Paleo Blueberry Muffins

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This easy Paleo Blueberry Muffins recipe tastes just like bakery muffins but they’re good for you! These gluten-free blueberry muffins have the perfect crumb and just the right amount of sweetness, and they’re dairy-free, refined sugar free and freezer-friendly.

front view of 6 Paleo Blueberry Muffins, one with a bite taken out of it

It’s blueberry season and I seriously couldn’t be more excited! Bring on the pies, crisps, cobblers, coffee cakes, and of course muffins (also try these oatmeal blueberry muffins)!

Seriously, is there a more classic breakfast baked good than a delicious blueberry muffin? However, most muffins are just bald cupcakes. And while I’m not complaining about cake for breakfast, I do like to find more nutritious ways to start the day.

Enjoy these Paleo Blueberry Muffins for breakfast without the sugar crash!  They are paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free, but taste like a delicious bakery muffin!

Plus with ingredients like almond butter and almond flour, they are high in protein and will keep you full much longer than their sugar-laden counterparts.

6 Paleo Blueberry Muffins on a white surface

Paleo Blueberry Banana Muffins: Substitutions

As always, I think this recipe is the absolute best as it’s written. If you’ve experimented with Paleo baking at all, then you know that the ratio and types of flours used is critical to a good outcome. So I do not recommend changing the flours at all. Here are some other potential substitutions:

overhead photo of the labeled ingredients in this Paleo Blueberry Muffins recipe
  • Coconut oil: butter or ghee can be used in place of coconut oil.
  • Maple Syrup: Honey or any other liquid sweetener can be used in place of maple syrup. If your bananas are very ripe and sweet, you could even omit the maple syrup all together.
  • Almond butter: Any nut or seed butter can be used in place of almond butter. The two I would recommend most highly are almond or cashew butter.
  • Fresh blueberries: if you would like to use frozen blueberries, thaw and drain them in a colander to remove excess water. Then toss them with 1 to 2 Tablespoons of almond flour before adding to the batter.
up close photo of a paleo blueberry muffin with a bite taken out of it

How to Make Paleo Blueberry Muffins 

We’ll walk through this paleo blueberry muffin recipe step-by-step, and don’t forget to watch the video.

begin by melting the almond butter and coconut oil together first , then add the rest of the wet ingredients and stir until the mixture is smooth. 

overhead view of the wet ingredients in a glass bowl, the first step in making this paleo blueberry muffin recipe

Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. You can just add them right on top, or combine them in a separate bowl and then add them – totally up to you.

how to make paleo blueberry  muffins adding dry ingredients

Stir to combine. Then, let the batter rest for about 5 minutes to thicken.

how to make paleo blueberry  muffins batter mixed

After 5 minutes, gently fold the blueberries into the gluten-free blueberry muffin batter. If you stir with too much force it won’t really effect the taste, but the batter will turn purple. 

how to make paleo blueberry  muffins blueberries being mixed into the paleo blueberry muffin batter with a white spatula

Bake & Cool

Next, generously grease a standard 12-cup muffin pan and fill each well with ¼ cup of batter. Then, bake the paleo blueberry muffins in the oven until the tops are golden brown and spring back when pressed. 

Cool the paleo blueberry muffins in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then use a spoon or knife to release the sides of each muffin from the pan, and transfer them to a cooling rack to cool.

Make Bread

You can make this into paleo blueberry banana bread if you’d like! Just bake in an 8×4 or 9×5″ loaf pan for 35-45 minutes!

two overhead phots of a muffin tin, the top shows a hand adding paleo blueberry muffin batter into the wells of the tin, the bottom shows two hands holding the muffin pan after the muffins have been baked

Serve

Enjoy these gluten-free blueberry muffins warm or room temperature. Spread them with honey butter, almond butter, etc.

Store/Freeze

Store these paleo blueberry banana muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Reheat in the microwave or oven set to low.

overhead view of a Paleo Blueberry Muffin with a bite taken out of it

FAQs about Paleo Blueberry Muffins

How do you store paleo blueberry muffins? 

I recommend storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week!

Can you freeze paleo Muffins? 

YES! These paleo blueberry muffins freeze beautifully! Make sure they are fully cooled to room temperature, then put them in an airtight, freezer-friendly container and store them in the freezer. 

How long can you freeze muffins? 

These paleo blueberry muffins can be stored in the freezer for up to two months! 

How do you reheat a frozen paleo blueberry muffin? 

Reheat these muffins in the microwave for 30-60 seconds per muffin! You can also reheat them in an oven set to 250 for about 10 minutes! 

a paleo blueberry muffin with a bite taken out of it surrounded by other muffins & berries

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Paleo Blueberry Banana Muffins

Laura
This easy Paleo Blueberry Muffin Recipe tastes just like bakery muffins but they're good for you! These gluten-free blueberry muffins have the perfect crumb and just the right amount of sweetness, and they're dairy-free, refined sugar free and freezer-friendly.
4.98 from 39 votes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 134
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a standard 12-cup muffin tin, set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine coconut flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon). Set aside.
  • In a large, glass mixing bowl melt together coconut oil and almond butter (for about 1 minute on high), stir until combined.
  • Add mashed banana, maple syrup and vanilla extract and mix.
  • Add eggs and stir until smooth.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until completely combined.
  • Gently fold in blueberries
  • Pour about ¼ cup of batter into each muffin well (so it’s about ¾ of the way full).
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are set, golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before gently removing each muffin from its well and transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
  • Enjoy!
  • To freeze: let cool then place muffins in an airtight container and put in the freezer. To reheat microwave on high for about 30 seconds per muffin!

Video

Notes

Ingredient Substitutions
  • Coconut oil: butter or ghee can be used in place of coconut oil.
  • Maple Syrup: Honey or any other liquid sweetener can be used in place of maple syrup. If your bananas are very ripe and sweet, you could even omit the maple syrup all together.
  • Almond butter: Any nut or seed butter can be used in place of almond butter. The two I would recommend most highly are almond or cashew butter.
  • Fresh blueberries: if you would like to use frozen blueberries, thaw and drain them in a colander to remove excess water. Then toss them with 1 to 2 Tablespoons of almond flour before adding to the batter.
Store/Freeze
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Reheat in the microwave or oven set to low.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Muffin | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.9g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 8.7g | Sodium: 131.1mg | Potassium: 100.2mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 6.6g | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. These look amazing! Do you suggest anything I can use to substitute for coconut flour? I’m allergic to coconut:(

  2. Wow these were the best Gf muffins I’ve had. Thank you! Instead of almond flour I used banana flour which was awesome. And another time I used cassava flour instead of almond flour and they were awesome as well….very light, moist and high rising.

  3. 5 stars
    These were delicious! I used cupcake liners so I didn’t have to spray the pan. I will definitely make these again!

  4. These muffins were perfectly delicious! I sprinkled some cinnamon and chopped pecans on top for an added touch.
    Everyone loved them!

  5. Have made these twice, delicious! I always add some extra chopped nuts to the mix for some added crunch. My only issue is getting the muffins out of the tin without losing part of the bottoms. Any advice? I use an oil spray to coat the pan but the density/moisture of the muffin makes it hard to separate cleanly.

    1. Thank you Kate! I use a canola oil spray (like Pam but not pam) to grease my muffin tins (heavily). You could try using a silicone muffin pan instead, because it’s super easy to remove anything when it’s baked in silicone. You can also try greasing them with butter, coconut oil or shortening by rubbing it into each well with your fingers or a paper towel, that way you ensure a thick coating. I let them cool for a bit in the pan and then use a metal spoon to get them out!

  6. 5 stars
    These were very easy to make! I love how the tops of the muffins baked up. I used frozen blueberries and added 1/4 tsp of almond extract.

  7. Oh. My. Goodness. I make blueberry muffins once a week for breakfast because I can make them ahead of time and then grab and go when I have to go in to work. I typically work from home but there are some weeks I must go in and having a quick grab and go breakfast allows me to be on time! These paleo blueberry muffins are the BEST I’ve ever made – ever!! And I mean that! Typically I make a recipe of muffins that just isn’t all that healthy and I try to pretend it’s ok because blueberries are in them. Ha! But let’s be honest, these make me feel like I’m doing allll the things right for breakfast! You should seriously give them a try for yourself and see what I mean. They will not disappoint! 🙂

  8. So I tried the recipe, I only had coconut flour and 1 to 1 gluten free flour. So I subbed the almond flour with 1 to 1 gf baking flour and used coconut flour as stated. They were so fluffy and they turned out great! Just letting everyone know of the option if they need it! Thanks for letting me know that they might dry out with too much coconut flour. My husband and I loved your recipe!

    1. Hey Keri! Unfortunately no, coconut flour absorbs significantly more liquid than almond flour. Using all coconut flour would likely result in a dry, crumbly muffin!