I feel like it was just yesterday that I posted a recipe found on Andrea's blog, but it was in fact three days ago and here I go doing it again. The thing that intrigued me about this recipe is that you could use frozen fruit and you didn't even need to thaw it. I have had a bag of frozen fruit in my freezer for longer than I should admit. I am sure I had good intentions of making smoothies or something, but those never materialized and the fruit sat in my freezer ignored. This is a snap to prepare and even though you stir frozen berries into the batter, they plump up while baking. It's always nice to change up your breakfast once in a while so why not do it with these muffins? They are moist and not too sweet and there is a lovely freshness from the lemon zest. My frozen fruit was a mix of blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. I would definitely encourage you to experiment with different fruits.
Healthy Fruited Muffins
(Adapted from Canyon Ranch Cooking: Bringing the Spa Home as found on Cooking Books)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup agave nectar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2/3 cup milk (I used 1%, it is perfectly fine to use fat-free)
2 tablespoons melted butter
3/4 cup fruit, diced if needed
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Preheat the oven 350. Lightly grease a muffin tin and set aside.
Mix the flours, baking powder, and salt medium bowl.
In another bowl, whisk beaten egg with the milk and butter, agave nectar and lemon zest. Pour these wet ingredients over the dry, then add the fruit. Fold until just combined.
Fill your muffin cups 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffin comes out clean. Cool slightly in the pan before removing to a cooling rack.