Saskatoon berries are a nice alternative to blueberries, with a slightly tart bite to them. They taste great in this oat muffin recipe.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin pan.

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  • Stir oats and milk together in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Whisk flour, white sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Whisk vegetable oil and egg together in a separate bowl; stir egg mixture into flour mixture just until batter is combined.

  • Fold oat mixture into batter; fold in saskatoon berries. Divide batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups; sprinkle muffins with brown sugar.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 18 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Serve warm or cool completely on a wire rack.

Editor's Note:

Saskatoon berries are also known as service berries.

Cook's Note:

Blueberries can be substituted for saskatoon berries.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 27.4g 9% DV; fat 10.4g 16% DV; cholesterol 16.7mg 6% DV; sodium 175mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (26)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2014
This recipe made wonderful muffins. There is just the right amount of sweetness from the sugar, which balances nicely with the Saskatoon berries. I made a double batch and it made 24 muffins. I will make this recipe again, but I will add even more berries as I like muffins with loads of fruit. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2019
I rarely rate recipes below 4 but these were just ok. I had fresh-picked Saskatoons and I used about 1 1/2 c. I also added a tsp vanilla and 1 tsp cinnamon but they were still fairly bland. To be fair, I forgot to put the brown sugar on top before baking but I think it still would need more. Next time I would make a proper streusel of brown sugar, flour, and melted butter to put on top. Read More
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2014
This recipe made wonderful muffins. There is just the right amount of sweetness from the sugar, which balances nicely with the Saskatoon berries. I made a double batch and it made 24 muffins. I will make this recipe again, but I will add even more berries as I like muffins with loads of fruit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
Great recipe! I added an extra cup of saskatoons and had to cook the muffins quite a bit longer than stated (probably an extra 10-12 minutes) and they still weren't very brown on the top and tasted a bit dry. I also substituted half of the oil with applesauce so that may have made a difference. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2016
I used fresh saskatoons and substituted milk with buttermilk and added a tsp of vanilla extract to liquid ingrediants. I baked muffins at 375 degrees instead of 350 for approximately 19-20 minutes. Will make again, thanks for the recipie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2018
Substituted the frozen berries for fresh strawberries. Substituted the baking soda for 3x the amount of baking powder. Increased the baking time by several minutes. Turned out delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2016
Delicious! Used blueberries and added some orange zest as another person suggested but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Did bake a little longer...about 23 minutes. Turned out beautifully! Will be making these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2014
Good basic oatmeal muffin recipe that you could customize by replacing the Saskatoon berries with other things. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2016
They were moist and delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2016
I love this recipe and have made it several times! It is great as-is (though I used regular blueberries because that's what I can get). It also is a great base recipe for different mix-ins and flavors. I've subbed in whole wheat flour for part or all of the all purpose four and I've even used the base recipe to make pumpkin muffins that were wonderful. So far this recipe is pretty foolproof! Thank you for a great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2015
These muffins are delicious! My trick is to soak the oats in the milk for 10 minutes or so. I used mixed frozen berries & added a Streusel Topping. I make some plain as well because my guy doesn't care for berries.... Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2019
I rarely rate recipes below 4 but these were just ok. I had fresh-picked Saskatoons and I used about 1 1/2 c. I also added a tsp vanilla and 1 tsp cinnamon but they were still fairly bland. To be fair, I forgot to put the brown sugar on top before baking but I think it still would need more. Next time I would make a proper streusel of brown sugar, flour, and melted butter to put on top. Read More