8.22.2009

Back-to-School Apple Blueberry Oat Muffins

With the start of school just around the corner I've been on the prowl for some quick and healthy breakfast ideas.

I spied an apple oat muffin recipe over at Good Housekeeping's website and I did some addition, subtraction and just a bit of multiplication and I came up with this yummy recipe.


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Here is what you'll need:

2 cups of rolled oats
1 1/4 cups of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup melted butter
1/3 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 tbsp honey
1 cup peeled, diced Granny Smith apples
2/3 cups fresh blueberries

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In a large bowl combine oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a smaller bowl mix together the buttermilk, melted butter, applesauce, vanilla, egg, and honey. Add to flour mixture and stir just until combined. Gently fold in diced apples and blueberries.

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Fill lined (or unlined) muffin cups nearly full and bake in a 375 degree oven for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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These muffins will cause your kids to achieve straight A's for the entire school year! Not really. They will, however, fill up their tummies with goodness and help them with stamina and concentration until lunchtime.

These would also be great as an after school snack before the start of homework.

BTW, these muffins are every bit as good for grownups as they are for kids. :0)

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36 comments:

Titania said...

Hi Kim, thank you for your comment. Your Blueberry Muffins look good and healthy and I am sure they taste delicious. If it is al right with you I copy the recipe and send it to my daughter. My granddaughter 13, loves to bake muffins. I am sure they will become a favourite.
(Your header is a visual delight.)

Mary said...

Kim, these look so much better than the ones I saw at the market this morning. I've bookmarked the recipe for next weekend. I hope you are having a great day.

Kathy said...

Kim, That happened to me the other day as well. All the blogs I was following were gone!!! Then within a couple of hours they were all back?!?! Weird!!! I was so worried that someone would think I didn't like them anymore! lol... I've seen it happen before - someone would disappear and then come back. I was confused at the time, but totally understand it now. Just something weird with Blogger!!! No worries - glad you're back!!! ;) Still lovin' your blog <3

mysteryhistorymom said...

Those look delicious! We will be making them- and very soon!:) Lori

Angie's Recipes said...

They look gorgeous and healthy!

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Jenn said...

I'd love to have some of this for my breakfast. I love oats and I love blueberries in muffins. I recently began to like apples in muffins, so you've posted this just at the right time.

I haven't made muffins in a long time. I think it's time I have a muffin fix.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh they look great, I love your comment of tweeking the recipe at the start, very funny.
xoxo

Anja said...

Once that happened to me too, but it came also back after some hours. the muffins look great, I love blueberries.

Katy ~ said...

I'm on a bit of an oatmeal kick right now so these particularly appealing! Always appreciate a good breakfast muffin. This will have to be a weekend treat soon.

Adam said...

I never get sick of oat muffins. They are just asking for breakfast on the go. Nice job on the blueberry addition for a little extra end of summer fun :)

HoneyB said...

Kim, these look great! I am a big muffin maker myself but have been slacking in that area since summer. Now that the kids are back to university I may be bringing muffins in to work more often! I've bookmarked your recipe to try! (PS I also stumbled this for you!)

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds like the perfect healthy treat!!

Jamie said...

Yummy good muffins!

Jamie said...

Yummy good muffins!

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't feel a twinge of guilt giving these muffins to my kids. I am going to try these!

Thanks for an alternative to the usual "gut-bomb" type muffins.

TheKitchenWitch said...

I could serve these to my kids guilt-free! Thanks for giving us an alternative to the usual "gut-bomb" muffins I usually see.

I'm giving these a try.

Palidor said...

Those muffins look great! I like the combination of apples and blueberries.

Linda said...

These look delicious...I printed out the recipe as these will be great to pop ito the freezer and be hand for a quick breakfast!

doggybloggy said...

aghhhhh - back to school means early mornings....these muffins would fit the bill so perfectly.

nora@ffr said...

kim!! ye apple blueberry oat muffin look fabulous!! love the combo!! i shud give a try sometime sooner!!
cheers and have a great day!!

Cathy said...

What better way to start the day than with a lovely muffin filled with good stuff.

I would have loved to have a batch of these when we went camping. Or right now with my coffee for that matter.

Heidi said...

What a great way for the kids to start their morning. Great sounding muffins!

Stephanie said...

These look fabulous! I want to slather a warm one with lots of butter and have a cup of hot chocolate in my other hand. :-)

KennyT said...

Kim, I believe you're a great parent! I don't think I will ever have children in my whole life, so it's beyond my imagination how difficult it is.

I wish I could have these muffins when I was a kid! Yummy and healthy!

the twins said...

those look really good, great recipe!

Faith said...

These look healthy and filling...perfect for breakfast on the run!

Pam said...

Because I get to school at 6:30, I'm ready for a morning snack around nine, these look perfect!

Velva said...

School starts tomorrow! These are perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Also, this would be a great idea to make in a batch and freeze.

Kate said...

These look wonderful! They will be adult muffins at my house. I will take some of these to work...mid morning snack time!

girlichef said...

These would be so delicious on a school morning...with some coffee (for me)! Kiddos here are already starting their second week of school...I should make some of these to boost their spirits :D

petite nyonya said...

The muffins are packed with so many delightful ingredients! I will definitely like this recipe!

5 Star Foodie said...

These look scrumptious with apples and blueberries! Yum!

Debbie said...

Yum! I love to make things like this and stash them in the freezer.

Hummingbird Appetite said...

What a great idea to add apples and blueberries!

the epicurean's market said...

I haven't made muffins in so long and these look fabulous! ~Mina

Laura said...

These look sooooo good, I am going to make them this week. I'll have to put some extra hours in at the gym...hehe.

BTW, I'm from SITS!

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