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Coffee Cake Meets Muffin – Blueberry Coffee Cake Mini Muffins

Coffee Cake Meets Muffin……

blueberry coffee cake mini muffins3Wow, what crazy weather! We’ve been under a tornado watch since 10:30 pm last night, but after the torrential rain this morning it is currently sunny and bright. It is only 88’ f, but with the humidity it feels around 104’f. Which is nothing compared to my Arizona peeps who are struggling with 113’f! We lived there two years ago, and I can honestly say that I do not miss that! For all of my east coast, and Midwest friends, stay dry, and stay cool. Listen for those sirens!

blueberry coffee cake mini muffins5After getting stuck in Alabama 5 years ago during the biggest tornado outbreak they’d seen since 1976, and being very unprepared, I made a quick trip to Costco this morning to make sure that we were stocked up on water and some other essentials, just in case. Last time we were left without power for two weeks, and trying to go to the store to get bottled water, and other necessities was like we were in the middle of the apocalypse. People get seriously crazy when they think that their well-being is being threatened. Needless to say, we will not be running into that problem in the event of another disaster.

blueberry coffee cake mini muffins6After enjoying my “nap time coffee” (This differs greatly from rushed morning coffee. I can actually enjoy it!) I decided to bake. Hubby was out of goodies for his lunch, and I was in need of a recipe to share. 😉 With a brand new bag of blueberries in the freezer I decided I wanted to do a type of coffee cake. I don’t really like cake versions of things just because they require a plate, and fork, and portion sizes can differ greatly. I like muffins, and better yet, I love MINI MUFFINS! With all that being said, I am bringing you a recipe for Blueberry Coffee Cake Mini Muffins. They are so packed with blueberries that our 3-year-old had a very failed attempt at trying to pick them out with any muffin left. 😉

blueberry coffee cake mini muffins4These muffins are super easy, and are really reminiscent of a good coffee cake with an amazing crumbly top. I did a reduced sugar version, and swapped out some of the butter for applesauce. I did find that there is a ton of streusel topping, which I love, but can get messy if it doesn’t stick. So, it is up to you if you want to use all of it. 🙂 For being mini muffins these are rather long cooking, but they are so worth it. You can’t really use the toothpick trick to see if it comes out clean to determine if they are done, because they aren’t. I had to break muffins open 3 separate times until they were finally done. These would be a yummy addition to any breakfast, coffee break, or snack. Just throw a batch together, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

blueberry coffee cake mini muffins7What fruit do you like in your coffee cake?

Blueberry Coffee Cake Mini Muffins

By Angie Gouchenour

blueberry coffee cake mini muffins2

20 muffins

Ingredients

Muffin

1 cup wheat flour

Pinch of salt

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

3 Tablespoons Truvia zero calorie sweetener

2 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

1 egg white

1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

¼ cup milk

1 cup blueberries (If frozen thaw them)

Topping

2 Tablespoons brown sugar

¼ cup wheat flour

½ teaspoon cinnamon

2 Tablespoons butter – cold

Directions

Preheat oven to 375’ f.

In a medium bowl combine the flour (Reserve about 2 Tablespoons to mix with the blueberries so they don’t sink), salt, baking powder, and Truvia and stir

Add the applesauce, egg white, vanilla, and milk; stir until combined. THE BATTER WILL BE THICK!

Coat the blueberries with the 2 Tablespoons of reserved flour, and gently fold into the batter

Drop into lined mini muffin tins with a Tablespoon cookie scoop

In a small bowl combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter using a pastry cutter, fork, or your fingers

Sprinkle evenly across the batter

Cook muffins in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes until done

Allow to slightly cool before transferring the muffins to a cooling rack

87 calories for 2 muffins

Adapted from King Arthur Flour 

 

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11 thoughts on “Coffee Cake Meets Muffin – Blueberry Coffee Cake Mini Muffins

  1. These look so yummy.
    I loved your story about the tornado. I would love to walk into a store after the entire city has gone tornado shopping, just to see empty shelves. It must look like a store after an earthquake.

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      1. A 2 hour drive, that’s crazy. I don’t even know which way I would start to drive if I had to go for 2 hours. I am ten houses to the next city, a city block for another and 2 miles to the county line. I’m close to everything but this is California, it’s not as crazy as New York but, close..lol

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      2. We had to figure out which was the closest town with power that hadn’t been hit and that is the way we went. The disaster between us and where we drove to was horrible. The lines at the gas stations were to the street. Like I said, total life experience. 😉 Who knew we could go 2 weeks without technology!? lol

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  2. These look great – we’re having a bumper crop of berries in the PNW so timely recipe! Hope your tornado watch is over. It does pay to stockpile some provisions too. I don’t have much, but I have water! Take care!

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  3. Eeeek, I think tornadoes scare me the most! We’ve had a couple touchdown in CT over the years, but nothing too horrific. I hope you guys all stay safe through the season! Onto these freaking muffins — YUM!!! Blueberry muffins + coffee cake are my two favorites….and you have them combined?! Holy moly! I like that they’re mini too – I think everything tastes better bite sized. 🙂

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