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Recipe for Oatmeal Berry Muffins

Recipe for Oatmeal Berry Muffins

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is true, not just an old wives tale. A lot of people think that skipping breakfast will help them lose weight, but WRONG! You need to eat in the morning to refuel your body and jumpstart your metabolism. Skipping meals usually leads to overeating later on in the day anyway. So do yourself a favor and eat breakfast!!

If you are short on time or don’t know what to eat, I have a solution…Oatmeal Berry Muffins! I adapted these from Joy the Baker. They are healthy muffins…before you start whining, listen:)

These muffins are healthy AND delicious. I used whole wheat flour, oats, and applesauce. The texture is wholesome and a good way:) I also added in cinnamon, vanilla, and almond extract…three of my favorite flavors. And now for the berries…I used frozen raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries, these muffins are bursting with berries. Biting into a muffin caused an explosion of berry goodness in my mouth…YUM!

I put some of the muffins in the freezer so I always have a healthy breakfast, even when I am in a rush. Just heat them up and enjoy!! Please sta
rt your day off right by eating breakfast. You will feel much better, especially if you eat one of these muffins!

Oatmeal Berry Muffins

Adapted from Joy the Baker

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cups oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (I used 1 tsp.)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce (I used chunky applesauce)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla (I added this)
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract (I added this)
  • 3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (I used frozen raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. I put in a full cup)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Line a muffin tin with paper cases or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a medium bowl combine applesauce, buttermilk, sugar, oil, egg, and extracts. Make a well in dry ingredients and add applesauce mixture. Stir until just moist. Fold in berries. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. I got 16 regular muffins.

Bake for 16-18 minutes.

Cool on rack. Enjoy! They freeze beautifully too!

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88 Responses to “Recipe for Oatmeal Berry Muffins”

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  1. 5 Star Foodie — February 27, 2009 @ 6:22 am

    I wish I made those for breakfast this morning. Delicious!

  2. Balance, Joy and Delicias! — February 27, 2009 @ 6:25 am

    so agree, the breakfast is the most important and my favorite meal of the day!
    love these muffins! I’ll definitely make some ^_^

  3. Girl from Pennsylvania — February 27, 2009 @ 6:25 am

    These look awesome. I have a bunch of blueberries in the freezer that I need to use up. Perfect!

    – Stephanie at Eats and Treats

  4. Meg — February 27, 2009 @ 6:34 am

    They are beautiful! I love that they are healthy!

  5. CookingCourtney — February 27, 2009 @ 6:40 am

    those look FABBBB!!
    I love oatmeal!

  6. Jescel — February 27, 2009 @ 6:45 am

    OMG! This is very similar to what I did, except that mine didn’t have oatmeal in it.. check it out

  7. Katherine Aucoin — February 27, 2009 @ 6:52 am

    I would love one of those for breakfast today, they look delectable!

  8. Amy Beatty — February 27, 2009 @ 7:03 am

    I love anything with oatmeal. Always looking for new oatmeal recipes.

  9. Leslie — February 27, 2009 @ 7:03 am

    Oh yummy! These do look delish. And I NEVER skip breakfast!

  10. ttfn300 — February 27, 2009 @ 7:07 am

    i might just eat these all day long :)

  11. Erica — February 27, 2009 @ 7:14 am

    Yum! Love your changes to the original recipe. Hope you’re enjoying your day off :)

    I promise to email you back soon 😉

  12. Liz — February 27, 2009 @ 7:20 am

    They look great!

  13. sugarlens — February 27, 2009 @ 7:24 am

    They look delicious and healthy with all those oats! I can eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  14. Cathy — February 27, 2009 @ 7:28 am

    They look healthy and super delicious! And I think I have everything I need to make them. I am going to try them soon!

  15. Culinarywannabe — February 27, 2009 @ 7:34 am

    If I eat them with butter will they still be healthy? :)

  16. Kristen616 — February 27, 2009 @ 8:08 am

    I have to admit I’m one of those people who rarely eats breakfast! However, these look awesome and like something I’d definitely want to eat in the morning! I’ve been trying to eat healthier lately, so I think I’ll give these a try! Thanks!

  17. Donna-FFW — February 27, 2009 @ 8:15 am

    These look so delicious. Healthy, pretty, moist, they look so unbelievably good. I have to try them! Such a nice picture of them also!

  18. Ali — February 27, 2009 @ 8:27 am

    Yum is right! These look delicious. I love muffins, too, any always feel guilty after eating them. Not with these I won’t!

    PS: I’ve moved:

  19. Maria — February 27, 2009 @ 8:31 am

    Jescel-I will have to check out your muffins, thanks for the link!

    Culinarywannabe-Add butter if you wish:) Everything in moderation, right?

    Kristen-I hope you will like these for breakfast!

  20. Spryte — February 27, 2009 @ 8:37 am


  21. Jan — February 27, 2009 @ 8:38 am

    They look good! I made muffins for the very first time today. They were chocolate with chocolate chips….but all the chips went to the bottom! I will NOT be bloging about mine lol. But I will try again.
    Yours look excellent!

  22. The Food Librarian — February 27, 2009 @ 8:56 am

    Looks great! I heart breakfast!

  23. Pam — February 27, 2009 @ 8:58 am

    Ohhh…I am going to make these. I love the idea of oatmeal muffins. YUM!

  24. Allie — February 27, 2009 @ 9:14 am

    These sound really good! yuumy!!

  25. Bridgett — February 27, 2009 @ 9:16 am

    These would be a perfect breakfast to get my kids to eat before school. Healthy and delicious!

  26. Mary Ann — February 27, 2009 @ 9:21 am

    I wish I would have seen these before I made breakfast. They look like the perfect way to start off a healthy day!

  27. Aggie — February 27, 2009 @ 10:03 am

    I would eat these in a heartbeat! So would my kids…must make! 😉

  28. Annemarie — February 27, 2009 @ 10:28 am

    Oooh…these look delicious!!

    Thanks for stopping by! Your blog is great!

  29. Melissa — February 27, 2009 @ 10:48 am

    Wow. my mom made me the exact same thing for breakfast this morning except the muffins only had blueberries. These look great!

  30. Reeni♥ — February 27, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

    I would of loved them for breakfast! Chock full of goodness and so yummy!

  31. Jared and Katie Organ — February 27, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

    Wow,these look so yummy! I’ve been looking for a berry oatmeal muffin recipe! Thanks again for the yummy ideas!

  32. The Fat Dietitian — February 27, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

    Those look delicious… the problem for me would be stopping at 1!

  33. Melanie Anne — February 27, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

    These look great! I have that book the aritisan bread in five minutes. Mine hasn’t turned out to good though. I doubled the recipe the first (and only) time I made it. Anyway–your pictures and testimonial have inspired me to try again!! Thanks! I love your blog!

  34. lesley — February 27, 2009 @ 1:39 pm

    I’m glad you found me … I’m really liking your blog, too … those muffins look GREAT!

    Hope your weekend is wonderful : )

  35. BeckyRos — February 27, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

    These look much like the yummy Berry Muffins at Great Harvest Bread Co. that I love so much! I’ll have to try the recipe!

  36. Jessica — February 27, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

    These look delicious. I made Magnolia Bakery’s recipe for oatmeal muffins recently but they were sadly lacking in flavor. Your muffins look so much better, I can’t wait to try them. I love to have muffins in the freezer so that I don’t have to worry about breakfast. Thanks for posting this recipe!

  37. Maria — February 27, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

    Melissa-Lucky you! I wish someone made me breakfast:)

    Melanie Anne-Try it again, I promise the method is amazing! Let me know if you have questions!

    Lesley-Thanks for visiting! Come again!

    BeckyRos-They are similar to GH’s muffins, but I think these are better..and much cheaper:)

    Jessica-I hope you like these! My freezer is full! I love freezing my goods!

  38. Sara — February 27, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

    YUM! I love oatmeal muffins! These look great.

  39. Dawn — February 27, 2009 @ 3:34 pm

    You can tell by the pics they taste good. This is a good kind of healthy!

  40. Cakelaw — February 27, 2009 @ 4:07 pm

    These look terrific. I have bookmarked the recipe – I am up for some new muffins.

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