Blueberry Muffins a la Bethenny

No you didn’t read that wrong, my name is Tahnya Kristina but this weekend I baked blueberry muffins with a recipe by Bethenny Frankel and I want to share.

I am not an accomplished baker, so when I am in the mood to bake I need a recipe that is sweet and simple.  I have been a huge fan of Bethenny Frankel ever since she was a Real Housewife of New York City and I have been following her along the Skinnygirl journey.

I love this recipe for Blueberry Muffins because it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, it makes the perfect portion and it only takes 30 minutes.  Do you remember last month’s cupcake disaster?  I bought a cupcake kit from the supermarket and ended up making 24 cupcakes for a household of only two people.  Needless to say I threw out approximately 18 cupcakes.

The beauty of baking recipes from scratch is the portion control.  This recipe makes 8 cupcakes, so try it out and don’t forget to tweet me your pics. I made some substitutions to the ingredients because I didn’t want to go shopping for ingredients that I would never use again.  You can save money by substituting ingredients that you already have at home.

You will need:

1 ¼ cups oat flour I used all purpose flour

¾ cup raw sugar I used brown sugar

1 ½ tsp baking powder (the small spoon)

¼ tsp salt

½ cup soy milk I used 1% milk

2 Tbsp fat free shortening, melted

¾ tsp vanilla extract

¾ cup fresh blueberries

How to bake Blueberry Muffins:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your muffin tin with pretty little muffin liners.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.  Combine the milk, melted shortening and vanilla extract in a small bowl.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix in the blueberries. (I needed to add another ½ cup of milk).

Spread your muffin mixture evenly among the 8 muffin liners and put into the oven.

Bake for 20 minutes, rotating the pan after 10 minutes. (I baked my blueberry muffins for an extra 5 minutes – maybe because of the extra milk).

And voila! Blueberry Muffins a la Bethenny.

Happy Baking!

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