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Blueberry muffins are delicious and very convenient. Enjoy them with a leisurely breakfast or on-the-go. What are some of your additions that you add to your blueberry muffins? Let me know in the comment section. Watch me make it here.

Healthier Blueberry Muffins

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

6 standard size muffins

Healthier Blueberry Muffins


  • 1-1.5 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk at room temperature, or substitute soy, nut or coconut milk
  • 1 egg at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp melted butter or melted coconut oil or vegan substitute
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Prepare your muffin tin, if needed. Non-stick is easier.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C.
  3. Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl & set aside.
  4. Lightly beat the milk and egg.
  5. Add it with the remainder of the ingredients, minus the blueberries.
  6. Mix or beat lightly just until the dry & wet ingredients are blended.
  7. Fold in blueberries. You can leave a few to place on top of the batter.
  8. Evenly divide the batter. Place the extra blueberries on top.
  9. Bake for about 15-17 minutes. Your oven times and temperatures may vary. Check doneness after 12-ish minutes.
  10. Let sit in baking pan for 4-ish minutes. Turn out & cool on wire rack.
  11. Serve at room temperature or warm.


These blueberry muffins freeze very well. Wrap securely and freeze for up to 3 months. You can defrost on the counter. Heat in the oven to warm, wrapped in foil. Or microwave for 15-20 seconds to warm.

You can use lime or orange zest for a different flavour or if that is all that you have on hand.

I like to keep orange and lemon zest, wrapped well, in the freezer so I have it ready to go at all times. It keeps well for about six months. Or dry the zest, storing in an airtight container. Rehydrate with a little water before adding to the recipe.

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Some ingredients that I use online:
Club House Cinnamon Ground, 125 Gram
Yupik Organic Cane Sugar, 1Kg
Frontier Natural Products Coop Bulk Nutmeg Seed Whole Organic Pouch, French/English, 32-Gram
Yupik Golden Flax Seeds, 1Kg
Yupik Mediterranean Fine Sea Salt, 1 Kilogram
Everland Unbleached White Flour, 2Kg
Only Oats Pure Whole Grain Oat Flour, 1Kg

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Feeling hot, hot, hot! The original by Arrow, not the Buster Poindexter crappy version. I know it's almost June but damn! If it's this hot now, we are going to be sweltering again this summer. Most people in the BC Lower Mainland do not have central air. It was never really hot for more than a couple weeks a year, so why add it to the home building cost. Between these cold, snowy winters & hot summers, I might as well have stayed back east.😒 So, here are some tips that have helped me beat the heat.

Ways that I stay cool.

1. Keep the shades drawn. Not seeing the sun and being able to look at the blue sky sucks but so does sweating, while wearing short-shorts and a tank top.

2. Keep the ceiling fans running. The hydro bill has only been a few dollars more for the past few years.

3. Open the windows to let the cool morning/night air in. If you have a portable fan, move that to the window to suck in the cool air, during those times.

4. When it starts to warm up, close the windows. Don't wait too long. If the room/house gets hot, it will be hard to cool it back down.

5. Use rice/bean packs. Instead of heating them, place them in the freezer. (Thanks for the tip A!) Then place them around your neck, or on your wrists. It actually works!

6. I have plenty of ice on hand, along with my freezer mug, which keeps my cold drinks nice & icy. This also helps to keep me drinking water or herbal tea throughout the day. Although I'm not a fan of drinking hot beverages when it's 90 degrees outside. Sweating all day to stay cool does not appeal to me. I detest sticky skin.

What are you doing to stay cool? Especially if you don't have central air or an air conditioner.

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