Blueberry Oat Muffins

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This recipe evolved from one given to our founder Jennifer Irvine’s sister, Susan, who is a source of inspiration for her easy, foolproof recipes. These muffins are a favourite at her house and now they are at Jenny’s too.

Makes: 12

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Wheat free, Vegetarian

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6, and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper muffin cases


  • 3 free-range eggs,
  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk,
  • 200g oat bran,
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder,
  • 100g blueberry fruit-only jam (St Dalfour or Super Jam),
  • 200g blueberries.

Jennifers Tips

This is a great oaty muffin recipe to experiment with. Add a handful of nuts, seeds, a grated apple, or any type of dried fruit.

Photo and recipe taken from The Balance Diet Cookbook.

  • Mix the eggs and milk together.
  • Place the oat bran and baking powder in a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.Stir in the egg and milk mix, then add the jam.
  • Add the blueberries to the mixing bowl and stir well. The resulting batter will be looser than a usual muffin mix.
  • Spoon the batter into the paper cases, filling each one to the top.
  • Bake in the oven for 18–20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool slightly before serving