Friday, September 19, 2008

Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Hello all. Here is the recipe for the muffins. I had to type this out last night after I posted yesterday, with the intention of sharing it. I have done these muffins so many times and I play around with the recipe so much that I had to search for the original recipe to share. :-) So here it is. I also sometimes don't put the blueberries in and then I put a bit of cinnamon and raisins in these to taste and they come out sort of like big oatmeal raisin cookies. As I said yesterday, I have found that a bit of peanut butter tastes good smeared on the blueberry ones. So I thought that I would try next time to add peanut butter to the recipe and see how that tastes. I got this recipe from a fellow blogger, Jenn, a while back. It is healthy-ish and not too sweet. So without any further commentary by me, here it is...enjoy! :-)


OATMEAL BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup soy milk (or regular milk)
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (whole meal flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup butter or applesauce(for healthier option)
1 cup blueberries

- Preheat oven to 400F degrees.

- Combine oats and milk in small bowl; set aside and let stand.

- Combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, brown sugar, and stir well. I sift all the dry ingredients to make the muffins fluffy.

- Add egg and melted butter or applesauce to oats.

- Rinse and pat dry the blueberries and toss into the dry ingredients and this prevents them from sinking in the muffins.

- Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir just until all is moistened.

- Gently fold in the blueberries and then spoon the mix into muffin pan until three-quarters full each.

- Bake for 17 to 20 minutes.

Nutritional info for 8 large muffins (using applesauce):
Calories 183, fat 2.1g, carbs 36.3g, protein 5.1g, fiber 3.4g

You can use large muffin pans, and you get 8 muffins because they are so big. You can use any size you like, obviously the nutritional content will change with size. Very tasty and healthy muffins, ENJOY!!!!!

Just one more note: This recipe is written with US measurements. Since I am in the UK, I had to convert the recipe. So for any UK readers, I have been measuring one US cup as 8 fluid ounces. Have a great day!! :-)

15 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Hey Dori,
Thanks for sharing the recipe. I thought it was funny how you had to go look for the original. I'm the same way, I love experimenting until it's no longer the SAME recipe. :-)

Ann said...

The muffins sound delicious! Will have to try it sometime, especially since the hubby and I are watching what we eat and he adores blueberries.

Signe said...

These look fantastic! My fam loves blueberry muffins.
Thanks!

Dori said...

Jacqueline,
Yeah, I am constantly thinking to myself,"ooh that might taste good" and then I add another ingredient. LOL.

Ann,
I hope you enjoy the muffins. I am in the same boat...trying to eat healthier and it gives fiber as well as anti-oxidant protection so it is a nice option. :-)

Signe,
I hope you and your family enjoy them. :-)

Mountain Woman said...

When I saw the picture of the muffin, I thought it looked so yummy and now I have the recipe to try.

Are blueberries expensive there? They are so costly here in Vermont at the moment but they really are good for you so it's worth it.

Dori said...

Mountain Woman,
Things have gone up in price a bit lately here like back home, but they were having a deal on blueberries this past week, so we grabbed some. :-) I love blueberries. Last night I even took some of the leftover blueberries upstairs to snack in bed while I watched tv.

Audrey said...

Note to self: do NOT read recipes when dieting and hungry. Them muffins sound good. Real good...

Dori said...

Audrey,
LOL :-)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Ooh, I SO need to try these! I like the peanut butter idea, too.

savey spender said...

That sounds really good and I will be making those tomorrow for breakfast!

The Mommy and Me Boutique said...

Yum! that is about all I can say - except that I will be giving it a try. Thanks for sharing.

Dori said...

Susan,
I hope you enjoy them if you give it a whirl. I do think the peanut butter is a definite keeper with these. It is just the right balance. :-)

Savey Spender,
I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by.

Mommy and Me Boutique,
I hope you enjoy them too. :-)

Mekhismom said...

this looks like a great recipe for muffins. I keep seeing recipes that I want to try. ONe day I will.

Sara said...

I am going grocery shopping tomorrow and will get all the ingredients!

Dori said...

Mekhismom,
I know what you mean. I keep coming across lots of recipes too. So many recipes, so little time. :)

Sara,
I hope you enjoy these. They are a good health-ish option. :)