Spelt Muffins with Blueberries and Orange Zest
Feeling a little adventurous? Venture on down to the store and pick up some spelt flour. It is an excellent way to incorporate whole grains, iron and protein into your diet. Spelt flour has a nutty flavor and is slightly sweeter than wheat flour. Spelt is also good source of fiber, protein, niacin, thiamin, iron and magnesium. Combine these benefits with the antioxidant power of blueberries and the nutritional benefits of oats and you have yourself a winner!
1 1/4 cup Rolled Oats
1 cup Spelt Flour
1 T Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/3 cup Sugar
1 T fresh Orange Zest
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup Corn Oil
1 cup Blueberries, fresh or frozen
Preheat oven to 400F.
In small bowl, stir together the rolled oats, whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, beat the egg with a fork. Add in milk, sugar, orange zest and vegetable oil.
Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until barely combined, be careful not to over stir. Gently fold in blueberries, again do not over stir! The batter will be runny.
Fill a muffin pan with paper liners or use silicone muffin cups. Divide batter equally among muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full.
Remove muffins from oven and cool on a rack. Enjoy!