I'm trying to eat healthily nowadays. And cakes and muffins and stuff like that are actually quite unhealthy. With all the fats and sugar and empty calories, they are erm...very unhealthy.
So this recipe calls for whole wheat flour to add more fibre into my diet and also uses only 2 tbsp of canola oil to reduce the fats. Also, I use blueberries which is one of the 'super food'. The Produce Bible tell us that blueberries contain "cholesterol lowering compounds, antioxidants, Vitamin C, potassium, folate, and dietary fiber. It is even thought that their consumption can have anti-aging effects."
I've made a few changes to the recipe. I don't have unsulphured molasses so I used honey. I don't have wheat bran so I changed it to whole wheat flour. I also brushed the top of the baked muffins with some honey, giving it a honey blueberry flavour.
Honey Blueberry Whole Wheat Muffins (recipe adapted from Joyofbaking's Blueberry Bran Muffin)
Blueberry Bran Muffins:
1 cup (130 grams) all purpose flour
1/3 cup (50 grams) whole wheat flour
3/4 cup (40 grams) wheat bran (I used whole wheat flour)
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon (80 grams) light brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1/4 cup (60 ml) unsulphured molasses (I used honey)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup (240 ml) buttermilk