Berry Berry Berry Muffins

May 14, 2012

We all know how good berries are for us, right?  They are filled with anti oxidants, have the power to fight aging as well as many different cancers and heart disease.

So I had this gigantic, Costco size bag of mixed berries staring at me in the freezer. 

Yes, staring. 

It's like the berries have eyes.  Just look at them.  Doesn't it seem like they are staring??

But, I digress.

I had been using them in my oatmeal, but I was sorta off the oatmeal kick.  So there sat this huge bag.  What could I do with these so that my husband does not revoke my Costco membership because he thinks I am buying things we don't need. 

Because we totally needed the 3 pound bag of veggie straws I bought last week.

And the chocolate covered Acai berries. 

And the new greek yogurt granola bars.

 NEED honey, I swear, we NEEDED these things.

Anyhoo, then it comes to me ... 

Muffins!  Mini Muffins to be exact.  Because my kids will eat anything if it comes either mini or gigantic.  (Are other people's kids like this?) 

There are so many berries in these little guys, that you will not be able to keep the batter white.  But, that is a good thing. 

These little yummy bites are fruit-a-tastic, as number 1 described them.  She also claimed that this is what Strawberry Shortcake would serve at a tea party.  Number 2 was too busy stuffing her face to really comment on how they tasted.  I quite enjoyed them myself.  You won't be able to eat just one. 

These would be great to take to a playgroup and share with all the little people. 

Berry Berry Berry Muffins


3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 Cup Sugar
1 Large Egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 Cup Buttermilk
1/4 Cup Milk
1/3 Cup Canola Oil
1 3/4 Cup Frozen Berries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl.  Mix well.  In another bowl, combine egg, vanilla, buttermilk, milk, and oil.  Whisk to combine.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet.  Mixing until just combined.  Chop frozen berries.  I used my handy dandy Pampered Chef Chopper thing.  You could also use the Slap Chop if you own one.  Add berries to the batter and mix until combined. 

Line muffin tins with liners and spray lightly with cooking spray other wise these will stick to the liners.  Place batter in lined muffin tins.  Bake 14 to 16 minutes.  Enjoy!



  1. Okay, mine just came out of the oven. I used approximately two cups of chopped fresh strawberries and blackberries. I did not have the issue with sticking even without cups-I was out of cooking spray and didn't have mini cups. I made a dozen standard size and then got a dozen minis as well.

    I love them, however, next time I will use coconut oil and buttermilk. I don't like the flavor of canola oil in baked goods (really, at all). I am happy I just used up the last of it in this recipe!

  2. We just got some coconut oil in the mail to try ... But don't really know whe to start, apparently you can use it for everything from hair care to baking, which is just strange to me.


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