These easy blueberry muffins are moist, delicious and filled with blueberries! So good no one will know they're paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. They're a family favorite and a perfect way to start the day.
These blueberry paleo muffins are one of my favorite breakfasts. They fill the kitchen with the smell of blueberries, almonds, lemon, and honey. There's nothing better than a warm homemade blueberry muffin and a (dairy-free) cappuccino on a sunny morning.
This paleo blueberry muffin recipe is easy enough to make when you're still half asleep. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have them on the table in less than 30 minutes. I love to bake them on weekend mornings.
Almond flour blueberry muffins
I use almond flour for these paleo muffins because I like the flavor of almonds with the blueberries. Also, the almond flour batter is thick enough to keep all the blueberries from sinking to the bottom.
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It's important to use very finely ground blanched almond flour (or superfine like this one or this one) to get the delicate flavor and texture of traditional blueberry muffins. And since almond flour can be a little tricky to work with, measuring it by weight is the most accurate (here's how I measure it).
How to make them
This almond flour blueberry muffin recipe uses the traditional muffin method of mixing quick breads. Basically, you mix the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately, then mix them together.
Here are the steps in the muffin method:
- Whisk the eggs, honey, ghee or coconut oil, lemon juice, and vanilla together in a medium bowl.
- Stir together the almond flour, baking soda, and fine sea salt in another bowl. Make sure everything is well combined and there are no clumps in the almond flour.
- Stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture until just combined. Fold in the fruit, blueberries, in this case.
- Scoop the batter into your muffin tin and bake immediately.
How to store them
Like most grain-free baked goods, these almond flour blueberry muffins are best eaten the day they are made. You can freeze any muffins that are left over.
It's easy to reheat the frozen muffins in the oven or toaster oven. Put them in a cold oven, and set it to 300 degrees. The muffins should be thawed and warmed through in 15-20 minutes.
These blueberry muffins are a healthy addition to your breakfast routine!
More paleo muffin recipes
Looking for more healthy breakfast treats? Here are some of my favorite paleo muffins to try.
- Apple Cinnamon Muffins
- Strawberry Muffins
- Cranberry Orange Muffins
- Carrot Pineapple Muffins
- Orange Blueberry Muffins
Paleo Blueberry Muffin Recipe
- 2 cups fine almond flour (100 grams per cup by weight)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease or line muffin tin.
- Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Combine wet ingredients in medium bowl. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, then fold in blueberries.
- Using a large scoop, fill muffin cups ¾ full.
- Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
Very good. Not too sweet, nice flavor. VERY filling. I agree with using the finest almond flour you can buy. I only had Bob's Red Mill almond meal on hand, so there were little pieces of almond that weren't completely ground up in the muffins, but they were still delicious!
Thanks - I'm so glad you liked them!
Hi i am ten and i made them by myself and my family loved them and they were fun to make!
That is awesome, Malia! I'm so glad you loved them!
Do I have to use ghee? Can I sub with coconut oil?
I used coconut oil and they came out great.
Helen Sawatzky Giesbrecht
so did I...did not have ghee...and they turned out great!
Awesome! Thanks for the feedback!
Lisa, could I use an all purpose, GF baking flour from Costco in place of the almond flour?
Hi Jan, almond flour has very different properties from other flours, so that type of flour would not work as a substitute.
Can you use frozen blueberries instead of fresh ?
Did you use the exact same amount of coconut oil as the you would the ghee?
I used butter in place of Ghee. They turned out great!
They taste like sunshine dust
I'll redux these with browned butter and almond extract to amp up the flavor of the flour. Cheers!
The browned butter sounds interesting - let me know how it turns out! It always great to see new ideas for variations!
Do you have the calorie info for these? Thanks!
I made these today and wanted to post because people are always asking about substitutions. Instead of the eggs, I used 1 cup of sugarless pumpkin butter. You could also use unsweetened applesauce or apple butter. I also used butter, not ghee, and melted it. I omitted blueberries and only used maybe 2T of the honey.
They turned out great! They were a little bit wet, even after cooking a little longer than stated. So maybe a little less pumpkin butter next time? But the taste was great and they were very filling! Thanks!
Thanks for sharing your substitutions!
I just took these out of the oven, waited about 10 minutes and couldn't wait any longer. They are fabulous!!! I'm going to make the apple muffins next. I used coconut oil instead ghee.
Thank you! I love hearing you enjoyed the recipe. 🙂
Just wanted to let you know that, after making these for the first time a couple months ago, they have become my go-to muffin recipe! So easy, and so tasty. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
You're welcome! This is one of my go-to recipes as well. I always like to keep some in the freezer so I have an emergency breakfast or snack. 🙂
I used one and a quarter cup nut flour with three-quarters tapioca starch and they came out GREAT! Not nearly as grainy and course as all nut flour muffins I've made in the past. Delicious.
Thanks for sharing your substitution! I'm glad you enjoyed them!
I used your substitution of tapioca starch and added 1/4 cup to account for high altitude baking. Great! We're enjoying them.
I’m at 6,000’ . Do I need to adjust for high altitude?? If so, please lmk how etc
I made these this morning and they tasted great!
I'm so glad you enjoyed them, Ben!
ran low on almond flour so substituted coconut flour and equal amt coconut milk - turned out beautifully! Thank you for posting this amazing recipe
Yay! Thanks for sharing your substitutions! 🙂
Hi there! This is the first paleo muffin I have ever made and it was wonderful! I made the recipe using coconut oil and scooped into a mini muffin pan. Wondering about the calories, I did the math and the recipe made 22 mini's at 95 calories each. 🙂
Thank you again!
Yay! So glad you loved them, Kristi!
These muffins were great! The best paleo muffin recipe. yet. I LOVE the lemon juice in them.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
BEST Paleo muffins EVER! I even used frozen blueberries!
I love these muffins. They are not too sweet and have a great texture and taste. I have to make them so often because the whole family, including my granddaughters love them too. Good to have something that is healthy and so good tasting.
Glad you love them, Eileen!
Can you use frozen blueberries?
Hi, I really enjoyed these paleo blueberry muffins. They're great when I don't have the time to make breakfast. I can just take one and have it on the go. They make me feel full for long. But since I only have 1 every other day, I was wandering if I can freeze them? Thank you for this great recipe.
I freeze them all the time Jackie!
Hi! Your recipes look amazing.
Nevertheless, I am intolerant to shell fruit. Can I use another type of flour?
Which one would you recommend?
Thanks a lot!
Hi Eli, the closest substitute would be sunflower seed flour. Here's how to make your own sunflour.
This muffins are great, my husband loves them - I love them to but I follow LCHF diet and can't have honey. Could i substitute honey with Sukrin or Swerve? If yes, how much should i use instead of 1/4 cup of honey? Thank you.
I haven't tried them with a low carb sweetener so I'm not sure how they would turn out. If you try it let us know how it works!
Hi Lisa ,
This recipe looks great. I’m highly intolerant to almonds though so can’t use almond flour. I’m also intolerant to sunflower seeds so can’t use sunflower seed flour.....any alternate suggestions?
Hi Amy, you can try substituting another nut flour, like hazelnut flour, if you can tolerate it.
This is one of the best Paleo blueberry recipes Ihave tried. Great flavor and consistency. Thank you!
Maria De Jesus
This will be my first time trying Paleo recipe thanks!
Amateur (at home) chef, made this simple recipe to the letter for my family this morning and they came out GREAT. After all the heavy holiday meals, and cooking from Gordon Ramsay’s “The Hell’s Kitchen Cookbook”, these were a welcomed light breakfast! Great with coffee.
I made these using frozen blueberries. I reserved about 2T of the almond flour and rolled berries in that to keep from bursting during baking. Worked perfectly. I will probably add some lemon zest next time. Oh, I forgot the vanilla. Turned out great without and will probably omit next time. Will definitely make again!
GREAT recipe. I used a scale. Nine very good 👌 blueberry muffins. Don't miss grocery store brand.
Dr. Margie Baum
I made these muffins tonight using only 3 T of Manuka honey. I used more blueberries. OMG they are delicious. Thank God my husband said, "something smells like bread'! The muffins were perfectly cooked!!!
This morning have the best breakfast ever! I just love these muffins
Thank you so much for this recipe
Thanks so much for letting me know, Caroline! I'm so glad you love them 🙂
Can you substitute unsweetened applesauce in place of the honey?
7/2019: This has become my favorite Paleo blueberry muffin recipe! A good source of protein and a great breakfast addition. I do like mine a little rustic, so added 1/4 cup chopped pecans and 1/4 tsp allspice for a subtle spice flavor and they came out fine. I used a silicone muffin pan and they still brown nicely. The other thing I changed, to get an even distribution of blueberries, is to fold only half the berries into the batter, then lightly press the remainder on the tops. Thank you! Will start to follow your other recipes!
Easy delicious recipe...I added 1 tsp Bob's Redmill zantham gum to dry ingredients and the mufins were softer and fluffier. I tried both ghee and coconut oil-- prefer the ghee- the coconut oil flavor too dominant for my taste.
These are so delicious I like them better than the traditional blueberry muffins made with regular flour and sugar. They are much lighter yet filling and so yummy!