These are a great quick muffin that can be made with many things you may have in your pantry…I have included the different variations so you can try with whatever you have on hand. I call them Tuesday Night muffins because many times I have thrown them together when I realize within 30 minutes I need a snack to share at bible study. Also great for quick breakfasts, lunchboxes and brunches! They are high in soluble and insoluble fiber from the chia seeds and fruit, as well as a bit of protein and are tasty, cinnamon-y and versatile to boot.
|Tuesday Night Blueberry ¡Wonder! Muffins||
- 1 cup milk (Almond Breeze)
- 1 ripe banana (or 1/4 cup yogurt or 1/4 cup apple sauce)
- 2 tablespoons Chia Seeds (AND/OR 1 egg- chia seeds act as a binder/thickener like an egg)
- 2 1/2 cups Flour I use my own milled whole wheat (or 1 cup natural bran/oat cereal* + 1 1/2 cup flour- Really this can be any concoction; sometimes I do 1 cup rolled oats + 1 cup whole wheat flour + 1/2 cup Cereal )
- 1/4 cup Sugar (or Agave)
- 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1-2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries (Wyman’s of Maine frozen wild blueberries are very tasty and rated as the best frozen berry by Baking Illustrated’s Test Kitchen- I find them at Costco)
- Cinnamon Sugar (mix 2 parts cinnamon to 1 part sugar)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a muffin tin with oil
- Mix/Whisk together milk and smashing banana.
- Add wet mixture to dry ingredients using a spatula or wooden spoon to stir until combined. If too dry, add a bit more milk or water, you want it to be a thick, fluffy consistency like pancake batter. If you can pour it, it’s too thin (more flour needed) if you can spoon it and it sliiiiides off the spoon a bit, it’s perfect.
- If using frozen blueberries, run under cool water in a colander. Then gently fold into batter.
- Spoon into your sprayed dozen muffin tin
- Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over top of muffins, Pop tin into oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Use a cake tester or toothpick to check after 15 minutes. When it comes out clean they’re done!
- *natural cereals good for baking and eating: Heritage Path Flakes, Kashi Flakes, Mother’s, Nature’s Path, etc.