • prevents constipation
  • good brain food
  • protects the heart
  • anti-cancer
  • low glycaemic index – good for diabetics and for lowering blood sugar
  • protects against UTIs (urinary tract infections)

More health benefits of Blueberries.

So I did…

Mickey’s Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 c bread flour – this is about 112g; I altered the proportions (30g wholemeal flour; 30g cornmeal; 52g wholemeal pastry flour)
  • 3/4 c cake flour – I used organic plain flour
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt – I would reduce this amount because it was VERY salty (perhaps to about 1/4 if you use unsalted butter and omitting it completely if you have salted butter)
  • 2 tbsp milk powder
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 c shortening – I used butter
  • 1/2 c water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 c blueberries fresh or frozen – we went with fresh blueberries

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 180C. Line muffin tray with paper cup liners.
  • Sift flours, sugar, salt, milk powder and baking powder into a bowl.
  • Rub in butter.
  • Combine water and egg whites. Pour into dry ingredients.
  • Add blueberries.
  • Stir until just combined – be careful not to over mix.
  • Spoon into muffin tray.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

Mickey's Blueberry Muffins

Verdict:

It’s not a bad recipe – the texture was nice (as you can see in the picture below). It was just way too salty. Perhaps I was supposed to use unsalted butter? I think the recipe could still work if we just reduce the salt to 1/4 if you use unsalted butter, or omit it altogether if your butter is salted. This is another recipe to add to the list of recipes for “left-over egg whites”.

As for G2, well, let’s just say he wasn’t exactly falling over himself to have more after the first bite, but at least he did spit it out. I do feel that a large part of what went wrong is really the salt content. Address that problem and I think it could make for a nice wholesome blueberry muffin recipe.

Blueberry Muffins

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