There are few things in this world that can’t be improved by adding a little blueberry goodness. This is especially true when it comes to muffins, which we love because they’re such an easy grab-and-go breakfast or snack option! If you want your morning meal to have the perfect balance of sweetness and savory flavor, then this homemade blueberry muffins recipe will help you get started on baking the best batch of breakfast muffins.
Whether your kids are starting back to school, homeschool, or like me, sending your child to the local community college the fact is for many moms getting breakfast ready to go can be a hassle.
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Family Breakfast Idea – Blueberry Muffins
I personally like to ease into the day, drink a cup of coffee maybe nosh on some toast, then have second breakfast around 11 a.m. But, kids aren’t often like that. Which means as the parent you need to have breakfast ideas handy so you can keep them fed and happy.
Muffins are a great solution! They can be prepped ahead of time, the night before for example, and in the morning any member of the family can do a quick grab and go breakfast and be satisfied. And you can feel accomplished even if you choose to stay in bed an extra 20 minutes.
These Blueberry Muffins are a great family breakfast idea. Especially during the back to school season, but also for any other time of the year. In the midwest, I’ve found, blueberries are at the peak of freshness in late summer into fall and that means they are very affordable.
Plus, they can be eaten any time of day, and they’re perfect for kids because there’s something in them that tastes good to everyone. But not all muffin recipes have the same ingredients like butter or oil – some only use milk and flour. This recipe is simple using ingredients you likely have on-hand.
Money saving tip: Blueberries are one of the easiest fruits to freeze! Just rinse, pat dry and toss into freezer zip bags and place in the freezer. If you want to freeze enough to use throughout winter, then you can double bag them for an extra layer of protection. Then, you can make this recipe all year long.
How to Make Momemade Blueberry Muffins
Have you ever wondered how to make blueberry muffins from scratch? It is easier than you would think! In this blog post I will show you how with just 7 ingredients and 10 minutes prep time.
All it takes is flour, sugar, eggs, butter (or oil), baking powder, milk and fresh or frozen blueberries.
Making these muffins is so easy. Start by preheating the oven. Pre-heating ensures that your muffins bake evenly. Line muffin tin with paper liners, I like to spray the liners with a bit of non-stick coconut oil spray to help ensure the muffins don’t get stuck.
Next, you’ll need a large mixing bowl and a whisk. Whisk together egg, milk and oil. Add in flour, baking powder and salt, and mix together to combine. Gently fold in blueberries being careful to not break up the berries.
Spoon into prepared muffin tin about ½ to ¾ full. Lightly dust with sugar and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan and let cool.
How Can I Make This Blueberry Muffin Healthier for My Family?
This is a great question! Using regular flour or sugar is not considered a healthy option. I get it, I totally do. I’m a proponent of the a Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle. For this recipe I wanted it to be easily accessible for any family which is why I made it with traditional ingredients.
That said, the great thing about this recipe is that it is easily adaptable. Here’s how I change this recipe for a trim healthier lifestyle.
- Replace the milk with oat milk, almond milk, or other nut based milk substitute.
- Instead of using all-purpose flour you can use sprouted grain fler. Sprouted grain flour has been processed in a way allowing the grain to fully sprout leading to more health benefits. Dr. Axe explains why Sprouted Grain Bread is better than regular bread, but essentially your body absorbs more nutrients from sprouted breads than others. More nutrients means — it’s healthier!
- Cut the sugar! Really… sugar isn’t good for your body. But, of course you want some sweetness in your muffins. I suggest replacing the sugar with Monkfruit. It’s easy because with monkfruit you can simply do a 1 to 1 swap, no need to figure out the correct measurements like you’d have to do with Pyure, Erythritol, Xylitol or others.
- I do suggest using aluminum free baking powder because I don’t think we should be adding aluminum to our bodies to process. Aluminum-free baking powder is easy to find, and works just as well.
Recipe for Breakfast Blueberry Muffins
- 1 Egg
- ¾ Cup Milk
- ½ Cup Butter, melted
- 2 Cups All-purpose flour
- 1/3 Cup Sugar
- 3 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 Cup Blueberries, Fresh or Frozen (Thawed)
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Line muffin tin with paper liners.
- In a large bowl, whisk together egg, milk and oil. Gradually add in flour, baking powder and salt. Once all the ingredients are combined, gently fold in blueberries.
- Spoon into prepared muffin tin about ½ to ¾ full. Lightly dust with sugar and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Immediately remove from pan and let cool.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 786Total Fat: 8.6gSaturated Fat: 5.2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 262mgCarbohydrates: 24.6gNet Carbohydrates: 23.7gFiber: 0.9gSugar: 7.6gProtein: 3.3g
Can I Freeze Blueberry Muffins?
Like other backed goods muffins can alzo be frozen. To freeze, first bake the muffins and let them cool completely. Then, wrap each muffin in plastic wrap and place all the muffins in a zip bag. Place in freezer and store for up to two months.
You might also be interested in other ways to to make breakfast muffins for at home. So I’ve gathered this list of 15 Homemade Muffin Recipes that will give you even more ideas. I think, these homemade blueberry muffin recipes are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or any time of the day!
What kind of muffins do you like? Let me know in the comments below!