Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins Anyone?

Could you believe these are Whole Wheat? I have a bag of whole wheat pastry flour sitting in my fridge waiting for me use them up and have frozen blueberries in the freezer that has seen a better day. What does that make? Why a Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffin. These muffins are special because you wouldn't feel so guilty after eating these. I found these recipe from the Gourmet magazine website, I'm so glad that even though the magazine seized their existence their website is still up and running. I do hope that they wouldn't put down the site anytime soon, but I've been backing up recipes like a psycho, just in case. ^_^
They look absolutely gorgeous right? Well, my sister said they are a bit dry. My parents said that they are crumbly, I have no idea how to fix the problem maybe I should use apple sauce or mashed bananas or sour cream, I'm not exactly sure, I still have to experiment on them. Any help and suggestions would be nice. Even though they didn't turn out perfect, I still love this because my brother who abhor fruits in baked goods, he still ate two of these!


For Muffins:
* 1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
* 2 tsp baking powder
* 3/4 tsp salt
* 1 tsp lemon zest
* 1 large egg
* 1/2 cup whole milk
* 5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
* 1 1/2 cup blueberries (approx. 7 ounces)
* 2 cup sugar

For Topping :* 1 tsp sugar
* 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Make the Muffin Batter:

1. Preheat oven to 375F. Butter a muffin pan.
2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl then whisk in zest and set aside.
3. In another bowl, whisk in egg, melted butter and milk. Add to the dry ingredients stirring with a rubber spatula until just combined.
4. Fold in the blueberries and divide among the muffin cups.
5. Make the Topping: Whisk together the cinnamon and sugar.
6. Sprinkle on top of the batter.
7. Bake until wooden skewer inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and unmold on a rack. Serve warm or
at room temperature.


I'm a nine to five pencil pusher who loves to play with flour and paper during my free time. Dreams of going to Europe and eat croissants and make pastries all day long!


  1. I think you did a marvelous job and what a great combination! Don't you love it when you get to use up ingredients that are slightly aging and what you baked turned out really good? Great photos too.

  2. Ps. I'd try adding 1/4 or 1/3 cup of vegetable oil, or extra milk or even water if you want to keep it low fat. Buttermilk is another option for an even softer result.

  3. denise10:59 PM

    Where do you get fresh blueberries in manila?

  4. denise I use frozen blueberries here, fresh ones are sometimes available in supermarkets but are extremely expensive