Recipe: Oatmeal and Flax Seed Blueberry Muffin

We’re celebrating National Blueberry Muffin Day on July 11 with a recipe that includes the power of oatmeal and flax seed to curb bad (LDL) cholesterol.

Tools you’ll need

  • 16-cup large muffin pan
  • One large bowl
  • One small bowl
  • One whisk
  • A food processor
  • One grater

Ingredients

1 2/3 cups quick-cooking oats
⅔ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
2 cups frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Place oats in a food processor; pulse 5 to 6 times until oats resemble coarse meal. Place in a large bowl.
  3. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of oats; stir well with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture.
  4. Combine buttermilk with canola oil, grated lemon rind, and eggs in small bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
  5. Toss blueberries with 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, and fold into batter. Spoon batter into 16 muffin cups coated with cooking spray; sprinkle 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar evenly over batter. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove from pans immediately and place on a wire rack.

Recipe adapted from MyRecipes.com