Blueberry & Walnut Muffins

Blueberry & Walnut Muffins
July 1, 2017 Sophie Wishart

Healthy pregnancy snack: Blueberry muffins!

These blueberry muffins are perfect for an energy boost and packed with prenatal vitamins!

Blueberries are a healthy pregnancy superfood, packed with Vitamin C, folate, calcium and other nutrients for pregnant women – they also contain potassium which is essential for blood pressure control. Team them with walnuts in these delicious muffins and you’ll be boosting your Omega-3 too – good for you and your baby! Another of Anita Bean’s fab recipes from Food for Fitness.

Ingredients

125g (8oz) self-raising flour
50g (2oz) melted butter
50g (2oz) soft brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
200 ml (7fl oz) milk
125g (4oz) fresh (or frozen) blueberries
50g (2oz) finely chopped walnuts

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180C
  2. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper muffin cases
  3. Mix together the flour and sugar. In a separate bowl beat together the melted butter, egg, vanilla and milk. Pour into the flour mixture and mix well.
  4. Fold in the blueberries and walnuts.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases.
  6. Bake for approximately 20 minutes until firm to the touch and light brown in colour.

FittaTip

Use 4 oz of wholemeal flour and 4oz of self-raising flour for added fibre – another essential for a healthy pregnancy!

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