It is Day 16 of our 28 Day Healthy You challenge, and today’s mini challenge has to do with breakfast. And what better thing to eat for breakfast then a big, fresh blueberry muffin?
I have a blueberry fiend for a child. He eats them until he poops blue. So I have to be quick if I want to use the blueberries in anything or they are done before I know it.
These muffins were an experiment. I am working on developing recipes, and playing with ingredients to get to the right consistency and texture. It took 4 tries, but I think I got a nice, light, but still substantial muffin! I first made them into jumbo size, but then made a second batch there were regular sized for my kiddos. Both worked well. If making Jumbo cook for about 18-22 minutes, if making regular fall between 15-17 minutes
Day 16: & Blueberry Muffins
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 Tbs baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups milk
- 2 Tbs vanilla
- 2 Tbs white vinegar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 2 medium eggs
- 1.5 cups blueberries
- Cinnamon and sugar mixed together to top optional
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a medium sized bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt
- In a separate bowl whisk together milk, vanilla, vinegar, sugar, melted butter and eggs.
- Combine the two, and stir until just barely incorporated. Do not over stir or it will make your muffins chewy and tough
- Fold in fresh blueberries
- Fill 12 jumbo muffin tins to 3/4 full or 24 regular sized muffin tins
- Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixture
- Bake at 350 for 17-22 minutes (Jumbo) or 15-17 minutes (Regular)
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
These are great for breakfast on the go, and they also freeze well, which means if you do not have time to bake fresh daily, you can always make a nice big batch early in the week, and stick them in the freezer to pull one out whenever the mood strikes!
Now let’s get to the challenge.
Day 16 Mini-Challenge: Eat Your Breakfast
I am so not a breakfast lover, and so this is a really tough one for me. However, there are a million health benefits that come from eating a good breakfast.
- Skipping breakfast makes weight control more difficult.
- It can screw with blood sugar and energy levels.
- Those who skip breakfast have a tendency of eating higher calorie foods later, or eat more at other meals, which can make weigh loss or maintenance a challenge.
Breakfast fuels the body after a fast (sleep), and so giving your body the proper nutrition at breakfast time is important for good health. Have a well balanced diet with higher protein in the mornings to give your body the fuel it needs for the day.
It is even more important for kids to get breakfast than adults, and studies show those that don’t are more likely to get low grades, be absent or tardy at school and have behavioral problems. Learn more here.
Don’t skip breakfast!