I think I’m on a blueberry kick.
For the past week or so all I’ve wanted to eat is blueberries, blueberries, and more blueberries! Blueberry pancakes, frozen blueberries, blueberry smoothies, and now… blueberry muffins?
I’ve always been a sucker for blueberry muffins: they’re too buttery, crumbly, and blueberry-y to resist. Of course, your typical blueberry muffin is packed with sugar, butter, and range from 300-500 calories (depending on the size). And the mini-pop-in-your-mouth ones aren’t much better, reaching up to almost 70 calories for just one bite sized muffin!
And from that the idea of the healthy blueberry muffin was formed!
These are made using whole wheat and spelt flour (you can try oat flour but I can’t promise the results) and are oh so light with just a hint of coconut (unless you use strictly applesauce, in which case they’re still delicious, but just a bit denser).
And did I mention that if made with applesauce these babies are 14 calories?
I might as well eat the whole batch! 😉
Skinny Mini Blueberry Muffins
- 1/2 c spelt flour
- 1/2 c whole wheat flour
- 1/3 c stevia (or sugar)
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 c milk of choice (I used almond milk)
- 1/4 c applesauce (or 1/4 c coconut oil)
- 1/4 c egg beaters (or 1 egg)
- 2 tbs flax seeds
- 1/2 c blueberries
Preheat oven to 400 °F. Combine honey, cinnamon, milk of choice, applesauce (or coconut oil), and egg in a large mixing bowl. Stir in flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, stevia, and flax seeds. Once combined, stir in blueberries. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and grease (if desired). Scoop batter into each tin until 3/4 full. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes (for mini muffins) or 15-20 minutes for regular muffins. Allow for them to cool before serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 36 mini muffins or 8 standard muffins)
Nutritional information calculated for both mini muffins and standard muffins. If you use coconut oil in place of the applesauce the muffins will taste richer but it will add 55 calories and 7 grams of fat to each standard muffin or 13 calories and 2 grams of fat to each mini muffin.