The ‘Quickly Becoming Famous’ (Blueberry) Oatmeal Muffins

I adapted a blueberry muffin recipe from EcoChildsPlay’s Blog.  She uses a vegan, non-dairy, and organic approach.  Those are great options, but if those choices are not in your cards, do not fear this recipe.  It is easily adaptable and is a great base for muffins.

This recipe has been ‘approved’ by all ages, from little tikes, medium size tikes, and adults (males and females).  This is now my go to oatmeal muffin recipe.

Here is the recipe with my slight modifications and notes:

Oatmeal Muffins
Yeilds ~18 (with a regular size muffin pan)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine:

  • 1 cup milk*
  • 1 cup rolled oats

Let the oats/milk sit for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, mix:

  • 1 cup flour**
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

To dry mixture, add:

  • one egg
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup dry sweetener*** (it’s OK to skimp a bit on this measurement if you’d like)
  • oat/milk mixture

Gently stir in:

  • 1 cup (frozen) blueberries****

Next:

Spoon into (sprayed) muffin cups (with or with out linings) and bake 20-25 minutes.  Let cool and remove from pan.

Eat/Serve same day, or store in container at room temperature – they have been moist enough for me that I have not had to store in an air tight container, but I do cover with a towel or gently set the lid on the contaier so they can still “breathe” I have not needed to freeze these yet, but I am sure they would freeze well.

Notes:

*use dairy or non-dairy – it’s up to you.  I’ve used organic skim milk, So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk, both with amazing results so far.

**experiment with flours, unbleached a/p is great or use your favorite- remember different flours have different densities and your measurement might need to be tweaked, I hope to write a guide in the near future for you.

***You can use organic evaporated cane juice, Sucanat, brown sugar, regular sugar (although I try to keep white refined sugar our of our kitchen).  PLEASE do not use artificial sweeteners like Splenda, yuk (tasting and for your body).

****Frozen blueberries work best, also experiment with different fruits or veggies (like zucchini, carrots, etc).

Please let me know if you try this, what flour did you use, what milk, what fruit, berry, or vegetable?

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