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Red, White & Blue Muffins

Yummy!

By Allison Rebenack, MK Eats! May 25, 2011

Whip of a batch of these easy, healthy red, white and blue muffins with the kids for Memorial Day.  Including whole wheat flour boosts the nutritional value and using frozen orange juice reduces the amount of refined sugar in the recipe.  

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

2/3 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup cold butter, diced

3/4 cup plain low fat yogurt

1/3 frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

2 eggs

1 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

1 cup dried cherries, chopped

1/2 cup white chocolate chips, substitute with almond slivers to reduce sugar

24 red cupcake liners

What you do:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender, back of a fork or two sharp knives. In a separate bowl, mix together the yogurt, orange juice concentrate and eggs. Add to the flour mixture and stir until JUST combined. Do not over mix. Gently fold in the berries, cherries and chips. Spoon batter into the cupcake liners and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool. 

These muffins freeze really well.