These delicious blueberry protein muffins are really easy to make, and the perfect high protein dessert, treat or breakfast. Make your own fluffy muffins packed with blueberries with this simple recipe.
If you're looking for a more appetizing way to increase your protein intake, this is the recipe for you. Swap out your boring protein shake with these amazing, delicious blueberry muffins instead!
As these muffins are made with protein powder rather than flour, you will notice that the texture if slightly different to traditional muffins. They will be a little more compact, and a little dry.
However, the juicy blueberries make up for this, and as far as healthy treats go, this is definitely a winner!
Why you'll love it
- Easy to make
- Taste great
- Excellent option for a post workout snack
- Healthy breakfast choice
- Use any protein powder
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All-purpose flour: This is the main component in muffins. You might be able to use whole wheat flour for a healthier version, although I have not tried this.
Baking soda + baking powder: Both of these ingredients are needed to give the muffins a great rise.
Greek yogurt: Improves the texture of the muffins.
Protein powder: Adds protein! Use any flavor protein powder. I like to use vanilla protein powder, but peanut butter, banana or chocolate would work well too.
Olive oil: Makes the muffins softer. You can also use vegetable oil instead.
Blueberries: Use fresh or frozen blueberries. These make the muffins a little more interesting, and also makes them more moist.
Honey: Adds sweetness to the muffins. You can replace this with agave nectar if you prefer. I have not tried substituting it with maple syrup, although I expect that would work well.
Egg: Binds the muffins together.
Vanilla extract: Adds a little vanilla flavor. Can be omitted.
You can find full instructions + ingredient measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of this page
One: Combine egg, honey, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract and olive oil in a mixing bowl.
Two: Add the dry ingredients, and stir to incorporate everything evenly.
Three: Gently fold in the blueberries.
Four: Place the muffin batter into a lined muffin pan. This recipe will make 12 regular sized muffins. Bake in the oven at 360 F / 180 C for about 25 minutes.
- Gently fold in the blueberries. Avoid breaking them, or the muffins will be discolored, and they might look a little funny.
- Divide the muffin batter evenly among the muffin liners. This will make the muffins even in size, and they will cook more evenly.
- Check that the muffins are done by inserting a stick into the middle of them. If the stick comes out clean, they are done!
- Place a few blueberries on top of the muffins before baking. This makes them look nicer, as you can see the whole blueberries.
Blueberry protein muffins are best served as a healthy snack, dessert, treat or breakfast. You can also enjoy it as a post or pre workout snack, instead of your typical protein shake.
If you're serving it for breakfast, or as a dessert, I recommend pairing it with a nice beverage. Here are some of my absolute favorites:
- Iced Chai Latte
- Sugar Free Hot Chocolate
- Spiced Hot Orange Juice
- Hot Lemon and Ginger Drink
- Iced Caramel Latte
Different protein powders: Try using different protein powders, as they will all give the muffins a slightly different flavor and texture. Try for example banana, caramel, chocolate, peanut butter or blueberry flavored protein powders.
Other add-ins: In addition to the blueberries, try folding in some chopped nuts or chia seeds. These will give the muffins a lovely texture, and add extra protein and healthy fat.
Store leftover protein blueberry muffins in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or freeze them for up to 6 months.
You can defrost the muffins by placing them at room temperature for a few hours, or in a refrigerator overnight.
This recipe is perfect for meal prep. Cook up a batch of muffins, and freeze them for later. Then, you can simply defrost them on the days when you want to eat them. If you plan on having the muffins for breakfast, you can defrost them overnight.
Frequently asked questions
An easy way to add more protein to your baked goods is to substitute protein powder for some of the flour. Keep in mind that protein powder will give desserts a different texture, so I recommend still using some flour.
No! It's perfectly fine to bake protein powder, and it will not be destroyed.
It depends on what's in your muffins! Muffins that are full of sugar might not be the best choice, but refined sugar free, high protein muffins are absolutely a healthy breakfast choice.
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- Banana Carrot Muffins
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Blueberry Protein Muffins
- Muffin Pan
- 10 ounces blueberries
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup vanilla protein powder
- ¾ cup Greek yogurt
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 360 F / 180 C.
- Combine egg, honey, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract and olive oil in a mixing bowl.
- Add the dry ingredients, and stir to incorporate everything evenly.
- Gently fold in the blueberries.
- Place the muffin batter into a lined muffin pan. This recipe will make 12 regular sized muffins.
- Bake in the middle of the oven for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the muffins come out clean.
- Leave the muffins to rest in the muffin pan for a few minutes to cool down, then serve.
- Store leftover protein blueberry muffins in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or freeze them for up to 6 months.
If I use frozen blueberries, do I need to let them defrost before they go into the muffins? Cheers
Hi Danielle! There is no need to defrost the blueberries, you can add them to the batter frozen.
Nutrition is based off of 1 muffin, correct?
Hi Stacey! Yes, that is correct.
If I use unflavored tote in powder, can I add additional vanilla extract to make up for it?
Yes you certainly can!
I figured that because most protein powder (including the one I used) is quite sweet, that the amount of honey required in this recipe would be sufficient. It was not. There is 0 sweetness to these muffins at all, they definitely require significantly more honey. I don't even like my muffins very sweet at all but these had 0 sweetness to them.
I'm sorry to hear that the muffins were less sweet than you expected. To keep them sugar free, you could add some artificial sweetener next time if you wish for them to be sweeter.
The texture of these muffins was stellar! The only criticism was the amount of sweetness. I think I will be using more honey next time or adding a bit of sugar. I also added a bit of cinnamon to the honey, definitely worth trying. I also want to experiment with using melted butter instead of olive oil. Thanks for sharing this recipe!