Monday, June 6, 2011

Oatmeal Blackberry Muffins

Lucky for me, and you, there is almost no end to the variety of muffin recipes available! I especially like versions like this, that use applesauce instead of oil or butter for moisture. And packed with oats and blackberries, they are as beautiful as they are nutritious. They come together quickly, without even using a mixer, using the standard "combine dry ingredients, combine wet ingredients, then mix together" muffin method!

I used a variety of fresh and frozen berries. Chop them coarsely, then toss them with about 1/4 cup of flour. This will help prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the muffins.

Now, in a small bowl, combine the remaining flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder.

In a large bowl, combine the milk, applesauce, egg and vanilla.

Add the flour mixture to the milk mixture

and stir just until combined. Then add the berries

and stir gently. Fill paper lined muffin cups and then bake for 20 minutes. Cool completely (if you can wait!) on wire rack.

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Oatmeal Blackberry Muffins

2 cups flour, divided
1 cup oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups blackberries, chopped

Combine the blackberries and 1/4 cup flour in a small bowl and stir gently to coat the berries.

In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1 3/4 cups flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, combine the milk, applesauce, vanilla and egg. Mix well. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and stir just until well-moistened. Gently fold in the blackberries.

Fill paper-lined muffin cups and bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 12 muffins.


  1. Mmm, there's nothing like homemade muffins for breakfast. Yours sound like a real treat.

  2. This looks like a healthy muffin which is very appealing to me. We are working on eating more healthily and still have a long way to go.

    If you have a moment, would you link this to Bake with Bizzy?


  3. Thanks so much for linking your delicious and healthy recipe up at Muffin and Cupcake Monday! Have a great week and hope to see you again soon Sara!

  4. Hi! I just wanted to let you know about my blog hop: Savory Sunday! It's open now, for a few more days and I'd LOVE if you came over and shared one of your recipes!! Have a great day!!

  5. Those muffins look great. I just happen to have some blackberries I want to use up. Can a girl ever have enough muffin recipes? :) I'm printing this recipe for sure. I wanted to invite you to come over and share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day.
    Ps- I'm your newest follower.

  6. i love muffin recipes like this, too! these look especially delicious!

    thanks so much for linking up to mangia mondays!


  7. Your oatmeal blackberry muffins sound wonderful - and I bet the applesauce adds a lovely flavour to them too. Thank you for sharing them with Let's Do Brunch :) Hope to see you there again this week!


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