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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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.
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).
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.
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.
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
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon almond flour
- 1 tablespoon oat flour omit for paleo version*
- 2 tablespoon granulated sweetener of choice adjust to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch cinnamon
- 1 large egg can sub for 1 large egg white or 1 flax egg
- 1 tablespoon mashed banana/pumpkin/mashed starch can sub for 1 T coconut oil OR ghee
- 1 tablespoon + dairy free milk of choice**
- 2-3 tablespoon frozen blueberries
For the microwave version
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the flours, sweetener, cinnamon and baking powder in mix well.
- 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.
- Microwave for 50 seconds (or up to 2 minutes, depending on your microwave) and remove. Enjoy immediately.
For the oven version
- Pour batter into an oven safe dish and bake at 350 for 12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
** 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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Were any of you guys ever part of a Fraternity/Sorority?
It’s 3am and your hungry. You usually eat….
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This is genius. I wish I would have had recipes like this when I was in college! 10 years ago 😉
Hahahaha you and me both 😉 Although those 3 am pizza runs. So . worth. it.
I bet the mashed banana makes this so moist! Looks tasty, Arman. Yet another recipe I can try with my NEW COCONUT FLOUR
I’m so excited for your coconut flour. PS how far are you from Columbus?!
A little over 400 miles! (Just checked)
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
Hahahahaha you are the best.
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.
Same as Australia!
You already know I’m a big fan of blueberry anything. In fact, the fruitier, the better. Love this. I’d make a dozen, a bakers dozen that is.
🙂 My house smells amazing and you get to have it Saturday!!!
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!
Haha same as Australia! 🙂
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?
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!)
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!
Ohhh I’m excited to hear how college goes for you!
Love the idea of this tasty little minute muffin! Can’t wait to give it a go! (Unfortunately I can’t have almond flour, but am still eager to give it a whirl with a substitute.) Thanks for posting!
YAY! Let me know how it goes, Christie- You can sub in more oat flour 🙂
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!
YAY! thanks so much for the feedback, Carmen- I love making them in batches or sometimes I multiply the ingredients by 4 (except the baking powder) and make them into blondies 🙂
Oh man, definitely making this with my kid. He is a blueberry monster!
I’ve actually never tried any of the baked goods at Starbucks, but I would definitely eat this!