Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

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These Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins are a great, low fat breakfast treat.

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

There is nothing better than blueberry muffins.  Look for the biggest, juiciest, sweetest fresh blueberries you can find, and use them in these muffins.  They’ll be the best!

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

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.
Yield: 16 Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

  • 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 zest
  • 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: 170, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: .6g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 4g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Carbohydrates: 28.6g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS per muffin:  Freestyle SmartPoints: 5, SmartPoints: 5, Points Plus: 5, Old Points: 3
SOURCE: (Adapted from Cooking Light)
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  • ISABEL CORTEZ wrote:

    instead of OIL = any other substitue?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

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

  • Senny wrote:

    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?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      @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.