Low-Calorie Blueberry Muffin Recipe

The Muffin that Packs a Punch & Hits the Spot!

When I need a snack, I try to make sure it is something that will have certain qualities. First, it needs to fill me up because I don't want to end up snacking all day. Second, I don't want it to contain too many calories or be to high in fat because I want to stay within a healthy calorie range for the day. And, last, I want it to hold one of the special ingredients that contain a special health punch.

Blueberries are one of these special ingredients because they contain antioxidants, help combat heart disease and cancer, and are full of vitamin C. As well, berries are a great source of fiber.

I like to keep these blueberry muffins around for a quick snack when I'm in a hurry. This version is about 130 calories, but varies (more or less) depending on the sweetener you use (I choose honey because it is another of my health punch foods), the kind of egg product (real eggs v. substitute), using skim instead of whole milk, etc.

Tip: Make a lot of these muffins at once & freeze them for later snacks!

The Lovely Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Fluid Ounce Lemon or Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Fresh Lemon or Lime Rind
  • 1/3 Cup Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Milk
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1-1/2 Cup Blueberries (frozen or fresh)

Putting the Ingredients Together to Make the Muffins:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 12 muffin cups.
  2. Melt together the honey and butter.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, soda, powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture.
  4. Beat the remaining ingredients (except the berries) together. Pour the beaten mixture into the well. Stir gently until it is just-blended, gradually adding the berries.
  5. Fill the muffin cups 2/3 full.
  6. Bake 30-35 minutes.
  7. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing.
  8. Eat and enjoy!

This recipe makes 12 servings, one muffin per serving.

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Melt the honey and butter together over medium heat.  Be sure to stir it often to avoid burning.After mixing the dry ingredients together, create a well in the center.Beat together the rest of the ingredients, including the honey and butter, but save the blueberries for later.Pour the "wet" ingredients into the well of the "dry" ingredients, and mix until just blended.Be careful not to over-mix the batter.Gently fold the blueberries into the batter.Fill the muffin cups and put them in the oven.Bake until the muffins are golden.After the muffins have cooled, put them out for everyone to devour.
Melt the honey and butter together over medium heat.  Be sure to stir it often to avoid burning.
Melt the honey and butter together over medium heat. Be sure to stir it often to avoid burning.
After mixing the dry ingredients together, create a well in the center.
After mixing the dry ingredients together, create a well in the center.
Beat together the rest of the ingredients, including the honey and butter, but save the blueberries for later.
Beat together the rest of the ingredients, including the honey and butter, but save the blueberries for later.
Pour the "wet" ingredients into the well of the "dry" ingredients, and mix until just blended.
Pour the "wet" ingredients into the well of the "dry" ingredients, and mix until just blended.
Be careful not to over-mix the batter.
Be careful not to over-mix the batter.
Gently fold the blueberries into the batter.
Gently fold the blueberries into the batter.
Fill the muffin cups and put them in the oven.
Fill the muffin cups and put them in the oven.
Bake until the muffins are golden.
Bake until the muffins are golden.
After the muffins have cooled, put them out for everyone to devour.
After the muffins have cooled, put them out for everyone to devour.

The Nutritional Information

Calories: 131.3

Total Fat: 4.6 g

Saturated Fat: 2.5 g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2 g

Monounsaturated Fat: 1.2 g

Cholesterol: 27.5 mg

Sodium: 192.4 mg

Potassium: 25.2 mg

Total Carbohydrate: 22.0 g

Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g

Sugars: 2.1 g

Protein: 3.0 g

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cgull8m 9 years ago from North Carolina

I usually buy the readymade mix, didn't realize it will be that simple. I rather prefer home made recipes like the above. Best of all it is only less calories. Looks awesome. Your husband is lucky.


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Stacie Naczelnik 9 years ago from Seattle Author

It really is simple, and better than ready-made mixes because it contains less ingredients. This way, you control what you consume.


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Teris 9 years ago from USA

I never have time to make muffins but this looks pretty easy, am looking for the pancake one, someone told me about here, 100 calories, thats fantastic.

Great recipe, will try it, out. Thanks again.


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Stacie Naczelnik 9 years ago from Seattle Author

Hi Teris, let me know how it goes. You can find the link for the pancakes below: Healthy Cooking & Recipes: 100 Calorie Pancakes. It will be below the comment section. Let me know if you like those as well!


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livelonger 9 years ago from San Francisco

What cool pictures, too!


Chicago Metallic 8 years ago

Your Muffin make me hungry


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Isabella Snow 8 years ago

These look awesome!


Kaitlin 7 years ago

Shouldn't they only bake for about 12-15 minutes??


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Stacie Naczelnik 7 years ago from Seattle Author

You can try it for 12-15 minutes, but my oven needs 30-35, and they come out perfect.


Bob 3 years ago

Lol yes I think I would fill my days up too. I hope google will love me one day, I've woerkd so hard at putting together my site, but my code is still not optimized. I'm debating on switching it over to a wordpress blog, but I want to learn the ropes first before I go and make a gazillion mistakes again. And yes I do have hootsuite the paid version and I did some experimenting with that before Christmas. I still have a lot to learn how to do the batch uploads though. Thanks for mentioning it because I wasn't sure if that was the right thing to do or not.


Sanmi 3 years ago

Not sure about the time thing knowing me I would still fill up my hours to the brink. You're doing great. Glad you are bgligong now. I think Google will like you for that. Do you automate any of your social media? ex. Hootsuite? I find it makes it so much easier. Right now I only have the free version but if you can afford the $9.99/month you can do Batch uploads which means you can to 100 s of pre-scheduled tweets, fb, tumblr, google+ etc. posts per day.

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