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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Oatmeal Berry Muffins

Friday, February 27, 2009

Recipe for Oatmeal Berry Muffins

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is true, not just an old wives tale. A lot of people think that skipping breakfast will help them lose weight, but WRONG! You need to eat in the morning to refuel your body and jumpstart your metabolism. Skipping meals usually leads to overeating later on in the day anyway. So do yourself a favor and eat breakfast!!

If you are short on time or don't know what to eat, I have a solution...Oatmeal Berry Muffins! I adapted these from Joy the Baker. They are healthy muffins...before you start whining, listen:)

These muffins are healthy AND delicious. I used whole w
heat flour, oats, and applesauce. The texture is wholesome and a good way:) I also added in cinnamon, vanilla, and almond extract...three of my favorite flavors. And now for the berries...I used frozen raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries, these muffins are bursting with berries. Biting into a muffin caused an explosion of berry goodness in my mouth...YUM!

I put some of the muffins in the freezer so I always have a healthy breakfast, even when I am in a rush. Just heat them up and enjoy!! Please sta
rt your day off right by eating breakfast. You will feel much better, especially if you eat one of these muffins!

Oatmeal Berry Muffins

Adapted from Joy the Baker

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cups oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (I used 1 tsp.)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce (I used chunky applesauce)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla (I added this)
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract (I added this)
  • 3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (I used frozen raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. I put in a full cup)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Line a muffin tin with paper cases or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a medium bowl combine applesauce, buttermilk, sugar, oil, egg, and extracts. Make a well in dry ingredients and add applesauce mixture. Stir until just moist. Fold in berries. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. I got 16 regular muffins.

Bake for 16-18 minutes.

Cool on rack. Enjoy! They freeze beautifully too!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I made those for breakfast this morning. Delicious!

5:22 AM  
Blogger Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

so agree, the breakfast is the most important and my favorite meal of the day!
love these muffins! I'll definitely make some ^_^

5:25 AM  
Blogger Girl from Pennsylvania said...

These look awesome. I have a bunch of blueberries in the freezer that I need to use up. Perfect!

- Stephanie at Eats and Treats

5:25 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

They are beautiful! I love that they are healthy!

5:34 AM  
Blogger CookingCourtney said...

those look FABBBB!!
I love oatmeal!

5:40 AM  
Blogger Jescel said...

OMG! This is very similar to what I did, except that mine didn't have oatmeal in it.. check it out

5:45 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

I would love one of those for breakfast today, they look delectable!

5:52 AM  
Blogger Amy Beatty said...

I love anything with oatmeal. Always looking for new oatmeal recipes.

6:03 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Oh yummy! These do look delish. And I NEVER skip breakfast!

6:03 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

i might just eat these all day long :)

6:07 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Yum! Love your changes to the original recipe. Hope you're enjoying your day off :)

I promise to email you back soon ;)

6:14 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

They look great!

6:20 AM  
Blogger sugarlens said...

They look delicious and healthy with all those oats! I can eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

6:24 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

They look healthy and super delicious! And I think I have everything I need to make them. I am going to try them soon!

6:28 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

If I eat them with butter will they still be healthy? :)

6:34 AM  
Blogger Kristen616 said...

I have to admit I'm one of those people who rarely eats breakfast! However, these look awesome and like something I'd definitely want to eat in the morning! I've been trying to eat healthier lately, so I think I'll give these a try! Thanks!

7:08 AM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

These look so delicious. Healthy, pretty, moist, they look so unbelievably good. I have to try them! Such a nice picture of them also!

7:15 AM  
Blogger Alexandra Stafford said...

Yum is right! These look delicious. I love muffins, too, any always feel guilty after eating them. Not with these I won't!

PS: I've moved:

7:27 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Jescel-I will have to check out your muffins, thanks for the link!

Culinarywannabe-Add butter if you wish:) Everything in moderation, right?

Kristen-I hope you will like these for breakfast!

7:31 AM  
Blogger Spryte said...


7:37 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

They look good! I made muffins for the very first time today. They were chocolate with chocolate chips....but all the chips went to the bottom! I will NOT be bloging about mine lol. But I will try again.
Yours look excellent!

7:38 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

I made these a few weeks ago with a few tweaks, LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! and I always eat breakfast, I don't understand how people skip it!

7:44 AM  
Blogger The Food Librarian said...

Looks great! I heart breakfast!

7:56 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Ohhh...I am going to make these. I love the idea of oatmeal muffins. YUM!

7:58 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

These sound really good! yuumy!!

8:14 AM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

These would be a perfect breakfast to get my kids to eat before school. Healthy and delicious!

8:16 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

I wish I would have seen these before I made breakfast. They look like the perfect way to start off a healthy day!

8:21 AM  
Blogger Aggie said...

I would eat these in a heartbeat! So would my kids...must make! ;)

9:03 AM  
Blogger Annemarie said...

Oooh...these look delicious!!

Thanks for stopping by! Your blog is great!

9:28 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Wow. my mom made me the exact same thing for breakfast this morning except the muffins only had blueberries. These look great!

9:48 AM  
Blogger Reeni said...

I would of loved them for breakfast! Chock full of goodness and so yummy!

11:08 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Wow,these look so yummy! I've been looking for a berry oatmeal muffin recipe! Thanks again for the yummy ideas!

12:12 PM  
Blogger The Fat Dietitian said...

Those look delicious... the problem for me would be stopping at 1!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Melanie Anne said...

These look great! I have that book the aritisan bread in five minutes. Mine hasn't turned out to good though. I doubled the recipe the first (and only) time I made it. Anyway--your pictures and testimonial have inspired me to try again!! Thanks! I love your blog!

12:36 PM  
Blogger The Purple Carrot said...

I'm glad you found me ... I'm really liking your blog, too ... those muffins look GREAT!

Hope your weekend is wonderful : )

12:39 PM  
Blogger Becky at VintageMixer said...

These look much like the yummy Berry Muffins at Great Harvest Bread Co. that I love so much! I'll have to try the recipe!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

These look delicious. I made Magnolia Bakery's recipe for oatmeal muffins recently but they were sadly lacking in flavor. Your muffins look so much better, I can't wait to try them. I love to have muffins in the freezer so that I don't have to worry about breakfast. Thanks for posting this recipe!

12:46 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Melissa-Lucky you! I wish someone made me breakfast:)

Melanie Anne-Try it again, I promise the method is amazing! Let me know if you have questions!

Lesley-Thanks for visiting! Come again!

BeckyRos-They are similar to GH's muffins, but I think these are better..and much cheaper:)

Jessica-I hope you like these! My freezer is full! I love freezing my goods!

1:07 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

YUM! I love oatmeal muffins! These look great.

1:51 PM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

You can tell by the pics they taste good. This is a good kind of healthy!

2:34 PM  
Blogger Cakelaw said...

These look terrific. I have bookmarked the recipe - I am up for some new muffins.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

I can't survive without breakfast! I love the burst of berries in your muffins. I'm going to add oatmeal the next time I bake muffins.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

You can't beat the combination of tastes good and good for you!

5:51 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

I completely agree. Only thing is, I like my breakfasts at noon :) I've only just started baking muffins for the kiddo, so these go on the list. Thanks. By the way, your pizza rocks!

6:16 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Dee-Thanks! Glad you like our pizza!! My husband is already begging for it again!

6:37 PM  
Blogger Sophie said...

Nifty idea to keep 'em in the freezer, I don't think I've done that before! Very cool, oatmeal in a muffin--who needs a bowl :P.

Just to follow-up from the last comment, I've done the whole run-around with being diagnosed for tummy issues, so if you ever have any questions, feel free to email me any time! But hopefully you'll be feeling better in no time and you won't need to :P!

6:43 PM  
Blogger Elyse said...

I'm a total breakfast-freak. I love it; I always eat it; and I just don't feel right skipping it. I look forward to breakfast! And I look forward to making these awesome-looking muffins. I love the amount of berries in the muffin!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Berry goodness popping in your mouth, huh. Well, that's berry berry good!!! Hah, couldn't resist!! They do look delish!

8:56 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Is it just me, or do those muffins looks perfect! I love that berry-oatmeal combo.

3:28 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

These look fabulous. And I've got berries in the freezer begging to be used! I'm going to whip up a batch!

3:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are some pretty find Muffins, Berries, Oatmeal. Oh so YUM!

4:08 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

mmmmmmmmm. that's like a bowl of oatmeal in muffin form! it looks so good! and healthy! what a great combo :)

5:48 AM  
Blogger NKP said...

These would be perfect for my commuters!

6:10 AM  
Blogger Olivia said...

Thank you so very much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. It literally makes my day when I see that someone has commented on my food! So I actually have some blueberries that I've been wanting to use up...and when I saw that these had almond extract in them (which I'm obsessed with), I got really excited. So let's just say I added this recipe to my bookmark list. :)

8:07 AM  
Blogger Olivia said...

Oh and you're totally right about skipping breakfast. I never understood why people think to skip it?? It's like trying to start a car with no fuel. At least we have the knowledge to share with others. Ok so for being the nerd that just posted twice.

8:08 AM  
Blogger grace said...

breakfast is far and away my favorite meal. breakfast skippers are foolish. :)
your muffins even look healthy, but there's no doubt they'd be delicious too.

8:27 AM  
Blogger test it comm said...

Those muffins look nice and healthy and good. I like baking with rolled oats.

1:26 PM  
Blogger BitterSweet said...

Oh yum, these look like a wonderful breakfast and snack! You really can't go wrong with muffins.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Deb in Hawaii said...

I have been craving muffins lately and these look perfect!

9:23 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

i love berry anything! those look so healthy :)

3:06 PM  
Blogger How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Ooooh my gosh! I just wanna eat that batter!! :D

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These look wonderful! I'm always looking for healthy muffins and we love blueberries, so I can't wait to try them.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Maria‚ô• said...

Maria, your so right, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and so many people skim it! These Oatmeal Muffins would definitely be the perfect brekkie.


7:37 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I made these this morning and they were delicious! My kids loved them and I'm so happy to find a recipe with whole wheat flour that they like! Thank you :)

9:51 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

I have to admit, I'm not a breakfast eater, but I'm sure I could manage to eat one of these, they look delish.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I have all of these ingredients, these will be on the table for the weekend! Fantastic blog you have!

(I think I just sounded like Yoda, didn't I? Bad syntax, I am using).

8:50 AM  

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