Blueberry oatmeal muffins make back to school mornings easier. These muffins help ensure that we all make a healthy start to the day. Made with ingredients that we already have at home, making them is always an easy choice. I just happen to love blueberries but I’m sure that you could add your favorite fruit and they will turn out just fine.
Like most families, our mornings are busy. I wake my daughter and help her get ready. Hubby feeds and walks the dog. Unlike our lazy Saturdays…when we are in back to school mode, we need something quick. Quick but not junk food or fast food quick. That’s why I love these blueberry oatmeal muffins. I know that oats and blueberries are good for you. Because I make the muffins, we are not worried about weird ingredients.
Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins Are Heart Healthy
By adding oats to this blueberry oatmeal muffin recipe, we have given them a superpower. When you are looking for a heart healthy start to the day, you can’t go wrong with oats. Oats are a great source of soluble fiber. They help to lower blood sugar levels as well as cholesterol levels. That means oats and oatmeal can support reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
I could have made these muffins without oats or blueberries. But that would have meant a limited amount of nutrients. That would also mean that I couldn’t call them blueberry oatmeal muffins! Lol! But seriously, blueberries are insanely heart healthy and one of the best antioxidant foods available.
Antioxidants help keep our bodies free from unstable molecules which can contribute to aging and cancer. Blueberries also offer fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese. And did I mention that these muffins offer fiber? That’s what keeps us going until lunch time.
Making the Plant-Based Connection
When I started leaning into whole foods plant based nutrition, I had a limited understanding of what it all meant. Once I understood that I was now preparing meals with foods that for the most part had not been broken down and processed, it made sense. For the blueberry oatmeal muffins, we just needed real blueberries and real oats. Real whole foods. Thus, the name of the largely popular supermarket.
A lot of people only think of deli meats when they hear the term processed foods. But that definition extends to baked goods as well. Many of the blueberry oatmeal muffins on the shelf in the store contain all kinds of extras that you really don’t need. For my family, I keep it simple. Simple ingredients make for simple plant-based meals and treats made with love.
What You Will Need For Your Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
- 3 Medium Sized Bowls
- Large Spoon
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Muffin Liners
- Muffin Pan-12 Count
Notes to Consider
- I used oat milk instead of traditional milk and a plant based butter for my blueberry oatmeal muffins
- I used frozen blueberries which means I reduced the milk to 3/4 cup instead of 1 cup to account for the water in the frozen blueberries
- My muffins stayed fresh for 7 days in the fridge after I baked them
Shout out to the team @sallysbakingaddiction for the inspiration for these blueberry oatmeal muffins. It’s a really great site with lots of fun traditional and vegan recipes. Have fun making these and have a wonderful start to every day!
LA Dunn is a plant-based advocate from the Bronx. She is always looking for new and tasty ways to add more plants to her plate and this recipe featuring oats and blueberries does just that. Follow on Instagram @blackgirlseat and be sure to check out the latest issue of Recipes & Random-Ish. Complete the form below to stay connected.