In Kansas City, we are snowed in so I had extra time to bake something tasty for breakfast. I adapted the following recipe from Foodily, the new social media food site, to make it more healthy. (As an aside to you fellow techies, check out Foodily It has millions of recipes — as opposed to the 50,000 recipes found on — and it has social media features similar to Facebook. Fun!)

If you too are surviving a blizzard, which makes  a trip to the grocery store impossible, note the recipe variations below. You can make yummy muffins with whatever you have on hand. Enjoy!


    • 1 large eggs, beaten
    • 1 cup buttermilk (You can substitute with one teaspoon of white vinegar added to one cup of regular milk.)
    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup margarine, melted
    • 1/2 cup of applesauce (If you don’t have applesauce, then increase the margarine to 1/2 cup)
    • 1 cup quick-cooking oats, uncooked
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour (To make them more healthy, use 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup of white flour.)
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup blueberries, mixed with 1 tablespoon of flour. If using frozen berries, don’t thaw. (You can substitute 1 cup of pealed and chopped apples.)


  1. Combine egg, buttermilk, brown sugar and margarine; beat well.
  2. Mix in oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt just until moistened.
  3. Fold in blueberries.
  4. Fill greased muffin tins two-thirds full.
  5. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.


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