Update: Congrats to Carol for winning this giveaway!

Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? Visions of Violet Beauregarde turning into a giant blueberry after chewing Willy Wonka’s 3-course meal gum prototype come to mind.

Anyway, whether you’re picking them yourself or picking them up at your local farmers’ market, blueberries are a versatile little fruit. From salads and desserts to drinks and sauces, these dark blue gems bring a little tartness and sweetness to any dish. Like these blueberry muffins. These healthy, moist muffins are not too sweet. Plus the lemon zest adds a bright flavor.

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
Makes 16 muffins

Photo Credit ©Betty Crocker

Photo Credit ©Betty Crocker

1 2/3 cups quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup whole-wheat flour
¼ cup wheat germ (optional)
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups low-fat buttermilk
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 large eggs
2 cups fresh blueberries*
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • In a food processor, pulse the oats until they are a coarse meal. Place in a large bowl.
  • Add flours, wheat germ, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine, then make a well in center.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, oil, lemon zest, and eggs. Pour into flour mixture well and stir just until moistened.
  • Gently fold blueberries into the batter, being careful not to mush them (otherwise the whole thing will turn blue). Spoon batter into lined muffin cups or a muffin tin coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle sugar evenly over the top of each.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in the center. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

* If using frozen berries, toss them in 2 tablespoons flour before folding into batter.

Now how about a fancy stone muffin pan to bake them in? Leave a comment with your favorite way to eat blueberries, and you’ll be entered to win!

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Comments

  1. Lisa Wight says:

    Love to eat blueberries in pancakes! I’m blessed to live in Maine so I always get the freshest! :)

  2. Lately my favorite way has been in blueberry crisp! :)

  3. This recipe sounds yummy….I love fresh blueberries just like that….fresh. I also love blueberry muffins.

  4. Sharon Rowley says:

    I like to eat them fresh washed – just pop them in my mouth. But I will admit I really like blueberry muffins!!

  5. Marsha Foreman says:

    Love blueberry muffins – Looks like a great recipe and I can’t wait to try it.

  6. Melissa says:

    Fresh Blueberries in lemon yogurt!!! Nothing better!

  7. Penny James says:

    My favorite way to eat blueberries is in a fresh fruit salad. It reminds me of my grandmother. I had made a fruit salad for supper. Everytime she ate one of the blueberries she would make a funny face and say how tart they were. I never knew until after she died that she didn’t like blueberries. My kids and I talk about it everytime we have a fruit salad with blueberries. Well, it comes up at times when we eat blueberry muffins too.

  8. Sandra Golightly says:

    Two weeks ago my sisters and I made a morning of picking fresh blueberries in East Texas. It was great spending time with my sisters and I was able to put up about 25 pints of of these wonderful berries in the freezer!

  9. Helen LaRue says:

    I like to put blueberries in a yogurt smoothie and of course I LOVE blueberry muffins!

  10. Beverly Holm says:

    I love home made blueberry sauce. Or in a dish with cream and sugar. This looks like a healthier way to eat them. Here’s to winning the stoneware pan!

  11. With cottage cheese

  12. Pat Wright says:

    I love blueberries in a ZonePerfect shake! Thanks for the opportunity to win at stoneware muffin pan as I do love blueberry muffins too!

  13. Connie Dunn says:

    Love blueberries and they’re good for you too!

  14. Pamela Kaess says:

    I love to eat blueberries just the way God made them….right off the bush!! So sweet and juicy just like they are!! This recipe be a great one to mix up a batch to put into little gift baskets for shut-ins. Nice and healthy!!

  15. Muffins look great. Definitely will try this recipe. Might have to go pick some fresh berries. Muffins are one of my favorite things to make.

  16. Love blueberries! Thx for recipe!!

  17. Heather Maze says:

    I love to eat blueberries jus about any way I can get them…but lately I have been making blueberry smoothies for breakfast in the mornings…YUM!!!

  18. Bessie Childs says:

    Blueberry smoothie. Some vanilla yogurt, ice cubes, local honey and fresh blueberries! Mix it all together in a blender and it’s a great power breakfast or snack for the kids.

  19. Thank you for the recipe. My favorite way to eat blueberries is fresh.

  20. Angie Miller says:

    My favorite way is muffins! I have a great recipe with cinnamon streusel on top, but these sound a lot healthier. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Tracy Fries says:

    Looking forward to trying this recipe – my girls and I love trying new recipes! My favorite muffins are blueberry, but my absolute favorite way to eat blueberries is just by themselves – cold, fresh, by the handful!

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