Blueberry Oat Muffins: B/C we can at least pretend to eat well in the New Year

Happy New Year! What are the newest goals you have set for yourself in the coming year? Our family has an affirmation wall that we post all our goals for the new year on. My goal this year is being present and traveling more (yes I know the irony in that we are still very much in a pandemic. A gals got to have a goal right??). Hard to do right in such crazy busy lives and with so much outside static but I would like to show up more this year and not feel as if I'm just checking a box. So if I'm going to get my spirit and life more aligned this year might as well start of with a healthish recipe for the year for the physical body part as well as a meal that allows me to have something ready to eat and go for the kids so I can be present in meal time and not just a vessel for meal making and then running out the door. Enter these blueberry oat muffins.


Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ⅓ cup melted butter

  • 1 egg

  • ⅓ cup milk, or sour cream (I use whichever I have on hand)

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar

  • ⅓ cup oats

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F line tin with muffin liners.

  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place melted butter into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and add enough milk to reach the 1-cup mark. Pour this mixture into flour mixture and mix. Fold in blueberries very carefully (I also like to dust my blueberries with flour prior to folding them in so that they all don't sink to bottom of the muffin when they're baking). Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.

  3. To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup oats , 1/4 cup melted butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

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“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” ~Dr. Robert Schuller