Monday, April 6, 2009

Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins

My freezer is about 1/3 of the way full of berries and berry juice. Most of which I inherited from a friend that moved. I decided enough was enough so I am trying to use them up (I hate to throw out over $100 worth of stuff). I was pleasantly surprised to find a bag of what I thought was berry juice was actually whole blueberries. I found this recipe on the back of my canister of oatmeal and tried it. They were great! I recommend them cooled. They tasted better that way.

1 1/4 cups unbleached flour
1 cup oatmeal (I used quick oats)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup veggie oil (I used canola)
1/2 cup water
1 egg
1 cup fresh, frozen or canned blueberries drained

2 TBS sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400*F. Grease or use paper liners 12 muffin cups. Combine dry ingredients. Sift. Add wet ingredients, stirring until just moistened. Fold in blueberries. Divide evenly among muffin cups. Combine sugar and cinnamon for topping. Sprinkle on the tops of the muffins. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.