Healthy Blueberry Muffins Recipe

    healthy blueberry muffins with sugar topping and fresh blueberries
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    Try this healthy blueberry muffins recipe next time you have some blueberries in your fridge. These muffins are packed with antioxidants from the blueberries and tons of great flavor and nutrients from the flax seeds. These muffins are also low in calories.

    The addition of flax seeds provides an interesting textural element, as well as a daily dose of omega-3, fiber, and protein. Enjoy these muffins for breakfast or for an afternoon snack with a cup of warm herbal tea.

    Summary

    Cook time: 25 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
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    Servings: muffins
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    Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray or line them with paper muffin liners.
    2. Grind flaxseeds in a dry blender and transfer to a large bowl.
    3. Add whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
    4. In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk eggs and maple syrup until mixture is smooth. Add buttermilk, oil, orange zest, orange juice and vanilla to the mixture; stir well.
    5. Make a well in the dry ingredients and fold in the wet ingredients with a rubber spatula until the mix is just moistened. Fold in blueberries. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups and sprinkle the tops with sugar.
    6. Bake until the tops are golden brown (15 to 25 minutes). Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen edges and turn muffins out onto a wire rack to cool slightly.