This week’s recipe promises the creation of the ultimate breakfast muffin, with a great balance of oats, nuts and berries – dried and fresh. The original recipe calls for dates, raisins and walnuts. However, I used dried cranberries, fresh blueberries and small currants along with toasted walnuts. While mixing you’ll notice the batter is a little lumpy, but don’t let that not bother you. Over mixing could cause these to become dry and tough. The lumpy batter comes together quite nicely delivering moist and tender muffins.
The recipe is quite versatile. Keeping the base universal, you can add any nuts and fruits of your choice. I baked these early this morning to serve with a warm cup of tea. And this was a magical beginning to the week.
Over to the recipe: A hearty breakfast muffin filled with rolled oats, dried cranberries, currants, roasted walnuts and fresh blueberries.
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- ¼ cup of finely chopped walnuts, toasted
- ¼ cup of currants
- ¼ cup of chopped cranberries
- ¼ cup of fresh blueberries, fresh or frozen.
- 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup), melted and cooled
- 1 cup of buttermilk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg, beaten
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and grease a twelve-slot muffin tin or line the slots with paper baking cups.
- Mix together the rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, walnuts, cranberries, blueberries and currants. In a separate bowl mix together the buttermilk, egg, vanilla extract, and butter.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and stir together. Be sure not to over-stir as that will cause the muffins to develop too many gluten bonds. It should be thick and gloppy. About 10 seconds of stirring should do; just enough to barely bring the ingredients together. Scoop into prepared muffin tray and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the tray for a minute or two before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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62 Responses to Muffin Monday: Oatmeal Muffins with Berries and Walnuts
These would be absolutely amazing with tea. Great muffin choice!
These are my kind of muffins, I will use whole wheat flour to make it even healthier. Nice photo :)
these look seriously amazing – i love how those blueberries became all jammy during baking! i am definitely bookmarking this for my next muffin craving (which happen way way too often lol)
Ah these look like the perfect breakfast muffin! Love these.
I love all variations of muffins and these look so delicious! Love your addition of oatmeal, berries and walnuts. Perfect! Thanks for sharing. Also, I’m having a ChicWrap giveaway today that you should enter!
I love oatmeal muffins! I do a baked oatmeal in a muffin tin for a quick microwave-and-run breakfast. I’ll have to do them with blueberries next – these look fantastic!
yummy, this looks so so good. i love the combination of oatmeal with fruits and walnuts especially. it would go so well with a hot cup of coffee in the morning. :-)
Your muffins Monday’s are wonderful! The nuts and fruit are so appealing in these muffins – another one to put on my “to try” list.
Your muffins look lovely! I like seeing everyone’s different adaptions…very inspiring :)
We are so on the same page right now! I made muffins so similar to this last night but with quinoa, No photos so it won’t get blogged, but I love this post!
Love these muffins! Berries and walnuts sound like the perfect oatmeal mix-ins. And loving your picture this week. Different and beautiful!
These muffins look delicious my friend – ultimate for breakfast :D
I love the oaty flavours in them!
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What a fabulous recipe, looks absolutely delicious!
great flavors, color and I would eat them all!
What pretty muffins! I like your combination of dried and fresh berries along with the walnuts.
I love muffin Mondays!!! These do not disappoint. Great recipe.
This muffin is like a hug from my mom :) perfect!
Enjoyed making these muffins. TY.
I have a total weakness for oatmeal muffins…these look fantastic!
They look so moist and delicious!!! I love your picture, it is fun:-) Hugs, Terra
These look great as always… I love a versatile recipe that I can change up whenever I want.
I’d love to have this muffin any day of the week…Flavors blend well, and I cannot seem not to notice the perfect texture of this morning muffin. Must try!
Yep, I would love one of these for breakfast and I feel like I would be making a healthy choice too! Great muffin!
fresh blueberries!! you are one baker after my own heart!!! love love love the sound of these…
All of these muffins look so scrumptious!
Love that it’s loaded with oats and berries. Sounds like a great muffin.
I love these muffins. I respect all these people who talk about making them more healthy. I almost feel guilty for saying, ‘two, please’. heh
Yum! What a great recipe! I love walnuts and berries together. Great combination!!
I would love to have one of these muffins for breakfast today, they just sound so good and perfect!
I love muffins with oatmeal. One of the best things in the world!
We’re having company over the weekend and these would be a big hit!
I will gladly take some of these off your hands-yum!
That’s the perfect muffin for breakfast! :D
A magical beginning to the week!? That’s pretty high praise indeed!
Haven’t had muffins in a long time! Now you’ve got me craving for it! No where to find muffins at this hour :( Great photo too. :)
Wow, this muffin is packed with a lot of good, healthy stuff. Got to pin this one :-)
I want one for the breakfast! Looks gorgeous!
It’s Tuesday, but Monday’s muffin still looks delicious – love that it’s full of healthy berries and oats :)
i really love the versatility of these muffins
I love this kind of recipes, I found it so healthy. And yes, you really can choose to add more or less nuts as well as fruits.
Wishing I had a few of these to start my day today. Love that there is oats, fruits and nuts in them. Perfect breakfast food for me.
I learned about overmixing muffins the hard way. But now I know better, and these look great!
First thing I come to your blog and check is this Muffin Monday Series. You’ve been doing amazing job making this series fun and interesting as well as continue to bring delicious recipes one after another! I’m always impressed by your muffin posts!
Though I don’t like dried fruit much, I do like the way your muffins look in your photo!
These muffins look fabulous!
Wow… The muffin looks so good! Love that you used oatmeal… I must try this.
Yummy round up A. I miss participating :-(
Monday’s are like crazy days… It is the second day of the week here. But once a while I like to peek into your space and see what you offer each Monday.
We miss you too, Anita. Hope you can come and bake with us amidst your busy schedule. :)
Gorgeous! I’d love to eat one or two for breakfast.
Sorry I’m so late to comment on your lovely Monday Muffins! They look wonderful and I love any dish I can add oatmeal too!! Perfect!!
Heh. Thanks Ramona! :)
Oat, nuts, berries – YES! I love having muffins on hand for a grab & go breakfast. These look so moist and delicious.
Yummm! Muffins! I love, love, LOVE muffins!
yum…these look so delicious and the cranberries and blueberries sound so good together.
Love the flavors of this muffin, delicious!!
Sigh, I love the flexibility of a perfect oatmeal muffin. And the mixed berries in this sound perfect.
Lovely looking muffins these Anu!!Perfect start to the day with the oats,berries and currants.I’d love some with my cup of tea in the mornings :)
These sound delicious! I love the combination of ingredients you have here, especially the oats! They make for such delicious muffins, especially when combined with sweet berries!
This is my fav series!! A perfect on the go treat!
Great bunch of add in’s in these muffins. Juicy crunchy sweet and moist-it does not get better than that!
Any recipe which is about mixing and combining in I will try out. I also realised that muffins are the easiest for me because the simple method of making but sure a lovely outcome just as this recipe of yours. I will try out but probably add ingredients which is easily available here.
I am not a breakfast person but these muffins makes a nice start for my brunch and in between munching.
I started adding oatmeal in my muffins to make it “healthier”. I love how you combine cranberries and blueberries together. They look yummy!