Wild Blueberry-Oat Muffins
Paula Deen magazine July-August 2011
Home made blueberry muffins just in time for the blueberry season in Maine. They are loaded with juicy blueberries, crunch of the nuts and the goodness of oatmeal. Excellent recipe and a make again for sure.
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup milk
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp orange zest
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.