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Nothing beats a sweet blueberry muffin! These light and fluffy Skinny Blueberry Muffins are just 100 calories each. They’re perfect to whip up as a snack to keep your sweet tooth satisfied all week long!
I can’t get over these light, fluffy Skinny Blueberry Muffins! They are so perfect to have on hand to tame that sweet tooth craving throughout the week or just enjoy as part of your breakfast. I love grabbing one in a pinch to help fuel my body and get a little taste of sweetness!
These muffins have incredible texture thanks to some Greek yogurt and canola oil. Each bite also has subtle hints of vanilla and brown sugar, which pair so amazingly well with the sweet blueberries. But that’s not all.
A crunchy, sugary topping awaits you on the top of these muffins for some more fun texture and flavor! It really just brings them together in the most perfect way. 😍
You can easily make these muffins vegan by using a dairy-free yogurt and plant-based protein powder. Making them gluten-free is easy, too. Just use a gluten-free flour like Bob Red Mill’s Gluten-free 1:1 Baking Flour. I recommend this one for the best muffin texture.
Enjoy these light and fluffy blueberry muffins by themselves or top with cream cheese (my favorite) or nut butter. My fiancé Simon loves toasting them in the air fryer and adding some butter!
Trust me. If you love blueberry muffins, you’ve gotta make these!
why you’ll love these skinny blueberry muffins
- Light, fluffy, and bursting with blueberry flavor!
- They have a yummy, crunchy sugar topping for a double dose of sweetness.
- Baking takes just 12 minutes!
- Each muffin is only 100 calories.
- A great treat for weekend breakfast or meal prep.
- The whole family will eat these up!
ingredients & substitutions
- All-purpose flour – You can substitute oat flour, but this will give the muffins more of an oat-y texture. Make these muffins gluten free with Bob Red Mill’s Gluten-free 1:1 Baking Flour.
- Protein powder – We’ll use just a little bit! Using too much change the muffin texture. The brand you use definitely matters here. I would recommend a whey + casein blend or plant-based blend over a straight whey blend. I used PEScience Vanilla. For all PEScience products, you can save 10% with code Laurenfitfoodie.
- Baking essentials – Grab some baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract.
- Milk – I used unsweetened almond milk.
- Oil – I used canola oil. I haven’t tried with anything else, but I would think coconut oil would work.
- Sweetener – I used Swerve granular sweetener. Feel free to use your favorite sweetener of choice.
- Brown sugar – I used Swerve brown sugar. You can substitute brown sugar or your favorite brown sugar alternative. Coconut sugar will also work.
- Greek yogurt – I used plain nonfat Greek yogurt. If you’re vegan, you can use dairy-free yogurt. You can also substitute sour cream!
- Blueberries – I used fresh berries for the best flavor! If you use frozen, just make sure to add them to the batter still frozen or they may turn your muffins blue!
how to make
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- Start by washing and drying the blueberries. Then, place them in a bowl with a tablespoon of flour. This will keep them from sinking to the bottom of the muffin!
- In a medium-sized bowl, add flour, protein powder, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together and set aside.
- In a larger bowl, add egg, milk, granular sweetener, brown sugar, yogurt, oil and vanilla. Whisk until combined.
- Next, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring gently until smooth. Be careful not to over-mix. Otherwise, the muffins will become tough.
- Fold in the blueberries. I like to save a few to put on top of the muffins at the end so they’re nice and pretty! 😊
- Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tin. Make sure to only fill them 3/4 of the way or the muffins will rise wonky. You may have some extra batter left. When this happens, I just microwave it in a mug and eat it! 😉
- Add any remaining blueberries to the top of the batter and sprinkle muffins with some more sweetener.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown along the edges. A toothpick inserted in the center should still be slightly gooey. That’s how we know we’ve got a nice, moist texture!
- Let muffins cool for 5 minutes. Then, remove and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
FAQ: skinny blueberry muffins
Can I use a different flour?
You can use oat flour, but you’ll get more of an oat-y taste and texture. I haven’t tried coconut or almond flour, but I would predict the same. If you want to make these gluten-free, use Bob Red Mill’s Gluten Free 1:1 Baking Flour.
Can I omit the protein powder?
You can. Just replace with another 1/4 cup (or 30g) flour to keep the same wet/dry ingredient ratio.
Will frozen or dried blueberries work?
I think fresh tastes best, but frozen or dried are good too. If you use frozen blueberries, add them to the batter still frozen or they may turn your muffins blue!
Why did my muffins rise all wonky?
Make sure you only fill the muffin holes 3/4 of the way full. Otherwise, they will rise too much and fall to the sides!
more yummy muffin recipes
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- double chocolate chip protein muffins
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- Banana Coffee Cake Muffins (Made from Pancake Mix)
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- 1.25 cup plain all-purpose flour (150g)
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder (30g) or extra flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (120g) or milk of choice
- 1/3 cup granular sweetener or sugar (64g) I used Swerve
- 1/4 cup brown sugar sweetener or brown sugar (48g) I used Swerve
- 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt (60g)
- 2 Tbsp canola oil (30g) or oil of choice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup blueberries (140g) + 1 Tbsp flour, for coating
- 2 Tbsp coarse sugar for muffin tops
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- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- Start by washing and drying the blueberries and then placing in a bowl with a tablespoon of flour to coat (this will help prevent them all from sinking).
- In a medium-sized bowl, add the flour, protein powder, baking powder and salt; whisk the dry ingredients together well and set aside.
- In a separate larger bowl, add the egg, milk, granular sweetener, brown sugar, yogurt, oil and vanilla. Whisk until combined.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring gently until smooth and combined, without needlessly over-mixing or muffins will become tough.
- Fold in the blueberries. I like to save a few to top the blueberries so they’re nice and pretty! 😊
- Scoop the batter evenly amongst the muffin cavities. Make sure to only fill them 3/4 of the way full or the muffins will rise wonky (you may have some extra batter left – I usually just microwave this in a mug and eat it!) Add any remaining blueberries to the top of the batter, sprinkle the batter evenly with the 2 Tablespoons of sweetener.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown along the edges (a toothpick inserted in the center should still be slightly gooey (for a more moist texture!)
- Let muffins cool for 5 minutes then remove and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Nutrition is hand-calculated and accurate. No autocalulations! However, note that values can vary based on the brands you use and if you substitute ingredients.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH CHALLENGE!
These skinny blueberry muffins are the recipe of the month for January 2022! At the end of the month, I will pick a winner of the challenge to receive a $50 Amazon gift card!
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- Make the recipe of the month– these blueberry muffins.
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