This has been me. Not kidding. Just ask my roommates. When I get stressed or sad or depressed, I bake–I bake a lot. But with all of that baking comes recipes, and a lot of them. So this is beneficial for both you and I. The recipe I am posting here is for Orange Blueberry Oat Muffins–yum right? You can also substitute cranberries for the blueberries for more of a winter take on this recipe. That is what I did for my secret santa in Nutrition Club. I subbed cranberries for blueberries and made the muffins into a loaf. Before I get too ahead of myself, I best explain myself in why I am currently like Monica Gellar and her “jam plan.”
I’m going into business people. I’m sick and tired of being depressed about Richard. I needed a plan, a plan to get over my man. What’s the opposite of man? Jam.”
Nothing heals a broken heart like friends, friends, and baking. It is the absolute best and gets me back on my feet. Almost a year ago when my last heartbreak occurred after New Year’s, I was in a baking frenzy! Cookies, cupcakes, bars, treats, and sweets galore! Granted, I did go a little overboard, but it was a really difficult time and a really difficult break up that I would rather not relive. This may all seem silly, but it is how my heart has learned to repair itself by baking for others. I like to make people happy and my baking seems to do just that. With that said, I cannot wait to share more recipes with you all, starting with my Orange Blueberry Oat Muffins!
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup oat (rolled)
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- cinnamon (to taste)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup frozen blueberries (or fresh cranberries)
- orange zest (from one orange)
Begin by heating the oven to 400ºF and lining a muffin tin with 12 liners, or spray a loaf pan if making a breakfast bread. Either one is delicious.
Combine dry ingredients, flour, oats, cinnamon, sugar, powder, soda, salt, into a large bowl and set aside.
In a glass bowl, melt butter and then whisk in yogurt, egg, and vanilla until smooth.
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry.
Then fold in the zest and fruit.
Disperse the batter into 12 baking cups evenly, or into a loaf pan for a bread.
For muffins, bake for 15-18 minutes and for a loaf, bake 20-30 minutes.
Let cool and…
Trust me, the “jam plan” is fool proof. I already feel recovered a week later, just in time for finals, but do not worry, several more recipes to come! It is the holiday season after all!