Healthy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Okay I know that, ultimately, muffins aren’t the healthiest option you can go for. But this recipe uses a little less butter and sugar than regular recipes, and – BIG BONUS – you know every single ingredient that is going in. Nothing artificial here! There are also a perfect substitute for sweets and chocolate when you have a sugar craving. My ‘healthy’ blueberry muffin recipe was inspired by this recipe I found on Pinterest, but modified slightly. You can also switch up the white flour for wholemeal.

Healthy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Ingredients for 6 muffins

  • 140g self raising flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 125ml milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • fresh blueberries

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200°C,
  2. Allow milk and egg to reach room temperature.
  3. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl, and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Mix the flour and caster sugar in a bowl.
  5. Mix egg, milk and butter in another bowl with a whisk (I used a hand mixer).
  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and continue to whisk.
  7. Arrange muffin cases on a muffin tray. Fill each case a third of the way up, then add 5 or 6 blueberries on top of the mixture, before filling a further third of the case up.
  8. Place in oven for 15-20 minutes (remove when golden).

And there you have it! Again, I do realise these muffins aren’t the healthiest option in the world but they do make a better snack than the usual sweets and crisps I was scoffing before the 40 Day Healthy Living Challenge and they are definitely healthier than the muffins you can buy in supermarkets/Starbucks.

If you try this recipe out let me know!

2 Comments
  • Nicole
    March 18, 2015

    As far as muffins go, this recipe looks really healthy! I absolutely adore blueberry muffins but they are so sugar-filled and stuffed with bad things when you buy them from the shops so I will definitely need to have a bash with this recipe! I also love making blueberry pancakes at the weekend – they are so yummy and a slightly healthier alternative to the classic muffin 🙂
    Nicole xx

    • Gemma
      March 19, 2015

      Thanks Nicole! Think I’ll have to give blueberry pancakes a go soon, obsessed with blueberries at the moment! X

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