9.01.2010

Blackberry Muesli Muffins...and another giveaway

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I've been itching to whip up a batch of warm and hearty muffins for a while now. With school starting up again in a few days, I figured this would be the perfect time to add some new favorites to our list. As some of you know, I've been playing around with natural sugar alternatives lately. This muffin recipe calls for Xagave premium blend agave nectar in place of sugar.

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Recently, I received a sample of Xagave along with a fabulous cookbook containing delicious recipes including Breakfast, Fruit Jams, Breads, Salads, Quick and Easy Gourmet meals, Sauces, Healthy Desserts, Beverages...and much more. There is also information on the health benefits of agave, sugar exchange table, types of agave...

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I found a muffin recipe inside that called for rolled oats and blueberries. I had blackberries and muesli on hand so I tweaked things a bit. The end result is quite fabulous. These have a hearty wholesome texture and just the right amount of sweetness. The best part is that my kids are loving them as well so they are definitely going on our busy morning muffin list.

Blackberry Muesli Muffins
by theUngourmet -inspired by a recipe from the Xagave cookbook

Wet ingredients
1 cup Xagave
3 eggs
1 cup plain low fat yogurt
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tsp vanilla extract

Dry ingredients
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3 cups of muesli
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup fresh blackberries

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 18 muffins cups.

Whisk together the wet ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until combined. Gently fold in the blackberries. Fill each muffin tin to the top and bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

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I asked the fine people at Xagave if I could give one of my readers a package like the one I received and they said Sure Thing. Hurray!!

Unfortunately, they are only able to deliver to the US at this time.

Leave me a comment that you would like to get in on this giveaway and I'll throw your name into the hat. I don't usually do this but...If you feel like following me on Facebook, I'll give ya an extra entry.

Let's see... How about we leave this giveaway open until next Thursday, September 9th. Good Luck! ;)

Happy Thursday one and all!



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54 comments:

Catherine said...

These muffins look wonderful! Beautiful pictures too!
Have a lovely day,
Cheers~

Tamara Marnell said...

I'm interested in the Xagave...I've been meaning to try one of these new-fangled natural sweeteners.

Nive said...

This is a great giveaway.thanks...I wanted to try agave nectar for a long time...

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Nive said...

I follow on FB...

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Joanne said...

Awesome giveaway! I adore agave.

Oh those muffins sound delicious. Just what I would want to wake up to!

Kristin said...

Mmmmmmm. J'adore blackberries!

Jenn said...

Agave is the nectar of the Gods!!! I'm a follower on FB.

Emily said...

Do I get extra points for already being a follower on Facebook? I'm Emily Zager, I like your statuses a lot. ;) Regardless of extra pointage, I am so in, I'd love to try to win! And those muffins look amazing, the blackberries look so delicious!

Lynn said...

I would love to be in on the giveaway. Thanks for the chance :) Your muffins look amazing! We have had a banner year for blackberries and I've been freezing away. I did make some muffins earlier in the summer, and also some peach-blackberry jam. The latest berry creation was syrup. Yum. Love those blackberries! Thanks for posting these inspiring pictures.

Susan said...

Beautiful muffins! I use the agave syrup and love it!! Have not baked much with it, but will have to try that. Enter me and I also follow you on FB. Thanks.

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love agave nectar- those muffins look yummy!

girlichef said...

mmmm...these muffins look great! I love the blackberry on the top...and muesli has always been a fave =) I'd love to be entered into your giveaway!

Ashley said...

How fun! The muffins look good. a must try for me

Evan @swEEts said...

Such yummy and healthy looking muffins! I'm going to have to give these a try :)

teresa said...

love the muffins, and they're so pretty! great giveaway!

teresa said...

love the muffins, and they're so pretty! great giveaway!

Jo said...

These look amazing! Love the plump berry on top ~ so clever.

I'm heard so much about this but have yet to try it out.

Jo
Thanks for the info ~ you're the best! I'm going to give it a try this weekend ~ keep your fingers and toes crossed :)

Taylor said...

Love the muffins and love the giveaway!

Mimi said...

Those muffins look tatsy. I've been wanting to try agave for sometime.
Mimi

Ambika said...

I definitely want to win this!!!!!

Ambika said...

Yay! I Like you on facebook too!

Magic of Spice said...

Those are some gorgeous muffins, and I love the switches you made...think I like this better :) And great photos too :)

Krista said...

What gorgeous muffins! Love these pictures. Muffins are on the menu for our breakfast as well. I like the use of natural sweetner in these. I'll have to give it a try.

Julie said...

Those muffin pictures are just gorgeous! I'd like to try the xagave!

Julie said...

I already follow you on facebook :D (not that I'm a stalker or anything)

Monet said...

Beautiful muffins! I love the blackberries on top. Such a nice way to present your yummy muffins. And I'm very interested in trying Xagave!

Angie's Recipes said...

Love these black berries! (They are so expensive here) The muffins sound divine with the fresh black berries atop. I always want to try agave nectar!

Angie's Recipes said...

Just became a fan on facebook! (I thought I did long time ago...)

katklaw777 said...

Muffins look wonderful...I have been meaning to try this sweetener, thanks.

Cathy said...

You always make the best muffins, Kim. See you tomorrow. Looks like we'll have a perfect day.

bellini valli said...

Delicious and nutritious, what more could we ask for Kim:D

Amy said...

Have only just begun following your blog a few weeks back, have already sent your link onto numerous people. These look delicious very inspiring for healthy eating!

TKW said...

They look lovely! I'm impressed that they only have a few tablespoons of oil in them--healthy stuff!

Jeannie said...

These muffins look very healthy! Would love to try it but I don't think I can find Xagave here.

Chef Dennis said...

that certainly looks like one delicious muffin! I have a bottle of wild blue agave that keeps askingme when I am going to use it....this looks like the perfect recipe to try it on! Now to find some worthy blackberries!

Stella said...

Hey Kim, your muffins look wonderful. Especially since they were made without the crystaline structure of any sugar (regular sugar, xylitol, etc.) That's amazing...!
Oh, and a great giveaway. I would love to try this brand of Organic agave. Please do toss my name in your magic hat;)
p.s. Your photos are great btw!

Abby said...

Not entering since I don't have my own kitchen, but I think this is great!

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

This recipe sounds so yummy. Love the addition of museli. A nice, hearty breakfast muffin. This sweetener sounds good too.

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

Please hit m up with another entry. I follow you on facebook :)

5 Star Foodie said...

The muffins look terrific, I love Xagave!

Heavenly Housewife said...

These look absolutely darling! I have loads of blackberries that grow in my garden (on very thorny vines... ouch). This is a great way to use them.
Have a wonderful weekend!
*kisses* HH

jacqueline said...

I LOVE blackerry!! These muffins looks really yummie ~ oh i would have to give this a try some day!! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Barbara said...

What a super looking muffin! Chock full of healthy goodies. I've never done any cooking with agave...do you believe it?? Super giveaway.

Amy said...

The berry on top of those muffins takes them from wow to WOOWW! Gorgeous!

I would love to be included in the drawing. :)

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Amy said...

I like your blog on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/amymace)
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Sophie said...

What stunning & appetizing breakfast fruit muffins!!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,..lovely food!

baking.serendipity said...

Ohhhhhh amazing muffins! That blackberry in the center is the perfect presentation.

Koek! said...

Those are the prettiest little muffins I've ever seen! (And I've seen a lot.)
Robyn x

Ambika said...

Thanks for dropping by Kim!!

Foodessa said...

Kim...I for one am absolutely over the moon to witness such a great muffin with agave and yogurt. These two ingredients are ones I use a lot ;o) Too bad that book can't be won by a Canadian ;(

Great recipe. Thanks.
Ciao for now,
Claudia

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm all about healthy muffins.

Juliana said...

Oh! The muffins look so tempting with the berries in it...great giveaway :-)

JBArtistic said...

looks delic and I would love to get in on that give away!

BarbaraJean said...

You know, this is a great picture! The recipe is wonderful as well but I think the picture should win an award for sure!

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