Blueberry Vanilla Muffins

Another day of Blogger Brunch Week and I’m bringing you a healthy muffin packed with blueberries and lots of deep vanilla flavor! Vanilla extract and vanilla pudding mix are both used in this recipe for flavor, and if you feel inclined to add more blueberries than my recipe calls for, feel free!

I like these muffins because you can play around with the ingredients. It uses a healthy-base recipe of white whole wheat flour, no calorie sweetener, applesauce, baking soda and egg whites — you pick what you want the flavor focus to be on! I chose vanilla and blueberries because, well, I like those flavors AND it was what I already had in the kitchen. I didn’t have to make a Publix run for this recipe! So you be the chef here… Choose your favorite fruit strawberries, bananas, raspberries, peaches, etc. Then pick a flavor to highlight. There are so many different flavored pudding mixes and extracts that the possibilities are endless. One bit of advice: Make sure to use fresh fruit instead of frozen so there is no excess water from thawing. That could make for a very mushy muffin.
Brunch Week Day 2: Blueberry Vanilla Muffins

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Brunch Week Day 2: Blueberry Vanilla Muffins
Blueberry Vanilla Muffins
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 packet vanilla pudding mix
1 cup Splenda, Stevia or any zero-calorie sweetener
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup applesauce
1 egg
white
1 cup blueberries

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and vanilla pudding mix. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the sugar, vanilla, applesauce and egg white. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Fold in the blueberries with a spatula. Pour into a lined muffin tin and bake for about 15-18 minutes.

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Hello! I’m Shaina – a Delray Beach, Florida resident, foodie, and lifestyle blogger. I love exploring South Florida and beyond, and sharing everything from my favorite restaurants, products and more with you! See more by following along on Instagram:  @takeabiteoutofboca

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