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Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

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Blueberry Muffins made with wholesome whole wheat, frozen wild blueberries, and honey.

And a spoonful of butter glaze to make the whole thing pretty.

THIS IS REAL LIFE.

We're not quite at the point yet where good blueberries are showing their little faces in the grocery stores or farmer's markets here way up in da good ol' northland of Minnesota. I mean, like, farmer's market? We just got dumped on with snow. In March.

Even though my first reaction to the Winter That Won't Stop is a nice little puddle of self-pitying crocodile tears (or a quick exit to California which is where I'm actually posting out for the next few days - hiiii ocean!), the lack of fresh fruit doesn't have to be sad. Er, well, it doesn't have to be crying sad. One of my favorite ways to make fruit in the no-fresh-fruit seasons of Minnesota life is with FROZEN fruit.

And of all the varieties of frozen fruit that a person could fold into whole wheat muffin batter and top with butter glaze, blueberries (especially those supertiny organic wild blueberries) are my absolute must-have favorite.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins on a drying rack with glaze.
Blueberries in a strainer.
Blueberries in muffin batter.
Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffin batter in a mixing bowl.

While we're eating our muffins and sipping our coffee and feeling awesome about life, I wanted to let you know about some news-that-isn't-really-news.

In some weird turn of events and a major twist of the universe, I'M ON SNAPCHAT.

I, me, Lindsay, Skillful Cook, am using and loving an app created for weird, usually sketchy teenage activity.

But I love it! It's so fun. I am totally clueless about it and I might have posted one or two videos of Bjork saying hi in an awkward voice just because IT'S SNAPCHAT and that seems like the right thing to do on Snapchat, but mostly I'm trying to be normal and share things like vacation pictures, behind the blog food stuff, and sunset videos. Is that even a thing? I'm making it a thing.

Mostly though, I'm really excited to go wildly crazy with Snapchat once we get home and become dog parents.

Yes - I just said that! It's happening! We're gonna be DOG PARENTS!

The little one that we met last week - the Beagle mix who you all so lovingly pre-accepted into the Skillful Cook community - she's coming home to be ours for real when we get back from California. I am so beyond excited, and if you follow me on Snapchat already and you don't love dogs, dog pictures, dog videos, dog everything, just... be aware that we're about to get all Dog People on you.

Connect on Snappie? <- evidence that I should most def be using this app -> my Snapchat name is skillfulcook. Just search me, add me, and see all my sweet sunset pictures and videos from the last few days! And seriously, there actually is one of Bjork doing a weird voice from last night's beach sunset. Just...ignore.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins in a muffin tin.
Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins with glaze in a muffin tin.

But the muffins. The whole world needs to be making more whole wheat blueberry muffins.

If you have fresh tiny organic wild blueberries, or fresh regular-sized juicy blueberries, or fresh fruit of just about any kind, you win. Use them and love them and more power to you.

And if you're like me, struggling while waiting for post-winter life to show up, fear not because frozen blueberries are awesome in this recipe.

And if you're like me, and you're hungry, hop right to it and go make these whole wheat blueberry muffins with THE BEST GLAZE right now. They just happen to double perfectly as a little friendly dessert that doesn't feel like dessert throughout the day. With a coffee, maybe. ♡

I'm just saaaaying.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffin with glaze on a drying rack.
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Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins in a muffin tin with glaze.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins


  • Author: Skillful Cook
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 muffins 1x

Description

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins - a classic recipe! They can use fresh or frozen blueberries and they are topped with a PERFECT simple butter glaze!


Ingredients

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For the Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup, honey, or a combination
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 7 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 cups frozen wild blueberries

For the Butter Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bow, whisk the egg yolk, egg, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and melted butter together until smooth. Add the flours, baking powder, and salt and stir until just combined.
  2. Rinse the blueberries under cold water until the water runs mostly clear. Gently stir the blueberries into the batter. Scoop into a prepared muffin tin (I usually just spray the pan vs. using paper liners, and I use an old-fashioned ice cream scooper to scoop the batter in perfectly!) and sprinkle the tops with turbinado sugar if you want. Transfer the muffin tin to the oven.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes until the tops are springy when you touch them. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  4. To make the glaze, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the milk and stir until combined. Add the powdered sugar and whisk until you've gotten rid of all the clumps. If it's too thin, add another 1/4 cup powdered sugar. The glaze should be smooth and glossy, but as soon as you remove it from the heat, it will start to harden. Drizzle the glaze over the muffins - it should set almost immediately.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: blueberry muffins, whole wheat blueberry muffins, healthy blueberry muffins

Nutrition information is for one glazed muffin out of 12 total.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins with a perfect butter glaze! These muffins are a must for a simple, classic brunch.

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103 Comments

  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    DOG PARENTS! YAY!! I remember when we got our fur baby.
    2 weeks after we got married <—poor life choice.
    I am so pumped for you! They bring so much love and joy, and it's super fun when they get all tangled up in your feet when you're trying to take photos 🙂
    And these muffins? YOU MAKE THE BEST ONES. That glaze needs to go on ALL the things! Pinned!

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      Beam me up. I can’t wait to dive into that butter glaze. Will be licking the bowl I make that in. Love those tiny organic wild blueberries too, and did you know, the lowest the bush you pick from, the healthier, more nutrient dense they are (I’m an old farm girl, spent all my teenage years working the farm and driving tractor).

      Congrats on the dog! But I’ll warn you, once the dog makes it into your bed, there’s no going back!

  2. Skillful Cook Logo

    Nothing better than being a parent to a furry baby!! We have a 1 1/2 year old golden retriever….we trained really hard his first year, and now he’s set for life! He’s literally a 70 lb lap dog 🙂 Can’t wait to see videos on snapchat! Congrats!!

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    Can’t wait to try this. I’m trying to cut back on sugar, but not quite there yet. Are these sweet enough with just the honey? Not sure if I’ll be making the glass, so should I add some sugar to the batter?

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    So excited for you! We have Callie the Beagle, and she is our heart. You will fall in love with your new puppy and it will change your life. And I can’t wait to make these Blueberry Muffins. Am looking for healthier recipes so a whole wheat muffin recipe is just what I need.

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    I love how simple this recipe is and that all the ingredients are the kind you have on hand! Can’t wait to try it!

  6. Skillful Cook Logo

    I just got onto snapchat too – I am gonna have to search you out – though I am new on there and figuring out my way…so might be a few before I get around to it!
    Nothing like muffins and coffee to help your mind start churning away! Especially when those muffins involve blueberries AND butter glaze!
    Congrats on almost – being dog parents!

  7. Skillful Cook Logo

    Yes! I have been dying for some healthy muffins. And happy national puppy day!!! Seems about right! Can’t wait to meet her!

  8. Skillful Cook Logo

    Blueberry muffins are my all time favorite. And that glaze! It almost seems like dessert 🙂 Congratulations on becoming dog parents! We totally treat our cats like our children. They have enriched our lives.

  9. Skillful Cook Logo

    I am all about seasonal produce, but I think blueberries are the one item we have to have in the house regardless of the season. Saturday morning just = fluffy blueberry pancakes in my household. These muffins look amazing! I’ll have to switch it up one weekend 🙂

  10. Skillful Cook Logo

    I am terrible at recipe conversions, but would love to try this as blueberry bread. Any thoughts on how long it would take to cook? Thanks!

  11. Skillful Cook Logo

    Can’t wait to try these muffins. I am always looking for a good, healthy muffin recipe. It seems my muffins always turn out a little bit tough. Any tips? I am also on Snapchat thanks to my two sons, I love it.

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      They say you should just barely stir the batter to help with texture! I always try to count my number of stirs to make sure I’m not going overboard. 🙂

  12. Skillful Cook Logo

    My hub is all about blueberry muffins and I have been trying to collect different recipes. I will give these a try and be back to report!
    Maria

  13. Skillful Cook Logo

    I have some blueberries to use up, so this is perfect. You just reminded me that I never downloaded snapchat to my new iPhone!

  14. Skillful Cook Logo

    Ooh, I LOVE blueberry muffins, and these healthy whole wheat ones sound delicious! Definitely pinned! I can always learn more about food photography by coming to your site and looking at your gorgeous photos!

    Haha, I had a friend explain Snapchat to me – it sounds neat.

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      I have spelt, all purpose gluten free, Flax & Whole Grain GF, Einkorn, & coconut flour – would a combo of these work? I know, probably lame to ask, but can’t get to the store for a few days (surgery) and I would have loved to make these TODAY!!!

  15. Skillful Cook Logo

    Congratulations, Lindsay. Here’s wishing you and your new baby the very best. As mom to the world’s most precious dog, I can assure you that life’s about to change for the way better! 🙂

  16. Skillful Cook Logo

    Repost, put this in the wrong place – sorry!
    I have spelt, all purpose gluten free, Flax & Whole Grain GF, Einkorn, & coconut flour – would a combo of these work? I know, probably lame to ask, but can’t get to the store for a few days (surgery) and I would have loved to make these TODAY!!!

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      Oh gosh, I have no idea. I know coconut flour is a totally different beast than all purpose, but I don’t know anything about einkorn other than that I keep hearing great things about it. Good luck!