Friday, May 27, 2011

Blackberry Muffins

We love blueberry muffins in our house but blueberries tend to get used up quite quickly (no matter how many pounds we pick and freeze - why is that?!?) so now we are onto wild blackberries.  They make delicious muffins (and frozen yogurt and smoothies and fruit crisp and...).
I thought I would look for a new recipe and came across this one, it sounded delicious!  I started out intending to mostly follow the recipe but that didn't last very long.   I had some plain yogurt to use up so I wanted to use that instead of the sourcream and milk and I wanted to use coconut oil instead of butter (not that I don't Love butter).  I also didn't want to use that much sugar - I like my muffins to be just sweet.  So here is what I ended up using.

2 1/2 cups flour (I used a combination of spelt and whole wheat)

1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 large eggs
1 cup plain organic yogurt
1/2 cup sugar
1 very ripe banana - mashed well (this adds sweetness and lets me add less sugar)
6 Tbsp melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups frozen blackberries


Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a standard 12 muffin pan.
Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, mash the banana until smooth then add  eggs, yogurt, sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla.  Mix.

Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix together with a few light strokes, just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Add the berries. Don't overmix. The batter won't be smooth.

Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake 17-20 minutes. This is very yummy so I suggest doubling the recipe - I did! ;-)

4 comments:

Mary said...

these look really good, must try them out.

and I must come back and browse through your recipes side bar.

I am running out of new things to cook and getting board with the same ole thing.

LaelShine said...

I miss Blackberries:(
In ALberta we have Saskatoon berries but they don't have my heart like the blackberries do.

sharon said...

Just found your blog thru Kelly Kilmer's, and I am in awe! Love your blog and everything I see, I admire you greatly for your choice of lifestyle. I hope to pick up a few pointers from you and maybe become a healthier individual! Your recipes look awesome. Very inspiring!

erin said...

These look so good! I hear you about disappearing blueberries...my husband has even taken to hiding them in the bag of frozen cranberries...to no avail...the youngest is on to it! Keeping them in the freezer in the garage, way down below the obscure brown packages has sometimes worked :)

Thankfully our bushes are doing well, and quite loaded with fruit for the first time. Between that and freezing our U-Pick surplus, I'm crossing my fingers!!

~Erin