Fat Free Flourless Blueberry Muffins (Sugar Free, Vegan, Gluten Free)- These quick and easy flourless blueberry muffins are made completely fat free and sugar free, but are light, fluffy and moist on the inside! They are also made with no eggs or dairy, so are suitable for those following a sugar free, vegan, gluten-free and low-calorie diet!
Everyone needs a good one-bowl blueberry muffin in their lives, whether it be for breakfast, in a smoothie or even as an energy bite. Everyone also needs a clean eating muffin made without the traditional ingredients, namely sugar, butter, oil, and flour.
Can there really be a delicious tasting fat-free and sugar free blueberry muffin which actually TASTES good?
If you’ve ever made a recipe of mine on here, it is safe to say that healthy fats are evident in almost all my recipes. Having a quick glance at my online shopping basket archives, my top purchased food items are always almond butter, cashew butter, coconut oil, and almond flour. My non-recipe meals always include a variety of fats- I use whole coconut milk for all my dairy needs, peanut butter is my spread of choice, sesame oil is used in many of my dinners and I can’t remember the last time I had non-dark meat.
However, many of my readers have expressed a desire for more recipes lower in fat, or ones which could be used as a base to add their own fats too. These fluffy and delicious blueberry muffins are the first of hopefully many to include these features. They need just one bowl to whip up and are super simple, easy and use everyday ingredients!
When it comes to fat-free or low-fat baking, you need to be really careful with your ingredients. There is plenty of articles out there which provide alternatives to traditional fats. They are great and extremely useful, however. not all replacements are created equal. From experience, many of the alternatives all yield different results.
I’ve done my research and tested out most of the popular options, and found some worked better for bread, some worked better for loaves, and some worked great in muffins. For these blueberry muffins to have a moist and slightly fluffy interior, but tender exterior, I’ve found that applesauce has been the best fat replacement and we’ll be using it in these today! It’s mild tasting, so it doesn’t take away from the blueberries at all.
Blueberries on their on aren’t won’t provide enough sweetness for each muffin. As such, you’ll need to add some form of granulated sweetener. To keep these fluffy muffins sugar free, I opted to use a monk fruit sweetener. It’s based off stevia, but unlike other granulated stevia blends, it doesn’t leave a bitter aftertaste. If you use a different baking sweetener, feel free to use that too. If sugar isn’t an issue, brown sugar, coconut sugar, or even white sugar can be used.
While these muffins can be made completely flourless (by using ground oats), I actually would recommend using all purpose, wheat or even white flour! I’ve included a side by side comparison below– Pictured throughout the post are muffins using Bob’s Gluten Free 1:1 Baking flour, which replaces any standard flour to be gluten free without adding any extras. If you handle standard flour well, those work great. Whether you use that or the oat base, they both turn out delicious. The flourless one will be more moist and gooey, and won’t raise as much, but is just as good!
Breakfast, snack, healthy dessert or any anytime treat, these sugar free and fat-free muffins fit the bill! They would make the perfect morning meal by slightly heating up a couple and slathering with some creamy sunflower seed butter or crunchy peanut butter. They would be the perfect snack crumbled over some Greek yogurt or paired with a wholesome smoothie for a well-balanced meal. These muffins would also be great for a guilt-free sweet dessert when you’re craving something traditionally heavy and sugar-laden!
These flourless muffins aren’t paleo or grain free (if you use the ground oats version), but you can easily make these muffins or these muffins, which totally fit the bill there. They are, however, completely vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar free and naturally sweetened! They are also really low in calories, so if you are watching your weight, this can totally be part of your daily menu!
HACK! If you DO want to add some fat INSIDE the muffins, you can easily substitute 1/4 cup of the unsweetened applesauce with an oil of your choice- Coconut oil, canola oil, and avocado oil are all great options!
These healthy flourless fat-free blueberry muffins are quick, easy and need to make your menu now!
Sugar Free Blueberry Muffins
- 3 cups ground oats can sub for wheat, white or all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sweetener of choice
- 4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce *
- 1 1/2 cups milk of choice I used unsweetened almond
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and line a 12 count muffin tin with muffin liners and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the wet ingredients, except for the blueberries, and mix until well combined. Fold in the blueberries.
- Evenly distribute the muffin mixture amongst the 12 muffin liners and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
- Once cooked, remove from the oven and allow to cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
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What can I substitute for the oats please, what would you suggest? Thanking you.
Hi Rachel, you can use one of the standard flours (cup for cup). Enjoy! 🙂
Wait I’m confused– which type of flour were used in the pictures of the super-white muffins? Oat, GF, or AP?
That one is using Bob’s GF 1 : 1 baking blend.
In my cupboard, I have a bag of oat flour to use, and could add Swerve Sweetener to the batter.
I’m currently eating my blueberry muffin oatmeal cup from Target and it’s doing a pretty job of convincing me it’s a muffin, but these look good too. Baking substitution? Hmmm, I don’t really have any because when I bake I’m usually baking for Riley and he does NOT do substitutions.
Yes! My favorite kind of muffin! I could tear into a batch of these blueberry muffins and not look back! 🙂 They look so darned delicious! And I also love that 1-to-1 baking flour from Bob’s Red Mill. That stuff needs to list “magic” as one of the ingredients! Hope you have a great week, my friend!
I was very excited to wake up and see you had posted this recipe today. Thanks Arman!
Ive made this recipe before and I must say that it’s honestly incredible- tasty and guilt free for being pretty much totally healthy. 🙂
These look so fluffy and delish! Can’t believe they’re sugar free!
What can i use in place of applesauce…..light olive or macadamia oil, and how much?
Love your recipes
Hi there, you can use coconut oil or butter 🙂 Enjoy!
Applesauce does make such a good substitute for fats in recipes; it really doesn’t take away from that moistness you normally get with extra fat. 🙂
Just made these using all purpose flour. While they aren’t nice and light like yours, they are delicious! Thank you for the recipe!
You are so welcome, Carol! 🙂
Would you happen to have the macros for these muffins? Carbs, Protein and Fat?
I don’t, but feel free to calculate it using an online calculator 🙂
I changed up the recipe but it turned out really good. Added 1/2 cup shredded coconut, used 1/4 cup maple syrup instead of sugar, 1 cup water instead of milk and all ground oats. Loved them!
Is it possible to use frozen blueberries?
Absolutely, just make sure they are thawed first 🙂
I used a cup of millet flour, 1/2 cup flaxmeal, and the rest bob’s gf. They came out pretty well except for the stevia aftertaste. Next time I will try the recommended sugar sub.
Has anyone else had success with stevia?
You Need to make sure the stevia blend you use doesn’t leave you with an aftertaste 🙂