Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins - These flourless, sugar-free muffins make a delicious and satiating snack! Sweetened with applesauce and filled with fiber.
I love oat bran
The majority of cookbooks I own pre-date the 90s. I just love perusing recipes with old-fashioned ingredients, including wheat germ, powdered milk, and oat bran!
Not only were these foods staples, they were regarded as being very nutritious. A far cry from today's gluten and grain-free world.
Another thing I notice about these cookbooks is their more conservative use of sugar.
If recipes were sweetened, it was with a modest amount of honey or molasses, which I obviously appreciate.
With today's muffins, I've taken the old time oat bran, an ingredient I love, and combined it with a newer concept...no sugar!
Making blueberry oat bran muffins
I really wanted to make a muffin that would be a light, high fiber snack. No flour, no sugar, not too high in fat...
Typically, I slather my muffins with butter or coconut oil anyway, and if I want sweetness I can add a drizzle of honey over the top.
My kids all really dug these, which, honestly, surprised me!
Sam in particular really thought these were great.
The subtle additions of my Homemade Applesauce, cinnamon, and blueberries all contribute greatly to taste, making them pretty satisfying as a mid-day bite.
I hope you'll agree if you give them a try!
Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins
- 1 ¼ cups oat bran
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup milk of your choice
- 1 large egg white
- 1 Tbsp oil of your choice I use olive
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
- Mix the wet ingredients in a smaller bowl.
- Add the wet mix into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Gently add in the blueberries toward the end of mixing.
- Divide the batter among 10-12 paper muffin cups, depending on your preferred size.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
If you tolerate banana, that would be another option to replace the applesauce.
I also like to add in a dash of pie spice!
Some of the items I use in this recipe include: