September 26, 2023


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The Finest Wholesome Blueberry Muffins (gluten free!)

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Usually I don’t LOVE to assert issues are the most effective, particularly in my line of labor. Nevertheless, after I’m in a position to make blueberry muffins each nutritious and unimaginable, I get a little bit excited. Much more thrilled after I someway was in a position to make these wholesome blueberry muffins each gluten free AND dairy free so that everybody can take pleasure in them. Leaping for pleasure over right here!

I first made these stunning blueberry oatmeal muffins years in the past after I wanted them essentially the most: just a few days after I got here down with a fully dreadful cough coupled with a scarcity of sleep. I stumbled into the kitchen early one morning and found further blueberries sitting within the fridge, begging to be thrown into some muffin batter. So off to bake I went!

It neared 7am; Tony was nonetheless sleeping as I pulled the big muffins out of the oven and set them on the cooling rack. My goodness, they had been beautiful and bursting with juicy blue coloration. I left a observe for T to strive them, then went out to run just a few errands.

Upon my return, Tony had already eaten two! He burst into the room and requested how I had created the finest “sugar cookie” muffins he’s ever had. How lovable that he thinks my wholesome blueberry muffins style like sugar cookies, proper?! For this reason I am keen on him.

It did make sense although because the muffins had been made with almond flour; most sugar cookies name for almond extract, so he wasn’t that far off his muffin recreation.

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ingredients for healthy blueberry muffins on a grey board

What makes these blueberry muffins wholesome?

As an alternative of your typical bakery-style blueberry muffins (that are scrumptious and a must-try, little question), I created a model that focuses on nutritious, extra healthful elements aka what I do finest.

There’s no butter, no refined sweeteners, no gluten and no dairy in these wholesome blueberry muffins. They’re actually the proper grab-and-go muffin and nice for teenagers, too!

healthy blueberry oatmeal muffin batter being mixed in a glass bowl

Every thing you’ll have to make wholesome blueberry muffins

These scrumptious blueberry oatmeal muffins are filled with nutritious elements however nonetheless have that fantastic, nostalgic blueberry muffin taste. Or in case you’re like Tony, that “sugar cookie” taste. YUM. Right here’s what you’ll have to make them:

  • Almond flour & oat flour: the bottom of the muffins is made up of a mix of oat flour and almond flour, two very accessible gluten free flours. See under for a straightforward approach to make your personal oat flour at house!
  • Pure maple syrup: the muffins are naturally sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. Actually, the quantity is PERFECT and helps the blueberry taste shine by. I really like dark maple syrup as a result of it tends to have a richer taste.
  • Olive oil: you’ll want only a tablespoon of olive oil for a little bit enhance of wholesome fat. Melted coconut oil would work, too.
  • A splash of vinegar: there’s a trace of apple cider vinegar within the muffins which helps them to rise correctly. You may as well use white vinegar or lemon juice if that’s what you have got available. Don’t fear you received’t be capable to style it!
  • Eggs: after I initially created this recipe, I used just one egg. After additional testing, I’ve up to date the recipe to make use of two eggs. They’re simply a lot fluffier and scrumptious this fashion. Notes on subs under!
  • Dairy free milk: To maintain these blueberry oatmeal muffins dairy free, I baked them with almond milk, however you may as well use your favourite dairy-free milk of selection.
  • Baking staples: you’ll additionally want some vanilla extract, baking soda & salt.
  • Contemporary blueberries: lastly, I’d advocate utilizing recent blueberries on this recipe as a result of to me, they’re at all times extra flavorful. Be warned that in case you select frozen, the muffins might find yourself with a little bit little bit of a blueberry-purple coloration.

unbaked healthy blueberry muffins in a muffin tin with liners

Tips on how to make your personal oat flour

Excellent news, you possibly can simply make your personal oat flour proper at house to make use of on this blueberry muffin recipe. Try my tutorial on the best way to make selfmade oat flour proper at house. Really easy!

Can I make these wholesome blueberry muffins vegan?

We expect these blueberry oatmeal muffins may also be made vegan however merely utilizing 2 flax eggs instead of the common eggs, nevertheless, we haven’t examined them to make sure. Tell us in case you give it a strive, then remember to go away a remark under!

Totally different flour substitutions

I don’t advocate subbing in every other flour for the almond flour. Nevertheless, I feel you could possibly sub in all objective flour or a gluten free all objective flour for the oat flour; you might want so as to add a splash extra milk although!

healthy blueberry oatmeal muffins on a round wire rack

Ideas for making the most effective wholesome blueberry muffins

  • Pack your almond flour. If you measure the almond flour remember to pack it similar to you’ll with brown sugar. Nevertheless, don’t pack your oat flour.
  • Coat your blueberries. Earlier than including the blueberries to your muffin batter toss them in a little bit oat flour. It will forestall them from turning the muffins blue!
  • Use recent blueberries. Utilizing recent blueberries helps the muffins from seizing up. Frozen blueberries will work; however I really like utilizing recent on this recipe!
  • Don’t skip the muffin liners: Ensure that so as to add liners to your muffin tin, and that you simply spray the within of your muffin liners with nonstick cooking spray to forestall muffins from sticking.

healthy blueberry muffins on a round wire rack with extra blueberries

Make it right into a wholesome blueberry muffin bread

I feel these wholesome blueberry muffins will be made right into a scrumptious bread! Merely pour the batter into an 8×4 inch loaf pan greased and lined with parchment paper. Bake for 40-50 minutes till a toothpick comes out clear.

You may as well strive my superb Good Morning Almond Flour Blueberry Muffin Bread for a scrumptious, gluten free and dairy free bread choice!

Tips on how to retailer & freeze muffins

  • To retailer: place these gluten free blueberry muffins on the counter in an hermetic container or bag for a day, then switch them to the fridge.
  • To freeze: enable the muffins to chill fully then put them in an hermetic container and place them within the freezer for as much as 3 months. As soon as able to reheat, you possibly can thaw at room temperature, or warmth up within the microwave in 30 second intervals.

healthy blueberry muffin on a plate

Instruments you’ll have to make these muffins

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I hope you like this wholesome blueberry muffin recipe! And naturally, no disgrace in slathering your favourite nut butter on them. Should you make them remember to go away a remark & a score so I understand how you appreciated them. Take pleasure in, xo!

The Finest Wholesome Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (gluten free!)

healthy blueberry muffins on a round wire rack

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook dinner Time 20 minutes

Whole Time 30 minutes

Serves9 muffins

The perfect wholesome blueberry muffins you will ever make! These blueberry oatmeal muffins are naturally sweetened, dairy free and made with a mixture of almond flour and oat flour to maintain them gluten free. A nutritious, kid-friendly breakfast or snack!


  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons gluten free oat flour
  • 1 cup packed tremendous positive blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs, barely crushed
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any dairy free milk of selection)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (any impartial oil will work)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (or recent lemon juice)
  • 1 cup recent or frozen blueberries


  • Preheat oven to 350 levels F. Line 9 muffin cups with liners and spray the within of the liners with nonstick cooking spray (that is necessary in order that they don’t stick!).

  • In a big bowl, whisk collectively 1 cup oat flour (reserving the two tablespoons for later), almond flour, salt and baking soda.

  • In a separate massive bowl, combine collectively eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, almond milk, olive oil and apple cider vinegar till clean and effectively mixed. Add dry elements to moist elements and stir till simply mixed.

  • In a small bowl toss blueberries and oat flour collectively, then gently fold them into the batter. 

  • Divide batter evenly between 9 muffin cups, filling 3/4 of the best way full. Bake for 18-25 minutes or till toothpick inserted come out clear or with only a few crumbs connected. 

  • Switch pan to a wire rack to chill for 10 minutes then take away muffins from pan and place on wire rack to chill fully. Makes 9 medium muffins (or 12 small muffins).

Recipe Notes

To make these blueberry muffins vegan: As an alternative of two eggs, use two flax eggs. Combine collectively 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal + 6 tablespoons water in a bowl till clean. Permit to take a seat for five minutes earlier than utilizing within the recipe.


Serving: 1muffinEnergy: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 22.3gProtein: 6.6gFats: 10.1gFiber: 3.2gSugar: 9.9g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Formidable Kitchen | Pictures by: Eat Love Eats

This submit was initially revealed on January tenth, 2016, republished on March eighth, 2021, and republished on July twelfth, 2023.

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