Friday, March 2, 2012

Do you have aging fruit? No worries, make muffins.

Steel-cut blueberry muffins

Don't let your blueberries or bananas see the compost bin this weekend! Instead, try one of these healthy muffin recipes.

1. Gluten-free banana-nut muffins (recipe after the jump)
I make these muffins with Bob Mill's gluten-free biscuit and baking flour mix. They're really fluffy and sweet with little sugar added.

2. Blueberry muffins with steel-cuts  (recipe here-see notes below)
Steel-cuts are usually reserved for a weekend breakfast, due to the cooking time. Make a little extra and put them in your blueberry muffins for added satiety, and health benefits. This recipe is from NY Times, and they are sweetened with real maple syrup, so no refined sugar added! If you're used to a sweeter muffin, you can add a 1/4 cup brown sugar. I think they are much better with a teaspoon of cinnamon, and a 1/2 cup of chopped pecans.