Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

My girls couldn't be convinced that these muffins were healthy.

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

adapted from Cooking Light
  • 1 2/3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk (an easy substitute: put 1 1/2 T lemon juice or vinegar in a 2 cup liquid measuring cup. Add enough skim milk to make 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind (I needed almost 2 lemons worth)
  • 2 large eggs or 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt or sour cream (optional: I often add a big spoonful to muffin recipes...makes them more moist)
  • 2 cups blueberries (if using frozen blueberries, toss them with 2 T flour to keep the batter from turning purple)
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Place oats in a food processor; pulse 5 to 6 times or until oats resemble coarse meal. Place in a large bowl.

3. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add flours, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt to oats; stir well. Make a well in center of mixture.

4. Combine buttermilk, oil, zest and eggs. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moist.

5. Toss berries with 2 tablespoons flour (you can omit the extra flour if your blueberries are fresh), and gently fold into batter. Spoon batter into 18 muffin cups coated with cooking spray; sprinkle 2 tablespoons granulated sugar evenly over batter. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove from pans immediately; place on a wire rack.


6 comments:

Joanne said...

Then basically this is the PERFECT healthy recipe...delicious enough that no one will believe it's good for them. Love that!

Cookie Sleuth said...

Thanks for the healthy recipe! Yum!

Shug said...

My family is starting a brand new way of eating TODAY!

This is a perfect recipe for a good healthy breakfast...Thanks for sharing.

Shug
Confessions of a razzle-dazzle housewife

Katie said...

These look great. I love blueberries in anaything

chocoholic said...

These look amazing!

Ali T said...

I had raspberries that needed to be picked in the garden, so I used those instead...a great combo with the lemon zest. I will definitely make these again, I love how moist they are!