Okay I know that, ultimately, muffins aren’t the healthiest option you can go for. But this recipe uses a little less butter and sugar than regular recipes, and – BIG BONUS – you know every single ingredient that is going in. Nothing artificial here! There are also a perfect substitute for sweets and chocolate when you have a sugar craving. My ‘healthy’ blueberry muffin recipe was inspired by this recipe I found on Pinterest, but modified slightly. You can also switch up the white flour for wholemeal.
Healthy Blueberry Muffin Recipe
Ingredients for 6 muffins
- 140g self raising flour
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 125ml milk
- 3 tablespoons butter
- fresh blueberries
- Heat oven to 200°C,
- Allow milk and egg to reach room temperature.
- Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl, and allow to cool slightly.
- Mix the flour and caster sugar in a bowl.
- Mix egg, milk and butter in another bowl with a whisk (I used a hand mixer).
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and continue to whisk.
- Arrange muffin cases on a muffin tray. Fill each case a third of the way up, then add 5 or 6 blueberries on top of the mixture, before filling a further third of the case up.
- Place in oven for 15-20 minutes (remove when golden).
And there you have it! Again, I do realise these muffins aren’t the healthiest option in the world but they do make a better snack than the usual sweets and crisps I was scoffing before the 40 Day Healthy Living Challenge and they are definitely healthier than the muffins you can buy in supermarkets/Starbucks.
If you try this recipe out let me know!