Monday, January 18, 2010

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins


Everyone seems to have a favorite Blueberry Muffin recipe. I did too, a different one...until I started making these. It's the cup of oats and the "just hidden in there" lemon hint that sets these Blueberry Muffins above all the other Blueberry Muffins out there. I just made a batch this morning, I know what I am talking about! Ahhh...coffee, muffin, rain...on a Monday Holiday.

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

1 cup fresh blueberries, mixed with 1 T. flour (I have used frozen blueberries with no adverse effects)
1 cup flour
1 cup oats (old fashioned is the best)
1 cup buttermilk
½ cup canola oil (or ¼ cup oil and ¼ cup applesauce)
1 large egg
1 T. lemon--or vanilla--extract (yep, 1 T. of lemon extract...and yet the lemon flavor is not overly pronounced)
½ cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

Optional sugar or raw sugar, and additional 1-2 T. raw oats to top the muffins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In first (smallest) bowl, mix blueberries with 1 T flour and set aside. In second (next smallest) bowl, soak oats in buttermilk. In third (and largest) bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. In fourth (second largest bowl) bowl, mix oil and egg until well combined, add lemon or vanilla extract, and then pour in oats and buttermilk. Stir to combine, then add in white and brown sugars. Pour the oat mixture into the flour mixture and stir just to moisten. Gently fold in flour coated blueberries. Spoon batter into paper lined muffin cups. Sprinkle tops with sugar and raw oats. Bake for 25 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.

My friend Adele did a nutritional analysis on this muffin. Result...not too bad, as far as muffin goes. In fact, compares favorably with muffins in the "healthy" category.
and here's the nutritional analysis (based on using applesauce for half the oil)

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving Calories 177 Calories from Fat 51

% Daily Value Based on a 2000 calorie diet
Total Fat 5.7g 9%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 4%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 179mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 28.1g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
Sugars 14.2g
Protein 3.4g
Vitamin A 1% • Vitamin C 2% Calcium 6% • Iron 6%


Thanks for being a fan,
Polly


8 comments:

  1. i WANT these! i LOVE muffins :) and you ROCK.

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  2. Muffins in the oven as we speak. I'll let you know how they turn out in about half an hour. Can't wait

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  3. Oh ELLA! I love that you make my recipes..and post to tell me! soooo....did you like them...did the girles like them...did the man like them????

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  4. Amazing! I have never been one for blueberry muffins but I have never made my own with fresh blueberries. Both me and the man loved them. The girls will have them for breakfast where I am sure they will be a big hit.

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  5. Everyone had yummy muffins for breakfast. Georgia, my 1 year old finished hers first and then wanted some of mine. Time to make another batch.

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  6. GREAT...they'll become a staple. They have in our house.

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