Triple Berry Oat Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

by jenna on February 11, 2013

I think this is, like, the eighth muffin recipe I’ve posted on here throughout the years. I love muffins but didn’t realize just how much I love muffins until I checked the Recipe Journal just now!

These berry stuffed muffins are just perfect for Valentine’s Day breakfast…or a snack anytime! I made them the other day and ate three in one afternoon. Oops. They’re incredibly tasty and have the perfect crunch of streusel topping {my favorite part!}. Adam said he likes them better than chocolate chip pancakes, which is a very bold statement indeed. I don’t know if I’ll go that far with it, but they are pretty tasty. They’re so tasty, in fact, that after my afternoon muffin binge I gave the rest to Adam to take in to the office so I wouldn’t eat all twelve myself. Hey, it happens.

For these, I used a mix of blackberries, blueberries and sliced strawberries. You could also use frozen berries for these, no biggie.

These muffins have a more cake-like crumb as a result of using a cake mixing method {creaming butter and sugar together instead of using oil or melted butter}. I have decided, in all my muffin making that I much prefer this method. The muffin holds its shape more — a little like a cupcake — rather than being so tender that it falls apart in your hands. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, that’s okay. I just feel like rambling about muffins this morning, I guess. Maybe I’ve eaten one too many.

Aren’t these cupcake liners precious? My wedding photographer, Astrid, sent them to me as part of a little care package a couple weeks ago. She knows me so well already!

Triple Berry Oat Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

makes 12 muffins

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1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries, sliced strawberries)

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (8 tbsp)

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

for streusel—

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

2 tbsp flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 tbsp unsalted butter


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a dozen muffin tins with liners or spray nonstick cooking spray over the tins.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder and salt. Add the mixed berries and toss to coat well. Set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Then, slowly stream in the milk. Mix until blended.

Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, being careful not to smoosh the berries. Mix until just combined then fill prepared muffin tins with batter.

To make the streusel, combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and oats in a small bowl. Cut in the butter with your fingers until only small lumps remain. Sprinkle streusel over each muffin.

Bake muffins for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown.


45 minutes


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Anna February 11, 2013 at 4:50 am

These look delicious! I’m obsessed with muffins too, and I always eat three on the day I bake a batch haha.


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 11, 2013 at 4:55 am

Oh my gosh, I LIVE for cinnamon streusel! Seriously, you could give me a muffin made of anything but as long as it has cinnamon streusel, it’s a good muffin in my books. Beautiful photos Jenna!


Molly @ RDexposed February 11, 2013 at 5:12 am

Aren’t muffins really just cupcakes without frosting? That might be the dietitian in me speaking.
Also-Adam should add you to his résumé: (soon-to-be) wife bakes and gives extras to coworkers.


Annie @ What's Annie Making? February 11, 2013 at 5:58 am

Yummm!!! These look incredible Jenna. I love having muffins on hand for quick on-the-go breakfasts. Thanks for the recipe.


Dana February 11, 2013 at 6:01 am

Delish!! I love those cupcake liners!! These are adorable and I can’t wait to try these! Anything with berries…count me in!


Joelle ( on a pink typewriter) February 11, 2013 at 6:16 am

Haha yeah I’m not sure anything can top pancakes, but these do look good!


Pippa@sundaysupperswithpippa February 11, 2013 at 6:43 am

these look a lot more exciting than the yogurt that I am eating for breakfast at the moment!


Amy Walters, aDESIGNdock February 11, 2013 at 6:44 am

These are delightful. And, what sweet cupcake liners. Your photography is the best!


Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} February 11, 2013 at 6:49 am

Yum! I know what you mean about muffins falling apart in your hands… I’ll have to try this method instead!


erin @hooleywithaz February 11, 2013 at 7:16 am

those look like berry pancakes in muffin form. yum! i could have gone for one of those this morning.


Jessica February 11, 2013 at 7:20 am

These look so so good!


Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen February 11, 2013 at 7:20 am

I love muffins! These are so pretty.


Makenzie Ann February 11, 2013 at 7:23 am

YUM! Haha I’d take Adam’s side…muffins > pancakes


A farmer in the dell February 11, 2013 at 7:24 am

Jenna I’m heading over for breakfast now. These look amazing. I’ll bring the coffee!


Tara February 11, 2013 at 7:34 am

You read my mind!!!!! I bought a ton of blueberries this weekend in hopes of making muffins! Perfect.


Anna |Apron Hearts| February 11, 2013 at 7:41 am

I normally don’t eat muffins because I am allergic to eggs (unless they are vegan). I’ll have to try to make egg-free version of that recipe some day because those muffins look so good. I think flax meal with water might work fine here.


Emily February 11, 2013 at 7:43 am



Sarah @ Yogi in Action February 11, 2013 at 7:54 am

I love muffins! Those sound amazing. Definitely adding to my list of things to make- which is getting extremely long since pretty much everything you post I want to eat.


Caroline L. February 11, 2013 at 7:55 am

This is going to be so dangerous for me b/c I’m going to justify eating so many by saying there’s a lot of fruit in it… Whoops.


Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats February 11, 2013 at 8:02 am

I love berries! These could potentially be healthy because of all the fruit, right?! :) LOVE muffins!


kim@hungryhealthygirl February 11, 2013 at 8:07 am

Those look lovely!! I love the crunchy streusal topping of muffins too!


Abby @ The Frosted Vegan February 11, 2013 at 8:11 am

Oh these made my bowl of cereal look downright boooring, can’t wait to make these!


Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough February 11, 2013 at 8:12 am

These look so dense and filling and taaaaaaasty.


Sarah cook February 11, 2013 at 8:42 am

These look yummy and wholesome! And the cupcake liners are too cute!


Amanda February 11, 2013 at 8:52 am

Those look amazing! I really like muffins too (I had an obsession about three years ago, but I think a few muffin binges got rid of it). Next time I buy some berries, I’ll have to try this!


Lisa February 11, 2013 at 9:31 am



Averie @ Averie Cooks February 11, 2013 at 10:01 am

Love all the berries you used and interesting you prefer the creaming method – I like melted butter or really, oil. Easier, no mixer dishes to do :) and love the moistness but these look incredibly moist and perfect just as you made them!


Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit February 11, 2013 at 11:15 am

Yum! These sound so decadent. I wonder if it’d be possible to sub in a more nutritious flour?


jan February 11, 2013 at 11:31 am

Really, truly, there is nothing better than a streusel, is there?


Blair @ The Seasoned Mom February 11, 2013 at 11:41 am

These look great — especially the streusel! I’m sure that I would eat 3 in one day as well…it happens!


Heather February 11, 2013 at 11:46 am

Keep the muffin recipes coming!


Michelle February 11, 2013 at 12:09 pm

These look so good!


Kristen @ notsodomesticated February 11, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Oh my! These remind me of the strawberry muffins that I used to eat when I was in a sorority about a million years ago. We had a pastry chef, and he made the tastiest strawberry muffins! Yum!!


Becky @ Olives n Wine February 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

For some reason, berry muffins always remind me of spring! Considering that it is currently below freezing and snowy here in MN, this post is making me smile :) This would be a delicious Valentine’s Day breakfast – Maybe I can convince the hubs to make some for me!


De @ Cooking for the Other Half February 11, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Aaaaamazing! They look so delicious. Thanks for the recipe!


Beth @ CraveableCleveland February 11, 2013 at 3:02 pm

In my opinion, there should be no such thing as muffins without streusel. Is there anything better in the world of baked goods?? :)


Sara @ fitcupcaker February 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm

These look so good…my favorite triple threat of berries are right in this recipe!


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope February 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Love this recipe! Berry muffins are always a classic!


Alley @ Alley's Recipe Book February 11, 2013 at 7:36 pm

8 muffin recipes over 4 years probably isn’t enough! i love cinnamon streusel… it is my favorite part too :)


Emily @ Life on Food February 12, 2013 at 3:08 am

I think muffins more than anything are just homey. Berry are my favorite. Triple berry are amazing.


Kelly February 12, 2013 at 6:06 am

This has nothing to do with muffins….but I just had to comment. I bought the book DANCING ON BROKEN GLASS (for my Kindle) after you suggested it (I’m a HUGE HUGE HUGE LOVER of books). Oh my goodness- oh my !!!!! I’m 30 pages from being done (trying to savor it). I have NEVER cried while reading a book- but this one did it to me. Thank you so much for suggesting it. Please keep sharing your book loves with us.


em @ simplypresent February 12, 2013 at 6:52 am

Another delicios looking recipe that I can’t wait to try!


Kristin @ FoodFash February 12, 2013 at 7:02 am

Mmmm I love berry muffins! Especially crumbly-topped berry muffins!


Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry February 12, 2013 at 5:07 pm

I know this muffin recipe is good because the amount of berries you used. And I agree, I prefer butter over oil, it produces a better crumb.


Annie February 14, 2013 at 7:31 am

These are delish! I used frozen raspberries and blackberries with fresh blueberries. Seriously, turned out amazing. Thanks for the recipe!


Jacklyn February 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I made these for my husband and me for our Valentine’s breakfast and they were a huge hit. Loved the oats with the fresh berries…and of course the streusel!


jenna k February 23, 2013 at 4:46 pm

your blackberry orange muffin recipe is by far my favorite muffin recipe, but i guess i’ll just have to try these since the texture is different… convenient that my freezer is stuffed with a variety of frozen berries. 😉


Sarah February 24, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I made these for breakfast yesterday – FANTASTIC! I’ll be using the batter as my base muffin batter recipe going forward.


Velocity May 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I made these muffins this morning and was surprised when I added the milk, the mixture coagulated and looked like it had curdled! I thought maybe something was wrong as I could not get the mix to go back into suspension, despite mixing longer and at a higher speed. I’ve seen this happen when ingredients are not all at room temp, but that was not the case here. I gave up after doing the sugar, butter, egg, milk mixture again and simply decided to stir in the flour mixture. It worked out fine, but was disappointed with the lackluster flavor… if I try this again, I’ll add some lemon zest to the mixture and some cinnamon to the batter. Thanks for the inspiration!


Tash July 14, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Can’t wait to try these! Esp since I’ve been told to eat healthier breakfasts – these have fruit and oats 😀


Caryn October 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm

This is my favourite recipe!
I substituted the flour for wholemeal flour and I use brown sugar and not white sugar but works just as well if not better! I also used this recipe for doing apple muffins instead of the berries and I added walnuts. They were delish!


Candace January 27, 2014 at 4:21 pm

This recipe is great!!! We love them. Thank u,


Sharon March 6, 2015 at 8:20 am

I just backed them and they look just like in the picuters above. Can’t wait to at them now together with my family. 😀


Sharon March 6, 2015 at 9:24 am

and it was delicious! Thanks for the awesome recipe!!!


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