May 3, 2011

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

A few weeks ago our kitchen had a strange smell. We couldn't figure out where  it was coming from or what it could be. I thought it might be the trash so I threw out the bag and thought that was it. Problem solved. Wrong! Our kitchen still smelled. I cleaned, washed out the sink and garbage disposal. Nope. It still smelled.

The hubbs said that it had to be coming from the fridge. We've never had a smelly fridge, but I looked through it and found nothing (or so I thought...).

The smell lingered.
It wasn't until I came home with groceries the next weekend that we'd had enough. I took everything out and wiped it down. Put everything back in.

It still smelled!

And then I realized something. There were black beans in the fridge. That I had used a week before. Could that be the cause?

Yes. It was. I didn't even think about checking them (stupid, I know), and left them in the back of the fridge when I took everything else out.


So, what does this story have to do with these muffins?


I felt like you might need a good story.

And there isn't really one for these muffins. They're just good. I recently made them for a bunch of coworkers and they were a hit. So there you go. :)

Source: Stephanie Cooks

2tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4cup milk
1/4cup canola or soybean oil
1/4cup honey
1cup all-purpose flour
1cup whole wheat flour
3teaspoons baking powder
1/2teaspoon salt
1cup  blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray, or place paper baking cup in each muffin cup. In small bowl, stir together topping ingredients; set aside.
In large bowl, beat milk, oil, honey and egg with spoon until well blended. Stir in flours, baking powder and salt just until dry ingredients are moistened (batter will be lumpy). Gently fold in blueberries.
Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (cups will be full). Sprinkle with topping.
Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and muffins are golden brown. Immediately remove from pan.


  1. This looks so perfect for breakfast!

  2. Haha! Thanks for the story! And those muffins look great. Perfect with tea in the mornings!

  3. Haha, you are too funny! Glad you found the culprit...a smelly fridge is the worst!

  4. Ha, I was praying you weren't going to say you put them in the muffins, lol:) I am making these for my hubs to bring to his work meeting next week!

  5. These look so good. I just happen to know that Costco has Strawberry's, Blueberry's and blackberries for a great price this week!
    *Perfect recipe to go with ANY type of berry.

  6. These muffins look really good! They'd be perfect for breakfast. :)

  7. Blueberry muffins are my grandson's favorite in the morning. I will definitely try these the next time I visit. Love, XOXO

  8. Glad you shared this on "Made it on Monday"!

  9. Yum! I love how they are so tall and perfectly golden!

  10. these look fantastic! I have been craving blueberries for weeks now and this just reinforced that craving !

  11. Ohhh, a tasty and healthy way to start the day. I love freshly baked blueberry muffins.

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday! I hope to see you again this week.


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