Blueberry Oat Muffins – A Guest Post

by Jen on August 3, 2012

Hi, I’m Anna from Piper’s Run Blog. Piper’s Run is about being a Mom, wife to a vegan, working full time as a Physical Activity Practitioner, Pregnancy #2, Working Out/Running and trying to balance it all. This Blueberry Oat Muffin recipe was originally posted on April 11th 2012.

I’ve been wanting to make Blueberry Oat Muffins the last few days and I finally decided last-minute to make some (last night). So, I used my friend called “Google” and searched for vegan blueberry oat muffins. I couldn’t make normal muffins (with eggs, milk etc) as my husband is a vegan. I came across this blog called Making Good Choices….new to me.

There are SO MANY blogs out there; sometimes I wonder how we come across some of them. Oh, right search engines like my buddy Google. For those bloggers out there – have you looked at your “search engine terms”: what people type into a search engine to arrive at your blog??? A few of my favourites from Piper’s Run:

  • a person eating healthy food (does Jr. Mints count ?)
  • diapered by my wife (hummm…)
  • gym bag lunch
  • exercise motivation (that’s more on track)

I guess I’ve used most of those words on my blog at some point … they might have not been used together. Back to the Blueberry Oat Muffins from Making Good Choices.

While my husband bathed Lilly last night, I managed to gather all the ingredients and start making the muffins. I had full intentions of putting Lilly to bed and just putting the muffins on hold. The oven was still pre-heating, so I had time. Next thing I know, my husband has put Lilly down for the night and I’ve put the muffins in the oven! Good timing, I guess!

Oh, and I made these without knowing if I had all the ingredients – we managed.

Blueberry Oat Muffins (vegan) Ingredients:

1 ripened banana

1/2 cup turbinado sugar (I used white sugar as we had nothing else in stock)

4 tbsp flax meal (placed in 8 tbsp of water, let sit for 5 minutes)  *the equivalent of vegan eggs*

2 cups spelt flour or whole wheat (I used whole wheat with grains cause that’s what we had)

1 cup oats

1 cup applesauce (I might have used less as I had to use some of Lilly’s small individual applesauce)

1/3 cup milk of your choice (I used coconut milk)

1.5 cups frozen blueberries (I used fresh – well as fresh as they can get this time of year)

3 tsp baking powder

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

Optional: 3 tbsp chia seeds in 6 tbsp water, let sit for 5 minutes (I skipped this step as we don’t have chia seeds)

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Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl add the flour, oats, cinnamon, sugar and mix.

Next, add flax meal, banana, milk, chia seeds and applesauce to the bowl. Mix well.

Add  baking soda and powder. Mix then add blueberries. Fold in to batter.

Spray a muffin pan and spoon batter into pans. Top with a sprinkle of sugar and oats.

Bake for 25 minutes.

Makes about 14 medium-sized muffins. (It make so many muffin’s)

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These were so delicious. Amazing, hot right out of the oven. My husband and I had a small one right away. In the morning my daughter gobbled up 2 small muffins; my husband and I each had one. I believe these are now my favourite muffins to make and eat. The combination of oats, banana and blueberries – just delish!

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For another great (and easy) recipe – check out my post on No Bake Energy Bites. I’ve made these numerous times since the posting.

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A big thank you to Anna for sharing her recipe for these healthy and delicious looking muffins!  Yum!

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