Blueberry Yogurt Muffins

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These healthy blueberry yogurt muffins are made with whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt, maple syrup and studded with fresh blueberries. They’re perfectly moist, fluffy and absolutely delicious.

I’ve used yogurt in a couple of my muffin recipes before, but decided it was time to share a classic blueberry yogurt muffin! The Greek yogurt cuts down on the added oil and helps to make these muffins incredibly moist.

This recipe is on regular rotation in our home and I can’t wait for you to try it!

Three blueberry yogurt muffins stacked.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These muffins are protein-packed which means you won’t be hungry 10 minutes after eating one!
  • They’re made with simple ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen.
  • They’re perfectly moist and fluffy and will hit the spot for breakfast, as a snack or even dessert!
Ingredients measured out to make yogurt muffins: whole wheat pastry flour, blueberries, eggs, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, sea salt, greek yogurt, vanilla, coconut oil, maple syrup, almond milk.

Ingredients Needed

  • whole wheat pastry flour – whole wheat pastry flour works better than regular whole wheat flour if you’re looking for the light and fluffy texture that regular all-purpose flour provides, but still want the nutrients of whole wheat flour. My go-to brand is Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat pastry flour. If you can’t find whole wheat pastry flour you can also use white whole wheat flour, a blend of all-purpose and regular whole wheat flour or just regular all-purpose flour.
  • baking powder and baking soda – helps the muffins rise.
  • sea salt – balances the flavors of the muffins.
  • cinnamon – a nice warming spice for these muffins.
  • eggs – helps bind the ingredients together and provide structure for the muffins.
  • Greek yogurt – Greek yogurt keeps these muffins moist without a lot of added oil. I recommend using plain whole milk (full fat) yogurt for the best results.
  • coconut oil – helps keep these muffins super moist and fluffy.
  • maple syrup – I love using maple syrup as the natural sweetener in these muffins, but I bet honey or even monk fruit maple syrup would work fine as a substitute.
  • unsweetened almond milk – I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but any type of milk will work, including cow’s milk.
  • vanilla extract – a flavor enhancer.
  • blueberries – I recommend using fresh blueberries for these muffins, but frozen will also work! There’s no need to defrost frozen blueberries before baking, but just a note that they might be more wet and bleed their color more.
Collage of 9 photos showing the steps how to make the batter for yogurt blueberry muffins.

How to Make Yogurt Muffins

Step 1: Start by combining the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, mix the baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Step 2: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, yogurt, oil, maple syrup, almond milk and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Make sure you don’t over-mix or the muffins will be too dense after baking.

Step 3: Line a muffin tin with paper or silicone muffin liners. Place 1 Tablespoon of the batter at the bottom of each muffin liner. Fold in the blueberries to the rest of the batter and then divide batter evenly into muffin tin.

Step 4: Bake at 400ºF for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. Let the muffins cool for a few minutes in the pan and then let cool completely on a wire rack.

tip! Wondering why you put a little batter in without blueberries? This prevents the blueberries from sinking to the bottom, which can cause the muffins to get soggy and stick to paper liners. 
Six muffins in a muffin tin. A cup of blueberries is nearby.

Tips For Success

  • It’s super important to make sure you’re using room temperature milk, eggs, maple syrup and yogurt! If any of these ingredients are cool, the coconut oil will solidify and create clumps. If you notice this happening, you can set the mixing bowl on the warm part of your stovetop as the oven preheats or set the mixing bowl in a larger bowl of hot water until the coconut oil melts again. You just want to make sure you don’t get the batter too hot or the eggs will start cooking. Here’s a guide for how to bring things like butter, eggs and yogurt to room temp.
  • Don’t forget to add 1 Tablespoon of batter to the bottom of the liners before mixing in the blueberries. This prevents the blueberries from sinking to the bottom, which can cause sogginess and the muffins to stick to paper liners.
  • When combining your dry and wet ingredients make sure you mix until just combined and don’t over-mix, otherwise your muffins could turn out too dense or rubbery. It’s even okay if there are a few streaks of flour remaining as they’ll get mixed in when you stir in the blueberries.
  • I highly recommend using silicone muffin liners or parchment baking cups for the best results and to prevent the muffins from sticking.
  • Let the muffins cool for a few minutes in the muffin tin and then remove to let cool completely on a wire rack. Don’t leave the muffins in the muffin tin for too long because they’ll continue to bake and could dry out!
  • If using paper liners, make sure to let the muffins cool completely before trying to remove the liners otherwise your muffins will likely stick.
A greek yogurt muffin with blueberries sliced in half and laying on their sides, exposing the insides. Whole muffins are scattered around.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use all-purpose flour?

Yes! All-purpose flour will work just fine in place of whole wheat pastry flour.

Can I make these muffins gluten-free?

I haven’t tested a gluten-free version of these muffins, but I would imagine using a 1:1 gluten-free all-purpose flour would work just fine in place of the whole wheat pastry flour. My favorite brand is Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free 1:1 all-purpose flour. I also have these protein blueberry muffins which are made with a combo of oat and almond flour that you could try.

How can I make these muffins dairy-free?

I haven’t tried it, but I would imagine using a non-dairy Greek style yogurt or really any vegan yogurt would work just fine as a substitute for the Greek yogurt.

Is there an egg substitute?

I haven’t tested an egg-free version of these muffins, but let me know if you decide to experiment in the comments below! I would imagine using two flax eggs or chia eggs in place of the regular eggs would work just fine. If you’re looking for a blueberry muffin recipe that’s vegan I suggest checking out these vegan blueberry muffins.

Can I use frozen blueberries?

Yes! You can easily use frozen blueberries in this recipe. And no need to defrost the blueberries before using.

Can I swap the blueberries for a different mix-in?

Totally! Feel free to make this recipe your own and customize the mix-ins. I could see raspberries or chocolate chips being delicious! You can also try my strawberry yogurt muffins!

How do I prevent my muffins from sticking to the liners?

I highly recommend using silicone muffin liners or parchment baking cups for the best results and to avoid the muffins from sticking too much. I also recommend spraying your liners with a little cooking spray. Also, make sure to let your muffins cool completely before trying to remove the liners otherwise they could stick. If you want, you can pop the muffins in the fridge to cool for an hour or so before removing the liners.

What type of yogurt is best to use?

I recommend using plain whole milk Greek yogurt for this recipe. It’s what keeps these muffins moist and adds some protein. My go-to yogurt brands are Fage 5% plain Greek yogurt and Siggi’s plain whole milk yogurt. 2% Greek yogurt will also work, but I don’t recommend using non-fat Greek yogurt as it won’t add as much moisture to the muffins and it sometimes has fillers which could change the consistency.

A 12 muffin tin containing freshly baked greek yogurt muffins with blueberries.

How to Store Leftovers

After allowing the muffins to cool completely, store in an airtight container for 3-4 days at room temperature or for up to 1 week in the refrigerator. For longer storage, you can freeze these muffins for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container or bag. I like to use my Stasher bags for easy storage. To defrost, place muffins in the fridge overnight, at room temperature or defrost in the microwave.

More Muffin Recipes to Try

Be sure to check out all of my muffin recipes and the full collection of breakfast recipes here on EBF!

Blueberry Yogurt Muffins

5 from 21 votes
These blueberry yogurt muffins are made with whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt, maple syrup and studded with fresh blueberries. They're perfectly moist and fluffy and absolutely delicious.
Three blueberry yogurt muffins stacked.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Place 12 paper or silicone liners in your muffin tin.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
    Flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, Greek yogurt, oil, maple syrup, almond milk and vanilla extract.
    Eggs, Greek yogurt, oil, maple syrup, almond milk and vanilla extract in a medium bowl being mixed with a whisk.
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until mixture is just combined. Don’t over-mix! It's okay if there are a few streaks of flour left.
    Wet and dry ingredients incorporated together.
  • Add 1 Tablespoon of the batter to the bottom of the muffin liners.
  • Fold in blueberries to the rest of the batter then evenly divide the rest of batter into muffin tins.
    Blueberries gently folded into the muffin batter.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
    Muffin batter poured into paper lined muffin tin.
  • Let muffins cool in the tin for a few minutes, then remove so they don’t continue to cook and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Store at room temperature for 3-4 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week in an airtight container. You can also freeze for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container.

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Equipment

Notes

  • Whole wheat pastry flour: If you can’t find whole wheat pastry flour you can also use white whole wheat flour, a blend of all-purpose and regular whole wheat flour or just regular all-purpose flour.
  • Greek yogurt: I haven’t tried it, but I bet using a vegan yogurt would work just fine! 
  • Maple syrup: You can use agave, honey or even monk fruit maple syrup as a substitute for maple syrup. 
  • Almond milk: Any dairy-free or dairy milk will work in this recipe!
  • Blueberries: You can totally use frozen blueberries if that’s all you have on hand. No need to defrost before baking.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin Calories: 188kcal Carbohydrates: 28g Protein: 4g Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 37mg Sodium: 213mg Potassium: 63mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 11g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: yogurt muffins

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    24 comments
    1. Lexie
      March 25, 2022 AT 5:31 pm

      5 stars
      Best blueberry muffins ever!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 26, 2022 AT 9:03 am

        Yay! So glad to hear that, Lexie! Thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate it.

    2. Kim
      February 7, 2022 AT 8:17 pm

      5 stars
      These are delicious – turned out perfectly! I used frozen wild blueberries and they worked great. Will be making these again and again!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 8, 2022 AT 8:59 am

        Yay! That makes me so happy to hear, Kim! Thanks for making this recipe and coming back to leave a review, it means the world to me!

    3. Lorna
      February 2, 2022 AT 3:50 pm

      4 stars
      Taste good but unfortunately weren’t light and fluffy but dense, too wet and quite stodgy. I used flax eggs instead of chicken eggs, so maybe that’s why? I also used frozen blueberries instead of fresh.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 3, 2022 AT 9:02 pm

        Hi, Lorna! Sorry to hear these didn’t quite work out. Frozen blueberries release more liquid when baking than fresh blueberries do, which could be the culprit for the wet/dense muffins! Let me know if you try them again with fresh blueberries and how they turn out!

    4. Stephanie
      January 30, 2022 AT 2:45 pm

      5 stars
      These are the best blueberry muffins I’ve ever made. They’re my husbands favorite, so I’m always looking for good ones that are GF & DF. (I used a GF almond flour blend for flour (but I increased it to 2 1/4 cups flour), and I used plain DF cashew based yogurt). Soooo beyond good! I could eat them all day.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 31, 2022 AT 11:07 am

        Woo!! Love hearing this, Stephanie. Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it!

    5. Rosa María
      January 25, 2022 AT 11:38 am

      Can I make them in a loaf pan instad of muffin pan?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 25, 2022 AT 4:46 pm

        Hey Rosa – I haven’t tried it, but I bet you could! I would maybe lower the temp to 350F or 375F and start with 40-50 minutes. Just keep an eye on it as I’m not sure how long it’ll take to bake. Let me know if you try it!!

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