Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

by Megan on June 4, 2012

I can’t eat oatmeal on it’s own: in a bowl, topped with milk, at the table. I just can’t. But I promise that I will eat it in cookies, scones, and muffins. I will eat these guys standing in the kitchen, over my computer, with a fork (when they’re too hot), and in my backyard with the pup.

Breakfast is my favorite. I wake up hungry. And so, on the weekend, I daydream about warm biscuits, waffles, and fruity muffins. Feel free to follow my lead and eat four of these in a row with no regard. Just eat them wherevs. Live your life. High-five the first meal of the day.

Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins {makes 12-16}
Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup yogurt (I used a mixture of yogurt and buttermilk)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 2 t sugar
  • 1 t balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • granola, for topping

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F and line 12-16 regular-sized muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Mix the oats and yogurt together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Toss the strawberries with sugar and balsamic vinegar. Set aside.
  4. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  5. Add the eggs, melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla into the oatmeal mixture. Stir until just incorporated.
  6. Using a wooden spoon stir the flour mixture into the oatmeal mixture. until the flour is just moistened. Gently fold in the strawberries with all of the sugary liquid.
  7. Divide batter between muffin cups. Sprinkle with granola and bake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool for a bit in the muffin tin before removing and cooling completely on a wire rack.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

Strawberry O’clock is my favorite time. 

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy June 4, 2012 at 8:37 am

I’m with you on the whole oatmeal sitch, put it in a baked good, bowls are for cereal! High-fiving breakfast is just the way to live the weekend.

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Megan June 4, 2012 at 9:22 am

Yeah girl. I’m trying to like it. Maybe someday I’ll bake it with fruit or stir in chocolate. But then I’m just disguising it still, right?

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Sonia June 4, 2012 at 10:59 am

Interesting. I like it. =)

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Megan June 4, 2012 at 11:00 am

I bet you’d like these muffins. They are healthy and lovely!

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Robyn June 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm

oh em gee…it’s like your strawberry jam oatmeal bars in muffin formation!!! i’m all over this!

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Megan June 4, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Yes! Totally like those. 🙂

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Sally June 4, 2012 at 8:36 pm

mmmmm…gotta make me some muffins. This recipe looks mauvelous. Think I could do it in jumbo muffin cups?

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Megan June 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Yes! Jumbo it up! Just bake them for 5-10 minutes longer – until a skewer comes out clean. <3 They'd be awesome bigger.

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Ana June 5, 2012 at 9:41 am

Hello, do you actually use white or dark balsamic vinegar for those lovely yummy muffins?

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Megan June 5, 2012 at 9:48 am

Hi Ana,
I used the dark balsamic. <3!

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Annie June 5, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Megan,

I just made these and – OMG! – they are sooo good! I don’t know how to keep myself from eating the entire batch.

The only thing I changed was sprinkle with hubby’s secret stash of Frosted Flakes instead of granola, since I didn’t have any granola onhand.

Thanks for the FANTASTIC recipe, I’ve been looking for something healthy yet yummy to use up my near-death strawberries.

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Megan August 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Yes! I pretty much DID eat them all. But I felt ok about it. 🙂

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Nikkilooch June 7, 2012 at 11:09 am

I was just thinking about making muffins and whoop here they are. Looking yummy AND healthy. Perfect combination.

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Megan August 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Yeah girl! I hope you made and loved them!

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Nik August 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Megan, I’ve recently found your blog and immediately fell in serious like of it and you!

I made these muffins yesterday for brunch and we LOVED them. Seriously. LOVED. 🙂 That touch of balsamic brought such flavor to the strawberries.

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Megan August 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Yay! I’m so glad you found me!

And totally! Balsamic is the key.

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