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Here you will find an easy homemade blueberry oat muffins that make the most delicious and healthy blueberry treat ever! They are gluten, egg, and dairy free – but are loaded with flavor from fresh or frozen blueberries, maple syrup, and the best cinnamon and vanilla. These oat blueberry muffins are made super healthy by adding in ground flax seeds, chia seeds, and oatmeal for extra fiber! This simple, clean-eating recipe is perfect for breakfast or snacks and the kids love it!!

The Making of The Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin

Once upon a time, I found the perfect muffin recipe. And I adapted it to our family’s allergen free needs. It was almost, dare I say it? Life changing. Those moist, delicious, chocolaty aromatic muffins became our daily breakfast. They became a quick grab and go snack. Easy to  make and almost impossible to mess up, they were good for us – with fiber and healthy fats. The recipe doubled easily, and they froze perfectly. Quite simply – they made my life easy, peasy, lemon, squeezy (or breezy, I can’t ever remember which is cool…).

And then all that life-changing easy peasy-ness blew up in my face.

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Like A Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin Recipe For Chocolate?

That double chocolate muffin recipe was a staple in our lives for two years. And then, as children do, they turned on me. Suddenly, they were tired of the same muffins. I was at a loss. Then my younger son said he wanted blueberry muffins.

I realized that one of my favorite things about my healthy muffin recipe was that it is really difficult to get it wrong. So I decided to take a weekend and come up with as many new muffin recipes as I could. The boys ate a lot of batter helped and we came up with some great new recipes, but we hadn’t yet tackled the most beloved of all muffins – the healthy blueberry muffin.

This time, that’s what we made and they are off the charts delicious! We added in our favorite vanilla protein to give even more nutritional value and vanilla-y goodness!

So that is how this blueberry oatmeal muffin recipe – that’s healthy – was born. Like its predecessor, this blueberry muffin recipe is quick and easy for me and delicious and healthy for the boys! Score – I’m back in business!

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How Can A Muffin Be Healthy? Isn’t That an Oxymoron?

This blueberry oatmeal muffin is different because unlike so many other “healthy” muffin recipes out there, I didn’t just replace oil with mashed bananas and call it a sugar-laden day. Not only did I replace some of the typical muffin health offenders, but I added in true healthy super powers!

One of my favorite things about these muffins is how filled with nutrients blueberries are!

Blueberries are one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world and contain large levels and a broad range of antioxidants. The ORAC score of blueberries is an incredible 9,621, which makes it one of the highest antioxidant foods in the world. Consuming just one cup of blueberries provides the following nutrients: resveratrol, gallic acid, lutein, zeaxanthin, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, manganese, and fiber. (cite)

Some of the amazing health benefits of blueberries include combatting aging and providing a great brain boost, among others.

Ground flax is a nutritional power house. Adding just one tablespoon to this blueberry oatmeal muffin recipe gives you 2 grams of fiber; it’s rich in Omega-3 fatty acids; and it contains phytochemicals known as lignans which may reduce blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and triglycerides.  Need more?

Ok! So, it turns out that chia seeds are awesome for more than home decor. (Who knew, right?) They are a great source of fiber, phosphorus, magnesium, protein, and Omega-3 fatty acids to mention just a few.  And there are so many amazing things you can do with these little seeds!

So here is the best ever healthy homemade blueberry oatmeal muffin recipe that you’ve been waiting for!

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My Favorite Things For This Recipe

So, a couple of things that make this recipe so amazing are really high quality vanilla and genuinely pure maple syrup. Pure maple syrup is quite difficult to find. And not being from the northern lands, I can’t swear that I’ve perfected my taste for the real thing. But the one below, I love. It’s terrific and loaded with flavor!

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The Healthy Blueberry Oat Muffin Recipe

Healthy Blueberry Muffins
Yield: 24 muffins

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz applesauce
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seed butter
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1⅔ cup almond milk*
  • ⅓ to ½ cup maple syrup, I use ⅓ and find them sweet enough
  • 1½ cup oats
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup finely ground flax seeds
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 12-15 oz fresh blueberries, Frozen wild blueberries also work - but you'll have purple muffins!

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk the applesauce, vanilla, and sunflower seed butter together.
  3. Next whisk in the baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Whisk almond milk and maple syrup into the mixture.
  5. The combined almond milk and maple syrup should total 2 cups of liquid. Adjust the almond milk according to the amount of maple syrup used. I find that 1/3 cup of maple syrup makes the muffins plenty sweet.
  6. Slowly stir in oats, oat flour, protein, ground flax seeds, and chia seeds.
  7. Finally, gently fold in blueberries.
  8. Line 2 muffin pans with baking cups
  9. Fill muffin cups about ⅔ full.
  10. Place muffin pans into your preheated oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 14 minutes. Turn pans and bake for the final 14 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g

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Make Your Own Variations of These Healthy Blueberry Oat Muffins

You can also easily change it up – you could add dried cherries and cashew butter for summer berry muffins.  If you don’t have any allergies to nuts – change up the nut butter and see what you get! Use your imagination and create your own family favorite! But try these blueberry muffins first!

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Let me know how you like this blueberry oatmeal muffin recipe and I’d love for you to post a comment and let me hear how you changed it up! Also – tell my your favorite kind of muffins!

*I used sunbutter to avoid nut butters, but if you don’t need this to be allergen free, you can substitute in any nut butter. Cashew butter would be delicious!!

*I used Almond Milk because, among all the nut allergies in our house, almond isn’t one of them. But I have made these with coconut milk and it works every bit as well.

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