September 10, 2013

Berry Yogurt Breakfast Muffins

I am such a happy girl!! Nothing can destroy my mood! Not cranky kids, or absent husband, or not much left in the house for dinner, or sticky floors... It is RAINING, and life is GOOD!! I had the most beautiful walk home from school with my beastie, no one was out so I let her off her leash. It took a break long enough for me to walk home dry, and if I didn't have things to do, showers to take, and blogs to write, I could have walked for hours! I'll save the walking for hours for another morning. AH, I love rain!!

This is my first re-post! You all know I love muffins. They might be my favorite thing to bake... next to scones. Honestly, they're tied. This is my favorite breakfast-y muffin recipe. You know, some muffins are more decadent, some more snack-y, some more after-dinner-y... These are breakfast in a muffin. And almost healthy! They have good things for you in them!! My first post of this recipe ended up with purple muffins. And I talk lots about my amazing Grandma. Check it out here! This is the non-purple version.

Berry Yogurt Breakfast Muffins (adapted from The English Kitchen)
Printable Recipe

1 1/2 cups self-raising flour (or plain flour plus 1 1/2 tsp baking powder)
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
3 large eggs
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries
granola for topping

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.Grease or line a muffin tin. (12 cup or large 6 cup)

Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder (if using) into a bowl. Whisk in the oats. Whisk together the brown sugar, yogurt, vanilla, oil and eggs. Stir gently into the flour mixture, mixing just till combined. Gently fold in the berries. Spoon into the  prepared muffin tin. Granola over the tops.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until well risen and golden. Let cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before turning out to cool completely.
 Just ignore that funny edge of fabric back there... nothing to see here, just my cobbled together photography supplies... :)
 Yogurt, oats, berries, granola... It's a bowl of breakfast in a muffin! I love these, I could eat them for breakfast for a week. The Geologist loves it when I make a batch just for him to take to work too... Honestly, I tried to make a healthy batch of these. Less sugar, half wheat flour, more yogurt instead of oil... They were gross. Sometimes things just need to be yummy!!
Oh, and I forgot to use self-raising flour. Or add baking powder. And they still rose! Ha! But really, follow the recipe and they're fabulous. Tall, fluffy, soft, and delicious. Breakfast on the go!


  1. I need to make these for my daughter. She will totally think she is getting away with something instead of eating something healthy. :) Oh and I am sooooo glad to see you are ok with all the flash flood news in Colorado. You do live in Colorado right? I love the rain too and walking in it. I haven't had time to do that in forever. Enjoy for me too! California is in a drought and we have only had like 20 something % of the rain we normally do.

    1. Yep, that's us! Well, actually RIGHT here we're just fine. But in Boulder and a few other areas it's getting rough. I feel awful for them!! I can't help still loving the rain though... Wish I could send some rain your way! These are definitely muffins you can feel good about giving your daughter for breakfast :)

  2. My daughter and I made these last night. They don't look as nice as yours, but hey, she is 7. We used strawberries and blackberries as well as a protein granola with dark chocolate chunks. They are wonderful. Thanks again!

    1. Yay!! Oh, I'm so glad you liked them. It makes my day when people let me know they tried my recipes!


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