Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins

These Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins are the BEST! They’re moist and fluffy, and both gluten-free and grain-free. Perfect for a quick breakfast or a healthier midday snack.

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IN THIS POST: Everything you need to make Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins

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Ingredients for this recipe

  • almond flour – use blanched almond flour and not almond meal
  • baking soda – helps the batter rise
  • fine sea salt – enhances the flavor of the other ingredients
  • coconut oil – keeps the muffins moist
  • coconut sugar – my fave sweetener for baking
  • eggsroom temperature
  • lemon zest – this gives a slightly tangy flavor and it so nice with the blueberries
  • vanilla extract – adds a touch of creamy sweetness
  • blueberries – fresh, small wild blueberries are the best
muffin ingredients on a counter.

Instructions

Start by heating your oven to 400. Starting out at a high heat helps to create a domed muffin top. You will turn the heat down after baking for five minutes.

Next, line 9 cups of a 12-cup muffin tin with parchment paper liners. Leaving a few cups empty lets the heat circulate which also helps them to rise.

Then in a large bowl,  whisk together the dry ingredients.

dry ingredients being whisked in a mixing bowl.

Next, beat the eggs in a medium bowl then stir in the rest of the wet ingredients coconut oillemon zest, and vanilla extract.

Pour the egg mixture over the almond flour mixture and stir the batter until just combined – be careful not to overmix.

muffin batter being stirred in a mixing bowl.

Finally, gently fold the blueberries into the batter.

blueberries being folded into batter in a mixing bowl.

Scoop the batter into the lined cups in the muffin pan filling them almost to the top.

muffin batter in a muffin tin ready for the oven.

Pop the pan into the oven and bake for 5 minutes at 400 then turn the heat down to 375 and bake for another 13-15 minutes.

Check to see if the tops spring back when lightly pressed after 13 minutes and bake for 2 more if needed. 

You can also use a toothpick to test for doneness. If it comes out clean the muffins are ready. 

freshly baked muffins in a muffin pan.

Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

The texture of these almond flour muffins is so light and moist.

freshly baked almond flour blueberry muffins on a board.

FAQs, Tips, and Substitutions

  • What is the difference between almond flour and almond meal? Almond flour is finer and softer than almond meal and better for baking.
  • For storage, keep the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days then store them in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Can I use frozen berries? Yes! Frozen blueberries also work in this recipe however they do tend to streak a blue color throughout the batter. Don’t thaw them first – use the frozen berries straight out of the freezer.
  • Substitute honey or maple syrup instead of coconut sugar.
  • Swap raspberries for blueberries for a different flavor.
  • Use melted butter instead of coconut oil. Just know they will no longer be dairy-free. You can also sub avocado oil which doesn’t have dairy.
  • Want fewer carbohydrates? Using a monk fruit sweetener will turn these into keto blueberry muffins.
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Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins

Sharon Rhodes
These Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins are the BEST! They're moist, fluffy, and both gluten-free and grain-free. Perfect for a quick breakfast or a healthier midday snack.
5 from 81 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Cool 15 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 240 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 and line 9 cups of a muffin tin with parchment paper liners. Leaving a few cups empty helps to circulate the heat so the muffins rise.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, salt, and coconut sugar. Set aside.
  • In another small mixing bowl, beat the eggs then stir in the oil, lemon zest, and vanilla.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the almond flour mixture and stir until just combined. Don't overmix the batter.
  • Add the blueberries to the batter and gently fold them in.
  • Scoop the muffin batter into the 9 prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake at 400 for 5 minutes then turn the heat down to 375 and bake for 13-15 minutes more. Watch for the tops to be lightly browned and spring bakc when lightly pressed with a finger.
  • Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Notes

  • For storage, keep the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days then store them in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Can I use frozen berries? Yes! Frozen blueberries also work in this recipe however they do tend to streak a blue color throughout the batter. Don’t thaw them first – use the frozen berries straight out of the freezer.
  • Substitute honey or maple syrup instead of coconut sugar.
  • Swap raspberries for blueberries for a different flavor.
  • Use melted butter instead of coconut oil. Just know they will no longer be dairy-free. You can also sub avocado oil which doesn’t have dairy.
  • Want fewer carbohydrates? Using a monk fruit sweetener will turn these into keto blueberry muffins.

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 7gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 158mgPotassium: 31mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 86IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 1mg
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19 Comments

  1. I just made these for breakfast & they were exactly what I was looking for. My husband loved them, & I will be making them again very soon! I love baking with almond flour & the lemon zest made them taste so good! Thank you 😋

    1. Yay! Thanks so much Jennifer. So happy you enjoyed the muffins. We have quite a few almond flour recipes on the site now – I love baking with it too! Enjoy the rest of your week. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious light and fluffy muffins!! I added cane sugar instead of coconut sugar and dark chocolate chips for an extra flavor. My husband and I couldn’t get enough of them!

  3. 5 stars
    Excellent! I used maple syrup for sweetness! What are the calories for each??They are really portioned control.. I could have eaten all myself..😉😋small but yummy..

    1. Hey Helen! These muffins are about 240 calories each. You can see all of the nutrition breakdown details at the bottom of the recipe card if you wanted to check them out. So happy you enjoyed them! Thanks for the great feedback.

  4. 5 stars
    These would be best gluten-free muffins I have ever made! Moist and flavorful. Just excellent!

  5. 5 stars
    Loved these blueberry muffins. Your tip about using frozen blueberries worked so well. I had perfect muffins for breakfast.

    1. These are really yummy. Using what I had on hand, I substituted butter for the coconut oil and honey for the coconut sugar. They turned out great and will definitely make again. Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    Finally, a really yummy gluten-free breakfast muffin! I’m always looking for new recipes that everyone in my family will enjoy – and these were a hit. I’ll be making these again.

  7. 5 stars
    Thanks for putting together this wonderful muffin recipe. I had tried to use almond flour to bake muffins and was never successful. Your recipe was so easy to make and the muffins came out perfectly crumbly.

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