Blueberry muffins are the perfect combination of a delicious treat and an amazingly nutrient rich snack. You can eat them for breakfast, as a scrumptious desert or as a healthy snack.
Blueberries are a true superfood. Not only are they low in calories (which is great if you’re looking to lose some weight), but they are also packed with healthy nutrients.
Blueberries also have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits and vegetables. This helps protect your body from free radicals, protecting you from diseases as well as providing anti-aging benefits.
There are also numerous other health benefits associated with blueberries, including protecting your DNA from oxidative damage, helping to lower your blood pressure, preventing heart disease, improving memory and maintaining brain function.
So, if you ever needed an excuse to eat blueberry muffins…
Keep in mind though that not all blueberry muffins are created equal. Most store bought variaties contain a ton of added sugar and other unhealthy additives. Luckily, it’s really easy to make them yourself. It can even be a lot of fun. Try making them with your kids… they’ll love it!
Here are some healthy blueberry muffin recipes you can try…
Healthy gluten free and sugar free blueberry muffins
These gluten free blueberry muffins are the perfect option for breakfast on the go or as a healthy treat. They are sugar free and naturally sweetened using honey and applesauce. They are also high in protein, providing you with long lasting energy and helping to keep hunger pangs at bay.
These muffins are made using oat flour, making them gluten free. They are extremely easy to make and require about 15 minutes of prep time and 15-17 minutes of baking time.
Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
These 100% whole grain, naturally sweetened blueberry oatmeal muffins are an extremely easy and nutritious snack to stash in the freezer.
They are rich in fiber from the oats and the whole wheat flour and a touch of honey makes them just sweet enough.
The secret to making these blueberry muffins with oatmeal is to soak the oats in the liquid ingredients for about 10 minutes and to fold the wet and dry ingredients as little as possible.
You can also keep these muffins in the freezer for up to 3 months, making for a quick and convenient healthy snack or breakfast on the go.
Almond flour blueberry muffins
These almond flour blueberry muffins are one hundred percent paleo, GAPS and keto friendly and they are delicious any time of the day.
This healthy blueberry muffin recipe is completely gluten free and contains absolutely no processed sugar! It uses honey but you can also replace this with your favorite natural liquid or powdered sweetener of choice.
You’ll get the best results if you use a very fine almond flour. These muffins take about 30 minutes to make. In the fridge they will last for about 10 days, but you can also store them in the freezer for up to 6 months!
Banana Blueberry Oat Muffins
Looking for a way to sneak some more healthy fruit into your family’s diet and make your and your kids snacks more nutrient rich? Try this delicious banana blueberry oat muffin recipe!
You can use both frozen as well as fresh blueberries for this recipe. If you want you can even substitute other fruits, like strawberries for some extra variation.
This recipe does use granulated sugar, but you could easily replace this with honey or your favorite natural sweetener.
Fat Free Sugar Free Healthy Blueberry Muffins
These fat free, flourless blueberry muffins are sugar free, vegan and gluten free… making them the perfect, healthy, nutrient rich, low calorie snack for just about anyone.
These blueberry muffins use applesauce as a fat replacement to give them a moist and slightly fluffy interior, but tender exterior.
Healthy blueberry muffins conclusion
These blueberry muffin recipes are a great way to provide yourself and your family with more nutrient dense, lower calorie snacks. They can be kept for months on end in the freezer, making the a convenient meal prep.
You can enjoy these blueberry muffins any time of the day. For breakfast, consider lathering them with some nutbutter for an extra dose of protein and healthy fats. For desert, try crumbling them over your Greek yoghurt.
You’ll probably find many other creative ways of combining these muffins with your meals and snack… just because it will be a great excuse to eat them more often!