March 30, 2009

Oatmeal-Blueberry Muffins

I recently received a copy of Betty Crocker Whole Grains: Easy Everyday Recipes and was very excited at the prospect of what I would find inside. I've been trying to eat healthier and this cookbook seemed like a good addition to my stash of healthy cooking books.

The first recipe I tried was the Oatmeal-Blueberry Muffins. Yes, I know - not very ambitious, but I had all the ingredients on hand and I needed something I could take for a quick breakfast at work. You see, I never have time to eat before I leave in the morning between getting My Boys their breakfast, packing their snacks and lunches for school. It's a pretty hectic time each day. Of course, if I could drag myself out of bed even 30 minutes earlier I could squeeze in breakfast for myself but that is easier said than done.

Back to my newest cookbook! There are a good number of pictures, not of every recipe but enough to keep me reasonably happy. The blueberry muffins were whipped up quickly and baking away within 10 minutes or so. My only issue with these muffins was that they needed a contrasting bright flavor - perhaps orange or lemon zest. I'll try that next time I make them.
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They were best after they had just cooled enough to remove from the pan. I would definitely recommend toasting them if you have any left after the first day. They are only 180 calories and are packed with 2 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein. A nice healthy mid-morning snack or even to get you past the late day slump.

Oatmeal-Blueberry Muffins
Source: Betty Crocker - Whole Grains: Easy Everyday Recipes


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) blueberries


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease bottoms of 12 regular-size muffin cups with shortening or cooking spray, or place paper baking cup in each muffin cup. In small bowl, pour buttermilk over oats.
  2. In large bowl, mix oil, brown sugar and egg with spoon. Stir in flours, baking soda, cinnamon and salt just until flours are moistened. Stir in oat mixture; fold in blueberries. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  3. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan. Serve warm.

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HoneyB said...

I like it best when there are pictures in the book of every item also! lol.

Maria said...

I am all about eating a healthy breakfast! These look fantastic!

Cate said...

Beautiful picture!

Megan said...

I work with food and I try to keep it away from my mouth. This would be a great mid morning snack that can help keep me on track!

Christy said...

Great muffin recipe! Thanks for the caloric count too...I'm TRYING to watch my intake and that helps immensely. This is perfect for my mid-afternoon snack attack.

Kerstin said...

I love muffins packed with whole grains and these look wonderful!

EAT! said...

Don't you just love when you have all the ingredients on hand for a recipe?! I saw blueberries at the store yesterday and they were $5.99 for a little container - ouch!

I do so love a muffin and coffee in the morning.

gaga said...

What a perfect breakfast. Healthy too!

Girl Japan said...

I would love to have a blueberry muffin for breakfast.. that would be very Gourmet for me... not like my balance bars I have been eating...

wütende Bäckerfrau said...

These look awesome. Lemon compliments blueberries perfectly, I bet it'd be awesome in it.

The Food Librarian said...

This looks great! So yummy and healthier than most muffins! Thanks for sharing.

Daniella said...

Just made these! So delish. Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

these are absolutely delicious! i made a a double batch and used blackberries instead of blueberries and added some ground cardamom as well. yum yum yum! thanks!

Anonymous said...

Patsy: Thank you for posting the oatmeal blueberry muffin recipe. I quite like it. It is delicious and nutritious as well, both qualities are equally important to me. Thanks again.

Sage and Style said...

Yum! My friend made these for me and just sent your link. I'll be adding these to my files for sure! I wondered if you'd tried them with other fruits? Maybe raspberries would be good?

Patsyk said...

I've never made them with other fruits, but I don't see why you couldn't! Raspberries sound like they would be a fabulous way to try a new flavor with these muffins!

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