High Protein Blueberry Muffins

These healthy blueberry muffins are packed with good for you ingredients! They’re gluten-free, low in fat and sugar, high in protein and only 100 calories each!

Nothing says happy Sunday like a batch of freshly baked blueberry muffins. Am I right? Hopefully so because today I have a lovely little blueberry muffin recipe to share with ya.

Eight blueberry muffins on a cooling rack surrounded by blueberries.

When I say lovely, I mean it! These muffins studded with blueberries, loaded with flavor, perfectly moist and packed with good-for-you ingredients.

Healthy Muffin Swaps

  • oat flour, almond flour and protein powder instead of regular white flour
  • almond milk and apple cider vinegar instead of buttermilk
  • greek yogurt and egg whites instead of oil and eggs

Blueberry muffin with a bite taken out of it on a cooling rack.

And because of the swaps, these babies are low in sugar, low in fat, higher in protein, only about 100 calories a piece and way, way healthier than most bakery muffins (which are usually just cupcakes disguised as a breakfast food).

Six blueberry muffins on a cooling rack.

Taste-Tester Approved

Over the past few weeks I tested three different versions of these muffins and the one I’m sharing today is definitely the winner. It’s been taste-tested by a handful of people including Isaac’s Dad, Dan. Whenever I can get Dan to like my healthy baked goods I consider the recipe a win as he’s brutally honest and my toughest critic. For instance, one time after being asked how he liked the cookies I made, he told me they were okay, but I probably shouldn’t make them again. haha.

Don’t worry, these muffins are Dan approved! 🙂

If you can’t tell, I’m pretty excited about these portable, blueberry-filled gems. I have an inkling that you’re going to love them just as much as I do!

Hand holding two blueberry muffins and one had a bite taken out of it.

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Blueberry muffin with a bite taken out of it on a cooling rack. A few whole blueberry muffins are around the bitten muffin.

High Protein Blueberry Muffins

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 9 muffins


These healthy blueberry muffins are packed with good for you ingredients! They’re  gluten-free, low in fat and sugar, high in protein and only 100 calories each!


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cups oat flour
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. Spray 9 cups of your muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray (I use coconut oil spray), or use paper liners.
  3. Combine the almond milk and apple cider vinegar in a glass mixing bowl, whisk and set aside.
  4. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Create a well in the middle of the bowl.
  5. Add the greek yogurt, egg whites and vanilla into the bowl with the almond milk. Stir to combine.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Fold in the blueberries.
  7. Fill 9 wells of the muffin tin.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  9. Let muffins cool before removing from tin and serving. Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container for up to one week. Eat cold or reheat in the toaster over before serving.


  • If you want to keep the recipe dairy-free, you can use dairy-free coconut or almond yogurt.
  • If you don’t have oat flour, you can make your own by grinding rolled oats in a food processor or blender. Whole wheat flour will also work if you’re not gluten-free.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 104
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 5g

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    1. Cath
      February 8, 2021 AT 8:22 pm

      Just made those muffins and they’re super good, perfect snack!! The only change I made was to use 1 whole egg instead of 3 tbsp egg white. Love the texture and also they look super pretty! Thanks for the recipe!! xx

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 10, 2021 AT 12:32 am

        So glad you loved these muffins, Catherine. Thanks for the review, I so appreciate it!

    2. Grace
      January 17, 2021 AT 10:44 am

      Hi, they smelled awesome while baking. But when I did the toothpick test, no matter how long I left them in the oven the bottom came out a bit gooey or more like jelly-ish mixed with bluberries. I wasn’t sure why. Any advise?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 17, 2021 AT 7:04 pm

        So sorry to hear that, Grace. Did you change anything about the recipe?

        1. Grace
          January 20, 2021 AT 10:38 am

          Hi Brittany!
          I used monkfruit sweetener instead of sugar.
          Can it be the reason it turned out differently?

          1. Brittany Mullins
            January 20, 2021 AT 11:57 am

            That could have been the issue. I haven’t tried these muffins with monkfruit so I can’t speak to how they’d turn out. Was that the only change you made?

            1. Grace
              January 20, 2021 AT 12:24 pm

              Oh I only used oat flour – I didn’t have almond flour nor the protein powder so I add that amount more with oat flour. sorry, I should have written all in the first commend!

              1. Brittany Mullins
                January 20, 2021 AT 7:33 pm

                No worries, it could have just been the combination of all the changes you made as to why the muffins didn’t turn out. I’m sorry they didn’t turn out though!!

    3. Paven
      June 8, 2020 AT 6:27 am

      I made these for my sister and she loves them. I’m just wondering I have a nut allergy so I can’t eat these – what could I use to replace the nuts in this recipe?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 8, 2020 AT 11:23 am

        Hey Paven! I’m so glad these muffins were a hit with your sister. I have these vegan blueberry muffins that are nut-free you could try. 🙂

    4. Nicole
      May 29, 2020 AT 9:31 am

      Hi there!

      Could I replace coconut sugar with brown? And or could I double the vanilla protein powder to act as sugar to make sweeter ?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 2, 2020 AT 6:06 pm

        Hey Nicole – Yes, brown sugar would work just fine instead of coconut sugar. I’m not sugar about the extra protein, it might dry out the batter too much.

    5. Beth
      May 17, 2020 AT 12:47 pm

      Just made these and they are awesome and kid approved!! Great snack or breakfast! Thanks for the recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 17, 2020 AT 10:44 pm

        Woot woot! That makes me so happy to hear, Beth. I’m so glad these muffins were a hit. Thanks for trying them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. <3

    6. Julie Caldwell
      March 2, 2020 AT 9:26 am

      I plan to make this recipe today but I am confused by step 3 that mentions making a topping. The topping ingredients are not listed in the ingredients and the photo doesn’t show topping on the muffins. Can you help me out? Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 2, 2020 AT 1:02 pm

        Hi Julie! Thanks for catching that. This recipe used to have an almond and oat flour topping, but I removed it from the recipe when I retested it and took new photos. Of course I forgot to remove it from the instructions. Just fixed it! Let me know how the muffins turn out! 🙂

    7. Kathryn
      February 17, 2020 AT 12:19 pm

      Can I use almond flour instead of oat?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 18, 2020 AT 3:22 pm

        Hey Kathryn – you can definitely try it! I haven’t tried just almond flour, so I’m not sure how the muffins will turn out. Let me know if you do try the recipe with just almond flour and how they turn out. 🙂

    8. Ed Youmans
      January 31, 2020 AT 1:03 pm

      I’m a retired man and new to baking. I’d make theseHigh Protein Blueberry almond Muffins, but I don’t know how to separate the egg whites. Don’t laugh .. I’m a guy!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 1, 2020 AT 9:15 am

        No worries! If you do a quick Google search, you’ll find a video to show you how to separate the egg white from the yolk. Another option is to buy liquid egg whites at the store. They’re in a carton in the egg section. Buying them in the carton makes it a bit easier and you don’t have to figure out what to do with the yolks. 🙂

    9. Kiana
      November 26, 2019 AT 4:57 pm

      If I wanted to make this dairy free what measurement of oil would I use in place of the greek yogurt?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 27, 2019 AT 2:06 am

        Hey Kiana – If you want to keep this recipe dairy-free I would use dairy-free almond or coconut yogurt to replace the Greek yogurt.

    10. Becca
      July 15, 2016 AT 2:17 pm

      I love these muffins- I’ve made them a few times; they make a great pre or post workout snack! Quick question though – my blueberries end up at the bottom and make them kinda soggy. Any tips or tricks to keep them more afloat? I’ve used both frozen and fresh.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 17, 2016 AT 4:54 pm

        Hi Becca! I’m so glad that you like this recipe. Here’s a quick tip I found to help with the blueberries sinking: try tossing them in a tablespoon or two of flour from the recipe’s dry ingredients — just enough flour to give them a coating. Then, fold the flour-coated berries into the batter as the very last step before baking. Let me know if this helps!

    11. Melissa
      April 28, 2016 AT 3:36 pm

      I can’t find almond flour or meal in the UK (except for one bag for £15 or $22!) so can I use ground almonds instead, like the £2 bags from Tesco or Sainsbury’s? Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 28, 2016 AT 4:14 pm

        Hi Melissa. I think ground almonds should work! The texture just might be a bit dense. Let me know how they turn out. 🙂

    12. Jennifer Flood
      April 5, 2015 AT 4:28 pm

      Since it is food prep Sunday, I am going to make these for me and the hubs for some breakfasts this week. Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 5, 2015 AT 4:53 pm

        Woo-hoo! Let me know how they turn out! 🙂

    13. aidammollenkamp
      March 26, 2015 AT 11:12 pm

      Such smart swaps and they look delish!

    14. Alyssa Rimmer (@simplyquinoa)
      March 24, 2015 AT 2:06 pm

      Oh yay! these would make the absolute perfect on-th-go breakfast. I LOVE muffins (esp. blueberry), but have realized the ones you buy at bakeries are probably one of the worst things you could have for breakfast – sugar upon sugar upon more sugar. Sounds like a blood sugar crash to me! Def going to give these a try 🙂

    15. Patty @ Reach Your Peak
      March 23, 2015 AT 8:36 pm

      Definitely need to make these for my sweet tooth. Do you think I could make them without the sugar? Or would they taste weird? Currently on a sugar detox :-O

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 24, 2015 AT 10:04 am

        Hmm… I haven’t tried them without the sugar so I’m not 100% sure. If you decide to try it, let me know how they turn out! 🙂

    16. Paige @ Your Trainer Paige
      March 23, 2015 AT 4:00 pm

      These look delish! And thank you for listing some substitutions 🙂

    17. Shannon
      March 23, 2015 AT 3:20 pm

      These look so yummy! I am a huge muffin fan and always get so sad when I realize they are really NOT good for you. Haha 🙂

    18. organicsandra
      March 23, 2015 AT 12:31 pm

      Love all of the substitutions. Wonderful blueberry protein muffins. Now I am wishing I had fresh blueberries!

    19. Strength and Sunshine
      March 23, 2015 AT 10:19 am

      Fabulous little muffin! Blueberry has always been my favorite!

    20. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
      March 23, 2015 AT 9:28 am

      Blueberry muffins and protein powder?! I am in LOVE with these lovely little muffins. The perfect breakfast or snack! Pinned!

    21. Lindsay L, RD (@LeanGrnBeanBlog)
      March 23, 2015 AT 9:16 am

      i am in love with blueberry muffins! love the protein powder addition in these. i’ve been playing around with adding it and it can be tricky to get it right. these look fab.

    22. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
      March 22, 2015 AT 11:07 pm

      I really do not get enough muffins in my life. These sound delicious!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 22, 2015 AT 11:11 pm

        Thank you, Ashley!

    23. Andrew
      March 22, 2015 AT 10:52 pm

      Mmm need to make these soon

    24. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul
      March 22, 2015 AT 6:03 pm

      Yum these look great!

    25. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
      March 22, 2015 AT 4:06 pm

      Love blueberry muffins! Thanks for the recipe. Enjoy your Sunday Funday! 🙂

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