This weekend was a pretty slow one for me. I somehow managed to get another sinus infection, making this my third one of the year. I’m not exactly sure what is going on with my immune system, but something is telling me I might need to have a little chit chat with my doctor soon.
A person can only stand blowing their nose so many times in a month. I’m at my limit.
Since I was under the weather, things were rather slow around the kitchen. I did play a little bit of catch up though and perfected my blueberry zucchini oatmeal muffins. I mentioned that I had tried to make these last week, but failed to spray my muffin tin with Pam. Huge mistake.
This time I made sure to spray the tins heavily, and things turned out much better.
The muffins fell out of the tins once inverted leaving absolutely no crumbs. Much, much easier than last week where I had to dig each muffin out with a spoon and then throw away the muffin pan.
Some things just aren’t meant to be cleaned. My muffin tin fell into that category.
Luckily I was able to pick up a new one for $5, so my mistake didn’t set me back too far.
I think these are my favorite healthy muffin to date. The recipe I followed is very similar to the apple zucchini muffins, but does have a few little modifications. Here we go…
Blueberry Zucchini Muffins
Yield 12 muffins
2 1/2 cup oatmeal
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup blueberries
1 zucchini, pureed
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup egg whites
1 whole egg
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl combine oatmeal, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Add in blueberries, zucchini, applesauce, egg whites, egg and vanilla. Stir until blended.
Spray a muffin tin with Pam. Fill tin with batter
Bake for about 22 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
This muffin recipe is definitely my new favorite. Probably because it is full of blueberries and oats… two of my favorite things. I don’t even notice the zucchini in it and love that they sneak in a vegetable. Let me know if you try them. Next week I think I am going to try a spin on a citrus flavored muffin. I know I know, I’m out of control!
And if you like this recipe, check out the Saucy Mama facebook page here and vote for my healthy salmon loaf and quinoa quiche! I would sure love the chance to win the grand prize… honeymoon money!