Nine Grain Blueberry Muffins

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Nine Grain Blueberry Muffins in red cooling rack
Nine Grain Blueberry Muffins

Sometimes a baking idea just comes to you like a bolt of lightening, something fires in your brain and you go Aha! I will try that.

These came about when I was in the middle of Save On picking up some oatmeal for my morning baking. Which was going to be quick oatmeal blueberry muffins.

While in the aisle I picked up a bag of 8 grain cereal that looked interesting and read the back, which told me to “use it in bread, muffins and more!”

And I said “thankee kindly, I will.”

I usually do what I am told to by plastic bags in the supermarket.

I’m like that.

So I went home and used my bulk 9 grain that I bake my bread with, holding my breath the whole time that these would work.

And they did!! With no oil and barely any sugar, plus only whole wheat flour they are very healthy. The grains make them nice and crunchy, rather than a bland whole wheat muffin.

Ingredients Needed:

1 3/4 cups of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of 8 or 9 grain cereal
1 1/2 tbsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 tbsp fine molasses
1/3 cup of applesauce
1 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup of blueberries

Kick the tires and light the fires to 375 degrees.

Ingredients Needed in making Nine Grain Blueberry Muffins

Sift your dry ingredients together in a bowl.

All dry ingredients whisked together in a large red bowl

Whisk together your wet ingredients. You need to make sure you are using fancy molasses for the sweetness it has.

Whisking together all wet ingredients in a large orange bowl

Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix gently until just almost there……little bits of flour are still showing….

mixing together the dry and wet mixtures in a large red bowl

…then add in the blueberries. I used frozen wild blueberries, which are smaller and don’t sink. Rinse them under cool water to get the juices off and to thaw them. They won’t color your batter this way!

frozen wild blueberries added to Nine Grain Blueberry Muffin mixture in a large red bowl

I made 12 muffins and two mini loaves. I would actually fill the 12 muffin tins more and let these be slightly larger muffins. Due to the whole wheat they will not rise to the extent that a white flour muffin would.

Make sure that you use muffin liners or greased tins, because they have no grease in them at all, they will stick! I would personally use greased tins, they came out so crisp and beautiful.

Nine Grain Blueberry Muffin dough in muffin tins

They would make a perfect 8 mini loaves as well. Bake the muffins 15-20 minutes until they are golden brown. The loaves take 20-25 minutes.

Nine Grain Blueberry Muffin dough in rectangular shape muffin tins

These are a dense, crunchy, lovely hearty muffin. I canvassed my work girls for opinions on sweetness and it was determined they are just right. They are supposed to be healthy and not a sweeth tooth kinda muffin.

And my kids eat them just the way they are, hallelujah!

These are as close to the “whole grain” muffins you buy at coffee shops as you can get. Except they are much healthier.

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Nine Grain Blueberry Muffins

The best 9 grain muffins around, taste exactly like they are from the bakery.
5 from 2 votes
Nine Grain Blueberry Muffins in red cooling rack
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Course
Breakfast
Cuisine
Muffins
Servings
12
Calories
130
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup 8 or 9 grain cereal
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 tbsp fine molasses
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup blueberries

Instructions

  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 375 degrees. 

  2. Sift your dry ingredients together in a bowl.

  3. Whisk together your wet ingredients. You need to make sure you are using fancy molasses for the sweetness it has. 

  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. 
  5. Mix gently until just almost there .... little bits of flour are still showing....then add in the blueberries. I used frozen wild blueberries, which are smaller and don't sink. Rinse them under cool water to get the juices off and to thaw them. They won't color your batter this way!

  6. Bake the muffins 15-20 minutes until they are golden brown. The loaves take 20-25 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 130kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 126mg, Potassium: 340mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 100IU, Vitamin C: 1.2mg, Calcium: 111mg, Iron: 1.5mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Vicki D. says

    Very good muffins. I did the loaves and then cut them into halves so my husband and I can have a little healthy sweet with our morning coffee!5 stars

  2. Steamtorian says

    What is fine molasses?  I’ve seen light, dark, and bootstrap.

  3. tasteofbeirut says

    My kind of muffins! I cook and bake a lot with molasses and this is what I would love to make to have in the morning with coffee. Thank you for a great recipe!

    • Karlynn says

      I was really happy with how they turned out! Molasses has to be one of my favorite baking ingredient as well.

      • Vicki D. says

        Very good muffins. I did the loaves and then cut them into halves so my husband and I can have a little healthy sweet with our morning coffee!

  4. A Canadian Foodie says

    WOWSERS. Dstilled intelligence is sometimes like that – it hits you like a bolt of lightening. Intuition is actually that: distilled intelliigence.
    🙂
    Valerie

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