Quick and Easy Honey Oatmeal Muffins with Blueberries

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Chef Amy Riolo for Harris Teeter demonstrates how to make quick and easy Honey Oatmeal Muffins.

    Amy Riolo: Hi! I am Chef Amy Riolo for Harris Teeter and today were going to be making quick and easy Honey Oatmeal Muffins with Blueberries.

    The ingredients which well need are: nonstick spray oil, three-quarters cup skimmed milk, one-third cup H.

    T. Traders Orange Blossom Honey, two tablespoons Harris Teeter organic cold-expeller-pressed canola oil, one large egg, one and three-quarters cup whole wheat flour, three-quarters cups Harris Teeter old-fashioned oats, three-quarter teaspoon Harris Teeter salt, one teaspoon Harris Teeter baking powder, and one cup blueberries tossed in one tablespoon Harris Teeter sugar.

    To get started, what Im going to do is, Im juts going to give these a coat with some oil to make them easier. You could also use muffin tins if you like, they are little paper liners. The first thing we need to do making muffins is mix together our wet ingredients, then well mix together our dry ingredients, and add in our fresh fruit. Anytime you make the muffin, youll be following the same technique.

    So, we can start by adding in our milk. In this case its skimmed milk, so these are nice, low-fat recipes, and then were going to add our canola oil.

    Now, if you notice, the recipe specifically asks for Expeller Pressed Canola Oil and a lot of people wonder why that is. With many of the oils in todays market, a lot of them have been extracted using heat and what happens is sometimes when they need to extract the oils using heat, they have to add chemicals.

    So if youre using something with a cold extraction, no chemicals have been used in the process. So, its better for you; its a better quality oil. Then Im going to add in my honey, and this is a beautiful Orange Blossom honey. The honey takes the flavor of whatever flowers the bees are exposed to.

    So, Ive got my wet ingredients and now Im going to mix together my dry ingredients. So, I have here my whole wheat flour and whole wheat flour works great. I am going to add my old-fashioned oats; these are regular oats just like you make oatmeal with. They taste great, theyre little bit of texture to the recipe, and they also do wonderful things for us like lower cholesterol.

    Now, Im going to add three-quarters of a teaspoon of salt, just to wake up the sugar a little bit and here I have my baking powder, and Ill stir everything in together.

    So, Im going to add in my egg, incorporate that, and then Im going to add in all of my wet ingredients.

    So, now Im going to stir in my blueberries. Youll notice here I have my blueberries coated in sugar. Im just going to stir these in and you can see how pretty even the blue from the blueberries and the tint from the whole wheat flour, I mean it just looks great together.

    So, keep stirring until you get everything incorporated. That looks good. And then Im just going to start spooning these right into my muffin tins. You want to spoon in about three-quarters and you can do raspberries in here, blackberries, whatever you like. If youve only got frozen berries, go ahead and fall those out, they work really well, but youll really like the flavor.

    So, Im going to finish filling the muffin tins and then Im going to put them into an oven thats been preheated at 350 degrees. They will bake about 20 minutes and get nice and golden, and then well take them out and show you what they look like.

    So, here are our easy oatmeal and honey muffins with blueberries. You can see how easy they were to make and this is how beautiful they look when theyre done. Theyre absolutely delicious. Every bite has lots of blueberry flavor, and theyre also a nutritious snack. Enjoy!