Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins

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I am a huge fan of bran muffins, but these oat bran muffins are different from the typical wheat-based variety. The recipe is gluten-free and made purely with oat bran. No flours or starches of any kind are required! The blueberries are a definite flavor bonus, but you can swap in your favorite fresh or frozen fruit. Or you can go with a fruit infusion by using the option for banana oat bran muffins included in the recipe notes.

Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins Recipe - naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and low fatThis recipe with photo for blueberry oat bran muffins was shared with us by Culinary.net. It was created by registered dietitian Shanna Stewart of Wellness For The Win.

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On Instagram, follower Heidi said, “Made these this morning with oat flour, they came out delish!”

Special Diet Notes Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.

For egg-free and vegan blueberry oat bran muffins, you can swap in your favorite egg white substitute for the eggs. We like 1/4 cup aquafaba (for both egg whites), whipped before adding. However, you should keep in mind that the muffins will be more fragile since they’re also made without gluten.

Oat Bran Blueberry Muffins
 
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Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups uncooked oat bran (use certified gluten free, if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage (your choice of type)
  • 2 egg whites, slightly beaten
  • ¼ cup honey or molasses
  • 2 tablespoons non-GMO canola oil (or your baking oil of choice)
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 425ºF.
  2. Grease 12 muffin cups or line them with paper baking cups.
  3. In a mixing bowl, stir together the oat bran, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add the milk beverage, egg whites, honey or molasses, oil, and blueberries. Mix with a spoon just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Do not over-mix.
  5. Fill the prepared muffin cups about three-quarters full.
  6. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes in the muffin cups, before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes
Banana Oat Bran Variation: Stir 1 medium mashed, ripe banana into the batter before baking. Optionally omit the blueberries.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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