POWER muffins: blueberry+oatmeal+yogurt
Yeah, I said it, POWER muffin baby. Greek yogurt, blueberries, and oatmeal will have you a POWER breakfast. Chobani for the W-I-N again! Perhaps it’s my love for yogurt that has me all excited, perhaps it’s the love I have for not using oil in baked goods, perhaps I just like to bake. No matter the reason, these muffins are packed with goodness from the greek yogurt, the fresh berries, and the power boost with whole oats. I enjoy some carbs with breakfast and these are a nice change from my typical morning routine. My everyday ‘menu’ is usually hard boiled egg whites, a slice or two of homemade bread or toast, and a fresh peach or whatever is in season and a giant iced coffee during the summer. It’s quick; I boil eggs on Sunday’s so I am less rushed before I go to work. It’s not the most exciting thing, but it’s quick, healthy, and I don’t “stray” on my healthier lifestyle track if I have a planned menu.
Fruit is in season at the moment. I picked up some fresh blueberries but if it’s ‘off season’ you can always get frozen berries and thaw them out. I would recommend straining them and dusting them with flour or sugar so they don’t clump together. I switched out the oil for non-fat honey greek yogurt but kept some butter and two of the eggs. The yogurt gives them a dense consistency and removes some of the fat. I’m working to remove some of the junk from baked goods, but sometimes you need some butter to achieve a lightness and texture in baked goods. I just can’t get off the ‘butter’ wagon and refuse to use anything that is a substitute because it’s just not as good. The oatmeal gives the muffins a great texture and adds some fiber, powering you through the morning.
makes 12 regular muffins (depending how full you pack your muffin tin)
- no-stick cooking spray
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup oats–quick or regular oats, plain
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 ounces honey nonfat greek yogurt or 1 1/2 cups (Chobani)
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- Heat oven to 350°.
- Coat muffin tin with cooking spray or liners.
- Combine flour, sugar, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
- Combine yogurt, eggs, butter, and vanilla in a second bowl.
- Fold yogurt mixture into dry mixture; stir to combine completely.
- Gently fold in blueberries.
- Spoon into muffin tins.
- Bake until top is golden and springs back when you gently touch it, 20-25 minutes.