Steel-Cut Blueberry Muffins
These are a tasty breakfast or snack treat! Before we even begin to make muffins… You’re going to want to make yourself some steel-cut oats. It’s super easy to make all you need is oats, skim milk, and water!
Steel cut oats:
I make extra. This way I can eat it for breakfast all week. It also makes a great healthy snack. We’re making it plain but when I eat it as a snack I like to add a hint of vanilla, walnuts, and dried cranberries. This will make you extra. You can downsize the portion if necessary and you may want to… I warn you this is a lot of oats!
2 cups uncooked oats
1/2 cup skim milk
medium sauce pan full of water
Fill Medium saucepan with water. Bring to a boil and add 2 cups of uncooked oats. Let simmer for 20 minutes while stirring on occasion. Add 1/2 cup milk and continue to stir and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. (You may need additional water depending on how quickly your oats are cooking, so in the middle you can add a bit more if you think you need it)
Boom Steel Cut Oats! And fun fact… they preserve well in the fridge in a sealed container.
Steel Cut Blueberry Muffins
Now onto the main event! This recipe makes 12 regular muffins and 12 mini muffins.
1 1/4 Cooked Oats (using above recipe)
1 1/2 Generous Cups of Flour (don’t level it off)
1/2 Cup of Sugar
1 tbsp of Baking Powder
Dash of Salt
1 Cup of Milk
1/4 Cup of Canola Oil
1 1/2 Cups of Frozen Blueberries
1 tsp Agave Nectar
2 tsp of Vanilla
1 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Mix Flour, Oats, Sugar, Baking Powder, & Salt together. It should form almost a paste, because the oats are slightly sticky.
Add the liquids. Mix in Milk, Oil, Egg & Agave Nectar. Gently mix together until well blended.
Add Cinnamon & Vanilla.
Fold in Frozen Blueberries.(Frozen helps them maintain their blueberry shape while cooking.) Do not heavily mix or it could destroy the Blueberries. So just gently blend by hand.
Grease/spray your tins. I use the Pillsbury baking Flour spray. It works well and you don’t need paper wrappers for your muffin tins. Fill the muffin tins about 2/3. They will expand in the oven, make sure to give them space!
Great muffins have a little topping. So mix a 2:1 Ratio of sugar to cinnamon. and lightly sprinkle on top.
Bake the mini muffins for 10 mins on 425 and the regular muffins for 15 mins on 425.
Don’t forget to let cool and Enjoy!