Blueberry Maple Oatmeal Muffins with Pecan Streusel

Blueberry Muffins with Pecan Streusel

I just couldn't let blueberry season go by without making some blueberry muffins! I wanted to try a healthier muffin recipe and a quick search turned up this recipe for blueberry oatmeal muffins. I liked the sound of using the rolled oats in the muffins along with whole wheat flour and a mashed banana and some vanilla yogurt for some extra moisture and flavour. Of course I could not resist replacing some of the sugar with maple syrup. Next, I just had to work in some pecans and I though that a pecan streusel would be a good idea. I had to make one unexpected additional change to the recipe as I was out of vegetable oil and I replaced it with an equal amount of butter. The blueberry muffins turned out great! I don't even want to say how many I ate when they were fresh out of the oven. The muffins were super moist and had a really nice light and yet substantial texture and they full of flavour! The pecan streusel topping worked out surprisingly well. It stuck to the muffins and provided additional texture and flavour to every bite of muffiny goodness. These muffins are going to disappear way too quickly.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1 over ripe banana (mashed)
1/4 cup butter (melted)
1 egg
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup blueberries
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup flour
pinch cinnamon
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoon unsalted butter

Directions:
1. Mix the brown sugar, maple syrup, yogurt, banana, butter, egg and rolled oats in a bowl and let it sit for 10 minutes.
2. Mix the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients along with the blueberries until just mixed.
4. Spoon the mixture into a greased muffin pan.
5. Mix the pecans, flour, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter until they form crumbs.
6. Spoon some of the streusel onto the muffins.
7. Bake in a preheated 375F oven for about 20 minutes.

Blueberry Muffins with Pecan Streusel

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67 comments:

Megan. said...

these looks absolutely delicious! the pecan streusel on top definitely puts this over the edge-i'm going to have to try these out soon. thanks for sharing :)

Holler said...

I am won over by these. You got me with the yogurt and banana in them! They look great too :)

Cooking and the City said...

Oh yum Kevin, only problem is now I want one! any chance of sending one to Aus? ;-)

Parker said...

Love the sound of these muffins. I cannot believe all the great flavors in them. Really nice looking steusel.

Yasmeen said...

The streusel on muffins look scrumptious.
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Clumbsy Cookie said...

I love the look of that streusel topping! Don't worry Kevin i would have eaten a lot of them as well! :)

Helene said...

Kevin I love blueberry muffins. I like your twist in adding the maple syrup. A real treat. I like the picture with lot's of butter.

Holly said...

That's a full breakfast right there. They look delicious!

CECIL said...

I just picked up 4 container of blueberries and thought to check to your blog - with all that bluberries recipe you have been making :) This muffin looks so good!!

Marjie said...

Any blueberry muffins are great blueberry muffins! These look nice and moist. Another item in my list of muffins to make.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

These muffins look amazing! The streusel seals the deal for me! They would make a great grab & go healthy breakfast.

Esi said...

These look great! I like the adjustments you made to make them healthier.

Alexa said...

Your blueberry muffins look delicious. I love the topping and the maple is a nice touch.

Manggy said...

Now here is a classic if I've ever seen one :) The twist of banana sounds great, too!

Dragon said...

Lovely, lovely muffins. Blueberries and maple syrup are a great combination!

Amber said...

ooooh! Guess what, I made blueberry muffins today too. That sort of makes us blueberry buddies. I need more blueberries before I can try yours because I already ate the rest. But I love streusel, it kind of puts candy on a muffin. Good job once again.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

those look gorgeous! :)

tigerfish said...

What a big muffin top, obviously referring to these muffins of course! :p

Steph said...

Those look so yummy! I like the chunkiness of the streusal topping and all your healthy additions, espeically the blueberries.

Katrina said...

YUM!!!! I gotta print this one!

Cakebrain said...

looking yummy! i love streusel!

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

These look seriously good. Your photos make me so hungry lol. Pecans are the best!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those muffins look magnificent! Well-risen and delicious!

Cheers,

Rosak

Jenny said...

Great looking muffins Kevin! I'd love some for breakfast in the morning!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

i will love to bite into one of these. they look way too good! I'm envious!

daphne said...

yum! I want blueberries to be in season here soon! =)

Abeer Of Baking Haven said...

My Fav Breakfast combo! Oatmeal, Maply Syrup(or honey) and Pecans! Those look soo delicious! nice job!

HoneyB said...

I am such a muffin fanatic and these look absolutely divine!

Tasty Trends said...

i love blueberries and pecans! what a great combination for a muffin! i am sad blueberry season is ending. :(

Dee said...

I like the sound of that pecan streusel :)

diva said...

wonderful looking streusel and these really look like some solid muffins!

Darius T. Williams said...

I'm just saying...can I get an invite one of these days?

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

OhioMom said...

I love how you incorporate the maple syrup with the blueberries and pecans. These look really yummy!

Lori Lynn said...

I am a fan of blueberry muffins and your recipe takes them to the next level. Just a cup of coffee and I am all set. Thanks Kevin!

Bellini Valli said...

These do look extra good Kevin and it's just a bonus that they are good for you as well with the addition of the blueberry antioxidant powerhouse:D

Pam said...

Yum...my mouth is watering. I love the steusel topping. They look really tasty Kevin.

Ben said...

It was a brilliant idea! Now I want one. That's not fair :(

Jan said...

Kevin they look amazing!

Maria said...

I wish I could have one of these muffins for breakfast. They look so much better than my cold cereal!

Bridgett said...

The pecan streusel looks delicious! A bit of streusel makes everything better.

Lori said...

These sound great! I love the use of oats, yogurt, and maple syrup! :)

Cheryl said...

This is another "gotta try" recipe, awesome!

Sylvie said...

If they had come fresh out of my oven they would have probably never even made it onto a plate for a photograph. Delicious.

natashall said...

I have been looking for a new blueberry muffin recipe and this sounds perfect! Thank you for posting this.

1215656559s20768 said...

These muffins look wonderful. You have a geat blog with beautiful pictures.

Jeanine said...

Mmm...I love that you have maple syrup in so many dishes. I admit, I am Canadian, and I have never had Maple Syrup! GASP! I know, eh? LOL One day (when the price of it drops). ;)

Bobby said...

yum, I'm lovin these muffins!!! Great photo they look so delicious.

Deborah said...

Those sound so good that I'm not sure they would have lasted long enough for pictures if I made them!

Sweet Bird said...

Oooh! I'm definitely going to have to try out that pecan streusel my friend. Your muffins are so much prettier than mine!

Pam said...

This is a great recipe! I love the ingredients!

Meeta said...

kevin, these are too good! i love the crunchy texture and nutty flavor. these are next on my list!

Jeanne said...

Stop! Stop! You're killing me here. I am so long overdue to make bluberry muffins and these look astonishingly good.

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo yes these look delicious! Especially with that pecan streusel on top.

noobcook said...

What a unique and lovely pairing ... gorgeous muffins~

hot garlic said...

Yum! These sound amazing. Your photography is spot-on!

kamailesfood said...

These are some hearty looking muffins. They sound delicious...I love the pecan streusel topping. Yum!

Jen said...

Oh my these look delicious!

Maggie said...

This is just the recipe I'm looking for today! I love the yogurt and banana additions. I'll be making them soon.

Justin Tilson said...

These were the best blueberry oatmeal muffins I've ever had. Sharing them with friends and neighbors has created lots-o-good karma. Thanks for posting.

Paula said...

Love your site! It is such an edible inspiration. Your styling of the food is also very appealing. Jut put a batch of banana, blueberry, raspberry, lilikoi (passionflower) walnut muffins in the oven. Cant wait to taste the results! the bananas and lilikoi were from my yard, and the berrys from the market. Love using local produce

MT said...

i just would like to know whenever you use oats for ur muffins, are they very dense and heavy and dry?i find that it soaks up all the moisture whenever i use oat in my muffins..

Kevin said...

MT: These muffins came out nice and moist and light. All of the maple syrup, yogurt, banana, butter and blueberries did the trick.

takeitasred said...

I started to make this not realizing that someone had eaten the last banana in the house, so I was forced to improvise. The significant modifications I made (or was forced to make) involved adding an extra egg, adding a bit of sour cream when I ran out of yogurt, using plain yogurt plus a dash of vanilla, substituting almonds for pecans and adding some lemon zest. I also layered the batter with individually placed (frozen) blueberries for a bit more control. The end result was delicious and the texture is basically the same as in your photo: light, fluffy and tasty with a nice sugary, nutty top. Thanks very much for the recipe!

fleece blankets said...

WOW! The inside looks fabulous! Just go to try this.

severance pay ontariothe pecan said...

The pecan streusel just made it look even more mouthwatering! This is L.O.V.E!

Cassangee said...

Hey I just made these, and while they are great they came out a bit dry/dense. Any suggestions on what I could do to improve this?

Kevin said...

Cassangee: These should definitely have been nice and light and moist... Did you measure the flour sifted or packed? Did you use 0% MF yogurt? One way to make them lighter and moister would be to replace the whole wheat four with all-purpose flour but that kind of defeats the purpose. You could also add an extra 1/4 cup of yogurt or 2 tablespoons of butter or an extra banana.

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