Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you all have a special someone (spouse, significant other, friend, family, dog, cat, hamster…) to celebrate with. I’ve never really made Valentine’s Day into a huge deal, but I love doing a few little things to let people know that I care about them.
Josh and I are actually planning on celebrating this weekend so we have more time to enjoy each other without homework looming in the background. I want to be able to prepare a nice meal and not be rushed. I’m not 100% sure what it’s going to include yet. I made salmon last year so I want to do something a little different. I do know that I’m going to attempt creme brûlée. Josh had it for the first time on our honeymoon and fell in love. We had to go back and get it a few more nights when we were in Mexico.
Anyhow, I still want to celebrate a little bit today. Starting with some tasty muffins.
Not just any muffins, but double berry white chocolate whole grain muffins. Side note: I’m super tired of typing that whole title already. Why do the muffins have to be called something so long?!?!?
Yes, muffins. The long title is very deserved. These little babies are made with whole wheat and spelt flour, tons of berries and greek yogurt. And the best part, they are just as good as their refined sugar, white flour, butter laden cousins. There is a time and a place for those things, but not for breakfast in a month that celebrates hearts.
The mashed strawberries in these turn the muffins a pretty pink color and the fresh chopped berries burst in your mouth. The yogurt and spelt flour also amp up the protein!
I think I have a new favorite muffin recipe.
So what about you? What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Any recipes I should think about for the weekend?
Double Berry White Chocolate Whole Grain Muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients (12 muffins)
- 1 c whole wheat pastry flour
- 3/4 c spelt flour
- 1 t baking powder
- 3/4 t baking soda
- 1/4 t salt
- 1/2 c pure cane sugar
- 1/8 c honey
- 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 2 1/2 t canola oil
- 1/2 c mashed strawberries
- 1/4 c nonfat plain greek yogurt
- 1/4 c chopped strawberries (about 4 large strawberries)
- 1/3 c chopped raspberries (about 6-8 raspberries)
- 1/4 c white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Mix flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl
Mix sugar, honey, mashed strawberries, egg, canola oil, vanilla and yogurt in a bowl
Add wet to dry, stirring until just combined
Stir in berries and white chocolate chips
Scoop into muffin pan that’s been sprayed with cooking spray, or lined with muffin tins (I used an ice cream scoop to do this)
Sprinkle with sanding sugar if desired
Bake 20 minutes, until top is golden brown