Whole Grain Blackberry Spice Muffins

  • These Whole Grain Blackberry Spice Muffins are a good way to use up fresh blackberries.

    Whole Grain Blackberry Spice Muffins

    Muffins are one of those things I’m always baking.  I love to store them in the freezer so I can take out one at a time to enjoy whenever the muffin mood strikes.

    This Whole Grain Blackberry Spice Muffins recipe calls for frozen blackberries, but you really just use fresh blackberries and put them in the freezer until solid.  If you try to chop fresh blackberries that aren’t frozen, you’ll have quite a mess on your hands and your muffins will turn out to be an odd shade of purple.  Freeze, then chop!

    Problem solved!

    Whole Grain Blackberry Spice Muffins

    If you’re looking for a whole grain kind of fruity muffin, this is one to try.  It has half whole wheat flour and half white flour.  Oats are also added in.  There is one cup of brown sugar in the recipe.  I find that yields just the right amount of sweetness for 17 muffins.  There are only 3 tablespoons butter in the recipe, so it’s lower fat.

    If you’re on the Weight Watchers program, each muffin counts as 6 Freestyle SmartPoints.  I feel like that’s worth it.  Because these are whole grain, they’re quite filling.  Grab some fresh blackberries, and bake some muffins!

    If you’re looking for more fruity muffin recipes, I have some suggestions for you.  Apple Fritter Muffins are a favorite.  Whole Grain Banana Muffins are always another good whole grain choice.  I’m pretty crazy about these Cinnamon Roll Muffins too.

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    Whole Grain Blackberry Spice Muffins

    A delicious muffin recipe to use up fresh blackberries!

    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 19 minutes
    Total Time 34 minutes
    Servings 17 muffins
    Calories 145 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup whole wheat flour
    • 1 cup all purpose flour
    • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
    • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
    • 1 cup nonfat milk
    • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
    • 1 1/2 cups frozen blackberries, chopped coarsely
    • 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F.  Line 17 muffin cups with paper liners and spray lightly with nonstick spray.

    2. In a large bowl, combine flour and next 6 ingredients (through allspice). Make a well in the center of the mixture. In a small bowl, combine milk, butter, vanilla and egg; add to flour mixture, stirring until just moist. Gently stir in blackberries.
    3. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup. Sprinkle each lightly with sugar. Bake for 16 minutes, or until center springs back when touched. Cool in pans 10 minutes on wire racks.

    Recipe Notes

    • *WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER MUFFIN:  Freestyle SmartPoints: 6, Points Plus Program: 4, Old Points Program: 3
    • *You can use fresh blackberries, but place them in the freezer until they are frozen.  Coarsely chop blackberries, then place them back into the freezer until ready to use. If they thaw too much, they will turn your muffins purple.
    Nutrition Facts
    Whole Grain Blackberry Spice Muffins
    Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
    Calories 145 Calories from Fat 18
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 2g 3%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Cholesterol 16mg 5%
    Sodium 139mg 6%
    Potassium 141mg 4%
    Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 14g
    Protein 3g 6%
    Vitamin A 3.9%
    Vitamin C 3.2%
    Calcium 6.4%
    Iron 9.2%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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  • Susie | Novel Visits wrote:

    These look delicious, Lori. I’m definitely making them this summer.

  • Natalie wrote:

    These muffins look and sound so delicious! Perfect for weekend brunch!