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Five Ways to Bake with Blueberries

Below is a story I created for Food Network on Wednesday March 26th. Scroll down to read the article, and check out the original on Foodnetwork.ca.

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If it’s really true that you are what you eat, then we’re fairly certain we’ll be eating nothing but blueberries from now on.

This humble little superfood is packed with nutrients and powerful antioxidants. They neutralize free radicals that not only help fight diseases, but protect skin from harm, resulting in clearer, firmer and brighter complexions. Furthermore, a new study suggests baking blueberries, as opposed to eating them raw, alters the polyphenol levels and could be even better for you. In other words, your prayers have been answered, and those baked goods you love may have some health benefits to them after all.

Because we’re totally sharing your excitement, we’ve put together a list of five amazing ways to bake with this perfect gift from nature. From healthy vegan muffins, to succulent lemon-frosted scones, we have just what you need to satisfy your taste buds… while keeping you healthy, of course.

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1. Healthy Blueberry Mini Muffins
For a breakfast or snack that’s equal parts healthy and delicious, try this recipe for blueberry mini muffins that are made from whole wheat spelt flour so they include only a little gluten, are sugar-free and vegan.

Ingredients:
– 2 cups whole wheat spelt flour
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– ⅓ teaspoon salt
– 2 cups organic blueberries
– ½ cup vegetable oil
– ½ cup soy milk
– ½ cup 100% maple syrup
– ¼ cup agave nectar

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375° F and line a mini cupcake tin with paper cups.
2. Mix wet ingredients together in large bowl, then stir in dry ingredients, followed by the blueberries.
3. Using small spoons, divide the batter among the cups so they’re almost filled to the top.
4. Bake until muffins are golden brown, for about 20 minutes.

2. Blueberry, Lemon and Brie Scones 
Treats featuring the power duo of blueberries and lemons never fail to deliver, and when you add brie to the mix? You get the perfect mix of sweet and savoury.
Click here for ingredients and directions.

3. Wild Blueberry Soynog
For a refreshing, cleansing and filling snack, consider this must-try recipe for a delicious blueberry beverage.
Click here for ingredients and directions.

4. Blueberry Bran Pancakes
Add an extra dose of flavour to your favourite breaky with this delectable recipe for blueberry pancakes.
Click here for ingredients and directions.

5. Blueberry Lattice Top Pie
Impress your guests at dessert time with this ah-mazing recipe for blueberry pie.
Click here for ingredients and directions.

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