One of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is take a super yummy awesome recipe and tweak it to make it a bit healthier. I’ve failed many times, but my roommate and I worked on this one together and I think it came out really well. You can find the original recipe here, but below includes the alterations to make it a bit cleaner. These kept really well. I ate one for dessert the night they were made, and a few other for snacks with greek yogurt during the week.
Blueberry Oat Muffins
(The below makes 12. I personally cut it in half, but wanted to provide the full recipe)
- 1-3/4 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup of flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1/4 tablespoons of vanilla or plain greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk (we didn’t have that nonsense laying around, so we put a few squeezes of lemon juice into 1% milk and it worked fine. If you want exact, you can google replacements for buttermilk)
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries
- Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a standard 12-cup muffin pan.
- In a food processor or blender, pulse the oats until they resemble coarse meal.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt until well combined and then set the bowl aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, yogurt, vanilla, and buttermilk/milk until well blended.
- Add the sugar/egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just blended and then gently stir in the blueberries.
- Divide the batter equally among the prepared muffin cups of the muffin pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 18 to 23 minutes.
- When they are done, remove pan from the oven and let muffins cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then transfer them out of the pan and onto a wire rack to cool completely.