These oatmeal blueberry muffins are a healthy and delicious way to start your day. Packed with oats, applesauce, and brown sugar—these muffins are moist and delicious! They're a dessert the entire family can enjoy.
These oatmeal blueberry muffins are packed with healthy ingredients and even got a thumbs up from Matt in a taste test.
Why you'll love this recipe
I love popping one in the microwave for a quick and easy snack. Considering they only have 130 calories and 2 grams of fat, you can indulge without guilt. So give these muffins a try and enjoy!
Heather's helpful hints
When you bake with fresh or frozen blueberries, the color is affected by the level of acidity in the batter. If the batter has a bit too much baking soda, the blueberries turn green around the edges.
You can balance the acidity by adding in a little extra vinegar (or buttermilk, or whatever acid that is called for in the recipe) to balance out the extra baking soda, or you could even use a touch less baking soda in the next recipe.
Applesauce in baking
These oatmeal blueberry muffins use applesauce in the muffin batter. Using unsweetened applesauce is an excellent way to cut down on fat in your muffins. You can use equal amounts of applesauce and butter when substituting in recipes. So ½ cup butter is equal to ½ cup applesauce. If you don't have applesauce, use one of these substitutes for baking.
Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins
- 12-count muffin pan
- 1 ½ cups quick oats
- 1 cup skim milk
- ½ cup brown sugar packed
- 2 tablespoons agave
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- Preheat oven to 400°. Line a muffin tin with liners and lightly spray with oil.
- Place oats in a food processor or chopper and pulse a few times. Soak oats in milk for about 30 minutes.
- In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, agave, apple sauce, vanilla, egg whites, oil and mix well.
- In a third bowl combine whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and whisk to combine.
- Combine oats and milk with sugar, applesauce mixture and mix well. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Fold in blueberries.
- Spoon into the muffin tin and bake for 22-24 minutes.
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