Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lemon Blueberry Greek Yogurt Muffins

My interest in blogging started about three years ago, with a google search for "greek yogurt muffins." I came across a blog, MegaNerdRuns, which is unfortunately no longer running. I made Megan's recipe for greek yogurt muffins, loved it, and checked back on her blog every few days for updates and more recipes.
 I then started checking out blogs of her friends, which she mentioned in her posts. After a few months, I had a routine habit of reading posts from several different bloggers, all posting healthy recipes and lifestyle tips. It was amazing to see that there were so many people who loved creating healthy recipes as much as I do, and I was able to access all their recipes, experiences, tips, and photos by visiting their blogs.
Within about a year, I was hooked into the blogworld and tried creating my own blog. It took a few months to get going, but when I finally decided to dedicate most of my cooking time to creating new recipes, I fell in love. I was finally one of the girls who (hopefully) someone would come across through a recipe search and end up following for months!
I know I don't have a ton of followers, and I'm pretty sure my blog doesn't even come up on google if you search "Healthy Teen Foodie," but I really love blogging. It's such a fantastic creative outlet and has brought me a million times farther along in my love of cooking, nutrition, and creativity. Thank you toth everyone who follows my blog, I really do think of you all with every recipe I create (don't worry Mrs. Chism, I'll get back to gluten-free baking soon enough!) and I love fulfilling special requests. So PLEASE if there is anything you want to see on the blog, leave a comment and I'll be overjoyed to work at it.

Now that I'm done with my speech, I'll get back to the muffins...

They're super yummy, but also pretty healthy! Plus they're loaded with greek yogurt, which has tons of protein, whole grains, delicious lemon flavor, and sweet, juicy blueberries. Perfection, if you ask me.

Lemon Blueberry Greek Yogurt Muffins
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups plain nonfat greek yogurt
6 tablespoons milk (skim or almondmilk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon juice
zest of one lemon
1 egg white
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 cup (or more) fresh blueberries

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin cups.
2. Combine the dry ingredients (flour through salt) in a large bowl.
3. Combine the wet ingredients (yogurt through oil) in a medium bowl.
4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then fold in the blueberries.
5. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups, then bake for 20 minutes.

Again, I'm sorry about the state of the recipe page. I'll have it updated as soon as possible, but it'll take me a while to enter over 100 recipes into the new database. Please check back often!

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