Blueberry Power Muffins with Almond Streusel

Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
We call these "power" muffins because they're loaded with B vitamins from whole wheat flour, calcium from milk and yogurt, antioxidants from blueberries, and heart-friendly monounsaturated fat from almonds and canola oil. You can freeze the muffins for up to a month, then thaw them at room temperature, or microwave each muffin at HIGH 15 to 20 seconds.

Yield:

15 servings (serving size: 2 muffins)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 244
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 6.1 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Monofat 2.9 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 6.1 g
Carbohydrate 42.3 g
Fiber 2.5 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 260 mg
Calcium 136 mg

Ingredients

Muffins:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups vanilla low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
Cooking spray
Streusel:
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup slivered almonds, chopped
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°.

To prepare muffins, lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, oats, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine yogurt, milk, oil, vanilla, and egg, stirring with a whisk. Add yogurt mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moist. Fold in blueberries. Spoon 2 rounded tablespoons batter into each of 30 muffin cups coated with cooking spray.

To prepare streusel, combine 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, almonds, brown sugar, and butter. Sprinkle evenly over batter. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pans. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Note:

Robin Vitetta-Miller,

July 2003