This time of year I love to make fresh muffins in the morning, they just seem to made for those crisp Fall days. (Okay, I lie...I love a good muffin anytime of the year!) I know I should probably watch all the carbs I love so much, but who can pass up some bready goodness with that first cup of coffee?
Another plus to whipping up a quick batch of muffins at home is that I won't be tempted to stop on the way to work to buy an over-sized, over-priced, calorie buster of a muffin at any of the popular places that otherwise call my name as I drive by. Yes, I am weak-willed when it comes to a good muffin. LOL
With the above in mind, I'm always on the lookout for easy (and semi-healthy) muffin recipes and I found this one in the Weight Watchers Meals in Minutes cookbook that's been sitting on my shelf now for more than 20 years (OMG!)
Blueberry Corn Muffins
1 Cup - less 2 tablespoons - uncooked yellow cornmeal
1 Cup - less 1 tablespoon - all purpose flour
1/4 Cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon PLUS 1 teaspoon double acting baking powder
1 Cup skim or non-fat milk
1/4 Cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 Cups fresh or frozen blueberries (no sugar added)
1 Tablespoon butter, melted
1 Tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed
Preheat oven to 400. In mixing bowl combine cornmeal, flour, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl combine milk, oil and the egg, mix until blended. Add wet ingredients to the dry. Stir until blended (do not use blender or over mix.) Fold in blueberries..
Spray muffins cups with non-stick spray. Fill each cup with equal amount of batter (about 3/4 full) and bake on center rake for 15 minutes. Remove and brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. Return to over for another 5 minutes.
Remove from over and cool on wire rack.