Monday, March 11, 2013

Blueberry Apple Almond Whole Grain Muffins

This month for Secret Recipe Club, I had Bizzy Bakes. Up in the upper left corner, Bizzy has a whole section donated to muffins. I always figure if someone's got a specialty, you should got with that. So I did.

These were great. They had nuts, fruit, and whole grains. I subbed out the brown rice flour because I didn't have it. I subbed part whole wheat, part all-purpose, and a bit of barley flour I had lying around. You could do all white or all wheat if you wish. These also have oatmeal. Which just made them really really well rounded. Bizzy made these with blueberries, but mentioned in the post that they had originally had apples. I thought I'd use apples and blueberries. I did not regret it. Next time I make them, I think I'll even throw in a half cup of shredded zucchini. Yes I will.

It also called for cardamom, which I love and forgot and was sad about. But if you don't love it, know that these are still good without it.

Blueberry Apple Almond Whole Grain Muffins
adapted from Bizzy Bakes
makes about 18 large muffins
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15-20 minutes
Cost: $3.50 or about $.20/muffin
milk: .10, eggs: .20, sugar: .15, oil: .10, blueberries: 1.00, apple: .50, whole wheat flour: .30, flour: .10, barley flour: .30, almonds: .75

Note: Muffins with whole wheat risk being dry. Buttermilk will help them to be a little moister, and as I said in the above comments, I'd throw in 1/2 C shredded zucchini, which would also keep these from risking dryness.

2/3 C milk or buttermilk
2 eggs
2/3 C canola oil
1 C sugar
1 c old fashioned oats
1/2 C barley flour
1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
1 C all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 scant Tbsp cardamom, optional
1 C blueberries
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1/2 C almonds, chopped

Preheat oven to 375. Prepare pans. Chop apples and almonds.

Combine milk, eggs, oil and sugar.

Combine oats, flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cardamom in another bowl.

Add dry ingredients to wet ones. Then add fruits and almonds. Mix until just combined. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a fork comes out with a few moist crumbs. If you're going to err, underbake rather than overbake. An overbaked healthy muffin is a very dry muffin.



  1. Blueberries, apple, and almonds??? I'm definitely in. We love muffins for breakfast and I'm always on the hunt for new ones. Yum!

  2. These have all kinds of good stuff in them! Great choice

  3. Hi Jeanie,
    Your Blueberry Apple Almond Whole Grain Muffins look delicious. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe and I sure enjoyed having your blog this month.
    Miz Helen

  4. Oh my, these sound incredibly moist and delicious. I love their "possibilities".

  5. I am glad you liked these. I like the changes, you made, which I could not do because hubby has celiac. I bet they are good with your choice of flour.

    1. Chaya. I just realized what your name was. It's very beautiful.

  6. there are some ingredients I have never used but sounds very healthy. look pretty too great src recipe

  7. YUM - what a great flavor combination. I am going to have to check out Bizzy's selection of muffins, too... :) What a great choice!

  8. Great pic, muffins are always a fun and changing up the fruits sounds like a great idea.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group 'A' SRC entry Loaded Potato Soup.




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