Healthy Blueberry Lemon Muffins
Healthy Blueberry Lemon Muffins - a super easy recipe! Minimal amounts of coconut oil, no white sugar plus all the BEST parts of whole wheat & buttermilk.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted, 26g
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 60g
- 1/3 cup honey OR agave nectar 120g
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk 120ml
- 1/2 cup low fat yogurt 120g
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour 150g
- 1 cup all purpose flour 125g
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar 50g
- 1 teaspoon baking powder 4g
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1g
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- Extra brown sugar for sprinkling optional
Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Lightly grease a 6 cup jumbo muffin tin.
Whisk together the coconut oil, applesauce and honey OR agave in a medium sized bowl. Beat in the eggs and whisk until fully combined. Whisk in the buttermilk and yogurt and set aside.
In a large separate bowl, stir together all dry ingredients except for the blueberries. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Don't overmix, a few lumps are OK!
Gently fold the blueberries through the batter with a spatula. You only want to give this 3-5 stirs because else you'll end up with an overmixed batter and grey muffins.
Evenly divide the batter between the six jumbo muffin cups. If you want to you can now sprinkle the tops of the muffins with a bit of brown sugar to make the tops extra golden and crispy.
Reduce the oven temperature to 400°F (205°C) and bake for 20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350°F (180°C) and finish baking for 15 minutes. The muffins should be nicely dome-shaped now with golden brown tops and baked through the center.
Remove the muffins from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing them from the pan and completely cooling on a wire rack.
You can rinse your frozen blueberries before adding them to the batter. This can reduce the chance of getting grey muffins but I'm usually too lazy to do so.
If you want to bake small muffins, divide the batter between 12 regular-sized muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes at 400°F, then 10 minutes at 350°F.