I grew up in Saskatoon, SK.
I have very fond memories of Saskatoon and a couple in particular from brunches at The Saskatoon Berry Barn. It has a warmth, a vibe, it leaves a lasting impression for kids and adults alike with it's gardens, play structures, it's tasty food, the view of the river, the list goes on. If you happen to be nearby at anytime In my opinion it's worth a visit. I've linked to their website above!
One of those early memories at the berry barn includes a giant fresh waffle with berries and whip. A very special occasion for a child, and my first introduction to saskatoon berries.
Now that my family and I reside in rural Alberta, there are actually a lot of wild saskatoons for the pickin' and luckily for us, my father in law is generous enough and determined not to let them go to waste so he picks copious amounts of them and then shows up with huge bowls full. It's a good gig.
For the passed couple days we've been eating them by the handful, but today I decided some muffins were in order.
Enter, moist, not too sweet, grainy, delicious saskatoon breakfast muffins. (anytime muffins)
Here's what I did!
Preheat oven at 350
Medium sized bowl:
1 cup Vanilla greek yogurt
1 cup 2% milk
2 cups Rogers 9 Grain Blend Oats (any oats/bends will do, quick, rolled, etc)
+ a dash of maple syrup if you have.
Whisk together in a bowl, let stand while you prepare remaining ingredients for minimum 10 minutes to let the oats soak.
2 Cups all purpose Flour (I used Co-op Gold Pure)
2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt
1 cup brown sugar
whisk together to combine
small sauce pan-
melt 1/2 cup of butter on low heat
beat two eggs in a small bowl,
pour melted butter into egg, be sure the butter isn’t hot to the touch.
Mix the butter/egg mixture into the soaked oats and gently combine with dry ingredients in the large bowl with a wooden spoon.
Fold in 3 cups of washed + frozen Saskatoon berries- careful not to over mix!
Scoop ice cream size scoops into greased muffin tins and bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes clean!
Makes approx 24 muffins.