Low-Calorie Blueberry Muffins

Low-Calorie Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Looking for a healthier alternative to muffins? How about muffins?

You may think that's a typo ... but it's not! I just put together the best low-calorie blueberry muffin recipe that I know you'll love.

Now, keep in mind that these are a healthier alternative to eating a normal muffin. That doesn't necessarily mean they are going to be the best thing to eat all the time for helping you reach your health and fitness goals.  I also know that completely depriving yourself of something forever is not a good long-term solution.  So this recipe gives you a great way to occasionally enjoy some blueberry muffins, while also getting in more protein than a typical muffin contains.

All that said, I would not count these as a source of protein. So, I encourage you to have these muffins with some eggs, turkey, or any other complete protein source you like.

Give them a try and let us know what you think!

Low-Calorie Blueberry Muffins

LOW-CALORIE BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 10oz of Fresh Blueberries
  • 1 Cup of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Scoop of Level-1 Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 3/4 Cup of Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 Cup of Avocado Oil
  • 6 Tbsp of Granular Sugar Alternative
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350℉.

2. In a large bowl, mix the egg, sugar alternative, greek yogurt, avocado oil, and vanilla extract.

3. When fully combined, add the flour, Level-1, baking powder, and baking soda into the bowl, and stir until everything is mixed evenly and no clumps are present.

4. Add the blueberries to the batter and gently fold them in.

5. Line the muffin tin and place the batter evenly into each cupcake liner. This recipe makes 12 total muffins, so I recommend using a 12-tin pan or 2 6-tin pans.

6. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the muffins.

7. Let the muffins cools for 2 minutes before you enjoy.

Macros Per Serving:

Calories: 186
Protein: 6g
Carbs: 18g
Fat: 10g

Is It Okay To Eat Blueberry Muffins On A Diet?

Yes! It is okay to eat blueberry muffins on a diet, especially if you're mindful of portion sizes. 

Making adjustments to the ingredients can actually enhance their nutritional profile and ultimately benefit your diet efforts. 

For instance, using whole-grain flour and natural sweeteners can make the muffins a healthier option. 

That’s why this low-calorie blueberry muffin recipe is such a great option.

It’s full of whole foods that are great for your body and easy on the calories, so you can stay within your daily calorie budget without sacrificing delicious food.

Greek yogurt, for example, is high in protein and rich in probiotics.

That protein is great for supporting muscle health and also makes you feel more satiated after you eat.

Probiotics are essential to boost your digestive system and gut health, which is another important factor when it comes to your wellness and diet.

Greek yogurt is also low in carbs compared to other yogurt since the straining process it undergoes removes the whey.

Perfect for low-carb, low-calorie diets, just this one ingredient can make a big difference in your meal planning!

Plus, a scoop of high-quality protein powder can also better support a fitness-focused diet.

Some protein powders, like those from 1st Phorm, are also packed with other nutrients that keep any nutritional gaps in check.

So really, the right blueberry muffin can actually be a great tool to get the nutrients and satisfaction you need while dieting.

Practicing moderation and choosing healthier ingredients can make indulging in blueberry muffins a very enjoyable and diet-friendly choice.

Can You Use Frozen Blueberries?

Yes, you can use frozen blueberries in your muffins. 

However, it's important to note that frozen blueberries may release more moisture during baking, which could affect the texture of the muffins. 

To prevent having too much moisture, toss the frozen blueberries in a small amount of flour before adding them to the batter. 

You may also need to adjust your baking time to account for the frozen berries.

For some people, it’s totally worth it to just throw a few frozen blueberries and call it a day.

Buying frozen means you don’t have to monitor your fresh produce and worry about it going bad in the fridge. 

Aside from the convenience, there are some other perks too! 

One advantage of using frozen blueberries is that they can prevent bleeding, so you might get a better-looking muffin. 

Fresh berries, on the other hand, tend to release more color, potentially turning the muffin a bluer hue. 

So, using frozen blueberries can be a practical choice for both convenience and creating a visually pleasing muffin.

Storing Your Blueberry Muffins

How do you keep your low-calorie blueberry muffins fresh?

After all, you make a whole 12-dozen batch—and some of you may be trying to meal prep.

Here are some quick storage tips that will help keep your muffins fluffy and appetizing:

Counter Storage (Up to 72 hours):

  • Muffins can be stored at room temperature for up to 72 hours.
  • Place them in an airtight container or cover them with plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out.

Refrigerator Storage (Up to 6 days):

  • For longer freshness, you can store low-calorie blueberry muffins in the refrigerator.
  • Be sure to use an airtight container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap to maintain the moisture.
  • When you’re ready to eat, allow the muffins to come to room temperature before digging in so they can return to their original texture.

Freezer Storage (Up to 90 days):

  • Blueberry muffins can be frozen for extended storage, which is especially relevant for any meal preppers out there.
  • The biggest step here is to place the muffins in an airtight bag to prevent freezer burn.
  • It’s also helpful to label the bag with the date to keep track of freshness.
  • When you are ready to eat, thaw the muffins in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for a few hours so they can thaw.

Mixing It Up

One of the best things about this recipe is how versatile and customizable it is.

Here are some popular ways that people switch things up:

You may enjoy mixing blueberries with other fruits for a little extra flavor or nutrients. Consider options like raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries to create a unique flavor profile. Pro-tip: experiment with seasonal fruits to get some extra freshness!

Add chopped nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, or almonds, to enhance the texture and provide a delightful crunch. You may even go for dried fruits like cranberries or raisins for some added sweetness.

Like a little citrus flavor? You can add some lemon zest to create a refreshing and bright flavor, which often pairs well with the sweetness of the blueberries.
If you’re trying to get more whole grains in your diet, you can always switch the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour. This will give you a slightly heartier muffin that has even more fiber.

There are all kinds of sweeteners you can substitute for to try out different sweetness profiles. For example, you can use honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar.
Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter for a warm and aromatic flavor. These spices can complement the fruity notes and also add depth to the muffins.

    Some of these changes may take a little trial and error to get the perfect texture and balance of flavors. 

    But it’s so worth it to get your ideal muffin that is not only diet-friendly but satisfying!

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