Blueberry Peach Muffins

by jerseygirl on September 8, 2008 · 36 comments

Is anyone getting sick of all these healthy recipes? I hope not because here is another one. I promise you will not miss the globs of butter in this one. It is filled with wholesome ingredients such as low fat yogurt, whole wheat flour, flax seed and fruit. Now that gives you the okay to eat six of these for breakfast. Right?

That is my problem. I will eat six muffins but expect to stay thin because they were healthy muffins. I think that only works with celery. Somewhere along the line someone told me that if you keep eating celery, you will lose weight. Lots and lots of celery. The more the better. Don’t put any peanut butter or cream cheese on it. Why? Because it burns more calories to chew and digest than there is in the vegetable. Does anyone know if this is true? Hey Adam, can you help us? Adam has a great blog, Baking with Dynamite and is a fitness and nutrition guru.

Getting back to the muffins, they taste so good, you won’t even know they are nutritious. I love having some for a quick breakfast. When I made these, they didn’t bake up very high. I was a little concerned until I took the first bite. They are moist dense muffins that remind me of a comforting quick bread. They also store well in the freezer.

Blueberry Peach Muffins

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup chopped, peeled and pureed peaches
6 ounces low fat blueberry yogurt (nonfat is also OK)
2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1 cup blueberries
cooking spray
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sugar, oil, egg, peaches and yogurt in a medium size bowl. Beat until well blended. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and flax seed in another medium bowl. Stir well with a whisk. Add dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir lightly just until moist. Gently add the blueberries to the batter. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes or until muffin springs back when touched in the center. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Remove from pan and bring to room temperature before serving.
Jan September 9, 2008 at 12:25 am

They look and sound mmmm mmmm good.

Emiline September 9, 2008 at 2:39 am

They look good to me!

I don’t know about the celery thing. I do remember that Tracy Gold movie where she had anorexia, and all she ate was lettuce.

Clumbsy Cookie September 9, 2008 at 5:27 am

I’m the same way Lisa, do healthy stuff and then eat and eat because they’re healthy, lol! Sad…
The muffins sound very good, so peachy! I would love them for sure!
About the celery, I have a book that explains it. It’s called the negativ calories theory, some things like celary, lettuce etc have so few calories that your body actually spends more calories digesting them than the ones they have. I don’t know if it’s true, but I’m pretty sure that if I only ate lettuce and celery I would be thin, lol!

Debbie September 9, 2008 at 7:02 am

These look delicious. I like the idea of adding peaches.

Michele September 9, 2008 at 8:09 am

thank goodness there is only a 1/4 cup of flax in there. If they had more flax and you ate six of them, you would still stay thin!! 🙂 These muffins look lovely. I will have to figure out a substitution for the peaches if I make them. Phil hates cooked peaches. Do you think that plums would work in your recipe?

Prudy September 9, 2008 at 9:34 am

I love the addition of blueberry yogurt. Bring on more healthy recipes. I need some more!

Lucy September 9, 2008 at 9:36 am

Lisa, those look sinful! Heeeheee
Love the combo of peaches & blueberries.

Adam September 9, 2008 at 9:47 am

Nice muffins, Lisa. I looked at the ingredients and they are very healthy, but more importantly, they look delicious to the max 🙂

Cookie pretty much hit the nail on the head. Ever notice how “ropey” and stringy celery is? That’s all fiber. Because it’s mostly fiber and water, it doesn’t really have any carbs to count as calories. Fiber isn’t digested, and water is water.

So yup you guys are right. The same goes for just about any green vegetable. You won’t gain weight on veggies… besides like potatoes.

Candy September 9, 2008 at 9:59 am

Yum! I love muffins, too. The veggies from yesterday look wonderful.

kat September 9, 2008 at 11:23 am

Peach & Blueberry, yum!

Amy September 9, 2008 at 12:13 pm

These look SO good and two of my favorite things…blueberries and peaches!!

Robin Sue September 9, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Yup I can have ten cuz it is healthy! If I chew each bite 100 times, even better. I am with you on this one, I will over eat healthy things because they are healthy. But a calorie is a calorie. Bummer!

Deborah September 9, 2008 at 12:43 pm

I can always use a new healthy recipe! And the combo of blueberry and peach is delicious!

Allie September 9, 2008 at 2:26 pm

You’re making me miss Seattle already with all the blueberries and peaches they have to pick. 🙁 These sound really yummy and I don’t mind the healthy recipes, need to loose the vacation weight!

Maria September 9, 2008 at 3:22 pm

Lisa, I love your healthy recipes. Keep them coming. I need to post healthy ones more often. we really do eat healthy on a daily basis, I just usually post the not good for you recipes…oops!

Jenny September 9, 2008 at 4:14 pm

Ahhh, this is just what I need! I need some more healthy recipes, because they are slim around here. Love the sounds of these!

Bridgett September 9, 2008 at 4:39 pm

With the addition of the peach, I could easily fall in love with these. They look delicious.

Julie September 9, 2008 at 10:28 pm

Those look great….never thought of blueberries and peaches together, but definitely worth a try!
Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

Mandy September 9, 2008 at 11:40 pm

I love healthy recipes! As for celery, one of my doctor friends told me that celery is one of the “negative calories” food because it helps to break down calories. Not sure how true it is though.

That Girl September 9, 2008 at 11:55 pm

They’re the perfect color!

Amber September 10, 2008 at 12:25 am

How sweet of you!!! It killed me to pick just one. What a lovely gracious woman you are.

Maria September 10, 2008 at 5:34 am

Lisa these look delish and healthy is good!

Maria
x

Veronica September 10, 2008 at 7:09 am

I love blueberries and peaches together. So celery all day is a secret to being thin…hmmm…celery or warm from the oven muffins??

Kirsten September 10, 2008 at 8:59 am

Those muffins sound great, but I want to try those veggies right now! Yum!

~Priscilla~ September 10, 2008 at 9:22 am

yummy, these look delicious espically with peaches in them.

Dee September 10, 2008 at 9:34 am

I love the flax seed in the muffins. I think if I up the fibre in my diet it makes up for all my other bad habits. Ha!

Celery is a diuretic too, isn’t it?

1215656559s20768 September 10, 2008 at 10:01 am

I’m not getting tired of healthy recipes. When I’m not making Monster Cookies I’m making very healthy food (wink).

Jeena September 10, 2008 at 10:04 am

Lisa those bluberry muffins are so scrummy! I love the picture of them all on the plate. 🙂

Anne September 10, 2008 at 10:14 am

Those look like wonderful muffins! I think the celery thing is true (I learned it in an anatomy and physiology class.)

Pam September 10, 2008 at 12:41 pm

These look so good Lisa. I love that it’s a healthy recipe. I haven’t made muffins in awhile…I think it’s time.

The Blonde Duck September 11, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Those look delicious! Healthy muffins are the best thing ever!

SkyLaur September 11, 2008 at 1:55 pm

I just found your blog and I love all your recipes – Ahh, these look great!

I just wish I had gotten this recipe before the NJ blueberry season ended

Dawn September 11, 2008 at 5:56 pm

Lisa you’re being so good lately…don’t come to my blog, I’ve been so baddddd.

Leslie September 12, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Ok I am going on a celery diet!

Psychgrad September 12, 2008 at 11:10 pm

I like this. I have a basket of peaches in my fridge to use up. Although I wonder if I left the peaches in larger chunks if it would throw off the balance of the recipe. I seem to have a knack with screwing up recipes.

Sweet Freak September 25, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Add another fan to the blueberry/peach combo!

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