Recipe for Oatmeal Berry Muffins

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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 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 ¼ cups oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (I used 1 tsp.)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce (I used chunky applesauce)
  • ½ cup low-fat buttermilk
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla (I added this)
  • ¼ tsp. almond extract (I added this)
  • ¾ 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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I can’t survive without breakfast! I love the burst of berries in your muffins. I’m going to add oatmeal the next time I bake muffins.

  2. I completely agree. Only thing is, I like my breakfasts at noon 🙂 I’ve only just started baking muffins for the kiddo, so these go on the list. Thanks. By the way, your pizza rocks!

  3. Nifty idea to keep ’em in the freezer, I don’t think I’ve done that before! Very cool, oatmeal in a muffin–who needs a bowl :P.

    Just to follow-up from the last comment, I’ve done the whole run-around with being diagnosed for tummy issues, so if you ever have any questions, feel free to email me any time! But hopefully you’ll be feeling better in no time and you won’t need to :P!

  4. I’m a total breakfast-freak. I love it; I always eat it; and I just don’t feel right skipping it. I look forward to breakfast! And I look forward to making these awesome-looking muffins. I love the amount of berries in the muffin!

  5. Berry goodness popping in your mouth, huh. Well, that’s berry berry good!!! Hah, couldn’t resist!! They do look delish!

  6. These look fabulous. And I’ve got berries in the freezer begging to be used! I’m going to whip up a batch!

  7. Thank you so very much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. It literally makes my day when I see that someone has commented on my food! So I actually have some blueberries that I’ve been wanting to use up…and when I saw that these had almond extract in them (which I’m obsessed with), I got really excited. So let’s just say I added this recipe to my bookmark list. 🙂

  8. Oh and you’re totally right about skipping breakfast. I never understood why people think to skip it?? It’s like trying to start a car with no fuel. At least we have the knowledge to share with others. Ok so for being the nerd that just posted twice.

  9. breakfast is far and away my favorite meal. breakfast skippers are foolish. 🙂
    your muffins even look healthy, but there’s no doubt they’d be delicious too.

  10. These look wonderful! I’m always looking for healthy muffins and we love blueberries, so I can’t wait to try them.

  11. Maria, your so right, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and so many people skim it! These Oatmeal Muffins would definitely be the perfect brekkie.


  12. I made these this morning and they were delicious! My kids loved them and I’m so happy to find a recipe with whole wheat flour that they like! Thank you 🙂

  13. I have to admit, I’m not a breakfast eater, but I’m sure I could manage to eat one of these, they look delish.

  14. I have all of these ingredients, these will be on the table for the weekend! Fantastic blog you have!

    (I think I just sounded like Yoda, didn’t I? Bad syntax, I am using).

  15. Just went and bought the ingredients I needed for these! Can’t wait till morning to give them a try! Thanks for a healthy mufin recipe, muffins are a favorite of mine.

  16. I used a pint of fresh blueberries, steel cut oats, non-chunky applesauce and omitted the almond extract (I was out of it) – these were fantastic! Love them! I will definitely be making them again!

  17. I came across your blog when I was craving something bread-y, haha. I was so desperate to try them that I made my own applesauce because I was currently out of the jarred stuff. I didn’t add oil, lessened the amount of brown sugar, and no almond extract (I will buy some and try it next time). The best part….I froze some for later!

  18. I made these the other night. I thought they were very good for a healthier muffin recipe – something I’ll be adding to my everyday recipes. I used all blueberries and think they would be even yummier with raspberries to add a little bit of tartness to round out the flavors, but then again that’s how I like my oatmeal best. Everyone (Myself, hubby, & 5 kids) all seemed to enjoy them – my 9-year old daughter has declared them one of her favs. Oh, and P.S. You’re right, they do freeze beautifully.

  19. I just made these and they are AMAZING! I think even better than the similar Great Harvest muffin that I get almost daily. I did make larger muffins, dividing the mix amongst 12 wells. Even when I did that, each muffin is only 4 WW points! Too good to be true! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  20. I’ve been making these all the time since I first tried the recipe out with my sister about a year ago. I add more berries and a real apple each time. My nephew just learned to say my name and its usually followed by “muffins?” because he loves them so much 🙂 thanks so much for the awesome recipe!!!

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