A great tasting, healthy-ish muffin with a real, local New England and Maine vibe from blueberries + maple syrup + oats.
Rolled oats + a blender = oat flour in 30 seconds!
Oats are nourishing & soothing; the combination of oats and blueberries makes these muffins high in antioxidants and fibre, which helps reduce cholesterol. If you have gluten sensitivity, be sure to buy certified gluten-free oats.
High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.
Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.
Heart Healthy recipes have lots of whole grains, fruits & vegetables. A diet rich in plant foods, low in refined fatty foods can help lower cholesterol.
Recipes are gluten-free. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye products. People with autoimmune Celiac disease are allergic to gluten.
Recipes are egg-free. Recipes have no eggs or ingredients made with eggs. Eggs are a common food allergen, eggs can cause inflammation.
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Blueberry Oat Muffins
PREHEAT OVEN 350F / 175C LINE muffin tin with muffin papers or grease tray
MELT Coconut oil with maple syrup – WHISK ALL WET ingredients together until smooth**
ADD DRY ingredients, stir until just combined, and a thick batter forms; it might take a minute. FOLD in blueberries.
SPOON batter into lined muffin tin filling ¾ full. Makes 9-10 muffins.
GARNISH tops with 2tbsp rolled oats, sunseeds, chia etc. – optional
BAKE 20-25mins until cooked; when top springs back or inserted skewer comes out clean.
COOL on a wire cooling rack; STORE in an airtight container.
MELT coconut oil with maple syrup on the stovetop or in the oven while it preheats in an ovenproof bowl.
**MIXING COLD INGREDIENTS with warm melted coconut oil can sometimes cause the oil to partially reset – if this happens, re-warm and whisk to re-combine in a smooth mixture. Warming maple syrup with coconut oil helps balance this – then whisk in eggs then milk.
SWAP coconut oil for other healthful oils like walnut, a great nutrient-dense choice or use butter.
LESS SUGAR Lemon-blueberry flavour use lemon juice instead of maple syrup OR orange; taste and adjust.
*BLUEBERRIES start with 1 cup mix in; if you would like more, add more; it will depend on how big your blueberries are.
ADDITIONS seeds or nuts for extra protein, lemon or orange zest for a citrus twist.