Single Serving Blueberry Muffin

For this month the Crazy Cooking Challenge theme was Blueberry Muffin.  I had a lot of trouble with this because my husband does not like blueberries.  I am not the biggest fan of plain blueberries but I really like blueberry muffins and blueberry pancakes.  I did not want to make a whole batch of blueberry muffins to end up eating them all myself.  I know I could give a lot of them away, but honestly I would probably eat more than my fair share. 
I wondered whether there was a recipe for a microwave blueberry muffin, just like the microwave mug cakes I see on Pinterest all the time.  I found this recipe at the blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Katie’s blog is so great, it has a ton of desserts, but ones that are healthy or in single servings.  Her blog is a must see!!  The recipe was for a single serving blueberry muffin made in the oven, but it also said it could be made in the microwave. 
When I went to the store I bought a lot of blueberries thinking that maybe my 9 month old son would like them.  My son loves to eat and up to this point the only food he didn’t like was apricot.  Well, he doesn’t like blueberries either.  He ate the first one but had the most disgusted look on his face.  After that every time we tried to give him a blueberry, he would immediately spit it out.  I have tried a few times since and even mixed it with other food, but to no avail.  So I guess I am still the only person that likes blueberries in my house.  
I made the microwave version of the recipe first.  It tasted really good and was really easy to do. I put a muffin liner in a mug and microwaved the muffin in that. Unfortunately, the microwave version does not photograph as well.    
I think that I liked the oven version better, the first picture and the one below are the oven version.  It seemed softer and was more moist.  The microwave version is perfect for a quick snack or dessert.  This muffin is a great single serving dessert that is really easy to make.  I like that it you can make one serving and not be tempted by having other blueberry muffins around.  This is a really quick snack or dessert that is good and that is also healthy.  
Other Crazy Cooking Challenge recipes:
  *  December: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
   *  January: Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
   *  March: Baked Spaghetti

Single Serving Blueberry Muffin
(Recipe adapted from Chocolate-Covered Katie)
3 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/16 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon blueberries
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon soy milk
1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Put one muffin liner into a muffin pan.  
2.  Mix the dry ingredients together, then add the wet ingredients and combine all. Pour the batter into the muffin liner.  Bake for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown.
3.  To make in the microwave, pour the batter into a greased mug or a mug with a muffin liner and microwave for 90 seconds.  
*Alyssa*

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  1. What a great idea! Even with four of us in the house, I almost always end up with muffins nobody wants after several days, so I like this idea.

  2. I love, love, love the idea of a recipe that makes only ONE MUFFIN!!! so clever. Pinning it for sure.

    I hope you’ll stop by and see my CCC selection.

    ButterYum

  3. Awesome. I really need to try these single serving desserts. Just two in our house and if I make something sweet we end up eating too much. #63

  4. Love the idea of a single serving muffin! :)

    Stopping by from CCC #28
    {I stumbled, pinned, tweeted, and FB shared your recipe!}

  5. Wow! Love it! It’s always nice to have small batch recipes like this!

    Jen #35

  6. I ADORE single-serving recipes!!! Great job! We’ll be saving this recipe for a quick dessert during the week!

    #65

  7. I love the idea of a single serving recipe. I wish there were more out there!
    Great recipe, and fantastic idea.
    #49

  8. I love Chocolate Covered Katie, too. Well done, fellow blog foodie! These look great!

  9. Single serve recipes are so hard to find, Glad you tried this one out!

  10. what a great idea!

  11. I love the premise of making only one!

  12. This would be perfect for me! My husband doesn’t like blueberries, but I love them. I’ll have to remember this recipe :)

    Visiting from #42 :)

  13. What a great way to cook for one!
    #20

  14. What a great idea! Single serving! This would have been great for my house since my other half doesn’t like muffins :(

  15. This recipe looks awesome! I would love for you to link it up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot.

    P.S. I’m #6

  16. I just looooooooove you idea – how creative of you
    And your muffin looks delicious

  17. I love blueberries! My son is 7 months so he still hasn’t had any, but hopefully he likes them. I figured if he likes peas and pureed turkey, he probably will eat anything!

  18. I’ve seen these blueberry muffins all over blogland. Can’t wait to try a few. I think I have the perfect blueberry muffin on my blog but hey I do like competition!

  19. This is a great idea! I tried microwaving a larger muffin in a custard cup once, but I significantly over cooked it. Maybe i need to try again.:)

  20. I can’t believe all the blueberry muffin recipes you’ve got linked up.

  21. Stopping by from the Link It Up Thursday Party! http://kingofsaving.com

  22. Wow this is a great way to satisfy a blueberry muffin craving without the temptation of a whole batch laying around your kitchen!
    Thanks for sharing this at our “Beautify It Monday” Party! We hope you’ll be back again next week!

  23. Great idea!
    Pat

  24. what a great idea.

  25. What a great muffin! Hope you are having a wonderful Spring day. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  26. Is appropriate to say a muffin is adorable?? If so, these totally are! Please link up to NYOR’s Foodie Friday Don’t forget to leave a comment!

  27. I love the idea of a single serving blueberry muffin. It seems a shame to put the oven on just for one muffin though so I’ll probably try the microwave version. I then like the fact you can eat it almost instantly!

  28. This is super cool! Love how you did it in the microwave! Thanks for sharing!

  29. What a great idea to have single serving muffins. I always eat WAY to many of them when I make them.:) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  30. I love the fact that it can be cooked in the microwave in 90 seconds. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  31. I love that your muffin is single serving and can even do it in the microwave! It’s nice to have a muffin fast when you’re craving it. 😉

  32. This looks delicious! We’re so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon. -The Sisters

  33. I’ve never seen a recipe for a single-serving muffin before. Sounds fantastic and ideal for only 1 person!

  34. My mister doesn’t do muffins so I’m absolutely trying this! Found you over at Fingerprints on the Fridge! I’d love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Party – open all week!

    http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/2012/04/tuesday-time-out-april-24th.html

    Smiles,
    Melanie

    Reasons To Skip The Housework {The Blog}
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  35. Anonymous says:

    nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Tastes great!!

  37. Anonymous says:

    Just tried you single serving muffin. I made it in the microwave. It was taste great!

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