Blueberry Protein Muffins

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These healthy blueberry protein muffins are perfectly fluffy and packed with 7 grams of protein each! They’re such a great snack or breakfast option to meal prep for the week.

Want more high protein breakfasts? Try my protein waffles, protein Pancakes and these egg muffins.

A blueberry protein muffin with a bite taken from it.

Why I Love These Muffins

  • Protein-packed – Each muffin packs 7 grams of protein!
  • Low-sugar – This recipe calls for only 1/4 cup coconut sugar in the entire batch so each muffin only has 8 grams of sugar, which is way less than a bakery-style blueberry muffin.
  • Portable – These muffins are easy to eat with your hands on the go. Bonus, silicone muffin cups double as a baking, storage and transportation vessel.
Ingredients measured out to make Blueberry Protein Muffins: oat flour, almond milk, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, vanilla protein powder, salt, almond flour, cinnamon, Greek yogurt, baking powder, vanilla, egg, blueberries and coconut sugar.

Ingredients Needed

  • unsweetened almond milk – we’re making our own dairy-free “buttermilk” by mixing apple cider vinegar with almond milk, which helps to achieve a light and fluffy crumb.
  • apple cider vinegar – I recommend Bragg’s apple cider vinegar. It’s organic, raw and the best of the best.
  • oat flour and almond flour – to make these muffins gluten-free I went with a combo of oat flour and almond flour.
  • plant-based vanilla protein powder – you’ll need a plant-based vanilla protein powder for this recipe. I’ve tested it with Sun Warrior and Nuzest and I highly recommend one of these brands. You can use my code eatingbirdfood for 15% off your Nuzest order.
  • baking powder and baking soda – leavening agents that help the muffins rise.
  • salt – enhances the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • cinnamon – the perfect warming spice that complements the blueberries nicely.
  • egg – you can use 3 Tablespoons of egg whites or 1 regular egg for this recipe.
  • plain Greek yogurt – instead of oil we’re using yogurt to add moistness to these muffins. I recommend using full-fat Greek yogurt, but 2% will also work.
  • coconut sugar – we’re only using 1/4 cup for the whole batch! I wouldn’t recommend swapping this with a liquid sweetener like maple syrup as the muffins will turn out too wet.
  • vanilla extract – the perfect flavor enhancer.
  • fresh blueberries – the star of the show, providing bursts of juicy sweetness. If you only have frozen blueberries on hand, feel free to use those instead. And no need to thaw them!

Recipe Variations

  • Swap the blueberries – Feel free to swap the blueberries with another fruit instead. I bet raspberries, blackberries or diced strawberries would all be delicious. If you want to skip the fruit all together, chocolate chips or chopped nuts would be a great mix-in.
  • Use a different protein powder – Want to make chocolate blueberry protein muffins? Use chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla!

How to Make Blueberry Protein Muffins

Step 1: Whisk together the almond milk and apple cider vinegar in a medium mixing bowl. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then add your egg (or egg whites), yogurt, coconut sugar and vanilla and whisk until smooth and combined.

Side by side photos of wet ingredients being whisked together for Blueberry Protein Muffins.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, add the oat flour, almond flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix to combine.

Side by side photos of dry ingredients mixed together for Blueberry Protein Muffins.

Step 3: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Side by side photos of the batter being stirred together for Blueberry Protein Muffins.

Step 4: Toss the blueberries with 1 Tablespoon of oat flour in small bowl. Then add them to batter and gently stir to combine.

Blueberries tossed in oat flour and then added to muffin batter.

Step 5: Evenly pour the batter into 9 muffin tins. Top with additional fresh blueberries and bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and enjoy!

Side by side photos of Blueberry Protein Muffins in a muffin tin, before and after being baked.

Brittany’s Tips

  • Use the right protein powder: This recipe has only been tested with plant-based protein powders, so that’s what I’d recommend using. Don’t use whey protein powder as it doesn’t soak up as much liquid and will change the consistency of the muffins.
  • Use muffin liners: If using muffin liners I highly recommend using silicone muffin liners or parchment baking cups for the best results and to prevent the muffins from sticking. If using paper ones, you might want to spray them with non-stick spray otherwise the muffins could stick.
  • Don’t forget to toss the berries: Tossing the blueberries in some oat flour before adding to the batter helps prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the muffins during baking.
Multiple blueberry protein muffins near one another on a table.

Dietary Substitutions

  • Dairy-free – Swap the Greek yogurt with a plant-based yogurt.
  • Vegan – Use a vegan yogurt and I haven’t tested it, but I bet you could swap the egg for one flaxseed egg. Just note, that this will change the protein content of the muffins. Let me know if you try it!
  • Low-sugar – Swap the coconut sugar for a monk fruit sugar.
  • Nut-free – For those with nut allergies, you can use a different dairy-free milk option and try swapping the almond flour for more oat flour. I haven’t tried it, so I’m not 100% sure if the texture will be different, but let me know if you try it.
Multiple blueberry protein muffins in a muffin tin.

How to Store Blueberry Protein Muffins

  • At room temperature: Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 days.
  • In the fridge: These muffins will stay fresh for up to 5 days when refrigerated in an airtight container.
  • In the freezer: Let the muffins cool completely, then transfer them to a freezer-safe container and store for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, let them thaw in the fridge overnight.
Blueberry protein muffins stacked on one another with one muffin having a large bite taken from it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh?

Yes! Frozen blueberries will work in this recipe. There’s no need to thaw them, just make sure you’re mixing them into the batter when still frozen otherwise excess liquid will get into the mixture causing them to be too wet. If your berries are already thawed, drain them well before tossing in flour and adding to the mixture.

Can I skip the protein powder?

These muffins were specifically created with the protein powder, so I wouldn’t recommend substituting it. If you’re looking for a blueberry muffin recipe that doesn’t have protein powder I would try these vegan blueberry muffins or blueberry yogurt muffins instead.

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4.48 from 36 votes

Blueberry Protein Muffins

These healthy blueberry protein muffins are soft, fluffy and packed with 7 grams of protein each! They're the perfect high protein snack or breakfast option to meal prep for the week.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9 muffins

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ¼ cups + 1 Tablespoon oat flour
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup plant-based vanilla protein powder, I used Sun Warrior
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons egg whites, or 1 egg
  • cup plain full fat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup fresh blueberries, plus more for topping

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375° F and spray 9 cups of your muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray, or use paper liners that are sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Add almond milk and apple cider vinegar to a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
    A woman's hand uses a whisk to stir the ingredients in a large mixing bowl used for blueberry protein muffins.
  • Add 1 ¼ cup oat flour, almond flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
    A large mixing bowl of dry ingredients used for blueberry protein muffins.
  • Add the egg, greek yogurt, coconut sugar and vanilla to the bowl with the almond milk. Whisk to combine.
    A large mixing bowl of wet ingredients used for blueberry protein muffins.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
    Wet ingredients added to the dry ingredients for blueberry protein muffins.
  • In a separate small bowl toss the blueberries in 1 Tablespoon of oat flour then add the blueberries to the batter and gently mix to evenly distribute.
    Frozen blueberries added to the batter used to make blueberry protein muffins.
  • Fill 9 muffin tins evenly with batter and top with additional blueberries, if desired.
    A woman's hand uses a cookie scoop to measure out the blueberry protein muffins in a muffin tin.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let muffins cool for about 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a cooling rack.
    Finished blueberry protein muffins in a muffin tin.

Notes

  • Dairy-free – Swap the Greek yogurt with a plant-based yogurt.
  • Vegan – Use a vegan yogurt and I haven’t tested it, but I bet you could swap the egg for one flaxseed egg. Let me know if you try it!
  • Low-sugar – Swap the coconut sugar for a monk fruit sugar.
  • Nut-free – For those with nut allergies, you can use a different dairy-free milk option and try swapping the almond flour for more oat flour. I haven’t tried it, so I’m not 100% sure if the texture will be different, but let me know if you try it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g

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

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast/Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry protein muffins, protein blueberry muffins
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Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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65 Comments

  1. Hi, a few questions: could I just sub the whole wheat flour for all of the flour (both oat and almond) in the same quantities, or are other adjustments needed? Also, do you use nonfat Greek yogurt or a different type, and do other ingredients need adjustments depending on yogurt fat content? For the protein powder, do you use a plain unsweetened variety, and if any adjustments are needed if the protein powder has artificial or other sweeteners in it. Thanks for posting!

    1. Hey Abi, I haven’t tried this recipe with flour subs so I’m not sure how they would turn out. I typically use full fat Greek yogurt, but any kind will work. For the protein powder, I use Nuzest vanilla protein powder, but again any type will work and no need for adjustments!

  2. 5 stars
    hi:) i just made the muffins and used fresh blueberries. After 20 mins in the oven they seemed cooked through and the toothpick came out dry but it was abit moist when i ate it. Could this be due to the blueberries or greek yogurt?

    1. How long did you let them sit before eating one? Maybe it needed more time to rest or just a few more minutes in the oven! Cook times always vary depending on your oven. 🙂

    1. Hi Kayla – I have not tested this recipe with oat milk so I am not sure how it would turn out. I don’t think there should be a problem though. If you give it a try, I’d love to know how these turn out for you.

  3. We don’t worry so much about gluten free, can I sub Italian wheat flour in place and if so any idea of the conversion? Thanks

  4. 5 stars
    Easy and delicious! I actually baked these in mini loaf pans (made 3) and added different mix in’s in each (blueberries/chopped banana + walnuts/chocolate chips). Turned out great!

    1. YUM! I am so glad you gave these a try and are loving them, Taylor. Thank you for sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

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