Friday, June 7, 2013

Homemade Power Muffins

Lately I've been having a strong desire and craving to make food from scratch. It just taste so much better and it's definitely healthier for you! Knowing what goes into your food that you and your family consume makes you feel good about yourself and quite accomplished as an amateur cook. I have always been a muffin lover, especially blueberry muffins and with summer approaching fast there are plenty of fresh berries to choose from. I recently found a recipe for Blueberry Power Muffins made with Greek yogurt. Yes that's right, GREEK YOGURT! After making them once according to the original recipe, I have already been thinking of different ways to modify these yummy muffins. Who doesn't love variety?! Give these muffins a try and I bet you wont want to go back to the boxed muffins you find at your local store.

 What you will need:

2 Cups all purpose flour
1 Cup of plain oats (quick or regular)
2/3 Cup of sugar
1 Teaspoon baking powder
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon of salt
12 Ounces of Greek yogurt or 1 1/2 cups ( I used Chobani vanilla flavor)
2 Large eggs
1/2 Cup of milk (you can skip the milk if desired; the mixture will just be thicker)
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter- melted and slightly cool
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Cup of fresh blueberries (I used more than 1 cup, but you can have as many or as little as you want)

Heat oven to 350 degrees
Coat muffin tin with cooking spray or liners
Combine flour, sugar, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
In a second bowl combine yogurt, eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla extract.
Fold yogurt mixture into the dry mixture and stir until completely combined.
Gently fold in blueberries.
Spoon into muffin tins
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tops are golden and springs back when lightly touched.

For my next batch of muffins, I plan on using Chobani lemon flavored Greek yogurt and adding in some honey. Not a blueberry fan. Try using raspberries or any other fresh berry to this recipe. The possibilities are endless and you cannot go wrong. For us conscious calorie counters, these muffins come in around 125 calories per muffin. Not bad for our power booster that would go along great with our morning coffee or tea.

For the original recipe please visit