Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins | Pick Fresh Foods

I just love the weekends! They are the best for quality family time, relaxing, and sleeping in. When you are the parent of a young child you do not have the luxury of sleeping in. Kids seem to have this alarm clock in their body that wakes them up bright and early. Seriously, everyday my son would wake up at 5 am!  When he was around 3 or 4 years old, we got him a clock for his bedroom. He knew his numbers, so we told him he could only come into our bedroom when the first number was 6. Sure enough it would be 6:00 am and he would run in, and say the clock says 6. Good Morning!

 

Fast forward to the present and it is such a different picture. We can sleep in as late as we wish. It’s a beautiful thing!  Although, I must be catching up from all those years of super early rising. I can SLEEP! My husband, not so much. He is bright eyed and ready to get the day started at 7 am.

My teens take full advantage of some extra sleep. Most weekends they make it downstairs around 10 or 11 am.  and always ready for breakfast. It can be practically lunch time, but they still want breakfast. 

That’s where these little beauties come in! I love muffins for breakfast. My Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins are perfect for breakfast! I can make them when my husband and I are up and they are still warm when our guys make it downstairs.  

 
Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins | Pick Fresh Foods

 

I used my normal technique of grinding the oats into a flour before mixing them into the batter. When the oats are ground up, you know they will absorb the liquids and help produce a moist muffin.

It is also important to let the batter rest before scooping into your muffin tin. These little guys need time to absorb the liquids, so they rise perfectly. 

 

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins | Pick Fresh Foods

 

These muffins are a combination of my favorites…oats and blueberries. I just can’t seem to get enough of these two foods! I added some sparkling sugar on top of these toward the end of baking. I like the sweetness and the slight crunch it gives to these muffins.

These whole grain muffins are absolutely delicious and bursting with fresh blueberries! They are moist and so soft.

 

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins | Pick Fresh Foods

 Just look at all those delicious blueberries in there! Yum! These are perfect for getting your day started and keeping you feeling full. 

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1½ cup whole white wheat flour
  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1¾ cup skim milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and picked
  • 2 tbsp whole white wheat flour
  • ¼ cup sparkling sugar
Instructions
  1. Pulse oats in a food processor until finely ground
  2. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; pulse several time to combine.
  3. In a large mixing bowl lightly whisk eggs.
  4. Add the sugars to the bowl; stir to combine.
  5. Add butter, milk, and vanilla; continue to whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  6. Gradually add the oat flour mixture to the wet ingredients; stirring to prevent lumps.
  7. Once all the flour has been added stir a few more times to make sure all the flour is blended.
  8. Gently toss fresh blueberries in 2 tablespoons of flour, then fold into batter.
  9. Let batter rest for at least 10 minutes.
  10. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  11. Prepare muffin tin by coating cups with a non-stick spray with flour.
  12. Fill muffin cups ¾ full.
  13. Bake for 15 minutes, then sprinkle muffins with sparkling sugar.
  14. Continue to bake for another 5-8 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

 

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Comments

  1. Great tip on letting the batter rest before scooping them into the muffin tin! I’ve never heard that before. These muffins look delicious, especially at 6am. ;) Awesome photos, too! Have a great week! :)

  2. You never can go wrong with blueberry muffins. Love the addition of the oatmeal. I’m sure these are delicious!

  3. I love the weekends too, definitely my time to bake/cook and relax. These blueberry muffins look so delicious and I am loving the oatmeal addition.

    • Weekends are the best. I love the freedom of not having to be anywhere or really do anything. I agree, it’s a great time to bake and cook :D

  4. Haha – so true about sleeping and kids! I never could ‘beat’ my son to waiting up when he was a toddler (the slightest sound woke him). As he got a little older, we did the same “you can come in at 6:30,etc.” with him. Now at 8, he sleeps a wee bit later but is still an early riser. I think I might look forward to the teenage years just for the sleeping in…but maybe not! : ) Love your blueberry oatmeal muffins – I can never have too many good muffin recipes. They are easy and delicious, not overly heavy.

    • Haha, Monica I remember that too. Gosh trying to be super quiet so they say asleep was so hard. Now you could practically play drums and they wouldn’t get up. Lol Sometimes we are waiting and waiting for them to get up. It can be good and frustrating. Thankfully, once they smell something cooking they come ready to eat :D

  5. Blueberry muffins are one of my favorites – I love them! Especially for breakfast. I love weekends too, but I’m one of the strange ones – I’m a real early bird!!! By 6, I’ve been up for hours! Haha. Don’t ask. ;-)~

    • Oh lordy, Kristi! I don’t know how you do it. I wake up early, see the clock then close my eyes again. I know I could be so much more productive, but sleep feels too good. :D

  6. As much as I hate to see childhood slipping away, I totally agree that one lovely benefit of having children get older is that you get to start sleeping in a little on weekends (you know except for days with all those early soccer games and lax tourneys … :D )! Loving these muffins and your wonderful tips about grinding the oats and letting the batter sit so the moisture absorbs! Pinning, of course!

    • Don’t you just love when games are scheduled for first thing in the morning. The worst is getting up at 5 am for a game and its freezing cold outside. That’ll definitely cut into good sleeping time :D Thanks for pinning, friend :D

  7. consuelohoneyandfigs says:

    No matter how late I get up, you bet I’ll always want breakfast! Especially if it’s these lovely muffins what we’re talking about. They look great bursting with those blueberries. And I like the oatmeal addition too! xx

    • It doesn’t matter what time it is :D My guys always say breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. Thanks Consuelo, the fresh blueberries are amazing in these muffins!

  8. I suddenly have a huge craving for muffins :) These look incredible! I am a huge fan of muffins for breakfast!

    • Thanks Chris :D I love making muffins and they are great for taking to school. I’ll have one with my coffee during the morning class.

  9. My oldest son was exactly the same — we had to get him a clock and tell him when he could get up — he was such an early riser! It’s nice to be at the phase where we can all sleep in now, and I love breakfasts like these muffins! I’ve been craving them so much lately, and the blueberries have been great lately. These look delicious, Cindy!

  10. Yay for sleep! ;)
    I love muffins and these look delicious! I’d love to wake up to these. :)

    • I always like another person who appreciates their sleep too :D These are really perfect for breakfast any day of the week, but are nice for those lazy weekend mornings. :D

  11. These muffins look just about perfect Cindy! Love that combination of oatmeal and blueberry. And glad you’re finally catching up on your sleep : )

  12. some great ‘muffin-making’ tips here, Cindy … thank you! I haven’t been much of a baker and am just starting to branch out and try a few new things, so I definitely need all the help I can get! Oh, and I love blueberries, too, so I’m sure I’d love these. Plus the oats definitely make them seem virtuous enough to have for breakfast!

    • I learn from experience. I love using oats and the first time I made these they were kinda dense. The next time I let it sit and it made a huge difference. Now they are light and soft :D

  13. Yum!!! I love blending oats and making them into flour. I’ve got to try these!

    • It is so easy to make your own oat flour and it really does add so much to any baked good. I even do it with waffles! Thanks Rachelle :D

  14. these look great Cindy, blueberry muffins are one of my faves!

  15. I just pinned these babies, love that oatmeal happening with my favorite blueberries!

  16. I love starting the weekend off with muffins! And blueberry are a favorite in my house. These look awesome, Cindy!

  17. My lil guy is an early riser too and that clock tip is a such a great idea Cindy :) I would love to wake up to these blueberry muffins on the weekends and every morning – they look fantastic! Blueberries and oats are my favorite and the sparkling sugar makes these look so pretty – pinning :)

    • Kelly, you will love using the clock with your little guy. Just that little bit of extra sleep makes a big difference. :D Thanks for pinning!!

  18. haha.. so true. As soon have you have kids, “sleeping in” is not if you get to sleep till 7 or 7:30. :)

    Love this recipe Cindy,especially with the oats. Blueberry muffins are one of my favorites! Pinned this girl! Thanks for an awesome recipe!

    • Exactly! You really value sleep the when you become a parent. I never thought it was a big deal until then. It’s the simple things in life, right? Thanks for Pinning Krista!

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