Classic Blueberry Muffins
Classic Blueberry Muffins are a favourite morning treat, served warm and fresh from the oven.
With Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend, you can enjoy gluten free Classic Blueberry Muffins. These muffins are not only delectable but taste good too. And they are full of healthy fibre.
We don’t mean to be opinionated about the blueberries we use in our Classic Blueberry Muffins. It’s just that we really do prefer wild blueberries!
Classic Blueberry Muffins
- 2 cups Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/2 cup butter or Earth Balance Buttery Sticks
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 eggs beaten
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 cup blueberries fresh
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Place liners in a 12-cup muffin pan.
- In a medium bowl, combine the Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend, baking powder and cardamom. Whisk.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar.
- Add eggs one at a time and beat.
- Add vanilla and almond milk. Beat for 30 seconds.
- Remove the bowl from the stand.
- Add the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon.
- Fold in the blueberries.
- Distribute the batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups.
- Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
When is blueberry season in Canada?
Blueberry season runs from July to September. According to Agriculture Canada, blueberries make up 59 per cent off all fruits grown in Canada! And Canada is the second largest producer in the world.
There are two types of blueberries. High bush blueberries are the most common. These are mainly farmed in British Columbia. Lowbush or wild blueberries are grown in abundance in Quebec, and Eastern Canada.
What are the health benefits of blueberries?
Just one cup of blueberries contains:
- 4 grams of fibre
- 24 per cent of the RDI of vitamin C
- 36 per cent of the RDI of vitamin K
- 25 per cent of the RDI of manganese
Additionally, blueberries are high in antioxidants.
What are Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks?
This is a butter substitute made with a blend of oils including palm fruit, canola, olive oil, flax, and soybean oils. It is sold in bricks like butter and can be used in the same way.
More Information About Cardamom
Cardamom has an intense sweet flavour. The plants are part of the ginger family.
Cardamom is used in both savory and sweet dishes. There are two kinds—black and green. The green version can be lightened to make it white. The green variety also known as Elettaria cardamomom, is the kind that is regularly available on grocery store shelves and is used in sweet dishes.
Try buying whole pods of cardamom and grinding them yourself. You will be rewarded with a much more fragrant spice!
Toast green cardamon pods in a dry skillet over medium high heat. Remove pods and allow to cool fully. Next, remove the seeds and grind.
Only grind small amounts. Freshly ground cardamon looses its flavour quickly.
What can I use if I don’t have cardamon?
In our Classic Blueberry Muffins recipe, you can replace cardamon with 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon and ground ginger. You can also substitute with ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, on its own.
Can I substitute the almond milk?
Yes. You can use regular milk, coconut milk, rice milk, soy milk or oat milk.