Blueberry walnut muffin tops. This kid-friendly muffin recipe combines the best of both worlds: yummy muffins and wholesome ingredients.
Everyone loves muffins, but we all know the tops are the best part! Here’s a recipe that incorporates two of our favorite ingredients: blueberries and walnuts.
We’re big fans of snacking on walnuts and try to incorporate them into baked goods as often as possible.
Why? Walnuts are an excellent source of plant protein, coming in at 4 grams per ounce (about 14 walnut halves).
They’re also rich in fiber, an essential nutrient for gut health and reducing risk for chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. You’ll get 2 grams of fiber in just 2 ounces of walnuts.
Walnuts are also a rich source of omega 3 fats, offering 2.5 grams per ounce of ALA, or alpha-linolenic acid. ALA intake has been shown to have protective effects on brain and heart health.
We, of course, also love blueberries! Our kiddos love berries on their own, but we also like to mix them into recipes often.
Blueberries are one of the best sources on the planet when it comes to antioxidants and polyphenols, plant compounds that protect our bodies from disease.
To make these muffins, you’ll start by mixing together the dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Then, slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry, gently stirring to smooth any big chunks.
Let your muffin batter sit for about 10 minutes to allow it to thicken.
Once the batter has had time to fluff up a bit, mix in the blueberries and walnuts.
On a greased baking sheet, drop the batter into 8-10 mounds, spacing them a couple inches apart.
Bake at 350 F for 12-15 minutes, or until they start to become golden brown. Once cool, enjoy!
Check out the full recipe below.
Blueberry Walnut Muffin Tops
- 1 1/3 cups oat flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp oil
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup blueberries
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- Whisk together 1 1/3 cups oat flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
- In a separate bowl whisk together 1/2 cup milk of choice, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 3 tablespoons oil, 3 tablespoons maple syrup and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
- Add to the flour bowl and stir to combine. Let sit for 10 minutes to thicken.
- Stir in 1 cup blueberries and 3/4 cup chopped walnuts.
- Scoop into mounds on a greased baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes at 350F or until golden brown. Let cool slightly and enjoy!
Blueberry walnut muffin tops. We think you’ll find this kid-friendly muffin recipe to be easy, tasty, and healthy!
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