HEART-y Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

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Can you believe we’re already half way through February – National Heart Healthy Month!?! I love experimenting with new recipes, especially those that include gluten free heart healthy foods. Finding recipes that fit our gluten free needs as well as our on-the-go lifestyle is always hard and this recipe is a perfect fit!

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Combine the dry ingredients together.

Enjoy these yummy muffins as part of a high carb snack or breakfast.  It?s also an easy way to get your kids to eat something made with 3 heart healthy foods that tastes great!  The whole family will love these!

HEART-y Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Makes 12

? 2 1/2 cups gluten free, old-fashioned rolled oats*
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
? 1/4 cup chopped almonds

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Combine the wet and dry ingredients together.

1/4 cup natural applesauce
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 egg
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
? 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen (Would be yummy with apples, pears, or berries too!)**

1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Place liners in muffin tins.2. Combine oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, almonds and blueberries in a bowl.

3. Whisk together applesauce, almond milk, egg, and maple syrup in a small bowl. Pour into dry ingredients. (NOTE: the ?batter? will almost seem soupy. There is no flour to absorb the liquid. Don?t panic, the oats will soak it all up while it?s baking.)

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Delicious HEART-y Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

4. Fill lined muffin tins 2/3 full with batter.

5. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until muffins are golden brown on top.

6. Allow to cool a bit before serving. You can store these in the fridge in an air tight container. To freeze, allow muffins to cool completely then store in air tight container in the freezer.


Nutritional information: Each muffin has approximately 138.3 calories, 4.3 g protein, 22.6 g carbohydrates, 3.4 g fiber, and 3.6 g fat.

*Non-gluten free oats can be used if available and you’re not avoiding gluten for health reasons.

**The fruit will naturally sweeten the muffins. If you find you want them sweeter, try adding up to 1-2 tablespoons stevia but we enjoy them with just the fruit.

40 Responses

  1. Hello,

    I would like to know if I can add nuts or peanuts (is it healthy if I cook them) ? And, what is the final consistency inside the muffin when it is cooked ? Is it dry, damp or a little sticky ? Because mine were quite sticky and stayed stucked on the cupcake case. Thank you !

    1. You can add nuts/peanuts, just remember that that will affect the nutritional information a bit. They are a bit sticky, but so yummy!

  2. I just stumbled upon this recipe on Pinterest. Has anyone tried adding protein powder, to make this a complete meal? These look delicious and I can’t wait to try them. I have some picky little eaters and I think they will love these!

  3. Just made these and they are amazing!!! I added chia seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seed meal, pureed fresh apple (instead of apple sauce), and extra nuts. Can’t wait to make them again.

  4. These look fantastic! Can anyone tell me if using soy milk instead of almond milk will work? Will the muffins still bake up firmly without the almonds? Unfortunately I am cursed with tree nut allergies. πŸ™

    1. This info has just been added to the post. Thank you for letting us know it was missing! πŸ™‚

  5. I put one cup of the oatmeal into my vitamix and turn it into flour then I use a big baking dish instead of muffin tins. My family loves this recipe I just made it with bananas the kids are attempting to be patient while we let it cool. Thanks for a great recipe!

  6. Heidi I made your muffins today and they stuck to the paper liners. Your recipe didn’t say to spray the liners. Do they normally stick or should I have baked them longer. I let mine cook the full 30 minutes and since there was no flour I had no way of telling if they were done. Any tips? Your recipe also doesn’t state how many muffins and I got 17 muffins filling the liners 2/3 full which made them around 85 calories each. Is this correct? Thank you for posting all your great recipes. I am following Chris’s carb cycling and have lost 9 lbs. so far. Very easy to follow but I am always looking for new recipes to keep it from being boring.

  7. Hi Heidi xx Firstly congratulations!!! What a beautiful addition you have x I’m starting the Turbo cycle and balk at the thought of anything non breakfast for breakfast ie veggies!!! I’m planning on oatmeal or porridge as we call it in the uk and wonder if I could use one of these for my breakfast on either days? Xxx

  8. How would I incorporate these into a high carb snack or breakfast? How many muffins could I have and what else would I need to eat?

  9. I’m so excited to make these this weekend! I keep looking for great, healthy, on-the-go breakfast and snack options that I can take to the gym before work. Thanks for posting this!

  10. These sound really yummy, but I don’t like make strip..do you have an idea for a substitute that would make them equally good?

  11. What can I use in place of eggs for some of your recipes? I have a child that has egg and peanut allergies.. Im trying to lose weight and eat healthy for not just me but my whole family..:) I have a hard time losing weight no matter how much i excercise and diet. thanks in advance! -Kim

  12. How do I keep these from sticking to the paper muffin liners? I feel like I had to bake these forever for them to finally brown and not be so gooey in the middle. Suggestions please?

  13. Just what I’m looking for a good healthy muffin recipe. I wish you would publish a cookbook with more recipe ideas for low carb and high carb days. I’m especially interested in more ways to get my morning vegetables in. Thank you for all the inspiration you and Chris give to others.I am 65 years old and have been trying to loss weight all my life,this diet is finally something I can follow! I have already loss 12 lbs in the first two weeks. Thank you both I am so excited!

  14. Hi, Heidi! I love the recipe, it seems delicious with the blueberries!
    Do you think you could tell me the nutritional facts for this recipe?
    Also, blueberries are really expensive and hard to find where I live, what fruits do you think I could replace them with?

    Thank you so much!

  15. I made these yesterday and enjoyed them for breakfast! Such an awesome recipe, thanks for sharing. #happyHEART

  16. I made this recipe a few days ago. It was delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe with all of us!

  17. For a snack would you count this as the carb and still need to eat a protein with it or is this considered a complete snack? If you need a protein with it do you have any suggestions. thanks!

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