Blueberry- Oatmeal Muffins

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Summer Muffin Recipes.

Yield: 16 Muffins

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Blueberry- Oatmeal Muffins

In the summertime... when the blueberries are plentiful and CHEAP, it's the best time to whip up blueberry cakes, breads and muffins. These are a delicious, low fat variety.


1 2/3 cups quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or white whole wheat flour)
3/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
2 large eggs
2 cups fresh blueberries tossed with 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons granulated white sugar (or chunky, white sparkling sugar)


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 16 muffin cups with nonstick spray.

2. Place oats in food processor; pulse until oats resemble coarse-meal. Place in a large bowl. Add flours, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together.

3. In a separate bowl, stir together buttermilk, oil, lemon rind, and eggs. Add to flour mixture; stir just until dry ingredients are incorporated and moist. Gently fold floured blueberries into the batter.

4. Spoon batter into the muffin cups, dividing it evenly between 16. Sprinkle with sugar.

5. Bake 18 to 22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 muffin
Calories per serving: 170
Fat per serving: 5g
Saturated Fat per serving: .6g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 27mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 28.6g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 5 Old Points Program: 3

Source: (Adapted from Cooking Light)

4 Responses to “Blueberry- Oatmeal Muffins”

  1. postedJul 28, 2010 8:12 PM

    Hey!! Mmmmm wonderful recipe! I love muffins and I REALLY want to make this! I have a question, however, can I use milk instead of buttermilk or would that just mess up the recipe?

    • July 29th, 2010 @ 1:09 PM

      @Senny, Yes, that would mess up the recipe. There’s a simple solution for making your own buttermilk though… 1 cup of milk + 1 Tbsp. of either white vinegar or lemon juice.

  2. postedJun 18, 2012 10:43 AM

    instead of OIL = any other substitue?

    • June 19th, 2012 @ 8:20 PM

      You can try using half oil and half unsweetened applesauce to reduce calories.

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