Berry Granola Streusel Muffins - Savory Simple

Last week I was on the road, traveling to Portland and Seattle to visit with family and attend IFBC. I love to travel but there is always something so wonderful about returning home. I missed my cat. I missed my own bed. My own food. It feels good to be back in the kitchen, doing what I do.

But that’s not to say I didn’t have fun while I was on the west coast. I did all kinds of cool stuff. For example… 

Multnomah Falls - Savory Simple

I visited a Multnomah Falls but was too lazy to take out my Nikon. The phone pic isn’t too shabby!

Cookbooks - Savory Simple

I spent time in a massive bookstore in Portland and lusted after cookbooks. I want all the cookbooks.

Sailing - Savory Simple

I took a ride on a sailboat.

Seattle Space Needle - Savory Simple

I took a photo at the bottom of the Space Needle because the line to ride to the top was really long.

Pike Place Market - Savory Simple

I ran around the most amazing market with my friend Chung-ah, taking photos of everything and sampling cheese and honey.

Starbucks - Savory Simple

I visited the original Starbucks. It tastes exactly the same but the woman in the logo is topless.

Raw Milk - Savory Simple

I tried raw milk because for some reason it’s illegal in DC and Maryland. I liked it!

So yes, I had fun. But now I’m home and it’s back to work! Today I’ve created a recipe for berry granola streusel muffins. The recipe was created around pre-packaged granola and dried berries from NatureBox but you can can still make the recipe without these products. If you haven’t heard of NatureBox, they deliver healthy snacks to your front door. They sent me an assortment of their products to try and I’m really enjoying them! Below the recipe you’ll find a contest to win a 3-month membership to NatureBox as well as a 50% off promotional code. There will be 2 winners!

Berry Granola Streusel Muffins
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Serves: 12 muffins
  • 1 cup mixed dried berries (I used NatureBox's Cherry Berry Bonanza)
  • 1⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup granola, chopped coarsely (I used NatureBox's French Vanilla Almond Granola)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a muffin pan (I like to use baking spray with flour).
  2. Place the dried berries in a small bowl. Boil a small pot of water and pour it over the berries until they're covered. Allow them to sit for several minutes to rehydrate before draining the water. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, buttermilk, butter and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry along with the rehydrated berries and mix until just combined.
  5. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tins and distribute the granola evenly on top of each muffin. Bake for 20-23 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then move to a cooling rack.
For a healthier recipe, use nonfat greek yogurt in place of buttermilk and/or coconut oil instead of butter. You can also experiment with the ratio of whole wheat to all purpose flour.


To anyone who does not win the giveaway, NatureBox is offering a special promotion for readers of this blog (either visit this link or use the code SAVORYSIMPLE at checkout). Fine print: The promotion is good for 50% off any of their 3 box sizes. Valid only on the 1st month’s box. New customers only. Not valid on gift subscriptions and may not be combined with any other offers.

This contest has ended.

More Muffin Recipes

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Garlic Girl – Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins
Farmgirl Gourmet – Double Strawberry Cinnamon Muffins

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by NatureBox. I was paid to develop a recipe using some of their products which I received free of charge. As always, all opinions are my own.

  • Micky

    Your trip to Seattle looked so much fun! Thanks for hosting this giveaway – been wanting to try Nature Box snacks for awhile.

  • melissa

    these look so wonderful, thank you for hosting!

  • Rachel Johnson

    I love Seattle- it’s one of my favorite foodie places! Glad you liked it ;)

  • Cori R.

    I want to visit Seattle again soon. Thanks for fun pics and great giveaway.

  • ilona t

    would love to visit seattle! and would love to win!

  • Manette Gutterman

    Would love to try Naturebox snacks!

  • Emily

    I went to Seattle once when I was a lot younger but I can’t wait to return as an adult. Pike Place would be SO much more meaningful to me now…especially with a food blog! Your trip looks fabulous!

  • Marie

    Ha! That’s great about the topless siren on the original Starbucks logo :) It’s kind of nice to see that somewhere in the US, they aren’t afraid that something so small will contaminate all of the innocent little children’s minds.

  • Cori

    Looks great!

  • Happy Valley Chow

    Those muffins look incredible, great recipe!

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    I’m so happy we got to spend time together! I missed you, man! And Seattle is the best. Jason and I are planning a vacation to Seattle in January! And dude, these muffins. Love it! Got leftovers? If so, I’m coming over for breakfast.

  • Candy

    Oh, I would love to find a source in Oregon to buy fresh milk! You can’t just buy it, but you can “purchase stock in the cow”. :) We just haven’t found anyone who has part of one to sell.

    I’ve also been wanting to try Naturebox but I’m always wary of a subscription thing. If I win, maybe that will convince me to continue with them after the free period is over.

  • Kathleen

    Your Berry Granola Streusel Muffins recipe looks so YUMMY! Thanks for posting it and for hosting the giveaway!

  • Nancy A.

    I would love to try the Nature Box! Love granola and want to try this recipe, but no granola!!

  • Eva

    CAn’t wait to try the recipe!

  • Emily

    Nature Box looks so cool!

  • Shelly

    Those muffins look delicious!

  • Rachael Marsceau

    I’d love to win this, as my husband and I have recently tried to switch to more healthy snack options!!

  • Staci L.

    These look delicious!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Bobbie

    Great blog, great recipes. I’m an empty-nester so baking
    Is what’s keeping me busy. All my friends are loving
    The treats.

  • Denise Wilson

    Love the pictures

  • Karen D

    Really would like to experience Nature Box. Seattle looks good, and the muffins look great!

  • Elisabeth

    The cookbooks you lust over? I can tell you that the bottom two are on my cookbook shelf, and I LOVE them! They should most definitely go on your birthday/Christmas/anniversary/unbirthday/just-because gift wish list. :)

  • Alicia J.

    Never heard of nature box. Sounds like a great idea. Thanks.

  • Melissa Kramer

    Looks like you had a really nice trip! Would love to try the NatureBox snacks!

  • theresa

    So intrigued by this NatureBox. That sounds like fun.

  • Gerry @ foodness gracious

    Tut, tut…topless coffee models? Whatever next, Ronald McDonald in Speedo’s? Thanks for the muffin kinky :)

  • Janet T

    I know what you mean about wanting all the cookbooks! Great recipe. Thank you!

  • Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

    I went to Portland and Seattle this year too, and I LOVED it. Such a fun trip. I enjoyed following your photos on IG.

    • Jennifer Farley

      I liked following yours! I was bummed no one else wanted to see The Goonies house.

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    It looks like you had a great time on your trip. That waterfall picture is gorgeous and so are these muffins. There’s no better feeling than the one you get when you arrive back home from being away.

  • Alicia

    I like food! :D

  • Gina

    How fun- so many great things to see.

  • Jenna

    I am going to try this but I might change out the flour.

  • Melissa M.

    Yum! I wish I could have one of those muffins for breakfast right now. Maybe I’ll make them tonight so I can have one tomorrow!

  • Allison

    I’m not familiar with Naturebox….would love to win and try it!

  • Gina Guthrie

    I would love to visit Seattle. Pictures are beautiful.

  • Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    I’ve never been to Seattle and would love to go some day. And also to IFBC :) I hope I win the giveaway!

  • Pat Kessler

    Sounds like a fun trip! It has been a long time since I’ve been to Seattle.

  • Alice

    loved your photo of the space needle! and your friend taking photos too, how great! :)

  • Sarah

    It was so nice to meet you in person at IFBC :) And glad you got to see Mult. Falls, they are pretty in person.

  • kesha

    I like the idea of the Nature Box. I would like to try it

  • Caitlin

    Looks like an awesome trip! I have always wanted to visit the Pacific Northwest.

  • Natalie S

    These muffins look great!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    This is totally a muffin season! Add the streusel and I am craving these like crazy! Pinning!

  • Robin C

    Thank you for having this great giveaway! I have been wanting to try Naturebox for awhile now. Btw I love your blog, it’s fantastic!

  • Sarah k

    I have always wanted to go to Seattle, and explore all the state parks in the area.
    I will definitely have to try the muffins they look tasty.

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Beauties, I love the streusel topping!

  • dana

    I want to try naturebox

  • Alice // Hip Foodie Mom

    Glad you had a good time over here in the PNW. . but I’m glad you are back home with your cat! :) and hello? that is so awesome that you tried raw milk!! I need to try it! Love the muffins and NatureBox! :)

  • Renata

    Wonderful to try and share new snacks with my family!

  • karen

    looks like a lovely trip to the pnw. THanks for the giveaway – if I win I will give it to my daughter in college.

  • Monica

    Awesome giveaway! :D

  • Cori W

    Looks like a wonderful trip. I hope to get there someday too.

  • Nik@ABrownTable

    I’m thinking of registering for the next one in Seattle, it looks like a lot of fun!

  • joseph gersch

    never been to seattle, naturbox looks yummy

  • Jessica Z

    The muffins looks delicious! I would love a three-month membership and to try this recipe!

  • Dina

    they sound like a great breakfast!

  • Kim C.

    Mmm, those muffins look so good!!

  • Erin K.

    I’ve always wanted to try NatureBox. Everything looks so good!

  • Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King

    These look awesome! I am so intrigued by Nature Box. Everything looks so delicious!

  • Nutmeg Nanny

    These muffins look absolutely incredible! I love muffins in the morning, well anytime of day actually ;)

  • Kate D.

    This recipe looks delicious. What a great giveaway.

  • Alison @ Ingredients Inc.

    yes please! I want these for breakfast!

  • elizabeth

    thanks for the giveaway!! yummy muffins!

  • maxwell

    i’d love to visit seattle again!

  • Wehaf

    I was in Seattle several years ago, but I never made it out to the falls.

  • Loretta

    I went to Seattle a few years ago and really would love to go back, but my hubby and I really want to see Portland as well. It seems like a totally crunchy city, just like us!

  • Kristi

    I would love to win this giveaway! Nature Box has great snacks!!

  • Christy Spurlock

    Those muffins look delish! Hope I win.

  • Kim A.

    These look so yummy. I’ve really been looking for a good breakfast muffin recipe. Yum!

  • Miranda

    Interesting tidbit about the Starbucks lady being naked in Seattle – I love Starbucks but I never knew that!

  • Feliz

    Looks like a great trip!

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Sounds like you had an awesome time! Seattle is one of my favorite citis, and visited Oregon once too (love that fall!). I wish I have your delicious muffins while I drink my tea right now. :)

  • Ella Shapira

    Been looking for a good muffin recipd. Need to try this one. Sounds great.