Triple Berry and Oat Muffins

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Lately, I have been sending quite a few care packages to the Purdue University campus as my three children have all decided to become Boilermakers while they work to complete their undergraduate degrees. I have been dehydrating fresh fruit and baking up a storm to send cookies, muffins, and snacks by way of UPS.
Last week, I sent these muffins to my daughters (my son is not a fan). I received rave reviews from both.
The muffins are filled with triple berry goodness. The oat topping makes for a moist and tasty center with a sweet and crunchy finish. …Absolutely delicious!

Triple Berry and Oat Muffins

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/4 pounds fresh berries, sliced (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries)

Topping
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line with paper liners, two muffin pans. Mix flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, eggs, milk, and extract; stir into flour mixture until just moistened. Carefully fold in berries. Scoop into prepared muffin pans. Mix together topping ingredients and sprinkle over the muffins.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes.

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9 thoughts on “Triple Berry and Oat Muffins

  1. A healthy, sweet morning treat. I can’t wait to try them for my little ones; they are berry monsters and love any bakery item that is oat based. πŸ™‚ You are a sweet mom to send your little ones care packages. My mother’s family settled in Ohio and Indiana after emigrating from Europe. They became farmers, and I have quite a few relatives who attended Purdue.

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    • Shanna–
      You’ll find a clever way to reduce the oil in this recipe to make it healthier for your family. Applesauce, yogurt, and buttermilk are all good substitutions for at least some of the oil. Unfortunately, my “little ones” are not so little any more…miss them dearly.
      Thanks for your comment,
      Shanna.

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  2. They look yummy… muffins are high on our agenda, and I’ve been trying to sneak some oats, granola and other healthy stuff into my basic recipe. So far so good. I’d definitely like to try this oaty interpretation.

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    • This is, in fact, one of my family’s favorite muffin recipes. I will warn that the oil and sugar content is rather high so you can look to substitute with applesauce or yogurt to reduce both.

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