These Healthy Blueberry Muffins are light and fluffy and naturally sweetened with fruit - no added sugar. These healthy muffins are bursting with jammy blueberries and the perfect little sweet treats that are SO easy to make.
This blueberry muffin recipe couldn't be easier to make. Just a few simple baking ingredients and some frozen blueberries, and no special equipment needed.
These super moist muffins are made a little lighter by mixing heart-healthy oats with the flour and also sweetening them naturally. All the flavours of a bakery blueberry muffin, but a little bit lighter.
Why you will love them
- Quick and easy - This recipe for blueberry muffins is SO easy. Just mix everything together and put into a greased muffin tin. It's probably quicker than driving to your local coffee shop.
- Healthier - This is a healthy muffin recipe, so we have made a few swaps. We have swapped half the flour for oats which are good source of fibre and make these blueberry muffins more filling and also a good breakfast option. Blueberries themselves have many health benefits.
- Kids love them - Our kids LOVE these! I have made them for playdates too and they always go down well.
- Freeze well - Make a big batch of these, as they freeze really well. You can just get them out of the freezer and put them into lunch boxes.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Flour - We used plain flour. You could use half plain flour and half wholewheat flour, but that does make the blueberry muffins more dense.
- Oats - This makes these blueberry muffins heart-healthy and adds some extra fibre too. Use rolled oats rather than quick cook.
- Sweetener - We used Sweet Freedom, which is made from fruit, making these sugar free muffins. However, you could use another liquid sweetener like honey or maple syrup.
- Salt - A pinch of salt really brings out the other sweet flavours.
- Baking powder - This helps the muffins to rise and make them nice and fluffy.
- Egg - We used a medium sized egg. Using a large egg can change the consistency.
- Milk - We used skimmed milk, but any milk will work. You could even use a plant based milk like almond milk or oat milk.
- Vanilla - This adds a nice warmth and helps to bring out the sweet flavours too.
- Coconut oil - This is used instead of butter. You could use vegetable oil instead.
- Blueberries - We used frozen blueberries because we always have them in the freezer and it means we have made these in the winter months too when fresh blueberries aren't their best.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make Healthy Blueberry Muffins- Step by step
Prep: Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
One: In a bowl combine the milk, egg, coconut oil, vanilla and liquid sweetener.
Two: In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, oats, salt and baking powder (a). Add the milk and egg mixture and combine well (b).
Three: Add the blueberries (a) and mix in (b).
Four: Divide the batter into a greased muffin tin (a) and put into the oven for 20 minutes (b).
Five: Allow to cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack.
Substitutions and variations
- Gluten free - You can make these healthy blueberry muffins gluten free by swapping the flour for your favourite brand of gluten free flour.
- Vegan - To make these vegan, swap the eggs for flax eggs and use a plant based milk.
- Extra veggies - We could all do with MORE veggies, right? Why not grate some courgette into these? Make sure you squeeze all the excess liquid out of them.
- Chocolate chips - If you want to make these healthy muffins a little more indulgent, then mix in some dark chocolate chips.
What to serve with blueberry muffins
For a healthy breakfast, you could serve these with some Greek yogurt and fresh berries.
If you are looking for an afternoon pick-me-up, then warm one of these in the oven or microwave and have it with a hot drink. We recommend our Chai Tea Latte, Cinnamon Coffee or Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate.
Store: Firstly you need to make sure that these muffins are fully cooled. Then you can line a storage container with a paper towel and put the muffins in a single layer. Put another piece of paper towel on top of it and put the lid on. These will then keep at room temperature for 4 days.
Freeze: To freeze these healthy muffins, individually wrap them and then put them in a freezer bag for up to two months.
Defrost: You can defrost these at room temperature.
Reheat: Warm these healthy muffins up in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Frequently Asked Questions
The key to getting moist muffins is firstly not over mixing the flour - you just need to gently fold it in other wise they will be too dense. Also, don't bake them too long otherwise they will be dry. Every oven cooks things differently.
Yes, you can use fresh or frozen blueberries - you will still need the same amount.
To prevent this from happening, toss the blueberries in a tablespoon of flour before adding to the batter mixture.
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Healthy Blueberry Muffins
- 230 ml (1 cups) Skimmed milk
- 1 Egg
- 2 tablespoon Coconut oil - melted
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 75 g (0.33 cups) Liquid sweetener
- 120 g (1 cups) Plain flour
- 120 g (1.5 cups) Oats
- 1 pinch Sea salt
- 1 tablespoon Baking powder
- 200 g (1.33 cups) Blueberries
- Preheat your oven to 200°C/180°C(fan)/400°F/Gas 6.
- In a bowl combine 230 ml Skimmed milk, 1 Egg, 2 tablespoon Coconut oil, 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract and 75 g Liquid sweetener.
- In a large mixing bowl, add 120 g Plain flour, 120 g Oats, 1 pinch Sea salt and 1 tablespoon Baking powder.
- Add the milk and egg mixture and combine well.
- Add 200 g Blueberries and mix in.
- Divide the batter into a greased muffin tin and put into the oven for 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack.
- Make sure you save some blueberries to dot on the top of the muffins to make them look nice.
- You could sprinkle some oats on top for presentation too.
- Make sure you don't over-mix the flour into the rest of the ingredients, otherwise the muffins will be too dense
- For an added warm flavour, add 0.5 tablespoon of cinnamon to the mixture.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.