Muffin Tuesday : Pumpkin Blueberry Muffins


It has been a few weeks since I put out a muffin recipe, so even though I missed Monday (because we were still in the 12 Days of Christmas STORIES project) I thought I’d make up for it today. I had some blueberries and couldn’t decide whether to  make Citrus Blueberry or Pumpkin Blueberry with my new muffin cups. We were having a friend over for dinner so I decided to make a batch of both and have a taste test. Here’s the Pumpkin Blueberry recipe…

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Pumpkin Blueberry Muffins

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups of White Whole Wheat Flour

1/2 teaspoon of Sea Salt

1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda

2 teaspoons ground Cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground Nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground Ginger

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1/2 cup Agave Nectar

2 Large Eggs

1 cup Pumpkin Puree (I used can today)

1/2 cup fresh Blueberries

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Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prep 6 extra-large muffin cups with baking spray (probably would make 12 small regular muffins.

2. In a large bowl combine the Flour, Salt, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Ginger.

3. In a second bowl combine the Agave Nectar, Eggs and Pumpkin Puree.

4. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry.

5. Fold in the Blueberries.

6. Divide the batter evenly into the baking cups.

7. Bake for 15 minutes until the muffins pass the toothpick test.

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I wont keep you in suspense… The Pumpkin Blueberry muffins won hands down. Although at first the combination seems a bit odd it really worked. Plus the batter rose nicely and gave the muffins a lovely texture.  I liked that I could make them with out butter (I could have used grape seed oil instead of the olive oil, but the OO was cheaper and didn’t affect the taste.) I also liked that I was able to use Agave Nectar instead of sugar.

I’ll post the recipe for the Citrus Blueberry tomorrow when I’m more awake. I might even remember to take the “glory shot” (you know the one with the muffin on a pretty plate).

Cheers, Rita

Thanks to Mikey for helping to taste test, for Bill who gave me the awesome new muffin cup and to Maggie and Andrew who green-lighted the Pumpkin/Blueberry and Citrus Blueberry combinations.

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About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer and graphic designer in Northern Baltimore County. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (travel and local interest stories.) Most recently my non fiction writing has been featured in Mason-Dixon ARRIVE Magazine. As a graphic designer I focus on cover designs and have done a number of designs for books and magazines. Recently I've entered the e-book cover field. I also enjoy working with community organizations and churches to bring their communications to a higher standard. As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one on one lessons to middle and high school students in graphic design and music. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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