Partridgeberry & Banana Oat Muffins: Mother's Day Doorstep Delivery

 This Mother's Day, as we all know, may look quite different from other years. That doesn't mean it can't be special in it's own way. When I started planning out my post for this holiday I couldn't help but think of the moms who won't get to see their children and grand-kids this year. So I thought I would turn this into a two part series, Mother's Day at Home and Mother's Day Doorstep Delivery. The idea is to bring something beautiful to the doorstep of a mom in your life that could use a little extra lovin'. These muffins are quick and easy to make! They are sweetened with pure maple syrup and use hearty oats as the base to make them a healthy option to enjoy for breakfast, or a snack throughout the day. To take it a step further add Mom's favorite tea, coffee, or maybe their favorite bath salts, to make up a little self care package.

For moms at home with their kids alone this year, I am also here for you! These are so simple to put together even your small kids can do this with minimal help from you. They can make these ahead of time to serve as your breakfast without needing to use the stove, in case they wanted to make you breakfast in bed, because we all know you are worth it! Or you can make them as a family the day of so they can feel like they did something special with you. Either way, it is all about celebrating you, so make sure they do the dishes after they spoil you with love and muffins!

Partridgeberries are very common where we live here in Newfoundland, Canada. If these aren't easily available to you blueberries are a great substitute as they are a similar size and texture. The main difference would be the taste, as partridgeberries have a tart flavor and blueberries are much sweeter. I like the combination of sweet chocolate with the tart berries because it brings me back to my childhood, eating partridge berry jam, on homemade bread, in my Nanny's kitchen, which is exactly why I choose these muffins as part of my Mother's Day series.

It's important to try to find a sense of normalcy during all this confusion. Children certainly suffer by missing holidays, visits with their cousins and grandparents, school, and play dates. I feel it is essential to find ways to still celebrate these special days so they have things to look forward to. I had my kids help me make these muffins even though they were for the photoshoot, we still did this together, and I made sure they felt involved in the process of gifting something made with love to a friend. If you have children at home with you, this could be a fun thing to do together so they learn about the kindness of sharing and showing love to someone who means a lot to them.

I am so fortunate to have these three at home with me this Mother's Day, but I sure will miss my own Mama and my kids other grandparents, Gramma and Nanny Penny, as well as their two great-grandmothers! Talk about two lucky kiddos to have so many grandparents to love! We plan to make little deliveries to their door steps to let them know how much we love and appreciate them all. To all you Mamas out there, we wish you every bit of love this Mother's Day, muffins or not, you are all so special and we have you in our hearts today. Cheers to you!

Photos in this post taken by DMG Photo

Partridge Berry & Banana Oat Muffins

  • 2 1/2 cups quick oats (or old fashion oats ground in food processor)
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup partridge berries (frozen is okay!)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (we prefer semi sweet)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  1. Preheat oven to 400F and grease muffin tin, we use coconut oil but you can use your preferred oil or butter.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl, set aside.
  3. Mash bananas in medium sized bowl with a fork, then whisk in all other wet ingredients. Then add to bowl with dry ingredients and whisk thoroughly. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in berries and chocolate chips, then spoon mixture evenly into the muffin tin. Place in oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until baked through. 
For more inspiration be sure to check out our Instagram grace.and.jack !


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