Maple Pecan Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins

After our usual Sunday late breakfast of smoked salmon, bagel, eggs, juice and coffee I was left craving something sweet…like a blueberry muffin.  Alas, we had only a little over one cup of blueberries on hand.  What to do?  Improvising on an old recipe I used to make with prunes and walnuts, out came this low-fat, healthful and relatively quick batch of:

MAPLE  PECAN OATMEAL BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

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Lightly grease a twelve-cup muffin tin and preheat oven to 400.

DRY INGREDIENTS – COMBINE TOGETHER IN A LARGE BOWL:

1 cup all -purpose white flour; 1 cup whole wheat flour; 1 cup quick-cooking oats; 2 tsp baking powder; 2 tsp cinnamon; 1/2 tsp baking soda; 1/2 tsp salt; 1 cup or slightly more fresh blueberries; 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans

WET INGREDIENTS – WHISK TOGETHER IN A MEDIUM BOWL:

1 cup low-fat buttermilk or plain kefir; 3/4 cup unsweetend applesauce; 1/2 cup grade B maple syrup; 1/2 cup light brown sugar (or 1/4 cup each dark brown and white sugar); 1/4 cup vegetable oil; 1 extra large egg; 2 tsp vanilla extract

NEXT STEPS:

Fold the wet mixture into the dry, stirring just to incorporate.  Divide equally among the muffin cups, all the way to the top of each.  Bake until tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean – about 25 minutes.  Remove muffins to a cooling rack and resist the temptation to eat them while piping hot.  Low fat, high-fiber, satisfying and good for you.

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5 thoughts on “Maple Pecan Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins

  1. These sounds incredibly good- love the combination of pecan/maple with the berries. Bet they would be good with blackberries also….copying this one to try out soon!

    BTW we made the lamb kefte again the other night- made into burgers once more, and I can’t tell you how delicious they were. Mr. W. has all of a sudden become a lamb devotee! How about that!?

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  2. Just had one Rockie – really good, not overly sweet, nice chewy texture. Also so thrilled that you’ve repeated the lamb kefte – I’ve found they’re okay to do on wooden skewers after all. They don’t stick, but the ends of the skewers can burn.

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  3. Mr. W. prefers them done burger-style, so we’ll go with that. Anything to keep him eating lamb!

    I love a nice chewy muffin- they sound great!!! I will probably halve the recipe since I will be the only one eating them…

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