Maple Blueberry Muffins {GF, DF}

Wholesome ingredients, all in one fluffy scrumptious muffin.

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This week I was sooooo excited to post a cashew cookie recipe. And well, you guessed it. That didn’t happen. They didn’t turn out the way I expected on the first go, however I’m working behind the scenes to master them.  I’ll definitely be sharing the recipe with you in the very near future. Apparently, it wasn’t a first time victory.

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Nonetheless, I got these glorious muffins to share, that are a nice spin on your classic blueberry muffin recipe. All thanks to the fancy  addition of maple syrup. Which makes these such a wonderful pairing at brunch, or on your tea/coffee/ water break.

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As a little side update, it’s been 16 days since I started the coffee detox and I’ve only had 4 cups of coffee in total. Not to shabby. The first one was on day 10. AND I still don’t feel the need to have it daily. When I do, I’m good with just one cup…not three (gasp!). Feeling less sluggish, more refreshed, and having stable energy levels have been a positive and HIGHLY motivating outcome for me to continue to limit my consumption…..BIG TIME. Seriously, you should give it a try. If you never do it, you’ll never know. Right?

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Okay, back to these yummy maple blueberry muffins. The recipe is super easy and you got a lot of good stuff in these little gems.

Blueberries are one of my most adored fruit. They’re rockstars when it comes to serving up a hefty dose of antioxidants. Which of course dose wonders for your health. A few areas to highlight is your skin(more glow), protects your ticker(yeah to heart health!) and wards off nasty inflammation(the bugger that’s a big factor in most health conditions).

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Maple Syrup is a wicked healthy sweetener for several reasons and a great alternative to use instead of sugar, especially when it comes to baking. Just like the blueberries,  it’s a goldmine when it comes to antioxidants. It also contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals like: zinc, manganese, potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin b3 and vitamin b6.  See what I mean how awesome it is!?

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These maple blueberry muffins are soft, fluffy, light, perfectly  sweet, and oh so nutritious. Plus they’re gluten and dairy-free, and you have the option to do them vegan style. All the notes are provided in the recipe tag below 😉

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Maple Blueberry Muffins {GF, DF}

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 25m
  • Total Time: 35m
  • Yield: 8-10 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 and 1/4 cup blueberries(fresh or frozen)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the liquid ingredients: coconut oil, maple syrup, egg, vanilla extract, almond milk, and banana.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients: oats, oat flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Carefully fold in the blueberries.
  5. Line the muffin tin, with muffin liners, and then scoop the batter into the liners.
  6. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes(deepening on oven), until the tops are firm. Test with a toothpick and if done should come out clean.
  7. Let the muffins cool for 5-10 minutes.

Notes

  1. Oat flour: You can simply grind up one cup of oats to make one cup oat flour.
  2. Vegan option: Use one chia egg to replace egg in the recipe.
  3. Can't do almond milk? Use any other non-dairy unsweetened milk alternative instead. Example: soy, coconut, cashew, rice, or hemp.
  4. Make sure not to over mix the batter or it will make the muffins firm and not fluffy.
  5. Storage: Store muffins in an air tight container for 1 week. You can also store in the fridge but they tend to go mushy and soft.
  6. If you use frozen blueberries they tend to bleed more in the mixture. Other then that it's totally fine to use.

 

Enjoy these maple blueberry muffins for a yummy snack or have them take part in your next brunch lineup. The peeps will be raving!

If you give these a go, please let me know. Rate it, post a comment, and tag a picture of your creation with #drrenata on Instagram I’d love to see your stuff!

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See you next Wednesday!

With Love,

Dr. Renata xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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