Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Blueberry Muffins, for a snowy (or any) morning!

Not going to lie, I was pretty happy that we were getting slammed by snow today. This meant a few things.
1. Work from home
2. Multi tasking from home
3. Baking

I know I have definitely abandoned my poor blog for some time; and I feel awfully bad about it. 
So, here's my way of making it up to you.
Blueberry Muffins

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
What you need- For the muffin mix:

  • 1.5 cups of all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of kosher salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup of skim milk
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries (if you use frozen, thaw them first and dry them)

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of butter, diced  (I used land o lake "light" butter for this. My nutrition facts are based on this)
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
For the mix; in a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder. In a 1 cup measuring cup, measure out 1/3 cup of applesauce. Add the egg. And then enough milk to fill to the 1 cup line. 

Add the wet mixture into the dry mixture. DO NOT OVER MIX! Fold in the blueberries. Again, do not over mix.

For the topping, mix with a fork the butter, sugar, and cinnamon until crumbly.

Spray a muffin tin with non stick spray. 
Fill the muffin tins with muffin mix, to the top, it's okay. You can do it.
Next, sprinkle the topping on the muffins. Now, be careful. This mix will spread and crisp up. This is a crunchy, sugary topping that will melt and *warning* may cause your pan to crisp up. Don't worry, soaking for about 20 minutes after will take the crispy residue right off. Don't know what I'm talking about? You will.

Place on the middle rack for 20-25 minutes. I baked mine for 23 minutes and I should have taken them out early. Still pretty yummy, though!

Amount per Serving (makes 9 muffins)

Calories 211
Calories from Fat 29.0

Total Fat 3.22g
Saturated Fat 1.72g
Cholesterol 30.74mg
Sodium 190.66mg
Total Carbohydrate 44.78g
Dietary Fiber 1.09g
Sugars 29.86g
Protein 3.15g

Enjoy my snow angels!

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