This simple blueberry muffins recipe makes moist and fluffy muffins with whole wheat flour, heart-healthy oats, and as many blueberries as you can squeeze into the batter. So, say goodbye to box mixes for good as once you try these you won't go back!
What are the benefits of Blueberries?
1. Blueberries Are Low in Calories But High in Nutrients
Blueberries are among the most nutrient-dense berries. A 1-cup serving of blueberries contains (Source):
- Fiber: 4 grams
- Vitamin C: 24% of the RDI
- Vitamin K: 36% of the RDI
- Manganese: 25% of the RDI
- Small amounts of various other nutrients
They are also about 85% water, and an entire cup contains only 84 calories, with 15 grams of carbohydrates.
2. Blueberries are the King of Antioxidant Foods
3. Blueberries Reduce DNA Damage, Which May Help Protect Against Aging and Cancer
4. Blueberries Protect Cholesterol in Your Blood From Becoming Damaged
5. Blueberries May Lower Blood Pressure
6. Blueberries Can Help Maintain Brain Function and Improve Memory
7. Anthocyanins in Blueberries May Have Anti-Diabetes Effects
8. May Help Fight Urinary Tract Infections
Can you make these into Keto Blueberry Muffins?
Of course! By change out a few ingredients such as the whole wheat flour and the oats and using almond flour you most definitely can make these muffins keto-friendly.
Healthy Blueberry Muffins
- 1 ½ c Whole wheat flour You can also substitute and use almond flour
- ¾ c Old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 c Honey or maple syrup I like to do a 50/50 of both.
- ½ tsp Ground cinnamon Optional
- 1 c Milk Almond or regular non-fat milk
- ¼ c Unsalted butter melted and cooled
- 2 Eggs Large and at room temperature
- 2 tsp Pure vanilla extract
- 1 c Blueberries fresh or frozen - do not thaw.
- Preheat to 400 degrees F.
- Lightly coat a standard muffin with nonstick spray or line with paper liners, then coat the liners with nonstick spray. Then set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, rolled oats, sweetener (honey or maple syrup), baking powder, and cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients to the well, then carefully stir together until blended.
- Gently toss the blueberries in and then fold them into the batter,
- Divide the mixture among the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven, and let cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
Blueberry Muffin Recipe Tips
You can make these muffins with fresh or frozen blueberries. Do not defrost frozen blueberries before using; just stir the frozen blueberries into the batter as directed.
These muffins taste best after they’ve had time to cool completely. Or better yet, let them rest for a couple of hours at room temperature before serving. It is true for most baked goods!