August 11, 2016

{Mostly} Whole Grain Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

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Made with ground oats, whole wheat flour, and just a touch of white flour, these Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins are mostly whole grain.  They make for a perfect low-guilt breakfast or after-school snack treat!
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Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins ~ Made with ground oats, whole wheat flour, and just a touch of white flour, these tasty muffins are mostly whole grain.  They make a perfect low-guilt breakfast or after-school snack!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


I love blueberries.  I think they may be my favorite fruit.  But, you know, I've never been a big fan of blueberry muffins - at least not of 'traditional'  blueberry muffins.

To me, many blueberry muffins are kind of like yellow cake with some blueberries tossed in.  Not that there's anything wrong with that - it's just not my thing.

Now these, these blueberry muffins - I love!

I was so excited to find this recipe for Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins.  These have a wonderful flavor and a moist, dense texture.  Not at all like cake - more like a moist and flavorful bran muffin.  And that texture and flavor is what I especially love about them.

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins ~ Made with ground oats, whole wheat flour, and just a touch of white flour, these tasty muffins are mostly whole grain.  They make a perfect low-guilt breakfast or after-school snack!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Oh, and you know what else?  They're actually pretty healthy!

Made with ground oats, whole wheat flour, and just a touch of white flour (2/3 of a cup spread across about 16 muffins), they're {mostly} whole grain.  To make them even more guilt-free, I replaced the small amount of canola oil called for in the original recipe with unsweetened applesauce.

I've been eating one of these muffins for my snack every day this week ... and they'll be one our go-to after-school snacks once Little Miss H. goes back to school in a couple of weeks.  Loaded with fresh blueberries, they're total snacking yum.

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins ~ Made with ground oats, whole wheat flour, and just a touch of white flour, these tasty muffins are mostly whole grain.  They make a perfect low-guilt breakfast or after-school snack!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

I find it kind of funny that the original source of this recipe is a cookbook about cooking for your baby.  I'm certainly not a baby, but I sure love these muffins!  Young or 'old,' I think you'll find these muffins to be a tasty treat.

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins ~ Made with ground oats, whole wheat flour, and just a touch of white flour, these tasty muffins are mostly whole grain.  They make a perfect low-guilt breakfast or after-school snack!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
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{Mostly} Whole Grain Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 2/3 c. quick-cooking oats
  • 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 c. light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened apple sauce (or canola oil)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c. blueberries + 2 T. all-purpose flour
Directions
  1. Place oats in a food processor; pulse a few times until they are like coarse cornmeal. Place in a large bowl. Add flours, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir well.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, and applesauce (or oil). Make a well in the center of the dry ingredient mixture; add wet ingredients and stir just until moist.
  3. Toss berries with the 2 T. of flour and gently fold into the batter.
  4. Spoon batter into 16 muffin cups coated with cooking spray, filling the cups pretty full.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until muffins spring back when lightly touched in the center. Remove from pans immediately. 

(NOTE: If desired, muffins tops may be sprinkled with a bit of granulated or turbinado sugar prior to baking.)
Enjoy!



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8 comments:

  1. I have a lot of blueberry muffin recipes, and this one does sound like a keeper! Buttermilk is a great muffin ingredient, and the oats would be a plus too. I agree, a muffin should be more than cake. Yum!

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  2. Yeah, these sound awesome. Pretty sure I'm making them tomorrow.

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  3. These are so good!When I tried baking the last time in my daughters party they came out wonderful! I really love baking this kind blueberry muffins

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  4. I love the ingredients in this one! They look delicious and healthy.

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  5. These look delicious and healthy, perfect for breakfast. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  6. Tracey, these muffins look delicious! Thank you for linking them up at Savvy HomeMade Monday.

    PS... Your photos are always gorgeous!

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  7. This sounds so perfect for breakfast or dessert! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  8. I sure wish I had one of these awesome Muffins! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, your recipe is great! Hope you have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen

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