Berry Yogurt Muffins

I hate to admit it but I have too much fruit in my apartment. Normally this isn’t a problem but the amount of produce that I am harboring is almost overwhelming. So naturally during the week that I am reducing the amount of bread-products that I am consuming, I decided the best course of action is to make muffins!

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First sign of summer

These muffins aren’t your ordinary muffins. They have a slight tang from the yogurt, are relatively low in sugar and really rely on the berries for the flavor. I recommend making these as a semi-guilt-free snack or as a treat for a picnic or tea party. Add some flax or chia seeds for extra fiber and omega-3!

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My friends & colleagues will definitely benefit from this batch
  • 3 cups minus 2 tbsp unbleached white flour (I used 1/2 white & 1/2 whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 heaping cup plain yogurt
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare your muffin tins with liners or lightly grease with butter.
  2. Pour flour into a medium bowl. Create a small well in the middle and add the baking soda, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, egg, butter, vanilla extract and yogurt. Mix well.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix.
  5. Carefully fold the berries in.
  6. With a large spoon or a melon ball, scoop the batter into the muffin tins until about 3/4 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through completely. Allow the muffins to cool slightly before you dig in!

Recipe from The Pioneer Woman

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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