Skinny Mini Blueberry Muffins

I think I’m on a blueberry kick.

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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!

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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).

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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)

Calories: 14/65

Fat: 0g/1g

Carbs: 2g/10g

Protein: 1g/2g

(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.

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7 thoughts on “Skinny Mini Blueberry Muffins

    • Thanks! Trust me, it’s hard to stop yourself from eating them all, they’re that good! The good news is: you’re right, they’re completely guilt free! Thanks for stopping by!

  1. I love blueberry muffins! Except of course, it’s impossible to find them anywhere without them being loaded with sugar. It’s always best to make healthy recipes yourself and these look incredible. I definitely need to try them out! X

    • I agree, any store bought blueberry muffins you find are going to be packed with extra sugars, preservatives, etc. Plus, making them at home means you can lick the bowl! 😉 Thanks for commenting!

    • Thanks so much! I usually use spelt to replace white flour in recipes; it’s has more protein than wheat and is easier to digest! Stevia’s a natural sugar-free replacement for sugar, so I usually replace at least some of a recipe’s sugar with it. You should definitely look into both spelt and stevia, but if not I’m sure you could make these muffins with a mix of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour, and just use sugar in place of the stevia. And who can resist fresh blueberries? I think I ate around two cups while I was making this recipe! 🙂

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