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Oatmeal Blueberry Applesauce Muffins

January 7, 2009

Oatmeal Blueberry

I’ve had my Impatient Pants on for the last week. Actually, they prefer to be called Impatient Slacks. They take themselves pretty seriously.

See, I have plans for 2009.

I put on my Impatient Pants and wrote every single one of those well crafted plans down.

Some of those plans are pure Joy the Baker silliness. Take, for example, task number thirty two: learn a new Michael Jackson dance move. This is not to be outdone by task number thirty seven: make a friendship bracelet for all of my friends.

Those are plans that my Impatient Pants can get behind… they do like to have a good time.

When it’s time to get down to business my Impatient Pants can work a number on my brain. Task number one is to grow Joy the Baker into a confetti spouting, money making, baking extravaganza, which directly leads into task number three: move up to the bay area to be closer to people that I adore (the orange on the right… don’t get it twisted) . Incidentally, task number two? Eat more brownies… obviously.

Brownies aside, I’m totally impatient these days. I can barely stand myself! These big tasks aren’t just going to happen overnight though. It’s a journey, right?

Oatmeal Blueberry

Oatmeal Blueberry

The solution to my current impatience seems pretty simple. Take a deep breath, throw my Impatient Pants in the hamper, sit down, shut up and eat a muffin.

While I’m at it, I might just enjoy my life exactly as it is right now. Even if it’s not precisely where I want it to be at the moment, I’m going to remind myself that I’m living the good life. Muffins: low fat, whole grain muffins make that life even better. Fact.

Oatmeal Blueberry

Oatmeal Blueberry Applesauce Muffins

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These beauties are surprisingly moist and delicious. I say this with the utmost respect and admiration for butter and fat. These are the kind of muffins that make you feel good about yourself and your morning. Really. Yea… good stuff. They’re whole grain, oat filled and fruit studded. Dreamy!

Makes 12-15 muffins

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cups oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp canola oil (I used the almond oil I had on hand)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper cases or spray with nonstick cooking spray. I simple greased and floured a muffin pan, saving the paper.

In a large bowl combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a medium bowl combine applesauce, buttermilk, sugar, oil and egg. Make a well in dry ingredients and add applesauce mixture. Stir until just moist. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

Bake for 16-18 minutes.


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  • Joy, does the almond oil give the muffins a touch of almond flavor? I bought some walnut oil, and now it sits expectantly in the fridge door, wondering if I am going to use it or if I just wasted $8. I want to try it in my new silicone muffin pan, no flouring, stuck-together paper liners or anything. I love it.

  • YUM! These look awesome~ I totally hear ya on the “impatience” I’ve got a similar list (minus the dance move) and I’m itchin to get to crossin’ off! Best wishes on getting it all done!

  • Yes move!! Then we can have weekend baking days, drink copious amounts of tea together, and braid each others hair…. I am only semi-serious about the hair braiding :)

  • Love the new look! These muffins sound great and I’m currently on an oats kick, so I can’t wait to try them!!

  • not to be too much of a stalker but I just happen to be moving to the bay (from DC) at the end of the month! thus, i support your move so you can do doughnut searches that I can actually follow along with. yay!

  • joy – i am going to try to make these this weekend and was wondering did you use old fashioned oats or quick cooking? as always, your recipe looks wonderful and i can’t wait to try it!!! happy baking in 2009 :)

  • Ooooh tasty. Going to have to make these.

  • I’m seriously going to bake those the moment I have a kitchen again! Thanks for sharing!

  • I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for you…great things surely!
    This recipe will get tried out by me soon…looks fab!

    { Lindsey }
    http://www.coveiter.com

  • Yeay Joy, you did it! Whole grains and no butter. =) Glad to see you’re sticking to your New Years resolutions.

  • please don’t move :(

  • these look awesome and they re healthy too. Yippe :)))

  • Yum! I love blueberries and we need another healthy muffin recipe to help with our morning rush. I usually use oat bran, but oats would be a welcome change.
    Happy New Year Joy!
    Phoo-D

  • We’ve discussed the state of my pants and how I’ve spent the last few weeks struggling into them, so thank you for this low fat, whole grain muffin! I will be making them this weekend with leftover cranberries!

  • This is the perfect recipe for us right now. My blueberry, healthy food eatin college student has a few more days at home and we just polished off the coconut banana bread from shawgirl this morning. I am hoping to find some blueberries in the freezer … may just make a trip out to try these out. Nothing better to get me up and going than breakfast muffins!

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