Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Muffins, with oats, eggs, yogurt, plump blueberries and spices, are one of a collection of 52 Best Muffin recipes.
Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
However, they are a healthy way to start your day, or a health boost for that afternoon drag!
Smoothie bowls are an easy way to load up a ‘bowl and spoon’ breakfast, mid-day or bedtime snack.
Yogurt (of choice), for all those probiotics and nourishment that makes us feel full for hours, without a gazillion calories.
Load up that bowl with oats, blueberries and lots of flavorful extras and you would almost think you’ve had an ice cream sundae!
Smoothie Bowls Are NOT Practical
As easy as it is to load up a bowl full of healthy goodies to fill your tummy, smoothie bowls require us to ‘sit still’ and eat these yummy, yet messy bowls of goodness.
Suppose you drive a distance to work and barely have time to get dressed and go, let alone make time for a healthy breakfast.
Certainly can’t take that smoothie bowl in the car with you, yet you know you needed to eat something healthy.
Welcome To Muffin Madness
Sure, we all love scrumptious apple cinnamon muffins, at the onset of Autumn.
When there is lots of overripe bananas, we want healthy banana muffins too.
However, if the muffin recipe we want to make, isn’t fast and easy, chances are we’ll end up buying a ‘quickie’ at our pit-stop coffee shop, and who knows what’s in those!
I can promise you that the actual nutritional content of my muffins have been carefully chosen, for the love of my children, of whom I created them for.
Homemade Muffins With A Purpose
There’s a good reason I created 52 muffins, in My Muffin Madness cookbook; as a single mom of four, I needed a ‘make-ahead breakfast’ for those insanely busy years.
Not just any ole store bought muffin or boxed muffin, but healthy muffin recipes with less sugar, wholesome ingredients, whether savory muffins or seasonal flavor muffins; like the beloved pumpkin muffin.
Want to know what the best part of this collection of muffin recipes is?
These easy recipe muffins could be (and were), made by the kids (taking turns of course, so no bickering), making my job as a single mom a tad easier.
That is why, in my family, I am known as the Muffin Queen!
Let’s Talk First About A Base Recipe Before I Share My Best Muffin Recipes With You
The good news is that nearly every basic muffin recipe starts out with rather basic ingredients; dry ingredients and wet ingredients, using something to puff them up.
As I pondered every muffin recipe I would create, these were the first two categories I gave much thought to, and where I could incorporate healthy ingredients.
Dry Ingredients, are definitely much more than all purpose flour and baking powder.
This category is the perfect way to build nutritional support into these individual little quick breads.
Options For The Flour Mixture
- Almond flour, or any nut, oat, spelt or barley flake, ground into a flour.
- Whole wheat flour or gluten-free option flour, instead of bleached flour.
- Dry sweetener, can be white sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, stevia, or monk fruit sweetener.
- Cocoa powder, carob powder, protein powder, depending on the flavor, or muffin you are making, becomes part of the dry ingredient mixture.
- Warm spices such as our favorite cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, or exotic spices such as Mahlab, Mastic, even root powders such as beets measure into the dry mix.
Wet Ingredient Options
- Some type of fat is needed to make for moist muffins and there are so many choices here, from melted butter, a vegetable oil, nut oils, or simply use the fat in almond butter or peanut butter.
- Eggs contribute much of the rising aspect when baking muffins, and while egg substitutes can be used such as flax egg or aquafaba (the liquid in a can of chickpeas), these options work however the rise or texture may not be quite the same.
- Creamy ingredients have so many options, from the basic milk in your fridge (dairy, coconut milk or almond milk), to Greek yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese.
- The wet aspect of the muffin batter must also take into account, when balancing wet and dry, ingredients such as maple syrup or honey, pumpkin if making pumpkin muffins, squashed banana, fresh blueberries or other fresh fruit juices such as lemon juice. These are wet aspects that need balancing along with the dry ingredients.
Making The Muffin Recipe
Once the wet and dry ingredients have been mixed, along with your favorite add-ins, we are ready to bake.
A muffin tin is most commonly used, metal or silicone, and they are usually lined with muffin liners, also known as cupcake liners.
The use of paper liners makes it easier to remove the muffins once baked, without the added step of having to grease or spray the muffin cups.
I have also included, in my cookbook, a fun Tahini Muffin Tops recipe (made from homemade tahini), because let’s face it, we usually love the tops most, however these muffin tops tins do need to be greased.
Last is the consideration of the oven temperature.
Regardless of the muffin recipe, I find the best results by placing in a high temperature setting, even if you turn it down after the first 5-minutes of bake time.
This helps to firm a crust on the muffin tops, while baking the inside of the muffin consistently.
Muffins will last about a week in an airtight container in the fridge, but are best served room temperature or as warm muffins.
Best Breakfast Muffin Recipes To Love
Like I said, there are 52 muffin recipes in my cookbook, and I am continually adding more new ones here on my blog.
However, the muffins I am listing here, usually rank at the top of healthy breakfast muffins folks are generally looking for.
- Apple Muffins – Recipe has the added healthy ingredients of oats, nuts and lots of fresh apples for an Autumn hug.
- Zucchini Muffins – European inspired healthier zucchini lemon bread or muffin recipe is made with pure Rapeseed oil, kefir, lots of garden fresh zucchini and two whole lemons.
- Healthy Muffins made of Homemade Breakfast Granola – with oats, bran, spelt, nuts, dried fruits and maple syrup or molasses, is packed with nutrition and no added sugar.
- Banana Muffin Recipe – are made with barley flour, sweet ripe bananas, olive oil, yogurt and molasses, for the best healthy banana muffins ever.
- Sweet Potato Muffins – while this recipe was created around an AB Blood type, and can only be found in my cookbook, its concept was designed from my Sweet Potato Pie.
Best Savory Muffin Recipes
Since I am more of a savory food eater than a sweets eater, I went a bit nuts in creating fun savory muffins that are family favorite whimsical recipes.
Savory muffins are a great way to make a small to-go meal with healthy ingredients.
- Egg muffins – of course these are filled with anything from veggies to sausage and cheese, and are as good for lunch, late-in-the-day snack or a breakfast muffin. Created to be more like a quiche without the crust and are in my cookbook!
- Spanakopita muffins – all the yummy spinach, feta, lemon, fresh oregano and eggs found in spanakopita, made into a muffin, without phyllo!
- Cheeseburger muffins – All your favorite burger ingredients in a muffin batter with another mini cheeseburger on top, pickles and tomatoes!
- Pizza – yes these muffins are also a part of the cookbook and with each bite, you’d swear it was a pizza, with sausage, parmesan crisps and lots of tomato and garlic.
- O-Blood Type Muffin – made with bison or venison, goat cheese, beet greens, pepper flakes and lots of other unique ingredients, this recipe too can only be found in my Muffin Madness cookbook.
Today’s Muffin Recipe Is Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Muffins
Have you ever looked at the ingredients in a package of store bought blueberry muffins?
Tisk tisk! Sugar!! They are loaded with sugar and flour and little else.
Blueberry muffins should have whole grains in them to make them healthy.
Healthy blueberry muffins should be a healthy meal and not a cake dessert.
Smoothie bowls aren’t practical but healthy blueberry muffins are easy to transport, and so that is what I am going to give to you!
Busy Life Smoothie Bowls
Imagine, you are barely out of your pj’s and need to get the kids fed and off to school. Not only do they need to eat something quick and healthy but so do you.
If you must trek to work each weekday morning by subway or bus. You didn’t have time for breakfast but the day requires so much out of you.
How can you give the day what it needs when you haven’t given you what you need first?
Everything you would want in a healthy, leisurely smoothie bowl can be baked into something easy to fit into your busy lifestyle. Let Me Show You How!
How To Make Smoothie Bowl Muffins
There are three ingredients needed to turn a smoothie bowl into a smoothie muffin, except for the smoothie goodies you would usually put in a smoothie bowl.
With the help of an egg or two, some type of grain flour and a raising agent such as baking powder, that leisurely smoothie bowl can fast become a transportable, busy life, healthy breakfast, lunch or snack.
Go ahead and make your favorite smoothie bowl. Then dump it into a mixing bowl. Toss an egg in, some grain flour, such as spelt, oats, quinoa or even a nut flour such as almond meal, sprinkle some baking powder in there, mix, bake and GO!
Blueberry Muffins For The Health Of It!
I don’t need to tell you how healthy blueberries are. Of course, you already know about their vitamins, fiber, antioxidants and immune boosting power.
Did you also know they are low in calories, even though they are sweet? Yep! Low in calories and high in nutrients.
Makes you want to just eat a big bowl of blueberries. Only problem is, you’ll be hungry in an hour.
Oats, chia, wheat germ, spelt or millet flour will make us feel full and satisfied after eating, so we definitely want to toss some of those into our batter.
Add a yogurt of your choice, a few eggs, some nuts and you’ve got enough protein, along with grain, and fruit to make for a perfect meal to get your busy life off and running every morning.
- Baking powder
- Plain Yogurt or Kefi
- Sunflower oil
- Muffin tin
- Mixing bowl
- Baking cup papers
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
Blueberry Smoothie Bowl Muffins
- Muffin tin
- 1/2 cup Quick Oats
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour or almond flour
- 1 tbsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Cardamom
- 1 cup Plain yogurt or Kefir
- 2 Eggs Eggs
- 1/3 cup Sunflower oil or light flavor oil
- 1/2 cup Sugar extra for topping
- 1 1/2 cups Blueberries preferably fresh
- Preheat oven to 350Line a muffin tin with muffin liners, or use non-stick spray.
- In a large bowl, mix the yogurt, eggs, oil, sugar, and ½ cup of blueberries.
- With a fork or hand mixer, mash the blueberries a little and whisk into the egg and yogurt mixture.
- Slowly fold in the dry ingredients, just fold and not mix.
- Fold in the remaining whole blueberries.
- Transfer the batter to prepared muffin tin.
- Sprinkle a little sugar across the tops before baking.
- Bake until tops are golden and a toothpick comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
- Muffins will keep several days in an airtight container in the fridge, or can be frozen.