Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

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These blueberry oatmeal muffins are a healthy, hearty snack or breakfast loaded with whole grains and bursting berries! They’re a delicious way to give you energy throughout your busy days!

There’s nothing better than a warm, fluffy muffin in the morning! It’s one of my favorite things to start my day with. If you like these blueberry oatmeal muffins, then you’ve definitely got to try strawberry cheesecake streusel, banana, and apple crumb muffins, too!

Blueberry muffins on a cutting board, one partially unwrapped.

Healthy and Delicious Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

Like many others, I have really been trying to get back to routine after all of the holiday treats, parties, and feasts. When we’re talking about eating healthier, I like to start with breakfast. It’s so important! Need more breakfast inspiration? Find my full list of tasty recipes here! Eating a good, hearty breakfast in the morning is a game-changer, and these blueberry oatmeal muffins have so much to offer! They are super moist and loaded with blueberries. They’re made with soaked oats, which gives them such a great texture and also bumps up the protein and fiber.

But really, these berry-filled muffins are a winner when it comes to grab-and-go food. They’re sweetened with Greek yogurt and applesauce to keep refined sugar low. Each bite is soft, tender goodness packed with amazing juicy flavor! Your family is going to love having them around to munch on! They’re perfectly filling and will keep you satisfied while you go about your day. If you’re looking for more ways to get your daily dose of oats, check out these healthy oatmeal cookies and 4 topping ideas for homemade oatmeal!

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin Ingredients

The list for these muffins is on the longer side, but it’s so worth it, I promise! Most of them are classic baking ingredients that you’ve got in your pantry right now. All measurements can be found in the recipe card below.

  • Quick Oats: I like using quick oats in my baked goods because they cook faster. If you want more texture, you can definitely substitute these for rolled or steel-cut oats.
  • Hot Water: Needed for preparing your oatmeal mixture.
  • Brown Sugar: I love the caramelized sweetness that brown sugar adds, but you can swap this out for honey or maple syrup if you don’t want to bake with refined sugars.
  • Plain Greek Yogurt: Added for sweetness and tang as well as the perfect creamy texture! Greek yogurt is also a great source of protein and vitamins.
  • Unsweetened Applesauce: Applesauce is a great natural sweetener and substitute for oil in baking.
  • Canola Oil: Added for moisture and to keep your muffins tender.
  • Eggs: Eggs bind everything together and give your muffins shape!
  • Vanilla: Vanilla makes everything better. I add pure vanilla extract for a deeper flavor.
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda: Both are a must for light, fluffy muffins!
  • Cinnamon: A pinch of cinnamon gives your blueberry oatmeal muffins the best warm flavor.
  • Salt: Needed to enhance overall flavor.
  • Whole Wheat Flour: I like using whole wheat instead of all-purpose flour to keep the fiber content of these bad boys high.
  • Blueberries: You can use either fresh or frozen! Not only is this superfood delicious, but it’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants!

Time to Bake!

These incredible blueberry oatmeal muffins are super easy to make. They take just as much effort as making a boxed mix, but you guessed it, taste a thousand times better! You’ll love them! Just a few steps of mixing are needed here and then it’s off to the oven.

  1. Preheat Oven: First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prep Oats: Combine oats and hot water in a medium bowl and let sit for 5-10 minutes while you prepare the rest of the batter.
  3. Mix Brown Sugar and Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk brown sugar, yogurt, applesauce, eggs and vanilla together until smooth.
  4. Whisk in Dry Ingredients: Next, add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and whisk until smooth.
  5. Add Soaked Oats: Next, add your soaked oats and stir until evenly distributed.
  6. Mix in Berries and Flour: Add flour and berries and stir just until combined — don’t overmix!
  7. Bake: Lightly grease a muffin pan and fill 24 muffin cups ¾ full and bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Process shots of preparing oatmeal and muffin batter.

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin Tips

Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind as you make these delicious muffins! They’re so hearty and satisfying, expect them to become a regular in your breakfast lineup.

  • Using Quick Oats: I use quick oats in my oatmeal muffins because I find that they still give that hearty texture of oats, but don’t end up too chunky. It’s fine if you swap the quick cooking oats for rolled, but keep in mind that the texture will be more noticable.
  • Muffin Cups or Liners: You can pour the batter right into a greased muffin pan, use silicone muffin cups, or paper liners. All will work but they will work differently. If you like browned edges, opt for a greased muffin pan. If you want easier removal, go with silicone! Paper liners work as well, but you will need to wait for them to cool down completely before they can be removed from the liners, and waiting is hard! Especially when you’ve got a warm, tasty muffin ready!
  • Other Fruits: In this recipe, blueberries are interchangable with strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cranberries. Add your favorite or a mix of them!
Closeup of a few blueberry oatmeal muffins.

Storing Leftover Muffins

If stored properly, you can have a delicious snack ready to be eaten for days to come! Leftover blueberry oatmeal muffins make a quick and easy breakfast for me and the kids in the morning. It’s the best!

  • At Room Temperature: Your blueberry oatmeal muffins will last for 2-3 days, wrapped in plastic wrap or stored in an airtight container.
  • In the Refrigerator: Keeping leftover muffins in the fridge extends their shelf life a little. Store in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap. They will stay good for up to 1 week.
  • In the Freezer: Your muffins can be stored for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving or reheating.
  • Reheating: For that just-baked effect, pop your leftover muffins in the microwave for 15 second intervals until warmed through. You can also warm up a batch in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
A blueberry oatmeal muffin torn in half.

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

5 from 1 vote
These Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins are a healthy, hearty snack or breakfast loaded with whole grains and bursting berries!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 12 Muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar lightly packed
  • 3/4 cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine oats and hot water in a medium bowl and let sit for 5-10 minutes while you prepare the rest of the batter.
  • In a large bowl, whisk brown sugar, yogurt, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla together until smooth.
  • Add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and whisk until smooth.
  • Add soaked oats and stir until evenly distributed.
  • Add flour and berries and stir just until combined, don't overmix!
  • Lightly grease a muffin pan, fill 24 muffin cups ¾ full and bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Notes

Updated on January 20, 2022
Originally Posted on January 9, 2019

Nutrition

Serves: 12

Calories291kcal (15%)Carbohydrates54g (18%)Protein7g (14%)Fat7g (11%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Cholesterol42mg (14%)Sodium171mg (7%)Potassium303mg (9%)Fiber4g (16%)Sugar32g (36%)Vitamin A79IU (2%)Vitamin C4mg (5%)Calcium100mg (10%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry muffins, blueberry oatmeal muffins
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    Hi, have just made your Blueberry Oatmeal muffins and they are delicious. I have noticed however, that the ingredient list includes canola oil but is not in the instructions as to when to add. I assume it is at the beginning with the other wet ingredients. This recipe is a keeper. Thank Alyssa. Best part is only had to convert the oven temperature to Celsius as I am in Australia.

  2. I am interested in the Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins recipe. What if I would like to make this with the Old Fahioned Oatmeal rather than the instant oatmeal. Also, could I substitute white flour for the wheat flour. I appreciate your response to my email

    1. Hi Judi,

      This sounds great! Let me know how you like it and if it turned out the way you are hoping for. Thanks so much for choosing one of my recipes! XOXO

      Your Recipe Critic,
      Alyssa

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