Oat and Blueberry Muffins

August 17, 2013
Oat & Blueberry Muffins - A simple & perfect recipe. A beautiful balance of moist & fluffy with a crumble topping and blueberries

I didn't realize how therapeutic cooking had become for me until


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My husband and I decided two households should become one, and we embarked on a three-week sell/move/clean/blend two dogs and four kitties adventure

All in all, it's been declared a success

But I've missed my kitchen time, more than I ever thought.  I'm always amazed at how easy it is to take the little things for granted

Note to self

And so the first creation has officially come to life in the kitchen we now call ours, not mine, not yours, but ours.  Somehow that seems terribly nice

Oat & Blueberry Muffins - A simple & perfect recipe. A beautiful balance of moist & fluffy with a crumble topping and blueberries

A few weeks ago, I sent out a call, “Any good blueberry muffin recipes floating around out there?”  A couple of really interesting ideas came my way, but alas, muffin making fell off my radar

Until, last week

We hit the jackpot.  Not one, but TWO really great recipes found their way to the kitchen.  In true to life muffin form no less

“I have a sample for you, can I bring it over?  I've replicated the coffee shop muffin I loved for so long, I'll bring you a couple when I see you today.”

I love that .. thank you!

Oat & Blueberry Muffins - A simple & perfect recipe. A beautiful balance of moist & fluffy with a crumble topping and blueberries

The recipe for the muffin I'm eating as I type came from a friend with a note

“Tarraccino had the best blueberry muffins I had ever eaten, and I think these I made this morning rival them.  They are moist, dense, and have a crumble topping that I loved!”

 Yep, I couldn't have said it better

They're fantastic



ps:  If using frozen blueberries, toss them with flour before adding them to the batter will keep them from turning the muffins purple while they're baking.  If using fresh blueberries, skip the tossing step

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~ Adapted from The Wednesday Chef

Oat and Blueberry Muffins


  • Muffins
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • strong pinch fine grain sea salt
  • 7 oz unsalted butter + more for greasing pan
  • ½ cup natural sugar (Sugar in the Raw or Turbinado)
  • 1 ½ cups plain yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup blueberries

  • Topping
  • ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup natural sugar
  • fine grain sea salt
  • cup unsalted butter, melted but not hot


  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • Prepare the muffin tins

  • Topping
  • Use a fork to combine the flour, oats, sugar, and salt in a bowl.
  • Stir in the melted butter.
  • Divide the mixture into three portions, and use your hands to form into three flat-ish patties.
  • Place the patties in a bowl in the freezer for about ten minutes

  • Muffins
  • In a medium-sized bowl add the oats, flours, baking soda, and sea salt. Combine and set aside
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar.
  • Whisk in the yogurt, and then the eggs.
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir until just combined.
  • Add the blueberries and stir until just combined. (Do your best to avoid over mixing.)
  • Pour the batter into the muffin tins, filling each ¾ full.
  • Pull the crumble from the freezer and break it up into small and medium pieces.
  • Sprinkle the top of each muffin with crumble, place the muffins in the oven and bake 30 - 35 minutes or until tops are golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let them cool 5-10 minutes before turning them out onto a cooling rack
Serves: 18
Nutrition + Show
Calories 280
Total Fat 14.2g
Saturated Fat 8.3g
Carbohydrates 34.2g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 13.3g
Protein 4.7g
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  • Reply Brittany August 17, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Cooking/baking is therapeutic for me too, but for some reason I find blueberries to be especially so. I don’t know what it is about them, but cooking with them makes me feel warm and fuzzy! Great recipe 🙂

  • Reply Rachel August 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    5 stars
    I haven’t made muffins in a long time and this might just be a good place to start! I could take them to work and become instantly popular…

  • Reply Isabella August 26, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Oh yes. I have 34 Ziploc bags of blueberries in my freezer…I’ve been hoarding them until the fresh summer fruit is all gone, but this might be cause for an exception to the rule!

  • Reply Krysten September 8, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Awesome. I have made millions of blueberry muffin recipes and my favorite so far is Dorie Greenspan’s Ricotta Berry muffins (I use blueberries and sub lemon zest for lime) and these are similar, so I’m guessing these will be fantastic too. I made some Greek yogurt today so these are on the menu for breakfast tomorrow.

  • Reply Ruthie Ridley September 16, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Your blog is so calming. I want to sit and drink tea while reading. I just started blogging and a friend said, “Look at Veggies By Candlelight, it’s fabulous.” So, I did, now there are eight million recipes I must try. Thanks for a great example of what a blog can be.

  • Reply Leigh October 27, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Ali, I’ve been lurking here for a long, long time, and I’m finally going to leave a comment. All your posts are so inspiring and ever fail to make me want to cook. Thank you.
    These blueberry and oat muffins look lovely, and at our house, we’re on a quest to savor breakfast more

  • Reply Patty January 3, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    It’s cold. We’re iced in, snowed in, and I just realized that this recipe only calls for two eggs, which is all I have. I am on my way to the kitchen RIGHT NOW to make these!

  • Reply Kimberly May 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Yum!! Oats and blueberries are so good together. These muffins look fantastic. Perfect for a healthy breakfast.

  • Reply Danielle Greco July 3, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    5 stars
    Oooooh. I went blueberry picking over the weekend and have been eating them by the handfuls from the fridge, on cereal and baking blueberry pies and tarts. These muffins are next on my list.

  • Reply Ivelisse September 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I just love reading your blog because of all the recipes you share that fit my tastes. I love your cooking and recipe styles, it gives me such joy to read another post by you. These muffins are calling my name, I’m excited to make them this week. Thanks!

  • Reply Ava October 1, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    5 stars
    When blueberries first show up at the market, it feels almost sacrilege to bake with them — ditto with raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Mother Nature made them perfect! Why drown them in batter, wilt them with heat and then leave them out to dry? Then there’s a day in September when something shifts. All of a sudden the prospect of a berry baked into something warm and cozy, that you might eat with your first hot coffee of the season, seems very right.

  • Reply Michelle December 19, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    True confessions? I think I’m the only human who likes oatmeal muffins and oatmeal crumb toppings but detests oatmeal or really any hot cereal. I do however love this blog so much!

  • Reply Lizzy March 18, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    A friend told me about these, maybe a year+ ago? I finally, FINALLY made them, just THIS past week. And fell, hard, head over heels, for their tender, nubbly, sweet-but-not-too, melting crumb. We adored them and we’re not remotely muffin people.

  • Reply Belle April 3, 2015 at 9:47 am

    So we had twins about a month ago and needed something to be able to eat one-handed and give to our three-year-old on her way out the door. I have made these every three days or so for the past two weeks Today, instead of blueberries, I added apricots and dark chocolate instead. Really lovely and light. Thank you!

  • Reply Ryan April 14, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    There are few things that are better than fresh blueberry muffins. I make them almost every weekend and it is a fantastic start to my day.

    Thanks for another great recipe!

  • Reply andrea May 10, 2016 at 10:43 am

    5 stars
    I made these with my daughter this afternoon. Instead of blueberries, we used chocolate chips and dries cherries. My husband said they were the best muffins I have ever made. Thank you for the recipe!

  • Reply Jules June 29, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    If I can manage to stop eating all these blueberries straight out of the container I might have enough tonight to make these! YUM!

  • Reply Sandy August 19, 2016 at 2:11 am

    5 stars
    Yum! I’m a muffin and cupcake addict, and can not wait to try these! Blueberry muffins are always a winner!

  • Reply Robert Bowley October 31, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    5 stars
    I am still doing spin-offs of this recipe I am totally in love! They turn out perfectly every time. Thank you.

  • Reply Maria December 3, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I made these for breakfast this morning, and I think they really ARE the best blueberry muffins I’ve ever had! The crumble on top really puts them over the top, and they’re awesome with coffee! 🙂

  • Reply Kusum January 5, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Blueberry muffins are my absolute favorite! These look so tempting and delicious. I want to start baking more. Though, let’s be clear, it’s NOT a resolution. ?

  • Reply Rhian January 24, 2017 at 9:34 am

    These sound absolutely amazing and I think they’d be just enough to curb my sweet cravings x

  • Reply Macy May 3, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    5 stars
    These look fantastic! At our house, my husband loves scones and I’m definitely more of a muffin girl. It’s almost a cliche to say it, but it really is all about the muffin top. xo

  • Reply Molly November 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I found these on Pinterest over the weekend and made them the first day I was feeling better after having the flu. They were delicious and looked beautiful too! The recipe was the perfect way to use up some leftover buttermilk and the crumble takes it over the top. Absolutely delicious. It’s so great how simple ingredients can turn into the most fabulous of treats. I really think it was the best blueberry muffin I’ve ever eaten! Thanks for the recipe and I love your blog!

  • Reply Sakshi December 12, 2017 at 1:40 am

    4 stars
    Baked this as a loaf cake today, at 350 for about 50 minutes. It’s delicious! The crumble top is so crispy! Going to slice and freeze most of it to have on those days I feel like something special for breakfast 🙂

  • Reply Terri Beavers January 26, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    5 stars
    I have a confession. Every month for the past three years, I’ve come to this bookmarked post to print the recipe and make these for my husband. He’s utterly obsessed with them!

  • Reply Anosa Malanga February 9, 2018 at 7:39 am

    I made these muffins for my husband this week and they were a huge hit! I found your blog a month ago and am pretty sure I’ve gained five pounds. Your recipes are amazing and always inspire me. So far I have made your whole wheat chocolate chip cookies (twice), the olive oil and rosemary cake (twice) and the Savory Dutch Baby. Thanks for your creativity, great cooking skills, and most of all your great stories! xo too.

  • Reply Alyssa Ogilvie February 25, 2018 at 9:48 am

    5 stars
    Keep coming back to your recipe whenever the blueberry muffin craving hits. A wonderful recipe yielding bakery worthy muffins every time. Thank you!

  • Reply Fiona February 26, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I know this is so dorky, but it makes me so happy when you have a new post. You never disappoint.

  • Reply Robin February 27, 2018 at 5:17 am

    Blueberry muffins are my favorite! We only get fresh blueberries here in Mass in August, so when we pick them, I pick A LOT and freeze them so I have enough to last me for the whole year.

  • Reply Candy February 27, 2018 at 6:05 am

    These are the perfect classic blueberry muffins with oatmeal. They wouldn’t last long around my house. Grab and go breakfast, snack or just because.

  • Reply Alli Smith February 27, 2018 at 6:09 am

    5 stars
    A good blueberry muffin must have a yummy topping. This one looks like a classic and I’d love one for breakfast. I may have to break out the muffin tins this morning.

  • Reply Val February 27, 2018 at 6:48 am

    5 stars
    I enjoy cooking, somehow the “concocting” just makes my mind happy. I do love a good fresh and soft muffin, and blueberry muffins are amongst my favorites.

  • Reply Amber Myers February 27, 2018 at 7:16 am

    5 stars
    Good luck with the move! I know that can get chaotic.

    I just love blueberry muffins. I haven’t had one in ages, so I’ll have to make these soon. Blueberries have always made me happy.

  • Reply Kylee February 27, 2018 at 7:21 am

    5 stars
    There’s something so very home-y about muffins – and I think they’re the perfect first recipe in your (our) kitchen. They look fantastic, I could definitely eat 3!

  • Reply Brian February 27, 2018 at 11:11 am

    5 stars
    Alison, sometimes I like to toast in the toaster oven and eat with brie. Have you tried that? I also like to spread Nutella over them.

  • Reply Emily February 27, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    5 stars
    I am not this way with cooking, but crafting or creating something clams me down. I miss it when I cannot get to it. These muffins look amazing and simple to make too!

  • Reply Kristine Nicole Alessandra February 27, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    5 stars
    Looks like a really delicious blueberry muffin recipe. I haven’t made muffins in a while and I am glad I came across this recipe. I love the crumbly topping! I will make this on Saturday, when all my kids are home.

  • Reply Tomi C February 27, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    5 stars
    Cooking is so therapeutic. The process, the aromas and enjoying your creation no wonder my kitchen is my place of refuge. I bet these muffins are filling and I love the tip re: the use of frozen blueberries.

  • Reply Everly February 27, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Those look very tasty! Interesting to use yogurt in the recipe. Could imagine these going great with a morning coffee.

  • Reply Amanda February 27, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    5 stars
    Blueberry muffins are my absolute FAVORITE baked goods and one of my go-to breakfast dishes. I have never added oats to the recipe before so I can’t wait to try out your spin on blueberry muffins.

  • Reply Debra Hawkins February 27, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Cooking is therapeutic for me as well. I love the way it makes me feel. My kids adore blueberry muffins.

  • Reply Sara Welch February 27, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    5 stars
    They sound delicious. You write so well that I’m almost convinced to bake…

  • Reply Debra P February 27, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    5 stars
    Those muffins look so delicious and would be so good with my morning coffee! Also, I know what you mean about cooking being therapeutic. Sometimes, life gets hectic and I can’t cook, but, the days I can, I really enjoy creating in the kitchen.

  • Reply Kumamonjeng February 28, 2018 at 8:15 am

    4 stars
    Wow, the pictures of the muffins really make me droop. I love oats and blue berries so I wont be rejecting any of the ingredient. It is time to make some for my sweet craving.

  • Reply Amy-Lynn Vautour February 28, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    I always wondered how that yummy crumbly topping was made! Thank you. I’m gonna’ use that on… well… everything

  • Reply Evelyn February 28, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    5 stars
    For most of my life, I had no interest in blueberry muffins. I just wasn’t impressed. Then, one very glorious day, I realized that I’d only ever eaten those that had mass-produced or were made from a mix. My hope was renewed, and I quickly discovered that a blueberry muffin can be a beautiful thing indeed!

  • Reply Ayana February 28, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    5 stars
    I love the tip about the frozen blueberries…I had no idea that would remedy the purple hues! These look delectable! Myself and my son would gobble these up…I may have to try it out!

  • Reply Ana Ojha February 28, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    5 stars
    I love blueberry muffins and these look divine! These days I’m trying to cut carbs in my diet. Is there any way we can reduce the percentage of carbs from 69 to within 10%?

  • Reply Journa Ramirez March 1, 2018 at 4:32 am

    I just want to say how much I truly enjoy your writing and your photographs… amazing stuff!

  • Reply Becca Talbot March 2, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    5 stars
    I find cooking (especially baking)) very therapeutic! These muffins look and sound delicious, and very healthy too 🙂 I’d definitely give them a try next time I’ve got my baking trays out x

  • Reply Nati March 3, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Who doesn’t love muffins! Your pictures are mouthwatering. This is definitely a recipe for success (at least in my home).

  • Reply Preet March 5, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    5 stars
    I and my family love muffins, especially the blueberry muffins. With added goodness of oats, I would love to try your recipe this weekend. Love your pictures.

  • Reply Tesha Cummings March 15, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I’ve had my eye on this recipe since you posted it and finally made it this morning. The muffins were by far the best part of our breakfast. Your blog is so inspiring and beautiful. I started a food blog not too long ago. I hope maybe one day you will read it. Best wishes Ali, and thank you for the inspiration. ~ Tesha

  • Reply Chloe March 16, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    5 stars
    Ali, I simply adore your writing and your posts. You have this extraordinary gift of making me (and I’m sure all your readers) feel as if we know you, as if we’re friends and tomorrow we will walk into your kitchen to share some food and conversation. And I adore your recipes as well. My favorite being the delicious Drip Beef with thyme and onions. Love love love. Thank you for doing what you do and making me smile and especially for inspiring me to meld my two loves: writing and food.

  • Reply Shawna March 16, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    5 stars
    It’s always the little things in life that we must remember are most important to us. That being said, I tend to find that baking some amazing little guilty pleasure treats follow me no matter how I feel lol. The muffins look amazing and I would’ve never thought of using yogurt in them! I must try this recipe asap!

  • Reply Shawna March 16, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    5 stars
    It’s always the little things in life that we must remember are most important to us. That being said I tend to find that baking some amazing little guilty pleasure treats follow me no matter how I feel lol. These muffins look amazing and I would’ve never thought of using yogurt in them! I must try this recipe asap!

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