Healthy Shredded Wheat Blueberry Muffin Recipe

What to do with those pesky shreds of Shredded Wheat at the bottom of the box? I dump a new box in the Tupperware cereal container when the stash gets low, so the pile of tiny shreds at the bottom keeps getting bigger and bigger. Then, the decision: dump them out, eat a bowl full of dust, or re-purpose them? I found a great blueberry muffin recipe by Googling Shredded Wheat muffins.

I thought these muffins would make a nice mid-morning school snack so I aimed for nutritious. In fact, I jammed in as much nutrition as was available in our pantry. Instead of oil, we used extra light olive oil. In lieu of white flour, we used wheat flour and tossed in some ground flax for good measure. Bake until the tops are just set and the muffins will stay moist and delicious!

I like eating them with a dollop of raw honey. You could add a crumble topping. The latter sort of negates the healthy benefits, but it would taste out of this world. Top muffins with a standard crumble mix (as seen in the recipe above): 1 cup of oats, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of flour and a stick of butter coarsely mixed together. My 5-year-old eats them plain. In fact, she ate two for breakfast today.

Shredded Wheat Blueberry Muffins Recipe
We used muffin wrappers, because they’re cute though I would suggest omitting them because the cooked blueberries stick to the paper. We also popped fresh blueberries into the freezer. When they’re cold they’re less likely to get mushy during stirring.

Healthy Shredded Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Healthy Shredded Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour (use regular flour, if you like)
  • 1 cup crushed Shredded Wheat
  • 1 cup brown sugar (1 1/4 cup if you like muffins on the sweeter side)
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup ground flax (optional)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk
  • 1/2 cup extra light olive oil (use regular oil, if you like)
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix the flour, Shredded Wheat, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and flax together.
  3. In a separate bowl (large), mix the eggs, milk and oil.
  4. Add the mixed dry ingredients to the wet. Set aside.
  5. Mix the yogurt and cinnamon together.
  6. Fold in blueberries.
  7. Fold blueberry mixture into the batter.
  8. Spoon batter into muffin tin. For larger muffins, fill to the top.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops barely start to brown.
  10. Makes 18 large muffins or 24 regular-sized muffins.
http://lajollamom.com/healthy-shredded-wheat-blueberry-muffin-recipe/

I should mention that I have a ridiculous amount of Shredded Wheat on hand from being a Post Goodness contributor. I give the San Diego forecast – it’s a cute concept so have a look! Folks log on in cities around the world and set their intentions for the day.

*I am compensated as a Post Goodness contributor but this post has almost nothing to do with my role there, other than my excess of Shredded Wheat!

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6 Comments

  1. Lucy Ryan
    January 10, 2016 at 3:47 pm — Reply

    Lightly spray muffin paper cups with oil and the papers will come off any kind of muffin, even fat-free recipes.

  2. JB
    November 9, 2012 at 6:14 pm — Reply

    what is the measurment for the flax seed? cup, i’m thinking. this recipe is exactly what i was looking for! thanks.

    • November 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm — Reply

      Not sure what happened there but yes, it’s a cup! 1/4 cup. Thanks for letting me know!

  3. October 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm — Reply

    I used to work in a coffee shop making some blueberry and chocolate muffins every day before I quit my job and went travelling. Your post reminded me of the good time I had when living in UK. Nice photos and it looks like you had a lot of fun baking together!

    • October 8, 2012 at 6:57 am — Reply

      I lived in the UK too! London for 2 years. Thanks for the comment!

  4. September 26, 2012 at 2:02 am — Reply

    Looks yummy!! Can’t wait to try it out. This is a good read.

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