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oat bran muffins with blackberries and peaches

Blackberry Peach Oat Bran Muffins with Chia + Flax {vegan & gluten free}

Healthy oat bran muffins loaded with fresh juicy peaches, blackberries and an addicting chai-cinnamon spice. Flax and chia seeds are added to boost nutrition, plus they’re vegan and gluten free!

Course Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Snack, Vegan
Keyword oat bran muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 179 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons melted coconut oil (olive oil also works)
  • 1 1/4 cups oat flour (can also use white whole wheat if not GF)
  • 3/4 cup oat bran
  • 2/3 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup diced peaches (about 1 medium peach)
  • 1 cup blackberries, cut in half if they are large
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 cup muffin pan with muffins liners and spray the inside of the liners with nonstick cooking spray. This is to ensure the muffins do not stick! Trust me on this one.
  2. In a large bowl, add maple syrup, chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla, applesauce and coconut oil; stir to combine and let sit for at least 5-10 minutes to allow the chia seeds to soak and expand a bit.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, add oat flour, oat bran, flaxseed meal, salt, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Next add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until just combined. Gently fold in diced peaches and blackberries. Next fold in walnuts, if desired.
  4. Evenly divide batter among prepared muffin liners, smoothing out the tops if necessary. Bake for 17-22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 12 muffins.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition does not include walnuts/pecans because they are optional. I do highly recommend them though because they add a nice little crunch!

Nutrition Facts
Blackberry Peach Oat Bran Muffins with Chia + Flax {vegan & gluten free}
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.5g10%
Carbohydrates 28.5g10%
Fiber 6.2g26%
Sugar 14.8g16%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.