This healthy blueberry muffins recipe came about so that I could have a healthy treat for my girls to have in their lunch boxes, which meant it had to be substantial and filling enough, have little or no sugar and fats, no nuts and you could potentially do no eggs if you needed to. This recipe for healthy oat apple and blueberry muffins hits the mark. I also love that I can bake these and freeze half of them so that I can spread them out, no one wants to eat the same thing every day.
These muffins don’t rise up in a big mushroom type muffin top, which I actually like for this. And they are really moist in the middle and a little bit crispy on the outside, just perfect.
When I was preparing to bake these my little helpers were in squeals of delight over the addition of blueberries. They will devour these little berries fresh, frozen or baked with no hesitation. At Christmas time their grandmother bought a massive 1kg bucket full of fresh blueberries from their local farmers markets – it didn’t last long!
Healthy Blueberry Muffins with Oat & Apple
1 cup apple puree
½ cup almond milk (can also use regular milk)
1 egg (use substitute if necessary)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons coconut oil (can use butter)
3 tablespoons honey (or you can use sugar, brown sugar, any sweetener you prefer or simply leave it out)
1 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons chia seeds
¾ cup wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup of blueberries (you could use cranberries, walnuts, apple pieces …)
- Preheat your oven to 160C and line your 12 cup muffin pan ready to go.
- Whisk together your apple puree, almond milk, egg, vanilla, coconut oil, and honey.
- Add your oats, chia, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and stir to combine.
- Mix in your blueberries.
- Spoon your mixture evenly into your muffin cases, trying to spread your berries around them all.
- Bake for 20 minutes until golden on top.
I enjoyed one of these fresh from the oven while laying out in the sunshine but they store really well and I have a few frozen ready to pop in the lunch boxes. You could even enjoy these for an on the run breakfast.
Do you love a good muffin?
Are your kids as crazy about blueberries as mine?