Super Yummy and Kind of Healthy Triple Berry Muffins

I like muffins.  I think I’ve mentioned that before, but they are just the perfect little baked good.  Plus, once you have a good base recipe you can kind of play around depending on your ingredients and how healthy you would like to make it.  My favorite blueberry muffins come from Stillwell’s Bakery here on Maui, and I’m not sure how they make them, but they probably use about a stick of butter in each muffin.  They also have a nice crunchy streusel topping.  When I saw this recipe for the ‘best ever blueberry muffins‘, probably on pinterest, I just had to try it.  However, this morning I only had frozen berries and whole wheat flour.  Plus, since they have a bit of butter I omitted the oil and used applesauce instead.  They were still super yummy.  Hence the title.

Ingredients

Streusel Topping 

  • 3 T white sugar
  • 3 T brown sugar
  • 1/3 c flour
  • 5 T melted butter

Muffins

  • 2 c frozen berries (i used the triple berry mix from costco, but i’m sure fresh berries would work fine)
  • 1 1/8 c plus 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 c wheat flour
  • 1/2 c white flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 T unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 c applesauce
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions

1. Make streusel topping.  Adjust flour/butter to get a nice crumbly topping

2. Put oven rack in middle and turn on over to 400 degrees. Spray or line muffin tin with paper liners.

3. Put one cup of the berries in a small sauce pan with water and 1 teaspoon sugar.  simmer over medium heat about 6 minutes, mash with a masher, then set aside to cool.

4. Whisk together flours, baking powder and salt in large bowl.

5. In another bowl or standing mixer, whisk remaining sugar with eggs, until thick and well combined.  Slowly mix in butter and applesauce. Add mil and vanilla, whisk together.  Using rubber spatula, fold in egg mixture and remaining berries into flour mixture until just combined.

6. Add to muffin tins.  Top each muffin with teaspoon of the cooked berry mixture.  With toothpick, make figure eights to mix the berries slightly into batter. Ass streusel topping.

7. Cook for about 20 minutes.

Healthy Yummy Berry Muffin Recipe

So healthy, you can eat two.

A Tin full of berry muffins, fresh from the oven
Just too beautiful not to photograph

Fruity All Bran Muffins

We went to Krispy Kreme yesterday.  I ordered the Dark Chocolate Kreme Filled, because I believe if you are going to indulge, you should really just go for it.  It was yummy.  But, I figured to make up for it, I would make Bran Muffins the next day.  Which are without a doubt, way healthier (because I actually know what is in them…) and, in my opinion, also yummy.

I went online to find a recipe using Kellogg’s All Bran cereal, which of course I found, but couldn’t find one with exactly what I wanted.  So as usual I just doctored up the recipe a bit, then ate them all (ok, the family helped) just to make sure it worked.  Let’s just say- I made them yesterday and there may be ONE lonely muffin left, 24 hours later.

Fruity All Bran Muffin Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Kellogg’s All Bran cereal
  • 1 1/4 c milk (used low fat)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 c vegetable oil
  • 1/8 c applesauce
  • 1/8 c greek yogurt (0%)
  • 1 c white flour
  • 1/4 c wheat flour
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 c raisins
  • 1/4 craisins (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup chopped apples
  • turbinado sugar to sprinkle on top, as desired

Directions

  1. Combine cereal and milk. let stand 1/2 hour
  2. add egg and milk, beat well
  3. add rest of ingredients (minus fruit), combine until just mixed
  4. add fruit, combine
  5. put into muffin tins sprayed with pam
  6. top with turbinado sugar
  7. bake at 400 F for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Image