Blueberries are little berries that pack a big punch. Not only are they delicious, but they are also good for you.
Blueberries are nature’s candy. Whether you eat them by the handful, in a salad, or in a pie, blueberries are nature’s candy. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also good for you.
Here are seven science-backed health benefits of blueberries:
- Blueberries are an incredible source of nutrients.
- Are high in antioxidants.
- Improve cholesterol levels.
- Lower blood pressure.
- Improve insulin sensitivity.
- Boost cognitive functioning.
- Contain prebiotics.
July 12th is National Blueberry Muffin Day, which is fitting since blueberries are at their best in terms of flavor in the summer.
If you’d like to enjoy the bounty of blueberries now, this recipe for a blueberry corn muffin is a tasty way to begin your Monday morning and it only takes fifteen minutes from mixing it to putting the muffins in the oven.
This recipe is based on Martha Stewart’s Blue-Barb Corn Muffins in the May 2022 issue of Living
Blueberry Corn Muffins by Still A Chick Lit
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Makes: 12 muffins or 6 jumbo muffins
1 ¾ cups unbleached all-purpose flour (gluten-free all-purpose flour, 1 to 1 gluten-free baking blend, white rice, brown rice, millet, or sorghum flour. If the flour doesn’t contain a binder add ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum)
¼ cup fine yellow cornmeal
¾ cup granulated sugar (Swerve sweetener, Splenda granulated, monk fruit sweetener granulated, golden sugar, coconut, raw cane, or turbinado sugar, pulsed finely)
2 large eggs at room temperature (2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon Aquafaba, ½ cup silken tofu pureed with ¼ teaspoon baking soda, vegan egg replacer, or liquid vegan egg replacer= 2 eggs)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
8 ounces or 2 scant cups of fresh or frozen blueberries
¾ cup whole or 2% milk (non-dairy unsweetened almond milk, rice, soy, or light coconut milk)
1 stick unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled (unsalted vegan butter)
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350-degrees. Line a standard 12-muffin tin with baking cups. In a medium-size bowl whisk together, flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Reserve 6 tablespoons of blueberries and set them aside. Stir into the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center of the mixture; add eggs and whisk. Then whisk in the melted butter, milk, and vanilla.
Divide the batter evenly among muffin cups, about 1/3 cup ( they will be very full) Press a few pieces of the reserved fruit into the tops of each muffin., then sprinkle with sugar. Bake until tops spring back when lightly touched, about 24 to 30 minutes. Let the muffins cool for five minutes in the muffin tin. Remove the muffing and transfer it to a wire rack. Let cool completely for about 30 minutes.
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