Healthy Blueberry Oat Muffins with Almond-Oat Crumble

Healthy Blueberry Oat Muffins with Almond-Oat CrumbleMy baby has officially started crawling.

He has been crawling backwards for a quite a while but crawling forwards feels much more official. Imagine my excitement to tell my husband when he got home only to be informed that he had been crawling the day before, and very casually might I add. Ummm…hellooo….milestone.

And while this is all very exciting, it is also completely terrifying. Babies + random things = danger. He has pretty much discovered that he can get to all those exciting things that he hasn’t been able to touch. And it’s making him very excited and me very scared. Time to baby proof.

Healthy Blueberry Oat Muffins with Almond-Oat CrumbleSo muffins.

When it comes to muffins I must admit that I tend to get into a rut. I tend to just stick to banana muffins because we always have a few speckled brown banana lingering around and my picky eaters love them. But sometimes you just need something different and blueberry muffins were just what we needed to get out of the banana muffin rut.

For us, muffins are generally an on-the-go breakfast or a snack so they have to be on the healthier side as well as filling. These muffins are made with whole grain flour, oats, and flax. Although they are filled with whole grains you won’t even know it because they are packed with so much flavour and are light in texture. They are pretty much the muffins of my dreams.

And peeps, I had to add a crumble because a crumble is everything.

Healthy Blueberry Oat Muffins with Almond-Oat Crumble

Healthy Blueberry Oat Muffins with Almond-Oat Crumble

Healthy Blueberry Oat Muffins with Almond-Oat Crumble

Enjoy!

Healthy Blueberry Oat Muffins with Almond-Oat Crumble

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

A healthy and delicious whole grain blueberry muffin perfect for breakfast or snacks.

Ingredients

    For The Crumble
  • 4 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons large oats
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • For The Muffins
  • 1/2 cup large oats
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil (may sub canola or veg oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup white whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 heaping tablespoons ground flax
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with 12 liners or grease liberally.
  2. For the crumble:
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and chopped almonds. Add in the melted coconut oil and stir to combine until crumbs are formed. Set aside
  4. For the muffins
  5. In a large bowl, combine the oats and the buttermilk. Let the mixture soak for about 10 minutes. Stir in the egg, both sugars, coconut oil and vanilla. Add in the flour, flax, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gently stir until it blended about halfway then add in the blueberries and gently stir just until combined. A few streaks of flour is okay, do not over mix. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin, then top each muffin with the crumble. Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes until tops are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Store at room temperature in an airtight container or freeze in a ziploc bag.
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  • http://diethood.com Katerina Petrovska

    YAY for crawling!!! I have a 2-year old and I honestly HATE looking/waiting for those milestones. Makes me super nervous! Can I have a dozen muffins, please?? :-D

  • Renee @ AFS

    Oh, yum! This sounds so good. You make it possible to have these incredible tasty but kind of healthy blueberry muffins. Definitely want these for breakfast tomorrow! And so sweet that your baby is crawling now (:

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thank you so much, Renee!

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne (eats well with others)

    Yay for crawling! And omg I just had a panic attack picturing a baby crawling in my apartment. So perhaps I kind of know how you feel?

    Muffins make my day happy. Love that these are so blueberried!

  • grandbabycakes

    I can’t even tell these are healthy. They look glorious!

  • Tutti Dolci

    Gorgeous muffins, I love the crumble!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks, Laura.

  • http://www.primaverakitchen.com Olivia Ribas

    Babies are even cuter when they start to crawl ;-) Your muffins look so delicious and gorgeous. Love all the healthy ingredients you’ve used!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks so much, Olivia!

  • http://www.keepitsweetdesserts.com/ Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    Ah crawling sounds exciting and scary! I can’t even imagine how much I need to do to babyproof my apartment still…

    I’m always a sucker for blueberry muffins and love that this version is healthy but doesn’t look dry or too dense.

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      The good news is that you have a little bit of time, but yes exciting and scary all at once. Thanks, Lauren- p.s I hope you are feeling great and baby is doing well :)

  • http://philosophyandcake.blogspot.com BabyJune

    Those look delicious! I love blueberry muffins, love how healthy these are! :)

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks so much!

  • http://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/ Denise @ Sweet Peas & Saffron

    Agh crawling, so scary! You are going to be busy busy busy! Your muffins are gorgeous, I love buttermilk in my muffins, but I’ve never used coconut oil before. I bet it’s delish!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks, Denise! Yes, he’s already been getting into everything :)