We try to be good, we try to stay away from sweet treats, but once in a while you just have to allow yourself some sweetness! It’s all about moderation, right? Yes, sugar is the root of a lot of issues in this country and these muffins might not be the healthiest blueberry muffins, but I still guarantee they’re way better for you than what you’d get from the bakery section of a standard grocery store or the enormous muffins from your local coffee shop.
No Franken-Blueberries Here
These blueberry muffins are at least made with real ingredients, not franken-blueberries which has unfortunately become a standard of processed food or even so called healthy bars these days. Check this out if you don’t believe me: Article, “Sorry, But Turns Out Your Favorite Blueberries May Be Entirely Fake.”
These are truly less sugary than many blueberry muffin recipes I’ve seen and tried. My husband and kids don’t know this, (although my husband will read this and learn the truth) but I’ve literally cut out an entire 1/2 cup of sugar from the way I originally made this recipe without compromising the taste, sweetness and texture! True story! I just made these yesterday for this post and all 4 of my boys loved every last crumb with only compliments. I add just a touch of honey to the mix in place of some additional sugar and about 1/2 cup more blueberries to the mix. I think this combo makes for a great muffin without all the extra unnecessary sugar!
Frozen Berries Rock!
I love using frozen blueberries for these because they’re much less expensive if you’re buying them organic and so easy to just pour into the batter before baking. No need to defrost them. Fresh berries are of course always great, but I have trouble finding them locally at a decent price. If you’re a Costco shopper you might find them there for a great price! That’s where I get mine usually.
Brown Sugar Crumble
These muffins are also made with a little crumble type topping. I’ve also cut down on the amount of sugar and butter I use here and still have plenty of topping as you can see in the picture above. You don’t even have to use the entire crumble mix if you don’t want to, but it does make these extra yummy so give it a try and enjoy those warm muffins.