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BN Cuisine with Omolola: Blueberry Muffins

Omolola Akintola

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I was walking through one of the major grocery stores the other day and I happened upon some blueberries.

Blueberries.

Yes, not such a big deal, but I have come to appreciate certain things since I moved back to Nigeria. Things that I took for granted have become sought after items. Highly sought after. Every chef is on the look out for these items and they are gone the same day they are stocked. Red food coloring is one of these items. I guess everybody just loves red velvet cake.

After scouring Lagos for months when I got back, I walked into a grocery store and there it was. I grabbed all the red food coloring on that shelf. Not taking any chances.

But this is not about red food coloring. This is about blueberries.

So, back to the scene at the store, I looked at that aisle where strawberries are often piled high and I saw the beautiful dark blue berries just chilling there.

I grabbed 4 packs.

Yes. It just got real Lagos Chefs. I will totally keep emptying shelves of sought after items.

So I got home, and of course I made whole wheat blueberry muffins. It turned out so yummy and I would love to share the recipe with you. I think they are in season, so you would not have to worry about crazy people going around emptying shelves.

You’ll need:

1 cup Whole wheat flour
1 cup All purpose flour
2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 cup of Buttermilk (Milk and a teaspoon of white vinegar)
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda (Substitute with 2 taps of baking powder when unavailable)
1 whole egg or two egg whites
¼ cup Honey
¼ cupVegetable oil
Salt
Blueberries (As many as you want, but don’t over do it)

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How To

Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Bring out your Muffin pan and line it with baking sheets.

In a bowl, mix your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) and set aside.

In another bowl, whisk together eggs, vegetable oil, milk and honey.

IMG_20150903_185624Stir in dry ingredients till it is fully incorporated and lumpy.

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Fold in your blueberries gently so you don’t crush them.

Scoop your blueberry batter into your muffin pan (fill each liner to the brim).

Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle it over each muffin liner.IMG_20150818_112030

Bake for 15 minutes.IMG_20150903_193606

There you have it – healthy and delicious whole wheat blueberry muffins.

I hope you try it. It’s super easy and guilt free. As long as you don’t eat it with ice cream like I did.

My name is Omolola Akintola. I have been writing since I was 8 and cooking since I could carry the pot in my mother’s kitchen. I graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Economics and earned my Masters of Science in Marketing and my MBA from the University of Tampa. I grew up on a farmhouse filled with intellectuals so food and books have always been a part of my life. When I am not baking, cooking or writing, I am most likely sitting behind a desk in a bank where I still get to use my creativity in a different way. Twitter and Instagram handle: @lolaloveandart Blog: lolalovenart.wordpress.com

7 Comments

  1. luvnaija

    September 10, 2015 at 10:08 am

    All I see is your beautiful silky natural hair! Love it!

    • Omolola Akintola

      Omolola Akintola

      September 14, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Why thank you!

  2. drharleybee

    September 13, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Yay! Go ‘Molola..
    More grease to your elbow. #hugs

  3. younglady

    September 16, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    very straightforward,clear n precise. The pictures are very clear too!!!

  4. habibi

    September 21, 2015 at 8:03 am

    I remember making these with blueberry jam because I couldn’t get blueberries hahaha, still turned out fine sha

  5. abisinuola

    September 30, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Where did you get the blue berries?. My ninja is on leave cos i cant get my berries to make smoothies.

  6. plasterers bristol

    March 3, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Delicious, these are my favorite. soo tasty. Thanks for sharing.

    Simon

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