Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
My daughter, a toddler, goes through stages with food. One week she’ll be all into strawberries; next week, she won’t touch them. She’s gone through watermelon, apple, tangerines, strawberries, blueberries and banana stages.
She was so into blueberries that she would eat a whole container in one sitting. About two months ago, I bought 3 small packs at $7.99 each; which I don’t mind. I love that she eats healthy. However, this time, she just left them in her bowl. Just like that, she stopped liking them.
I don’t like throwing out food, especially good healthy organic food, so I decided to freeze them. The problem is, we don’t eat oatmeal or smoothies. We prefer salty breakfasts over sweet ones. I considered making popsicles or a jam to use them; but again, we don’t really like jam or jelly.
About a week ago, while out with my friends for coffee; one of them ordered a jumbo blueberry muffin. She loved that blueberry muffin. Coincidentally, she is moving away soon so I decided to try to make blueberry muffins for her. I played around with a few of my own recipes and the result was amazing. She loved them!
When my daughter saw them, she asked for one. I said, “But you no longer like blueberries”. She said, “Yes I do”.
This is a very simple recipe that will impress everyone; adults and little ones.
Makes 6 big muffins
1 ½ cups organic all purpose flour
½ cup organic coconut sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
¾ cup organic almond milk
1 cup frozen organic blueberries + more for topping
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
3. With a big wooden spoon, mix in almond milk and coconut oil. Do not over-mix.
4. Gently fold in blueberries.
5. Using an ice cream scoop, fill the paper cups all the way to the top.
6. Top each with a few more blueberries and a handful of sparkling sugar.
7. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
8. Transfer to a cooling rack.
Tip: Use 2 cupcake liners per muffin. Once they cool down, remove the outer liner which may have some batter and might be a bit sticky. That leaves you with a neat, clean cupcake.