Healthy Recipes: Blueberry Oat Muffins

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Blueberry Oat Muffins

Blueberries are a known superfood, having one of the highest levels of antioxidants amongst fruits. The main antioxidant within blueberries is known as flavonoids which are associated with decreased risk of developing depression.

A 2017 study on the ‘effects of acute blueberry flavonoids on mood in children and young adults’ found that the consumption of blueberries positively boosted mood. These muffins can support a healthy mood thanks to their low calories content and high nutrients packed with vitamin C and high levels of potassium.

Enjoy this recipe using fresh blueberries when in season or using frozen blueberries and substituting to use on ½ cup of buttermilk. The health benefits of blueberries combined with light ingredients create an ideal recipe to improve health and happiness.

Prep Time: 25 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Total Time: 45 min | Yield: 12 Muffins | Serving Size: 1

CUISINE: American

COURSE: Dessert

COOKING METHOD: Mixing, Baking

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl x 2
  • Muffin tray
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Wire cooling rack

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup oats, whole rolled
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp fine salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries

Method

Preparing Blueberry Oat Muffins


1. Preheat an oven to 420°F and lightly grease a muffin tray with vegetable oil, then set aside.


2. Into a bowl add the oats and buttermilk, allow the oats to soak for 20 minutes.


3. Then into a large mixing bowl add the flour, coconut sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir to combine then set the bowl of dry ingredients aside.


4. Into a second large mixing bowl add the vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk the ingredients together then pour into the dry ingredients.


5. Then add the oats, buttermilk and blueberries, lightly fold the mixture together using a spatula.


6. Pour the muffin mixture into the muffin tray then transfer the tray to the preheated oven.


7. Bake for 20 minutes then remove the muffins from the oven.


8. Allow the muffins to cool on a wire rack then serve warm or cold.

 

Blueberry Oat Muffins
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