hump day treat

Every time I say “hump day,” I think of Mrs. George on Mean Girls saying, “I’m gonna make you girls a hump day treat!”

In honor of Amy Poehler and her hilarious interpretation of the Mrs. George character, I wanted to share a little hump day treat with you. I have always loved blueberry muffins, but it’s rare that I indulge in one because they are just that—indulgent. If I’m going to consume close to one third of my daily carb and caloric intake in one sitting, it better be filled with cookie dough, dipped in chocolate and topped with peanut butter. Ok, not really, but you get where I’m going with this. With whole-wheat flour, oatmeal and applesauce in place of excess butter/oil, these oatmeal blueberry muffins are a delicious alternative to the not-so-healthy blueberry muffins I once coveted.  What’s more, I don’t feel guilty eating a second one!

Come back next Wednesday for another hump day treat. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cups oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk (I used soy milk and they still tasted great)
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (I used fresh)

Directions:

Makes 12 muffins

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl combine the applesauce, buttermilk, brown sugar, oil and egg. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add in the applesauce mixture.  Stir together just until all dry ingredients are incorporated. Gently fold in the blueberries with a spatula.

Divide batter evenly between the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Adapted from Annie’s Eats, oatmeal blueberry applesauce muffins.

Quote of the day:

“Life itself is the proper binge.” –Julia Child 

Comments

  1. great recipe!!

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