Blueberry Mini Muffins

Blueberry Mini Muffins made with healthy ingredients, such as coconut oil, maple syrup, oats, and flax. A healthy finger food for little ones!
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These blueberry mini muffins are by far one of my kids’ favorite muffin recipes. They are moist and tender, not too sweet, and perfect for little hands to grab. My kids especially love how the colourful blueberries burst out of them!

This recipe is simple and easy to make and is full of healthy ingredients, such as protein-packed Greek yogurt, coconut oil, flax, and of course antioxidant packed organic blueberries! The addition of creamy Greek yogurt adds a super moist texture and the blueberries add a tart bite to these lightly sweetened muffins.

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I often tend to alter recipes and substitute ingredients to suit my dietary needs and personal taste, such as with this one. I substituted butter for creamy coconut oil, refined sugar with rich maple syrup and added other healthy ingredients, such as fiber-rich oats and flax.

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Tweaking recipes does have its downside, in that it usually alters the texture or consistency in baked goods. This recipe on the other hand, surpassed my expectations! Just the right amount of tweaking resulted in delicious, light-tasting muffins, which by the way meet all the criteria of a traditional recipe; super moist on the inside with a little crunch on the outside.

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Scrumptious, sweet, cakey, healthy, delicious muffins!

But you don’t have to take my word for it…

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Blueberry Mini Muffins written by Lisa Codina average rating 4/5 - 15 user ratings
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Ingredients:

Yields: 20
1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup liquid sweetener of choice
2 large organic eggs
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup instant oats
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbs. ground flax (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 cup fresh organic blueberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Rinse the blueberries, pat dry and set aside. For a more natural way to clean the bluberries, soak them in a white vinegar and water solution (1:4 ratio) for 5-7 minutes then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

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In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, yogurt, agave, coconut oil and vanilla extract with a hand mixer until smooth and frothy.

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Add the dry ingredients and whisk again until combined and smooth. Halve the blueberries or cut into quarters then fold into the batter with a large spoon or spatula.

Spray a 20-cup mini muffin tin generously with cooking spray or line with baking cups. Dollop about 1/4 cup of the batter into each cup.

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Cook for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove immediately from the oven and set aside to cool before removing from the muffin tin. Store in an air tight container for up to one week or in a zip-lock bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. Remove as needed and reheat in the microwave.

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Blueberry Mini Muffins written by Lisa Codina average rating 4/5 - 15 user ratings
  • Monica

    These look so so yummy! Your photography is great too. It looks like the little guy enjoyed them! I’m going to give this one a go!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      I’m still working on the photography, but thanks! Actually, the WHOLE family loved them…I put some in the freezer and have been taking them out as last-minute or on-the-go snacks…for ALL of us, lol!

  • http://berlinbythebay.com/ Jordan | Berlin by the Bay

    This recipe looks right up my alley. Healthy muffins…I suck at baking as well, but I give it a shot so Berlin can have some healthy snacks to munch on

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Seriously, even if you’re not a baker, these are so easy! If I can make them, YOU can!

  • Terri Lynn Grothe

    Yumm… healthy and blueberry, what more can ya ask for

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Next time I’m gonna try them with raspberries or strawberries!

  • http://www.tamijardine.com/ Tami

    I love Blueberries so I’m sold. :) This looks so amazing. I will save it and give it a try.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Thanks! Would love to hear what you think of the recipe!

  • Annita

    Made these this morning for my 16 month old and husband :-). I didn’t have blueberries so I used bananas. Recipe was easy, healthy and they were delicious! Proud mom.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Welcome to the Blog…and thank you! I’m glad you thought they were as easy as I did! You should be proud of yourself for choosing to prepare healthy, homemade meals for your family ;-)

  • Cheryl

    I’m going to make these this weekend and hopefully have some leftovers to freeze for another day. Using up some frozen blueberries we have on hand

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Great! Let me know what you think ;-)

  • Sheila R

    Husband and toddler approved :). Thanks Lisa for sharing this very easy to follow recipe. Can’t wait for your cookbook!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Good to hear! I love that us moms need the husband’s approval too, lol!

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  • http://queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.wordpress.com Amanda Simkin

    These look amazing. My boys love when I make mini-muffins so I will definitely be adding these to our repertoire. Have any good carrot muffin recipes?!?
    Amanda
    http://www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Actually, I’ll be posting a recipe for carrot cake oatmeal cookies this week. I’m sure it can be tweaked into a muffin recipe!

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Ooooo these look pretty delicious!! I love all things blueberry :) and these are mini and I’m always drawn to all things mini!!! Love itttt :)

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Me too, lol! They’re literally a few bites for adults…it’s a great way to manage portion sizes, lol!

  • http://www.aishakristine.com Aisha Kristine Chong

    Blueberrys are always good and its my mom’s favorite as well – sounds delicious!

  • http://www.youbabyandi.com Shanéy Vijendranath

    Oh yummy! This is what I need right now! I love blueberry muffins and just bought some today.

  • Jackie

    Your son is so adorable!!! I seriously love your site so much! I’m obviously an adult, but I really like kid-sized portions for snacks. I just pretend your recipes are for grown ups :)

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Thank you so much! I actually think it’s a big misconception (based on the now somewhat outdated name of the Blog) that my food is for babies…I eat ALL of these recipes!!

  • http://shabbychicboho.com shabbychicboho.com

    Those looks amazing and makes me want to get my blueberries out and start baking. I’ve made a lot of blueberry muffins but never mini ones. I’ll try them next time as well as your recipe.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      They’re ust more ideal for little ones to handle…and they’re the perfect portion!

  • Cindy

    I am a huge fan of blueberry muffins! I can’t wait to pick fresh blueberries this summer! They taste so amazing fresh off the bush!

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Now that you mention it, I don’t remember the last time I’ve actually picked blueberries! A definite must-do this summer!

  • April Mims

    I love blueberry muffins and think it’s about time to make some more. I like the bite-sized portions too.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      I’m getting the impression that adults are appreciating the bite-sized portions as much as the little ones are! ;-)

  • http://www.spiffykerms.com Nancy

    I need to get a mini muffin tin, because when I make muffins I feel like they’re only good fresh out of the oven. After that, there’s too “much”. Mini’s would be ideal :)

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      I know what you mean…I too think that muffins are best eaten right away. After a few days they tend to lose their texture.

  • chubskulit

    Those looks very yummy, I can tell by the reaction of your little eater! Thank you for sharing the recipe, my daughter would enjoy baking this.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      I used to make these myself but now that my son is older (he’s 4) he loves making them with me!

  • celebbabylaundry

    I love blue berry muffins a lot, this is a really great recipe!

  • PennyPincherJenny

    These look and sound amazing! I love mini muffins they are so fun for the kids!

  • Rebecca Swenor

    I love blueberry muffins and so do the kids. It has been a while since I made them and I love the idea of mini muffins. I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Now’s the perfect time to make them since blueberries will be in season!

  • mail4rosey

    Good tip on adding the Greek Yogurt to help them be moist. Cute taste-tester you’ve got on your hands over there too. ;)

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Thanks, I heard that once…as with many other substitutions. I finally decided to try it…it makes a big difference!

  • Ourfamilyworld

    My daughter loves blueberry muffins. They are so good. I like that you used coconut oil

  • http://justjeanae.com/ Jeanae

    These look delectable! I love the idea of mini muffins because they are the perfect size for little hands, and lunchboxes.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      My kids get such a kick out of holding the entire muffin in their little hands and nibbling on them…it’s so cute!

  • Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot

    Yum! Those look delicious! And they are the perfect size for little hands.

  • Angela Christopher

    Blueberry muffins are a favorite in our house and these are a perfect size for the kids.