Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

These paleo blueberry muffins with lemon zest are so healthy, moist, and delicious. Even better, make the batter ahead of time, and cook one in the microwave for a quick and easy breakfast!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had blueberries on my mind lately.

Like, constantly.

Sorry for the “like” but when you chauffeur teenagers around for the better part of your day, you start sounding like them.

I’ve always been non-discriminatory when it comes to berries, perhaps even more so, now that I know we should all be eating them twice a week to keep our brains healthy.

But, ever since my mom gave me the sweetest, juiciest fresh blueberries her friend had just picked from the California blueberry fields, I’ve been inhaling them {almost} every day.

Perfect for a healthy summer! Sweet, juicy, delicious blueberries.

And, The Recipe ReDux is turning 6, so I thought it would be fun to help them celebrate with a batch of my SUPER EASY Paleo Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Zest.

So moist, healthy, and delicious! Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Zest. They're paleo too, and you can make them ahead of time to microwave for a quick and easy, healthy breakfast. | Get more gluten free recipe at EA Stewart, The Spicy RD

Oh, boy. Are they yummy.

You Only Need A Few Ingredients to Make These Paleo Blueberry Muffins…

  • Almond Meal & Coconut Flour
  • Lemon Zest & Juice
  • Eggs, Maple Syrup, & Salt
  • Blueberries!!! If fresh one’s aren’t in season, you can easily make these w/ frozen blueberries that have been thawed & drained.

When you bake them in the microwave, the blueberries literally burst open, and ooze throughout the entire muffin, (not to mention your microwave). Oh. my goodness, they’re SOOOOO good. Like a blueberry party in your mouth!!!

Sorry. There’s a little bit of clean up involved.

But, it’s totally worth it.

So moist, healthy, and delicious! Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Zest. They're paleo too, and you can make them ahead of time to microwave for a quick and easy, healthy breakfast. | Get more gluten free recipe at EA Stewart, The Spicy RD

The combination of gluten-free/grain-free coconut and almond flours, keeps these paleo blueberry muffins extra moist. Plus, it gives them a nutritious boost of protein {7 grams per muffin} + fiber {5 grams per muffin}.

They’re also dairy free~perfect for anyone with a dairy intolerance. And, although they’re not vegan, I bet you could try making them with a chia or flax egg replacer, and they’d still be delicious. If you try this, let me know how they turn out!

Technically, since this month’s theme is “small bite desserts”, I’m taking a little liberty here, because you might need to take several small bites {give or take} of these gluten-free blueberry muffins. But that’s A-ok, don’t you think?

And, the fun thing about these muffins, is that you can bake them one at a time~perfect when you want a quick and easy, “smallish” treat!

I’m also fibbing a little with the “1 minute” title. Shhh…

With only 5 minutes prep time, plus another 1 minute and 20 seconds in the microwave to cook, these paleo blueberry muffins are SUPER easy to make.

Tips for Making Paleo Blueberry Muffins + Serving Ideas

  • Meal Prep Tip: You may store unbaked muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days & pop one in the microwave for a quick & easy “1-minute” breakfast!
  • Don’t have blueberries? Try these muffins w/ raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries.
  • Add a side of Greek yogurt + additional fresh blueberries, for a light, but macro balanced and nourishing breakfast.
  • Craving a little something sweet in the afternoon? Treat yourself to a warm blueberry muffin + a cup of matcha tea!
  • I buy my gluten-free coconut, almond, and other flours at Thrive Market for 25-50% off the regular price. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up to try it for FREE through my affiliate link. I LOVE Thrive Market!

Just make the batter, pour in the muffin liners, and store in the fridge until ready to bake!

Now lets make some paleo blueberry muffins!

I promise you, they’re bound to put a big smile on your face!!!

Blueberry Lemon Smile | EA Stewart, The Spicy RD
So moist, healthy, and delicious! Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Zest. They're paleo too, and you can make them ahead of time to microwave for a quick and easy, healthy breakfast. | Get more gluten free recipe at EA Stewart, The Spicy RD

Paleo Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Zest

These paleo blueberry muffins with lemon zest are so healthy, moist, and delicious. Even better, you can make the batter ahead of time, and cook one up in the microwave, for a quick and easy breakfast or healthy treat!
4.58 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 5 muffins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fine almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup blueberries

Instructions

  • Combine almond flour, coconut flour, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Stir well with a fork or whisk to combine ingredients.
  • Add eggs, maple syrup, lemon zest, and lemon juice to dry ingredients. Stir well to combine, then fold in blueberries.
  • Spoon batter into 5 silicone muffin cups, or into 5 paper muffin liners that have been placed into silicone cups. Meal Prep Tip: You may store unbaked muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Bake each muffin individually in the microwave on high power. for ~ 1 minutes and 20 seconds. Note: This may get a little messy, as blueberries may “pop”.
  • Allow to cool slightly before eating. If muffins are crumbly, enjoy them with a spoon or fork.

Notes

Ingredient Swaps, Serving Suggestions, & Other Tips!

  • Meal Prep Tip: You may store unbaked muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days & pop one in the microwave for a quick & easy “1-minute” breakfast!
  • Don’t have blueberries? Try these muffins w/ raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries.
  • Add a side of Greek yogurt + additional fresh blueberries, for a light, but macro balanced and nourishing breakfast.
  • Craving a little something sweet in the afternoon? Treat yourself to a warm blueberry muffin + a cup of matcha tea!
  • I buy my gluten-free coconut, almond, and other flours at Thrive MarketΒ for 25-50% off the regular price. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up to try it for FREE through my affiliate link. I LOVE Thrive Market!

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 99mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Mediterranean, MIND Diet, Paleo, Vegetarian
Keyword paleo muffins
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P.S. Craving more fresh blueberry recipes? You’ll LOVE this No Bake Blueberry Lemon Ice Cream Pie with Coconut Walnut Crust {Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo, Dairy Free}. I even made a fun video for you. Enjoy!

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24 Comments

  1. Joanna Foley says:

    Any suggestions for cooking them in the microwave if you don’t have silicone muffin liners? Would a small glass jar work??

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Great question! I think a small glass jar would work, as long as you greased it well beforehand. You could also try a small mug too πŸ™‚ If you try it, I’d love to know how they turn out!

  2. Look yummy…are these ok for people with IBS ?
    Low fodmap? Thanks.

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Hi Debbie! Thanks so much πŸ™‚ Coconut flour is considered to be high FODMAP per Monash, however I have made a different version of these muffins with a combination of almond meal + oats, and they are yummy too. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Cheers!!

  3. Danielle Cushing says:

    The coloring is beautiful! They almost look like corn muffins, but must be the fresh lemon! πŸ™‚

  4. Karman | The Nutrition Adventure says:

    So so awesome that these can simply be microwaved! Perfect for summer or any busy morning.

  5. Stacey Mattinson says:

    Obsessed with lemon zest!! Looks divine!!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Stacey! Cheers!!

  6. Lemon and blueberries together are so delicious! Can’t wait to make them!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Yes~lemons + blueberries are divine together πŸ™‚ Enjoy!!

  7. Lindsey Pine says:

    This is genius! I actually have all of these ingredients at home! I need to try this out!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks Lindsey! I love it when you see a recipe that you have all the ingredients for πŸ™‚

  8. My kids love muffins for breakfast! Will have to give these a try πŸ™‚

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      I’d love to hear what your kids think, if you make them πŸ™‚ Cheers Sarah!

  9. My daughter is addicted to blueberry muffins- these sound awesome!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Thanks so much Lauren! I hope you and your daughter give them a try πŸ™‚

  10. Deanna Segrave-Daly says:

    Got some extra blueberries lying around and totally making these – love the quick zap in the microwave option esp. during the dog days of summer!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Oh, I hope you do Deanna! Happy Summer my friend!!!

  11. Emily | EmPowered Nutrition says:

    Something about a lemon blueberry muffin is just so summery to me! Yum!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      I agree! Blueberries + Lemon are the perfect combination for summer. Cheers Emily!

  12. Shirisha Shilajit says:

    It’s so easy to cook.
    Maybe, my breakfast’s dishes will be more varied πŸ™‚
    Thank you for the receipt!

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      It’s always fun to mix things up a little a breakfast πŸ™‚ Cheers!

  13. Shannon @ KISS in the Kitchen says:

    I love everything about this post and certainly the recipe! We definitely were sharing a brain when we decided to celebrate ReDux by making messes in our microwaves- all in service of delicious, gluten-free, yummies! Can’t wait to make these muffins; my microwave is used to berry explosions ;).

    1. The Spicy RD says:

      Awww….thanks so much Shannon! Delicious minds bake alike πŸ™‚