These blueberries are no joke. They’re HUGE. Like, Violet Beauregard in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory huge. Big, fat, juicy and fresh. And I had so many left over from the jam I made that I didn’t know what to do. Enter: muffins.
Muffins are the universe’s way of telling you exactly how to use up all that extra fruit, those chocolate chips, leftover walnuts, etc. Just throw ’em into muffins. Ta-da!
And when one is looking for the best muffin recipe, or any recipe… where does one go? Right to M. Stew. That’s right. Direct to Snoop Dogg’s main bitch, Martha. This is her recipe. All I did was add some more oats sprinkled on top. I could’ve used my favorite muffin base but why keep repeating that? I thought I’d switch it up.
And I find that everything (or almost everything) is better with a slab of salted whipped butter on it.
BLUEBERRY OATMEAL MUFFINS (courtesy of Martha Stewart)
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 1/4 cups whole fresh blueberries (de-stemmed, rinsed and drained)
- sugar & extra oats for sprinkling on top
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with baking cups. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, butter, and milk. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, then stir in blueberries.
- Divide batter evenly between muffin cups, adding a scant 1/4 cup to each. Sprinkle with sugar & oats, if desired. Bake until tops spring back when lightly touched, about 20 minutes. Cool in pans 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
I usually recommend using cupcake liners, but if I’m being perfectly honest? I didn’t have any cute ones. So I skipped them altogether. A good spraying of PAM or coconut oil spray and they’ll release easily. But liners always make them look a little cuter, right?
Soundtrack: Food Network on TV.
Sources & credits: Vintage WearEver aluminum muffin tin; my nana’s, tea towel; Ikea.