My cousin is not a baker. She’s a cook. She’ll be the first to tell you that. Give her ingredients and watch her toss them together, add spices, taste, and adjust as necessary and whatever she makes will be delicious. But when she needs a cheesecake, she asks me to make it. So when she told me about these amazing, healthy mixed berry muffins she made, I had to try them. (And she let me share the recipe with you!)
Her original recipe called for strawberries and blueberries. I didn’t have strawberries, but I had frozen raspberries. So I kept the measurements the same and swapped out berries. After tasting them, I’m thinking I might try them with raspberries and rhubarb later this summer. Just about any berry mixture would be delicious in these!
Healthy Mixed Berry Muffins
1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/4 cups flour (We both use this kind.)
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon chia seeds (Optional. I didn’t have any, but I may get some for the next batch.)
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup applesauce (I LOVE adding applesauce to my baked goods. Makes everything moist and yummy!)
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla (The original recipe didn’t call for vanilla, but I have a hard time baking anything without adding vanilla…)
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
(Or whatever kind of berries/ fruit you want to substitute.)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Combine oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, chia seeds, and salt in a bowl.
In another bowl, combine egg, milk, applesauce, vanilla, and oil.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry.Mix until just moist.
Gently fold in berries.
Fill muffin cups two thirds of the way. (Mine were a VERY FULL 2/3.)
Bake 20-23 minutes until tops are golden brown. Recipe makes 12 muffins.
- 1¼ cups old-fashioned oats
- 1¼ cups flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
- ⅔ cup milk
- ⅓ cup applesauce
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup raspberries
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Combine oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, chia seeds, and salt in a bowl.
- In another bowl, combine egg, milk, vanilla, and oil.
- Add liquid ingredients to the dry. Mix until moist only.
- Fold in berries.
- Fill muffin cups ⅔ way full.
- Bake 20-23 minutes or until tops are golden brown.