Monday, August 22, 2011

Wild Blueberry Oat Muffins - Secret Recipe Club

This is my third month participating in Secret Recipe Club. Secret Recipe Club is the brainchild of Amanda of Amanda's Cooking. You're assigned a blog, you choose a recipe and keep it a secret until reveal day. How fun is that? Secret Recipe Club has become so popular, we've been divided into three groups. This month I am posting in Group B. Our host is Tina of Mom's Crazy Cooking.

My blog for this month is The Wednesday Baker. Andi has a lovely blog with lots of delicious recipes. After browsing on her blog several times, I settled on the Wild Blueberry Oat Muffins. I happened to have a pint of blueberries in the fridge and needed to make something for food day at hubby's work. Perfect!

I had some leftover crumb topping in the fridge. Instead of topping with sugar after baking, I decided to top with the crumb topping before baking.

The batter for these muffins is the most liquid batter I've ever seen. Usually, at least for me, muffin batter is thick. After putting these in the muffin tins, I read the recipe again, thinking maybe I'd read it wrong. That does happen to me quite a bit. No I read the recipe correctly. My muffins baked just shy of 20 minutes and were perfect. This is by far the best blueberry muffin I've ever eaten. They're moist with a nice soft crumb. The crumb topping added a beautiful finishing touch. I can't wait to experiment with this recipe with other fruits. Thanks Andi for a fabulous recipe!

Wild Blueberry-Oat Muffins
Paula Deen magazine July-August 2011
Courtesy of The Wednesday Baker

1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup milk
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp orange zest
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries*
*keeping out 1/2 cup of the blueberries to sprinkle on top of the batter before baking
confectioners' sugar to sprinkle on top after baking

Place the milk and the old-fashioned oatmeal in a bowl, stir to combine and allow to set for 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with papers or spray muffins pan well with pam spray.

Add to the oatmeal the sugar, oil, orange zest, and egg and mix well. Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon and the nuts then add to the wet mixture. Stir just long enough to combine. Carefully stir in the one cup of blueberries and mix gently. Spoon into the baking cups, sprinkle the tops with the remaining blueberries. Bake at 425 degree for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack. After they are cool sprinkle with the confectioners' sugar and serve.

I am linking this to Tasty Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday , Tuesday's at the Table,.
Foodie Friday and Full Plate Thursday.


  1. These look great! Love the addition of orange zest!

  2. These look great -- there isn't much that's better than a blueberry muffin. What a fun club!

  3. Oh I love blueberries and they are so healthy for you!

  4. Julie these look awesome, I love Amanda blog, thanks for stopping by, xgloria

  5. These look wonderful I am intrigued about this club; gotta go research it.

  6. Those muffins look delicious. I love wild blueberries.

  7. Your muffins look delicious. If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A" ~ SRC recipe this month: Cilantro Lime Chicken

    Cook Lisa Cook

  8. Those sound delicious, I think I'll have to make these sometime soon!

  9. Ooh, I am making these tonight! They look amazing!

  10. I am in need of another Blueberry Muffin recipe, so I just printed this off! Thanks for the review of a great recipe!

    Thanks again for being a part of SRC and being a part of my first group, I enjoyed being your host! Now, I get to visit everyone's blog, THIS IS THE FUN PART!

    If you haven't already, come check out my Secret Recipe Club Post: Cucumber Salad

    or my second post for the SRC Raspberry and Nutella Pizza

  11. These look perfect! I love the addition of oatmeal to this recipe. I'm going to try that next time I make blueberry muffins. Great choice for the SRC.

  12. Love these cute little muffins..and wild blueberries make them more delightful!
    Lite Bite

  13. These would be great using huckleberries, too! How lovely they turned out.

  14. Looks great! SCR is turning out to be lots of fun -- so many new recipes to try!

  15. Hi Julie,
    Your Wild Blueberry Muffins look awesome! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. Oh I bet these were wonderful, I LOVE blueberry muffins and with you raving review, I may have to give these a try :)

  17. These look and sound delicious!

  18. The crumb topping looks like a great choice, although I'm impressed that you actually had extra topping in your fridge. I usually find a way to get rid of that long before it's left over :)

  19. Blueberry muffins and oats? How could you go wrong! Great SRC post!


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