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Rustic Blueberry Muffins

 Muffins are a quick bread like product which can vary with many different ingredients.  I like making muffins and scones, especially in the summertime as there are so many fresh fruits available and what a delightful way to start or finish off your breakfast or a perfect snack for mid day.   I have really enjoyed the tips that Lovella shared about making bran muffins and keeping the edges crispy.

  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups oat bran
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries or dates
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F
  2. Grease muffin tins
  3. Add buttermilk to oat bran and let stand.
  4. Beat oil, sugar, egg, and vanilla together.
  5. Add buttermilk mixture to liquids and stir well. 
  6. Add dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  7. Stir in blueberries gently.  
  8. Spoon batter into prepared muffins tins.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes until they pass the toothpick test.
Buttermilk Substitute:  
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Add 1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar.
  • Let sit for a few minutes.


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  2. I have been looking for a more healthful muffin recipe lately and made a batch of these. My husband and I are enjoying them as I type, they are just sweet enough. I made them with frozen blueberries and it worked perfectly. Thank you for a great recipe!

    1. I agree with you Helen...I loved these as they are not so sweet....and you can taste the blueberries.

  3. Bran muffins with blueberries - couldn't be a better combination! This is going to be on my weekend baking list!! Yum.