Ok. The new refrigerator (french doors!) has been selected, but will not be delivered for a week. We were able to borrow a mini fridge to keep essentials, but space is limited. In my frantic rush to use up a bunch of perishables over the weekend, I came up with a really yummy and very healthy muffin recipe. I wanted something that would use up a bunch of yogurt and a bag of frozen berries that were thawed by the time we cleared out the freezer.
Apple Berry Muffins
1 c vanilla nonfat yogurt
3 T honey
1 t vanilla
1 1/4 c whole wheat flour
1/3 c wheat germ
1 1/2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
3 small apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
1 c frozen berries (I had a 3 berry mix)
-mix yogurt, eggs, honey and vanilla together in a large bowl
-add dry ingredients and stir until well combined
-fold in apples
-toss berries in enough whole wheat flour (about 3 T) to coat, then fold into batter
*coating berries in flour prevents them from sinking to the bottom!
-spoon batter into greased 12 cup muffin tins (or use muffin liners)
-bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes
As you may have noticed, these muffins contain no sugar-just honey. They certainly do not deliver that sugary muffin experience that you might be used to, but you can't help but just feel good when you eat these muffins. They are packed with good for you stuff, and are moist and flavorful. Add one to your breakfast plate, or grab one any time of the day for a healthy and filling snack. I'm already dreaming up other combinations to try-banana with maple syrup instead of honey, and maybe fresh peach muffins this summer.