Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Blackberry Muffins

photo by Willow

I love that old fashioned taste and wonderfully moist texture
that whole oats give to baked goods. These muffins are so
comforting...they take you back to the good old days. They
are right up there on my list next to cream colored ponies.

Whole Grain Blackberry Muffins

2 cups flour
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp allspice
1 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 cups fresh blackberries

Whisk together the dry ingredients. Mix together the wet
ingredients and gently blend into the dry. Very carefully
add the blackberries, folding them in gently, so they don't
crumble into the batter. Fill muffin tin cups to the top.
Bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 12 large muffins.

"But Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail
had bread and milk and blackberries
for supper."
The Tale of Peter Rabbit,
Beatrix Potter


  1. i can't wait to try these, willow! blackberries are my favorite berry! as always, your photo is lovely!

  2. Ha, great minds indeed. I have just this minute taken out of the oven a apple/blackberry crumble. A neighbor brought over a basket of fresh blackberries that he picked himself, so a crumble for us and a crumble for him! Just like Flopsy!

  3. Ahhhh, my favorite Peter Rabbit quote!

    Do you think this recipe would work nicely with blueberries? You know I have bunches of those!

    "Fill muffin tin cups to the top."
    Really, truly? They won't spill over? Must be the oatmeal... Can't wait to try this recipe; just might do it tonight or tomorrow. Suddenly I need muffins!

  4. MG, yes, I'm sure blueberries would be marvelous, too! And yes, I filled them to the top.

  5. These look fab....I love muffins! :P My red raspberries are about 1 week away from picking. I'll have to try this recipe with them!

  6. Those look like 'gum-slamming' good muffins!
    Baker's tip: the less you stir, the more tender the resulting muffins will be.

    Willow - "Louis" doesn't know what the wood was prior to becoming the Wheel of Life. Constrution waste was dumped on that little peninsula for years until the dumping was banned in the '80s. That Urban Art "Louis" has been showing seems all to have been fashioned from that construction waste.

  7. I'm hungry now! My wife makes something very similar to your muffins, but uses blue berries. Love them. Why don't you make a big batch, have a blog contest, I win it, and you fed-x them to me!!!! -:) Great post as usual.

  8. Strider, okay, that's a plan. I'll do a blog giveaway contest and put your name on all the ballots. Shh. Don't tell.

  9. Oh Willow...these wonderful muffins look and sound like great summer goodness! .....sweet Beatrix Potter and ole Peter Rabbit....

    I've been enjoying catching up..your roses are gorgeous :)

  10. Between Betsy's coffee concoction and these muffins I guess this wasn't the best week to try and get back on track with my diet:-O

    These looks dee-lish..

  11. Great post--I'm making those! and the little lapins are adorable, baking away. Those muffins sound delicious. And they look easy, too: thanks for the recipe.

  12. Mmmmmm...after blueberries, blackberries are my favorite! I bought four berry shrubs last spring from Costco, and planted them in containers in my totally soiless urban backyard, and I had my fingers crossed that either blueberries or blackberries would grow ...... but no, I was graced with a raspberry bush....it was the only one that grew out of the four! So now I am learning to love raspberries too.

    Berries a re so good for us ...let's have another muffin or piece of tart! ;-)

  13. Jumped over from Osage Orange. Your blog is quite lovely and so diverse! Glad I'm here.

    And how I wish muffins - blackberry at that - were a part of my new eating regimen...notice the "d" word is not mentioned!

    I'm off to explore now!

    I'll be back!

  14. tsannie, hello and welcome! Thanks for stopping by The Manor and for your kind comments. :)

  15. I make blueberry muffins, but now I have to try thr blackberry. hanks for the idea, a beautiful yummy image.

  16. MMnnn! The muffins sound heavenly! I can't wait to try them:)

  17. Droooooooling ... please may I have some ...


  18. Thanks for the blackberry muffin recipe. I will make it tomorrow for my guests. I have some blackberries in the freezer that I picked locally so thats even better!

  19. Jackie, hope you and your guests enjoy them! :)

  20. mmm, those look good. Fresh muffins out of the oven...a little butter...getting me hungry.

  21. Oooh that muffin looks so good but I'm not eating too many carbs right now so it will have to go untried.

  22. Willow, did you use old-fashioned oats for this or the quick-cook kind?

  23. Sharon, hi..sorry, housefull today and didn't check until now...I used the old fashioned oats.

  24. Found your recipe and blog via google. Just made these muffins and they are DELISH! Thanks!!

  25. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed them.


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