|Sylvia's Blueberry Bran Muffins (THE Health Muffins)|
Sometimes you meet people, and it just clicks. You think, this human being gets me and I get them. My fiancé, of course, is my shining example of said phenomenon. But I was also fortunate enough to have this experience with his mother, my future mother-in-law. Since I began seeing my fiancé, Sylvia and I have grown very close, sharing life's triumphs and not so triumphs and simply enjoying each other's company over the lackluster stuff that falls in between. Daily, I am grateful for these two lifelong relationships.
Well...three relationships, to be accurate. I fell in love with Max, I fell in love with Sylvia, and then I fell in love with her Blueberry Bran Muffins.
These muffins are something special. I first tried them a few months into Max's and my courtship, and I adored them at first bite. In the ensuing months, I was giddy as a schoolgirl each time I went to Sylvia's and she had extra muffins for me to take home. Eventually it dawned on me that I might learn to bake them myself, instead of salivating over her refrigerator with longing eyes (channeling our french bulldog).
I was honored when Sylvia agreed to share her recipe, as it was originally her mother's, and these muffins hold decades of sentimental value. I was even more honored when she trusted me enough to tweak them to fit my own preferences, and I believe I've maintained their integrity. Some of the minor changes I made include subbing non-dairy milk for traditional cow's milk, whole eggs for egg whites and adding a pinch of salt and vanilla extract. Below I've provided the original ingredients if you would like to try it as well...both are delicious!
I half-jokingly call these, "THE Health Muffins", because there is something so ultimately nourishing about them. Oat bran and blueberries are a tried-and-true match, and these muffins have just the right amount of flavor for a delicate, early-morning palate. They also provide the trifecta of Fat | Fiber | Protein I always preach to my clients, so they leave you satiated for several hours.
These days, you will always find a few Blueberry Bran Muffins on my counter or in the fridge. My fiancé and I rely on them for easy, healthy breakfasts or snacks, and we are comforted by their link to our family history. I promise these will become a staple in your home as soon as you give them a try.
Ideas and toppings | Crumble over yogurt, slice and toast with grassfed butter, cut in half and add almond or peanut butter for a mini sandwich, double up and have two for a filling breakfast