Blueberry Yogurt Oatmeal Muffins are a healthy grab-n-go breakfast that tastes delicious. Easy to make with plenty of whole grain oats, antioxidant-rich blueberries, protein-packed yogurt and flavored with almond extract & cinnamon. It’s like oatmeal you can hold in your hand!
I’m still trying to recuperate from a fantastic 10-day vacation visiting my daughter for Christmas and getting the whole family together. We even slipped in a trip to the Peach Bowl to see our Gators football team play Michigan. It was fun but exhausting with 4 grandchildren running around and 10 people to cook meal for. Now I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and, as you can tell, I’m a little late getting my Wednesday post out.
If you ate all those Christmas goodies (like I did) and promised yourself you’d eat better in the new year, these Blueberry Yogurt Oatmeal Muffins would be a great start. They’re quick and easy to throw together, taking about 30 minutes total, and are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for busy mornings. They’ve got tons of goodness in each bite and are gluten-free and dairy-free too.
Breakfast is an important meal, just like mama said, and I want to make that breakfast as easy as possible so that everyone eats something. It’s been proven that eating breakfast helps children perform better at school and adults outperform those that don’t have breakfast at work. So, besides these hearty and delicious Blueberry Yogurt Oatmeal Muffins, I’ve got lots of options on the blog for you. Try my Breakfast Cookies (after all, who wouldn’t love cookies for breakfast), Healthy Banana Pancakes, Quinoa Waffles or Quick & Easy Breakfast Bowls.
What makes these Blueberry Yogurt Oatmeal Muffins so good for you?
Oats to start with, which pack a powerful fiber punch, eggs and yogurt for protein and fresh blueberries for important antioxidants. In fact, blueberries are the top berry in this category. The antioxidants found in blueberries not only strengthen the cardiovascular system but virtually every system in the body! Just look!
- Reduces damage to muscles following exercise
- Protects the nervous system from oxidative stress
- Reduces risk of neurogenerative diseases, especially in older adults
- Protects the blood sugar regulatory system
- Protects the digestive tract against colon cancer
Just a few easy steps to a healthy breakfast!
- Gather the ingredients – oats, yogurt, almond milk, blueberries, brown sugar, eggs, baking powder, cinnamon and vanilla & almond extract.
- Mix the dry ingredients together.
- Whisk the eggs, yogurt, milk and extracts together and combine with the dry ingredients.
- Stir in blueberries. At this point you can also add vanilla protein powder and chia seeds if desired.
- Divide evenly into 12 muffin cups that have been lightly sprayed with a nonstick spray. Bake for 22-25 minutes.
- Let rest in muffin tin for 10 minutes then run a knife lightly around the side of each muffin. Lift with fork and let cool on wire rack.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Or drizzle with melted almond butter.
Now take a bite. They’re moist, chewy, full of cinnamon and almond flavoring and hearty enough to get you through a busy morning. These muffins are like a bowl of oatmeal in an on-the-go form! So go ahead and grab a muffin and start your new year on the right foot. Have a great 2019!
Blueberry Yogurt Oatmeal Muffins are a healthy grab-n-go breakfast that tastes delicious. Easy to make with plenty of whole grain oats, antioxidant-rich blueberries, protein-packed yogurt and flavored with almond extract & cinnamon. It's like oatmeal you can hold in your hand!
- 2 cups old fashioned oats (gluten-free if needed)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 5.3 oz. Vanilla Greek yogurt or soy-based alternative
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder optional
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 12-cup muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, yogurt and extracts together. Add to dry mixture and mix until blended.
Stir in blueberries and protein powder and chia seeds if using.
Divide batter equally between muffins cups. Bake 22-25 minutes or until lightly browned on top & toothpick in center comes out clean.
Dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with melted almond butter for a healthier option.