When it comes to baking, nothing beats the aroma of freshly baked blueberry oatmeal muffins. These delectable treats combine the goodness of whole oats and the burst of tangy blueberries, making them a perfect breakfast or snack option for the whole family. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through the process of creating these delightful muffins step by step. Get ready to indulge in a wholesome and mouthwatering experience that’s both satisfying and nourishing.
Before you start, gather these simple and wholesome ingredients:
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats
- 1 cup milk (dairy or plant-based)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
- Prepare the Oatmeal:
In a bowl, combine the rolled oats and milk. Let this mixture sit for about 10 minutes to allow the oats to soak and soften.
- Mix the Dry Ingredients:
In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Combine Wet Ingredients:
To the oatmeal mixture, add the vanilla extract, egg, and melted butter. Mix well until all the wet ingredients are combined.
- Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures:
Gently fold the dry ingredient mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay. This will ensure your muffins remain tender.
- Add Blueberries:
Gently fold in the fresh blueberries. The burst of juicy blueberries will add a burst of flavor to every bite.
- Fill the Muffin Cups:
Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.
Place the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
- Cool and Enjoy:
Once baked, remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. These muffins are best enjoyed fresh, but they can also be stored in an airtight container for a few days.
- Optional: Add a Healthy Twist:
For an added health boost, consider incorporating a handful of chopped nuts or flaxseeds into the batter. These ingredients will not only enhance the muffins’ nutritional value but also add a delightful crunch.