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Whole-wheat flour and flaxseeds give these maple syrup-sweetened blueberry muffins a delicious, nutty flavor. Compared to a traditional version of the recipe, they have four times the dietary fiber and substitute healthful monounsaturated fat (canola oil) for saturated fat (butter).

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2004

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total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.

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  • Grind flaxseeds in a spice mill (such as a clean coffee grinder) or dry blender. Transfer to a large bowl. Add whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; whisk to blend. Whisk eggs and maple syrup in a medium bowl until smooth. Add buttermilk, oil, orange zest, orange juice and vanilla; whisk until blended.

  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and stir in the wet ingredients with a rubber spatula just until moistened. Fold in blueberries. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops with sugar.

  • Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and spring back when touched lightly, 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.

Tips

Tip: No buttermilk? You can use buttermilk powder prepared according to package directions. Or make “sour milk”: mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.

DIY Muffin Cups: Make your next batch of muffins or cupcakes the ultimate grab-and-go treat by lining your tin with muffin liners. No liners? No problem. Use 5-inch squares of parchment paper, coat each muffin cup with cooking spray, and push each square into the cups using a small can or bottle, pressing the paper up the sides. (It's OK if some of the paper is sticking out over the rim.) Fill each cup as directed.

Nutrition Facts

1 muffin
209 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 30.4g; dietary fiber 3.3g; sugars 12.2g; fat 8.2g; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 31.8mg; vitamin a iu 70.1IU; vitamin c 3.1mg; folate 15.3mcg; calcium 92.1mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 40.8mg; potassium 176.8mg; sodium 205.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 9g.

1 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat

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