Healthy 1 Minute Blueberry Muffin (Paleo, vegan, gluten free)

A delicious, moist and fluffy blueberry muffin which takes 1 minute to whip up in the microwave inspired by Starbucks Blueberry muffin! It’s low calorie, gluten free and comes with a trialled and tested vegan, high protein and paleo version- For those without a microwave, there’s an oven version too! 

Healthy 1 Minute Blueberry Muffin- Inspired by Starbucks, you only need one minute to whip this healthy, moist, fluffy and delicious mug muffin- There is an oven version too! {vegan, gluten-free, paleo options}

*Condolences to those who lost their lives in 2001, and everyone effected by the tragedy in New York City that day. Prayers, thoughts and peace with them all.* 

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I’m rounding out the week with another Starbucks inspired recipe, which was the most anticipated during my college semester- Their blueberry muffin.

Besides a few fast food restaurants and a few sub bar restaurants, there weren’t really many places for us students to ‘chill’ outside of class or when we wanted some space, besides the bar or dining hall. The sole Starbucks in town was one the most popular, but not for this reason- It was for their Blueberry muffin.

Healthy 1 Minute Blueberry Muffin- Inspired by Starbucks, you only need one minute to whip this healthy, moist, fluffy and delicious mug muffin- There is an oven version too! {vegan, gluten-free, paleo options}

For some strange reason, the year I was at college (2010), this particular Starbucks would have over 10 times the amount of blueberry muffin shipments than any other of it’s stores in the northern New York region. I was perplexed as to why these were such a hot ticket item and asked some of the local students if they knew why. It turns out one of the Fraternities on campus made one of the guys pledging (no idea if this terminology is right- Naive Australian here) bake muffins every weekend for a month. Instead of actually baking them, he’d buy the entire case from Starbucks and dole them out to them all. Not sure how he was able to convince them that he did indeed bake them but rumor has it these muffins were only enjoyed at 3am on a Sunday morning……hmmm. 

Ever since then, these muffins became infamous on campus and it would be no surprise seeing hoards of Frat brothers going there whenever they had the chance to stock up (for consumption, I hope)

Healthy 1 Minute Blueberry Muffin- Inspired by Starbucks, you only need one minute to whip this healthy, moist, fluffy and delicious mug muffin- There is an oven version too! {vegan, gluten-free, paleo options}

As part of my collaboration with Kohl’s, I’m sharing delicious recipes which can be made in dorm room kitchens or at home without parental supervision- Friends, this one is a winner and one to take to college (or your own kitchen) with you. A shout out to all my friends from Oswego- As much as I adored the beloved singular Starbucks on campus (within reason), I’ll take this healthy 1 minute muffin…with a side of their coffee.

While microwave cakes are often made in mugs, I personally prefer using bowls. Bowls like these ones are perfect as they prevent the batter from overflowing and making a mess. We don’t want you to be the most unpopular person in your dorm now, do we? Anyway, let’s get onto this delicious healthy 1-minute blueberry muffin, as inspired by the infamous Starbucks bakery offering. 

Healthy 1 Minute Blueberry Muffin- Inspired by Starbucks, you only need one minute to whip this healthy, moist, fluffy and delicious mug muffin- There is an oven version too! {vegan, gluten-free, paleo options}

This healthy 1 minute Blueberry muffin is your quick fix for an instant bakery style treat with a healthy twist! While it is much healthier that it’s inspiration, it is still incredibly fluffy, light and has a muffin like texture! As always, I trialled it with a vegan and gluten-free option and for those who follow a paleo style of eating, please take note of the necessary edits! Furthermore, for those without a microwave, take note of the oven instructions. 

For those wanting something with more protein, I did test it using protein powder. Although it was delicious, its texture was more brownie like, similar to this recipe

Healthy 1 Minute Blueberry Muffin- Inspired by Starbucks, you only need one minute to whip this healthy, moist, fluffy and delicious mug muffin- There is an oven version too! {vegan, gluten-free, paleo options}

Make this healthy 1 Minute Blueberry muffin as inspired by Starbucks and satisfy your muffin craving without going to great lengths…or wasting money. 

PS. The guy who ‘made’ the muffins made it into the Fraternity.

Thank you, Facebook. 😉 

Healthy 1 Minute Blueberry Muffin- Moist, fluffy, yet tender on the outside, this delicious portion controlled muffin has NO butter, oil, grains or sugar and has an oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Healthy 1 Minute Blueberry Muffin
Serves 1
A delicious, moist and fluffy blueberry muffin which takes 1 minute to whip up in the microwave inspired by Starbucks Blueberry muffin! It’s low calorie, gluten free and comes with a trialled and tested vegan, high protein and paleo version- For those without a microwave, there’s an oven version too!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 T coconut flour
  2. 1 T almond flour
  3. 1 T oat flour (omit for paleo version)*
  4. 2 T granulated sweetener of choice (adjust to taste)
  5. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  6. Pinch cinnamon
  7. 1 large egg (can sub for 1 large egg white or 1 flax egg)
  8. 1 T mashed banana/pumpkin/mashed starch (can sub for 1 T coconut oil OR ghee)
  9. 1 T + dairy free milk of choice**
  10. 2-3 T frozen blueberries
For the microwave version
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flours, sweetener, cinnamon and baking powder in mix well.
  2. Add in your egg, mashed banana, dairy free milk and mix until fully incorporated. Fold in the blueberries and ensure there are a few remaining at the top.
  3. Microwave for 50 seconds (or up to 2 minutes, depending on your microwave) and remove. Enjoy immediately.
For the oven version
  1. Pour batter into an oven safe dish and bake at 350 for 12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Notes
  1. * If you omit the oat flour for almond, you'll need a dash more dairy free milk.
  2. ** Depending on the starch you use and the brand of coconut flour, you will most likely need more than 1 tablespoon- Adjust accordingly.
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Healthy 1 Minute Blueberry Muffin- Inspired by Starbucks, you only need one minute to whip this healthy, moist, fluffy and delicious mug muffin- There is an oven version too! {vegan, gluten-free, paleo options}

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115 thoughts on “Healthy 1 Minute Blueberry Muffin (Paleo, vegan, gluten free)

  1. Two of my bridesmaids were in my sorority 😀 I loved being a part of it until 3 years in, when it seems like everyone went bananas. I often studied at the Sbux on campus for a change of scenery. And who doesn’t love a bakery blueberry muffin??

  2. 3am and I’m hungry? Please…3am I’m asleep! But if I was awake, it would probably be pizza nad beer. Mmmm…pizza….I love pizza almost as much as I love blueberry muffins. Too bad I can’t figure out how to make blueberry muffins in 1-minute…oh wait, you already did! Cheers to you, mate. These will soon be a staple in my house!

  3. Did you knowwww that Starbucks switched over to selling pastries made by the San Fran bakery La Boulange a couple years ago, meaning a NEW blueberry muffins? I wonder if they’re any good. Either way this muffin in a micro (micro-minute and micro-wave!) looks delish and sugary perfect.

  4. That’s a pretty funny story. My son has a microwave…I might have to forward this to him. I’m wondering what he is eating these days, given that sweets no longer disappear in our house like they did before his departure…lol. I wonder if veggies are still part of his diet. No sorority or fraternity for my husband or I. 🙂

  5. I finished my degree when I was in my mid twenties, so I was not in a sorority. I feel like that would have just been weird.
    And YES to the blueberry microwave muffin!

  6. I love that you used pumpkin in this! I need to go out and buy some, I already spotted them at the supermarket. Oh, and yes, I ALWAYS create this horrible mess when making MUG cakes. Duh.

    3am? I actually love to have a bar on hand, something healthy. I remember when I was in Sydney and stocked up on bars and when I tried the first one, I finally understood why you created all these recipes for homemade protein bars…….a punishment, edible, that was.

  7. college in Portland meant I had PLENTY of coffee within a few minutes walk. and there are probably 10x more than um… back then. AHEM.

    I was teaching step aerobics, coaching weight lifting, and playing tennis during college. I could have used this muffin recipe. #carbs

  8. Fraternities, Sororities and muffin bribery to get in – we know none of that over here and I have an inkling we’re missing out on some fun … right? I can get on board with single-serving blueberry muffins in anyway.

  9. The whole fraternity/ sorority thing was so alien to us in the UK – we all watched the American teen films and thought it sounded cool but nothing like it existed! I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing!

  10. You have the best recipes ever!! I make the Vanilla Cake everyday! I was wondering if you could get the muffin like texture with using just a combo of coconut flour and oat flour or do you think you need the almond too? Any suggestions? Which binder did you use the applesauce/banana/ or pumpkin?

    1. Oh what!!! That is awesome, Heather! You’re far too kind! 🙂

      You certainly don’t need the almond flour- I’d recommend more oat flour over coconut- I also love using pumpkin but for this recipe, I used banana (the pumpkin made it look gross haha!)

  11. It’s 3 A.M. and because I’m asleep, I’d probably wake up to find myself chewing on my hand. Whooooops XD when I go to college, I’d avoid frats and sororities like the plague! I’ve heard they’re lots of trouble!
    Anyways, this looks like the perfect midnight snack and dessert!

  12. Love this blueberry muffin recipe! I have made it both ways, microwave and oven, and prefer the end result after baking in the oven so I try to make sure I have time to bake it…. next time I will try to make a few at a time and freeze. thanks for sharing your great recipes! carrot cake up next!

  13. Hi Arman! New to your blog and love it already. Always looking for something new to make for the kiddo for breakfast and this was a winner for sure! I was wondering, if I were to add protein powder to this how much should I add and should I add it in addition to the flours listed or in place of one or more of the flours. Thanks so much! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

    1. Hi Jenny! Thanks so much for your kind words!

      For adding protein powder, you’ll need to play around with it- Add it in addition to the flour but you’ll need to increase the milk- Just until a thick batter is formed. Keep an eye on it in the microwave as the contents may spill or use a cereal bowl 🙂

  14. Hey Arman! I am new to your site and so excited to try some of your recipes. They look mouth wateringly delicious. In this recipe do you need to use a granulated sugar or could you use maple syrup and put more flour?

  15. This was good. Great for wanting something sweet and carb-y when you’re on a detox! I used ghee in place of the mashed fruit or starch and it worked well. (banana not on detox and no pumpkin in the house 🙁 ). Next time I want to try subbing coconut oil. Thanks for this!

  16. My 2 yr old really wanted muffins for breakfast but there was no way I was going to make a dozen muffins and eat 10 as well. This was a fast, one serving alternative. She loved it but it did have an eggy texture-I’m wondering if didn’t add enough almond flour?

  17. I’m reporting back on using coconut oil in lieu of mashed pumpkin/banana/starch. I used ghee the first time and it turned out great. Using coconut oil yielded no difference in flavor or texture in my opinion. So I’d say subbing either, if you have to, would work fine. Thanks again for the great recipe!

  18. I made this for breakfast this morning–it was delicious! I changed up the recipe to work with what I had on hand. Here is what I used:

    3T Whole Wheat Flour
    2T Coconut Sugar
    1/2t Baking Powder
    A dash of cinnamon
    1 egg
    1T Coconut milk (plus maybe a half teaspoon more)
    1T Melted Butter
    3T blueberries

    Not quite as healthy but it was delicious nonetheless. The only thing I would do differently next time is to coat the blueberries in flour beforehand to keep them from sinking while they cooked. Other than that, it was very moist and surprisingly light.

  19. just made it and ate it up in 10 minutes! delicious 🙂 it did, however, take muuuuuuuch longer to bake in the oven ..closer to 30 minutes… maybe I put too much liquid? will make it again! thanks!

  20. This was so yummy! I wanted to use bananas, but didn’t have one, so I used pumpkin. I was apprehensive about blueberries and pumpkin together, but it was so good. My mind is abuzz with how to adapt different flavors. I cooked one in the oven and one in the microwave…both were equally delicious. Keep these good recipes coming!

  21. Hey there,
    So I just made these, first with 2 T of coconut flour…I didn’t have any oat. It turned out delicious!!
    I then tried it with a flax egg instead of an actual egg, still turned out delicious just didn’t rise as much.
    Both recipes I used coconut oil rather than mashed banana.

    Thanks for the recipes! Keep em’ coming 🙂

  22. I made the blueberry muffin mug cake tonight. Except I used blackberries. It was delicious! Even though the center was not baked, it was tasty. Next time I might use the oven. But there will be a next time.

  23. Literally just finished eating this! I doubled the recipe to make 2 at once. The only change I made was using one egg instead of two (I was afraid it would taste eggy). Mine did not look at all like your picture but it tasted fantastic. I will be whipping some up tomorrow for breakfast. This time I will try making it in the oven thank you!!

  24. Hello! I had pinned this recipe awhile back but I just tried out this morning! I did the oven version and since I didn’t have fresh or frozen blueberries, I subbed some dried cranberries instead. It came out wonderful! Definitely keeping on my weekly rotation from here on out! Thank you for a great recipe.

      1. Thanks. I KNEW I needed another reason to go back to IKEA! I just went for the first time in October since the closest one is 3 hours away! (Have already been back once since and making my list for a third trip!)

  25. I’m Keo so I used coconut oil in place of banana, more almond for oat flour too, went with heavy cream for liquid. Baked in oven in two regular muffin cups. These were amazing!!!! I think anyone would enjoy this recipe. Thank you!

  26. Just tried this in my Pampered Chef Egg Cooker and it turned out great! I’ll share this on my FB and IG page soon and copy your link.

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