Mother's Day 1999, my daughters gave this book to me for a Mother' Day gift. It was a real special gift to me, and over the years I have tried many of the tasty recipes. One that became a favorite for us, and continues to be one I bake often, is this "Blueberry Whole Wheat Yogurt Muffin" recipe. The comment underneath the title of the muffins says, "this is the most requested recipe, and a favorite at her office." It is not a real sweet muffin, but it tastes so good when served with just a dab of cinnamon butter. I take a stick of butter, 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon, and just a sprinkle of sugar and whip them together. Other times I serve them with a container of whipped cream cheese with honey and nuts, from our local grocery store.
I usually double this recipe because the muffins freeze nicely. I bake them at 350 degrees on the middle shelf of my ovenThe recipe is;
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup plus 1 TBS. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tea. baking soda
1/4 cup orange juice
8 oz. carton of vanilla low-fat yogurt(although I sometimes use light sour cream)
2 TBS. vegtable oil
1 tea. vanilla
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. (Do not pack flour into measuring cups! Stir it in its storage container and then scoop in it into a measuring cup, leveling it off with a flat spatula).
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredient mixture. Combine orange juice and the next four ingredients in a separate bowl: stir well. Add to dry ingredients, stirring until just moistened. Gently fold in blueberries. (I spray a ice cream scoop with vegtable spray for this next step...1 scoop per muffin), Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling almost to the top. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar evenly over each muffin. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from pans immediately. Cool on wire rack. Yields 11 to 12 muffins.
The muffin and some fresh fruit would be perfect to serve on a summer afternoon. Hope you enjoy them like we do.