Healthy blueberry muffins are a great fun, treat the whole family can enjoy. When you are trying to be healthy and watching what you eat, you often crave something high in carbs like blueberry muffins, cheesecake, chocolate cake or some other food that is on the naughty list.One of the hardest things to do is fight these urges.
How many times have you been eating right, exercising and drinking plenty of water only to be derailed by that slice of pie or cake? You step on the scale and suddenly you feel defeated. What if you could have some of those foods you crave without the worry of what the weight scale is going to say the next morning?
Healthy blueberry muffins from scratch
My husband and I have a fabulous healthy, low carb, banana blueberry muffin recipe that we would like to share. They are flour less muffins. They taste amazing! Even the pickiest eaters in your family should enjoy them. Just don’t tell them they’re healthy. We made these muffins for the family on Saturday night and by Sunday afternoon they were all gone. Indulging in these muffins is a way to give into the cravings without ruining your diet. They were sweet, soft, moist and the blueberries melted in your mouth. They were awesome for a quick breakfast and high in protein for an energy boost. They also make a great afternoon snack.
How many times have you been getting ready for work, doing your hair and makeup? You look over at the clock and suddenly realize that you’re running late for work. You think, “What am I going to eat for breakfast?” Instead of eating something healthy, but instead, you end up going through the drive thru at Taco Bell out of convenience. Wouldn’t be nice if you could have had something made ahead of time that tastes delicious and yet you know that it’s not going to ruin your diet?
Low calorie healthy blueberry muffins
Besides the blueberries, the secret to these amazing healthy blueberry muffins is the use of Stevia and banana for the sweetness and that there is absolutely no flour in this recipe. The recipe includes baking powder and egg whites so the muffins do rise.
Oatmeal blueberry muffins
I personally love the taste of oatmeal and I like to eliminate flour and break whenever possible. These muffins are made with a lot of oats so they are an excellent fiber source. The result of the high fiber and protein is a feeling of being full.
Protein powder is a great substitute for flour and a great way to inject some additional protein into your diet. I used Six Star Pro Nutrition Elite Series 100% Whey Isolate Protein Powder for this recipe. 1/2 a cup equates to 30 grams of protein. I used the vanilla flavor but you could experiment with other flavors.
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 2 medium size bananas
- ½ cup of water
- ¾ cup of oats
- 1.5 tbsp of Stevia
- 1 tbsp of Splenda
- ¾ cup of egg whites
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¾ cup protein powder
- ½ tbsp Greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients except for the blueberries in a food processor or blender.
- The mixture should be somewhat lumpy. If it is too thin, add more oats.
- After the mix is combined, fold in the blueberries.
- Line muffin pan with muffin holders and spray with olive oil cooking spray
- Pour into a muffin pan. Make sure to fill to the top. This should make about 8 muffins.
- Place in the oven at 350 degrees.
- Cook for 20-23 minutes
- Use a toothpick to test if the muffins are done. The toothpick should be clean when you pull it out.