House Favorite Blueberry MuffinsCourse: Breakfast, Snacks, afterschoolCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
I can’t recall how long I have been making these muffins but it feels like forever. I can make these in my sleep. My kids and husband gobble them up and when my kids have friends over they love them also. I love this recipe because it is healthy and the muffins are moist, delicious and full of flavor. The blueberries are always an added bonus. Don’t use frozen berries or the recipe won’t come together. If using berries slightly tart, add a touch more sugar or a little honey. I always make these and freeze half so my kids can enjoy them in their school lunch or as an after school treat.
2 1/3 cups quick cooking oats (I use Quaker)
1 cup whole wheat flour (King Arthur)
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons natural oat bran, Bob’s Red Mill
2 Tablespoons wheat germ
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon or 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1/3 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
Vanilla Sugar or raw sugar for sprinkling before cooking, optional
- Preheat oven to 375. Line 2 standard muffin pans with muffin cups.
- Whisk the oats and the next 8 ingredients in a large bowl.
- In a medium size bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, oil egg, and vanilla.
- add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk together. Add the boiling hot water and give a good stir. Allow to stand 5 minutes.
- Fold in the blueberries.
- Fill the muffin tins 1/2-3-4 full. Sprinkle with vanilla sugar or raw sugar. Bake for roughly 20 minutes. Muffins should be set and lightly browned. A tester should come out clean.
- Remove from oven and allow to sit in pan about 10 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and allow to cool on a wire rack. Serve warm with butter and honey or cool completely and freeze half for up to a month.
- Theses are great split and toasted. My kids take them out of the freezer the night before and throw them into their lunch.