Friday, September 9, 2011

got blackberries?

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There have been quite a lot of hits on my blackberry muffin recipe from 2008 in recent days, so I thought it might not be a bad idea to post it again.  The oatmeal in this recipe gives it a wonderful old fashioned taste, incredibly moist, like something your grandmother might have made.

Whole Grain Blackberry Muffins

2 cups flour
1 cup regular rolled oats
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp allspice
1 cup milk
1/4 vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups fresh blackberries

Whisk together the dry ingredients.  Mix together the wet ingredients and gently fold into the dry. Carefully add the berries, folding gently, as to not crumble them into the batter.  Fill muffin tins to the top.  Bake 350 degree for 20 minutes.  Makes 12 large muffins.


  1. I always like your recipes:) This sounds like it would work beautifully with blueberries too.

  2. Absolutely...I think just about any berry would be delicious here...

  3. Blackberries here in California are mostly gone by now. This recipe and photo make me want to run home from work and make this. Yum!

  4. o mercy...these look wonderful !!!! and old fashion too

    love it

    happy to stop by today, my friend


  5. These look soooo scrumptuous! Thank you for this recipe!

  6. OH YUM! I have some blueberries left from my recent post of blueberry apple pie, ya think this would work with them?

  7. Oh, my. Must. Make. Muffins...

  8. Yum! My husband loves a fruit muffin in the morning. I call them cake but then again, what's wrong with cake for breakfast? Nothing :)

  9. No wonder this recipe has been getting a lot of hits -- it looks FANTASTIC. I have some blackberries in my refrigerator, and I think I know what I'm doing with them now... Thanks for this!

  10. I found another tasty treat for you to enjoy whilst scoffing!..

  11. A blackberry bush is filled with treats that the birds like better and get there faster than I do. I also like them in pie, jam, and by the handful.

  12. Jeffery, thanks so much for the link, but I couldn't get it to work..."page not found" is all I come up with...

  13. Abe, I have fond memories of gathering blackberries with my sister when we were kids...

  14. Many Have Written Poems About Blackberries

    But few have gotten at the multiplicity of them, how each berry
    composes itself of many dark notes, spherical,
    swollen, fragile as a world. A blackberry is the colour of a painful
    bruise on the upper arm, some internal organ
    as yet unnamed. It is shaped to fit
    the tip of the tongue, to be a thimble, or a dunce cap
    for a small mouse. Sometimes it is home to a secret green worm
    seeking safety and the power of surprise. Sometimes it plunks
    into a river and takes on water.
    Fishes nibble it.

    The bushes themselves ramble like a grandmother's sentences,
    giving birth to their own sharpness.

    Picking blackberries must be a tactful conversation
    of gloved hands. Otherwise your fingers will bleed
    the berries' purple tongue; otherwise the thorns
    will pierce your own blank skin. Best to be on the safe side,
    the outside of the bush. Inside might lurk
    nests of yellowjackets; rabid bats; other,
    larger hands on the same search.

    The flavour is its own reward, like kissing the whole world
    at once, rivers, willows, bugs and all, until your swollen
    lips tingle. It's like waking up
    to discover the language you used to speak
    is gibberish, and you have never really
    loved. But this does not matter because you have
    married this fruit, mellifluous, brutal, and ripe.

    Here Tis!

  15. Jeffery, I love this...especially the bit about fish nibbling it...thank you!

  16. Yum!

    And your book arrived this morning. Looks lovely, will venture in this weekend I hope.

  17. Wow. Nice muffins!! I made orange and blueberry muffins this week that were damn good too! We're a muffin world aren't we?

  18. One of those hits was me. Unfortunately our crop is now over; we even had an 'apple-only' crumble last night, the first this season without blackberries.

    I've taken note of the recipe; thanks.

  19. Oh, you're killing me here. I'm in a hotel with no oven or mixer or wooden spoon in sight to whip these babies up. I'll just have to live vicariously through that photo. Yum.

  20. Makes my mouth water just looking at it. My mother used to make the most delicious blackberry pies. Every time the blackberry season comes around I think of my mother again and miss her.

  21. Keep away from my waistline you temptress.
    Patina arrived this morning just in time to take to France tomorrow. I've already read most of it and the content is magnificent. Thank you, Tess.

  22. tempting. although i just made some corn meal muffins and a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies so i have my sweet eats laid out for me.

  23. Ken, thank you, friend! I'm glad Patina made it safely across the Atlantic...

  24. YUMMY! do you deliver! hee hee!!

  25. I can't wait to try this reciepe. Love black berries and you... love Jerrery's poem!

    Got your book, can't wait to curl up with it! Lovely on the outside... nice paper, and print... I'm looking forward to the weekend!

  26. Probably not the right place but I'm back to say I received my copy of Patina today :)
    I purchased it for a dear friend but I might have to keep it for myself!

  27. This sounds delightful are a woman of many talents indeed!!:-)

  28. Jeanette, thank you for your kind support, dear friend! xo

  29. Annell, thank you! FLP did a great job...hope you enjoy it...

  30. Yay! Another Willow Manor recipe... always a treat! Thanks for sharing!


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― O. Henry (and me)