Not to geek out too hard on muffins, but… after reviewing what I wanted to post this week, it just turned out that I have a lot of muffin pictures on hand. My scientific analysis of this situation tells me that I make a lot of muffins. In fact, perhaps my diet is predominantly comprised of muffins. Or maybe it’s a fluke. And I need to learn better science.
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.