If you follow me, and I hope that you do, you will know that I am not a big fan of baking; but, you will also know that I have dabbled a little here and there in baking with beer! These mixed berry beer muffins have a blueberry wheat ale in them to help with flavour and whatever else yeast and bubbles will do for baking… see how much I know about baking? Not a lot…
I know that blueberry beer in a muffin made with mixed berries sounded like a good idea, and I was right! Mixed Berry Beer Muffins are great to be a part of your healthy breakfast, as a snack during a coffee break, or just have one with a side of your favourite berry ale!
Brewsters Brewing is one of Alberta’s longest-standing local breweries, started in 1989, with 11 restaurants across the province, having been around in Alberta for over 25 years. Their food is great, the happy hour deals do make me happy, and their beers are consistently well done. Find out more about Brewsters on their website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Untappd.
The Brewfoot Blueberry Ale is a wheat ale that I used in these Mixed Berry Beer Muffins. It’s ABV is 5% and IBU is 15 making it a light choice that even a nonbeer drinker might enjoy. It pours a yellowy-purple, clear, with a thin line of bubbly head. It smells of blueberries and other berries and tastes like it too! It also has some grainy, bready, cracker notes. It’s has a light mouthfeel with medium carbonation and is quite refreshing. Overall it’s a good beer that I have been enjoying a lot this winter over some of the usual heavier stouts and porters that I tend to pour when it’s cold outside.
Mixed Berry Beer Muffins
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup mixed berries I used frozen and thawed them
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup berry beer Can sub with a regular wheat ale
- 1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray or use muffin liners.
Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir with a whisk to combine.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients, except the berries. Add the mixed wet ingredients to the dry and stir to combine fully.
Fold in the mixed berries until evenly combined.
Drop by spoonfuls into the prepared muffin tin.
Bake in the oven for 13-16 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.