Blueberry muffins have to be the most popular flavor, and you can have them on the Paleo diet as long as they are made to Paleo standards. This means they’ll have to exclude all grains, dairy, and refined sugar, and only use food items that are part of the Paleo approved foods list. These blueberry muffin recipes all fit the mold and are ready for your enjoyment. We’ve rounded up a baker’s dozen for you to sample and choose your favorite from.
1. Blueberry Muffins to Die For
These muffins are trying to tell you something by their title: they’re just about as delicious as it gets. To live up to their billing they’re using a combination of eggs, maple syrup, almond and vanilla extracts, and perhaps the secret ingredient to how good these taste is coconut milk. It gives them a smooth texture when you bite in, and also a hint of coconut flavor that permeates throughout the entire muffin. The great part about these muffins is what they leave out. No general-purpose flour is used, which cuts out the gluten you’ll find in most muffins on the market.
2. Blueberry Cardamom Muffins
Cardamom might not seem like an obvious choice in terms of things to add to blueberry muffins to make them taste better, but once you bite into these muffins you’ll soon see why they were used. These go above and beyond your typical Paleo muffin recipe by using sunflower seed flour in addition to coconut flour and tapioca flour. While that may be a lot of flour going on, you’re still in the clear because it doesn’t use any grains. Eggs and coconut oil are often seen in Paleo muffins to replace unhealthy fat and help turn it into a proper batter.
3. The Best Low Carb Blueberry Muffins
While Paleo isn’t about counting carbs, you can still feel good that these blueberry muffins taste great, but are low carb. Many low carb recipes cut the carbs out by using ingredients that are naturally lower in carbs. In this recipe she’s using coconut flour rather than all-purpose flour, and chia seeds, which not only contribute to the overall taste, but also bring with them omega-3s. Some Paleo pundits go into great detail about how many omega-3s you should be getting compared to your omega-6s, but they are losing sight of the Paleo philosophy of eating like a caveman and being a bit esoteric to come off as a guru.
4. Bravo for Paleo Blueberry Muffins
These blueberry muffins draw a direct comparison to the kind being sold at Starbucks throughout the country. It’s the kind of muffin that you instinctively reach for because it just looks too good to pass up, even though you know it’s laden with things that will muck up your system. So she’s come up with a blueberry muffin with all of that attraction, but without the “grains, refined sugars, or fake ingredients”. Sounds like the perfect idea when you’re trying to eat Paleo and trying to refrain from eating the gunk that the food industry provides us as “food”. You’ll love looking at the list of wholesome ingredients she’s chosen for these special muffins.
5. Lemon Blueberry Lavender Muffins
Lemons and blueberries go well together, and with the addition of lavender these muffins are trying to reach an echelon of muffin that only the truly great can achieve. Fresh blueberries are the standout ingredient and will make sure that you get the amazing taste of blueberries with their antioxidant value intact. The lemon flavor comes from lemon zest, and the lavender will be tasted throughout thanks to dried lavender being mixed in right with the flour. The result is a blueberry muffin you’ve never tasted before, and one that you’ll want to taste again soon.
6. Paleo Blueberry Muffins
These Paleo blueberry muffins are sure to rank on your list of Best Things I’ve Tasted on Paleo because they are using Paleo friendly ingredients in a creative way. You end up with the classic taste of blueberry muffins without all of the classic junk that is put in them. Wild blueberries is just one example of how cavemanish these are. They are using whole milk yogurt here and recommend to use grass-fed if you can find it. Paleo sticklers will put a nix to this and either use coconut milk or find another recipe. Others are fine with using high-quality dairy, as long as it isn’t conventionally made. At the end of the day it becomes a personal preference.
7. Blueberry Love Muffins
This is a great batch of muffins to bake up when you are in the mood for blueberries and maybe a little chocolate. That’s because you have the option of adding Paleo friendly chocolate chips to them if you want, making them a split between chocolate chip muffins and blueberry muffins. You can also just make them straight blueberry muffins if that’s all you’re hungry for or all you have available. The rest of the recipe is pretty standard, except she’s using almond flour instead of coconut flour that you often see used in Paleo muffin recipes. This will result in heartier muffins that aren’t as light, and will stay with you a little longer.
8. Stir It Up Blueberry Muffins
This recipe keeps it simple, a good thing to do while eating Paleo. The ingredients list is full of Paleo ingredients, including fresh blueberries, coconut palm sugar, and coconut oil. There’s also coconut flour being used, which might make you think that these will taste like coconut muffins with all of the the coconut products being used. But these only provide a faint taste of coconut, and the blueberries easily overpower it so you’re left with a blueberry muffin taste throughout, rather than coconut. Vanilla extract also helps with the flavor, and you’re sure to feel like you just ate a blueberry muffin just like you remember.
9. Blueberry Banana Muffins
When you start combining superfoods like blueberries and bananas, good things tend to happen. These muffins prove that nutrition doesn’t have to make you gag, and you’re not only getting the antioxidants from blueberries, but added potassium and fiber from the bananas. Usually you’ll see manufacturers try to sell you on the idea of healthy by releasing products like blueberry banana muffins, but any nutritional value has been sapped out of it by using low grade fruit, and if there was any benefit to the fruit the flour and sugar would overpower it making it an unhealthy choice. But such is not the case here, and you get to have full quality control over these muffins, which actually are healthy for you.
10. Blueberry Mango Muffins
Blueberries and mango might not seem like the most obvious combination, but once you taste them and see how the mango give just the right touch of tropical flair to these, you’ll be hooked. Mangoes and blueberries can be eaten together because they have similar harvest cycles, so it only makes sense that in parts of the world where they both grow, early man would have been able to eat them together. The reason these work so well is because the mango is diced, so you not only get the flavor, but it adds some texture as well. Between the blueberries and the mangoes you mouth is always working when you eat these.
11. Lemon Blueberry Cheese Danish Muffins
These blueberry muffins have a lot going on, and a few different tastes to help them out. They are really a triple hybrid of three different breakfast options, lemon muffins, blueberry muffins, and a cheese danish. When you want all three but don’t feel like making three different items, this is your go-to recipe. You’ll often see lemons and blueberries combined because they taste good together, but with the inclusion of cheese danish qualities, you’ve got something totally new here. Paleo purists will want to avoid this due to the cream cheese, but many Paleo followers will use organic grass-fed dairy and feel alright.
12. Blueberry-Apricot Cardamom Muffins
These muffins use a mix of both almond flour and coconut flour to replace general purpose flour. The reason this is done is because using one or the other will produce muffins that are either too light and airy, or too dense and hearty. You split the difference when you use both types of flour and it’s a mix that has proven to best replicate regular flour in terms of taste and texture. That means that these muffins will remind you of the real thing, even though they are loaded with different ingredients like apricots and cardamom. You’ll be a believe if you give these a try.
13. Lemon Blueberry Nut Muffins
As you’ve seen so far, blueberry muffins can get a boost of flavor from lemons, which only helps enhance the blueberries and doesn’t detract from the overall experience. But the thing we love about this recipe is that it adds in nuts, either walnuts or pecans, your choice. What this does is adds a bit of crunchiness to an otherwise soft and fluffy muffin, and it also adds healthy fat to the muffins. On Paleo you’ll want to make sure that you’re getting your daily monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat intake from foods like nuts and oils.