I’ve been on a quest lately to find my “ultimate” version of every classic recipe. There aren’t many things more classic than a warm, fresh, blueberry muffin, and I’m always looking for one that satisfies my craving for something sweet while meeting my expectations for delivering some worthwhile nutrients.
In other words, if I were going to just waste a bunch of calories with no nutritional value, I would choose a cupcake. I have higher expectations for muffins. Muffins need to deliver.
Today, I found a recipe for muffins that do exactly that – they delivered on their promise of being nutritionally better than cupcakes. They’ve got blueberries! (Obviously, but still… ) They’ve got oatmeal! (Fiber! Complex carbohydrates!) They’ve got wheat germ! (Omega 3 fatty acids!) Score. Most importantly, they pass the taste test. I would actually like to eat the whole dozen in one sitting, and I feel confident that I could get that done if I were brave enough to try.
In the process, perhaps the best outcome of all was that my search led me to a new food blog which I adore. The Foodie Physician is my new hero! I promptly subscribed to her email updates, and I can’t wait to see what else she posts. These are my attempt to recreate her recipe.
You can find her original post including the recipe here. While you’re at it, browse the site – I was super impressed. I now have a longer list of things I must try.