These quick and easy Low Carb Blueberry Muffins are tender and bursting with blueberry goodness. These sugar-free muffins are made with almond flour so they are perfect for keto, low-carb, gluten-free, Atkins, grain-free, and Paleo diets.

 

Low Carb Blueberry Muffins-Overhead with butter.

 

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The recipe

Wish you could have blueberry muffins on a keto diet? Now you can! This recipe makes muffins that taste even better than the high carb alternative.

 

This recipe uses almond flour. Almond flour keeps this recipe low in carbs, but rich in nutrition. 

 

Another thing I love about this recipe is that it’s super easy to make. Just mix the dry ingredients together. Next, whisk the wet ingredients together. After the wet ingredients are blended, stir them into the dry ingredients. 

 

Lastly, stir in the blueberries, spoon the batter into muffin tins, and bake! The hardest part is waiting for them to cook!

 

Low Carb Blueberry Muffins-all stacked up.

 

The inspiration

This recipe was inspired by the recipe for blueberry muffins in the Betty Crocker Cookbook my mother kept in her kitchen drawer.

 

This cookbook had a basic muffin recipe and then lots of variations you could make with the recipe. The blueberry muffins were one of my favorite variations. I loved experimenting with this recipe. 

 

I based the actual recipe for these low-carb blueberry muffins off of my recipe for Low-Carb Almond Cherry Muffins, I made these muffins a little bit less sweet than the cherry muffins as I find that I like my baked goods not quite as sweet as I used to. 

 

Low Carb Blueberry Muffins-showing the inside.

 

Can you eat muffins on keto?

Most muffins you buy at the grocery store, pick up at a bakery, or get at a coffee shop are loaded with sugar and white flour. These ingredients make them very high in carbs, so they wouldn’t work on a low-carb or keto diet.

 

A few low-carb bakeries are sprouting up across the country. I’ve also noticed several new low-carb baking companies that ship out baked goods like muffins.

 

For most of us, if we want low-carb muffins, we need to make them ourselves. I have several low-carb muffin recipes on the blog including Low-Carb Cinnamon Apple Spice MuffinsLow-Carb Blackberry-Filled Lemon Almond Flour Muffins, and Low-Carb Double Chocolate Muffins.

 

Low Carb Blueberry Muffins-overhead shot.

 

Are blueberries keto?

I don’t like to think of foods as keto or not keto. The carb level of the food determines how much I can eat of it and stay in ketosis. 

 

Thankfully, blueberries, like most berries are fairly low in carbs. According to the USDA one cup of blueberries contains 21 grams of total carbs and 3.6 grams of fiber.

 

When we subtract the grams of fiber from the total grams of carbohydrates, we find that one cup of blueberries has 17.4 grams net carbs. 

 

Now, for most of us who eat a keto diet, eating 17.4 net grams carbs will kick us out of ketosis. The thing is, we need to think about quantity here.

 

While eating an entire cup of blueberries may be out of the question, a quarter cup of blueberries has only 4.4 grams net carbs. This is certainly doable for most of us. So, you see, being careful about the quantity makes all of the difference!

 

 

Low Carb Blueberry Muffins-Out of the oven.

 

Benefits of blueberries

Blueberries are a powerhouse of fruits. The flavonoid plant compound that makes them blue, anthocyanin, gives them many of their health benefits

 

Eating these flavonoids helps protect our cells from damaging free radicals. These free radicals promote aging and are associated with cancer risk.

 

In addition to anthocyanin, blueberries also contain lots of vitamins and minerals. According to the USDA, one cup of blueberries provides 24% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, 36% of the RDA of vitamin K, and 25% of the RDA of manganese. 

 

Final thoughts

These muffins are super easy to make. They also freeze well, so they’re a perfect option if you want to make them ahead. I like to make a batch and freeze them and take out single muffins whenever I want.

 

These muffins also travel well. I pop a few in an airtight container for a snack on a road trip or a breakfast at a hotel.

 

I love eating these Low-Carb Blueberry Muffins for breakfast or as a snack. Sometimes I slather them with butter, and other times I just eat them without anything. Enjoy!

-Annissa

These quick and easy Low Carb Blueberry Muffins are tender and bursting with blueberry goodness. These sugar-free muffins are made with almond flour so they are perfect for keto, low-carb, gluten-free, Atkins, grain-free, and Paleo diets.

 

Low Carb Blueberry Muffins-with butter
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Low-Carb Blueberry Muffins

These quick and easy Low Carb Blueberry Muffins are tender and bursting with blueberry goodness. These sugar-free muffins are made with almond flour so they are perfect for keto, low-carb, gluten-free, Atkins, grain-free, and Paleo diets.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Blueberry Muffins, Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins, Keto Blueberry Muffins, Low Carb Blueberry Muffins, Paleo Blueberry Muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 204 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Prepare a muffin pan by lining with muffin papers or greasing with coconut oil.
    Muffins tins lined with cupcake liners
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together almond flour, salt, baking powder, and granulated sweetener until completely combined. 

    Low Carb Blueberry Muffins-Mixing the dry ingredients.
  3. Whisk in the avocado oil. Mixture will appear mealy.

    Low Carb Blueberry Muffins-adding the oil.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, almond milk, and vanilla extract.

    Low Carb Blueberry Muffins-Wet ingredients
  5. Pour egg mixture into the dry ingredients and stir together. 

    Low Carb Blueberry Muffins-adding the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  6. Stir in blueberries.

    Low Carb Blueberry Muffins-adding the berries.
  7. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling each cavity 2/3 to 3/4 of the way full.
    Low Carb Blueberry Muffins-ready for the oven.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly touched.
    Low Carb Blueberry Muffins-fresh from the oven

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 muffin

Per serving: 3 grams net carbs

*If substituting a different sweetener, be sure to adjust the quantity to account for a different sweetness level. The blend that I use is twice as sweet as sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Blueberry Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 100%2%
Vitamin C 0.8%1%
Calcium 300%30%
Iron 1.3%7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.