Monday, April 8, 2013

Berries...and more berries

My kids are anxiously waiting to go fruit picking!  Whether it's blueberries and raspberries from our own yard or every other kind of fruit from our favorite local farm, they love it all!

To satisfy their craving, if only for a short while, I made up some muffins using frozen berries we picked last summer. I love opening my freezer or going into the basement to "shop" for ingredients that we ourselves have put by.

These delicious muffins are jammed packed with berries, 2 cups to be exact.  Along with other yummy things like oats and chia seeds you can feel good knowing the family is starting their day off right!

I changed up this recipe from the original to fit my family's needs so feel free to do the same.


  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup rice milk
  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 cups frozen berries


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. 2. Place the first 6 ingredients in a bowl and combine.
  3. 3. Combine the egg, vanilla extract, milk, oil and chia seeds in a separate bowl.
  4. 4. Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  5. 5. Gently mix the frozen berries into the batter, do not over mix or the berries will bleed.
  6. 6. Pour batter into greased or muffin lined regular sized tins.
  7. 7. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  8. 8. Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes then remove to a cooling rack.
  9. 9. Serve
When my son says "Mom, these are the best muffins you've ever made" I know they're good!  These will be good in the school lunch boxes for a healthy snack as well.


  1. I love the addition of chia seeds, yummy! We made some blueberry ones this past weekend - nothing like a good muffin! And, I love the new blog look!!!

    1. Thank you! I was playing around a bit. Sort of like Spring Cleaning. Which is what I really need to do in the household, Yikes! I'm sort of "in love" with these chia seeds! ;)