Paleo Blueberry Muffins

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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.

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, I think we can all agree that most muffins are just bald cupcakes {right}. And while I’m not complaining about cake for breakfast, I have found that starting the day that way usually leads to a major afternoon slump.

However, if you make these Paleo Blueberry Muffins you can enjoy a muffin for breakfast without the sugar crash!  They are paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and have zero refined sugar…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 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 if you like your muffins on the less-sweet side!
  • 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: I tested a batch of these Paleo Blueberry Banana Muffins with frozen blueberries. The muffins made with fresh blueberries rose much better and looked prettier, however they both tasted the same! If you choose to use frozen blueberries, you will need to increase the baking time. You can also substitute chocolate chips, nuts, etc. if blueberries aren’t your jam.
up close photo of a paleo blueberry muffin with a bite taken out of it

How to make Paleo Blueberry Muffins 

These Paleo Blueberry Banana Muffins are SO easy to make! Just mix everything together bake and you’re done! However there are a few tips and tricks I’d like to share with you to ensure your gluten-free blueberry muffin-baking success!

Combine Wet Ingredients

Melt 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

Add the dry ingredients & stir

There are two ways to go about doing this. Both of them work equally well, the one you choose will depend on your personal preference. Just be sure to mix well until there are no clumps of dry ingredients in the batter.

how to make paleo blueberry  muffins adding dry ingredients
  1. Add the dry ingredients directly to the wet ingredients. This method (which is what I do in the video) results in using one less bowl which means one less dish to clean. 
  2. Measure dry ingredients first in a separate bowl. If you only have one set of measuring cups/spoons, you might want to measure the dry ingredients first in a separate bowl and set them aside.  That way you won’t have to wash the measuring cups/spoons after measuring the wet ingredients! 
how to make paleo blueberry  muffins batter mixed

Add blueberries

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

Fill the muffin pan & bake 

Generously grease a standard 12-cup muffin pan and fill each well with 1/4 cup of paleo blueberry muffin batter. Bake in the oven until the tops are golden brown and spring back when pressed. 

Make it into 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

Cool & Enjoy 

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. Enjoy these gluten-free blueberry muffins warm or room temperature! 

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 37 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 if you like your muffins less sweet. 
  • 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: I tested a batch of these muffins with frozen blueberries. The muffins made with fresh blueberries rose much better and looked prettier, however they both tasted the same! If you choose to use frozen blueberries, you will need to increase the baking time. You can also substitute chocolate chips, nuts, etc.

How to store

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. 
 

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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