Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Blueberries

Did y'all know that July is national blueberry month??

I love me some blueberries. Blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins, blueberry crumbles...yum yum yum.

In fact I love anything berry. Strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, cherry berry( I realize this is a frozen yogurt place, but still).

Thought I would share with y'all a healthy Blueberry recipe. Blueberries are super good for you too, they are full of antioxidants, only 80 calories for a cup of blueberries(fat free btw), they are packed with vitamin C, fiber, and manganese(which helps with your bones).

I know these things, I have a bachelor's degree in Nutrition ; )

Blueberry-Lemon Muffins


Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
    Preparation
    • Preheat oven to 400°.
    • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (flour through salt) in a medium bowl. Stir in blueberries; make a well in center of mixture. Combine buttermilk, butter, rind, and egg; stir well with a whisk. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moist.
    • Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon sugar. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove muffins from pans immediately; place on a wire rack.


  • Amount per serving





  • Calories: 164





  • Calories from fat: 22%




  • fat: 4g





  • Saturated fat: 2.2g





  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.1g





  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g





  • Protein: 3.5g





  • Carbohydrate: 28.8g





  • Fiber: 1.1g





  • Cholesterol: 26mg





  • Iron: 1.1mg





  • Sodium: 209mg





  • Calcium: 66mg






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    1 comment:

    Steph said...

    yum!! i just had blueberry pancakes this wknd!!! howd that date wtih the rep go?