Healthy Flourless Blueberry Breakfast Muffins

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These healthy flourless blueberry breakfast muffins are fluffy on the inside and tender on the outside and the perfect, filling and energizing breakfast or snack option! Made with no butter, oil, flour or sugar, they are an easy recipe which is completely vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free and come with a tested paleo/grain free option!


Healthy Flourless Blueberry Breakfast Muffins made with NO butter, oil, flour or sugar but you'd never tell- Easy AND delicious! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

 

“You can’t eat muffins for breakfast unless they are English.”

“Yes, you can. Besides, these are BREAKFAST muffins.”

“Oh! Okay! That is okay then!”

***

So apparently eating sweet muffins for breakfast is a big ‘no-no’ but waiting until 10.30am for McDonalds to start serving french fries with sweet and sour sauce is? 

Yes, that is how the mind of Niki works. 

So that fries story? Yes, it happened last Thursday.

Healthy Flourless Blueberry Breakfast Muffins made with NO butter, oil, flour or sugar but you'd never tell- Easy AND delicious! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

One of the first things Niki told me was that McDonalds were now serving breakfast all day. This was definitely one of her 2015 highlights (I know…), purely because her usual wake-up time is closer to my lunch time- Aka well past the previous 10.30am final call for all things McMuffin, hash brown or hot cakes.

Niki informed me that she’s no longer a late riser on her days off and now considers herself to be an early bird.

Um, sorry, but not sure what bird she’s referring to, as she gets up at 10-10.30.

Anyway.

On Thursday, she came strutting down the stairs into the kitchen proclaiming that it was SO EARLY (It was 9.45am) and that she had a craving for McDonalds. I didn’t mind too much- I was in the mood for a sausage and egg McMuffin with a hashbrown. I told her we should go and she started acting like a princess, telling me that it was NOT 10.30 yet.

Healthy Flourless Blueberry Breakfast Muffins made with NO butter, oil, flour or sugar but you'd never tell- Easy AND delicious! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

“Why does it matter if it’s 10.30? You told me yesterday that breakfast is all day!”

Do you not have a brain? I want French fries with sweet and sour sauce. They don’t serve that until 10.30am”.

“You told me the other day that muffins were unsuitable for breakfast, yet you want French fries now?”

“No. I want them at 10.30am. That is past breakfast time.”

“Says who?”

“Everyone knows that. Breakfast should be eaten between 6am-10.30am”

“That is just the old time McDonalds used to serve breakfast. Do you take their time frame as the holy of holy?”

“Excuse me. Who creates the best sweet and sour sauce on this planet?”

Touche.

Check mate.

Anyway, before we go into all things muffins, it’s also WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY, so let’s check out the eats! 

 

Breakfast- This double chocolate muffin with the remnants of this almond butter mixed in and on top. Lunch- Thai feast with a friend, as mentioned here! Snack- Two of these no bake white chocolate raspberry protein bars, swap out the raspberries for strawberries. Dinner- Breakfast for dinner- Kitchen sink omelette eaten out of the pan because I’m a class act. 

Let’s talk why I believe these fit my ‘breakfast’ muffin category. I’ve mentioned on here several times that to be satisfied AND energized after a meal, I need a solid balance of protein, fats and carbohydrates. These muffins cover ALL those bases. Not only that, they taste amazing on their own but can easily be pimped up for even more staying power (like adding this almond butter or peanut butter straight on top).

Healthy Flourless Blueberry Breakfast Muffins made with NO butter, oil, flour or sugar but you'd never tell- Easy AND delicious! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

These healthy flourless blueberry breakfast muffins are fluffy and slightly dense on the insides, yet tender on the outsides, creating the perfect satisfying texture. They are an easy, one bowl recipe which takes barely any preparation or mess- Something we can all appreciate. Unlike traditional blueberry style muffins, these contain no butter, oil, flour (unless you opt for the paleo option, in which it will be grain free!) or sugar, but you’d easily be fooled! These are suitable for those following a vegan, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free lifestyle, with a tested paleo option for those who choose that too!

HACK! While I used thawed, frozen blueberries in my recipe, if you have access to fresh ones (at a reasonable cost!) please do use those- They really do allow for a much better texture!

Healthy Flourless Blueberry Breakfast Muffins made with NO butter, oil, flour or sugar but you'd never tell- Easy AND delicious! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make these healthy flourless blueberry breakfast muffins and let’s not discriminate on our favorite first meal of the day- Whether it’s muffins, leftover cold curry (AMAZING), leftover cold pizza (the BEST way to enjoy pizza), embrace it.

Healthy Flourless Blueberry Breakfast Muffins made with NO butter, oil, flour or sugar but you'd never tell- Easy AND delicious! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

…but seriously, make these muffins.

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Healthy Flourless Blueberry Breakfast Muffins

5 from 16 votes
These healthy flourless blueberry breakfast muffins are fluffy on the inside and tender on the outside and the perfect, filling and energising breakfast or snack option! Made with no butter, oil, flour or sugar, they are an easy recipe which are completely vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free and come with a tested paleo/grain free option!
Servings: 9

Ingredients  

For the Gluten Free/Vegan/Flourless version

For the Paleo option

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 10-12 count muffin tin generously with cooking spray/oil and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the milk, vanilla extract and egg/flax egg. Pour into the dry mixture. Add the melted nut butter (and maple syrup and applesauce for paleo option) and mix very well until a batter is formed.
  • Using a heaping 1/4 cup, pour the muffin batter into the greased muffin tin. Bake for around 30-35 minutes (For paleo option, it can be up to 55 minutes, depending on the coconut flour) or until golden brown on top and a toothpick comes on clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes in the muffin tin, before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Muffins are freezer friendly and for optimum freshness, keep refrigerated.
Author: Arman
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What is the most unconventional breakfast you’ve eaten lately? Leftover Persian stew. SO GOOD.

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. Haha calling 10:30 AM “early” is hilarious because I’ve usually been up for hours by then. My whole family is a bunch of night owls except for me, so when my mom says things like, “our flight leaves ridiculously early” she usually means 8:00.
    I haven’t had McDonald’s breakfast in years, but the TJ frozen hash brown patties remind me of them and it makes me happy.

  2. Baha. I actually love Mcdonalds breakfast – its the only real time I go (I love their coffee but shh). SO if this is true that they are now serving it all day… Finally!!!
    Cold pizza though. I will try my hardest to save pieces the night before just so I can have it cold for breakfast.

    1. Their coffee is pretty solid!

      I legit used to buy take out pizza the night before for BREAKFAST.

  3. These look delicious and healthy!! Can’t wait to try them out 🙂 I can’t seem to find the bake time for the gluten free option, though?

  4. Those are the biggest blueberries I’ve ever seen! They must grow some sort of wild blueberry strain on ‘roids down there in the Outback. Haha. I kid. I love blueberry muffins, and my mouth is watering just looking at these photos. Save me one? Also, don’t tell Niki…but sometimes I eat breakfast for dinner. (True story.)

    1. Hahahahaha thank the frozen variety 😉

      How dare you. Actually, I bow down to you!

  5. I need to make those delicious looking blueberry muffins, which are totally acceptable breakfast food by the way. I can’t even remember the last time I had McDonald’s. But I do remember the whole island of Kauai was ecstatic when they started serving breakfast all day. And then we got a 24 hour Jack-in-the-Box and they forgot all about McMuffins at 3:00pm. I’d rather make my own food.

  6. Yum! I love a good blueberry muffin – especially a healthier one!

    My breakfasts are always pretty conventional (eggs, smoothies, oats, etc.) – I guess the Chick-fil-a chicken biscuit I had on the road last Saturday counts since I never eat fast food! It was worth it, though.

  7. Oh my gosh that crumbly mess of a muffin needs to be in my mouth NOW. These look so dang good! And for some reason strawberries are on sale like crazy around me [4 packs for $5!] but blueberries remain at $3.99 a pack. What the heck?!

  8. Sweet and sour sauce is great. When I was little, my mom had a drawer full of the extra sauces from fast food restaurants that was a “treat” to use every once in a while #blessed
    The weirdest thing I had for breakfast recently is black bean soup. It was calling to me hahaha

  9. Wow Arman, I think you really hit on a winner here, because it caters to so many of the food restrictions!!! They look AMAZING.

  10. These have answered all of my breakfast prayers!!!! Yummy carby sweet things for the ultimate breakfast win! I die.

  11. The more you write about your sister, the more I love her! I don’t get out of bed before 11 – at the very, very earliest.

  12. Niki always cracks me up. You should listen to MY sisters. Anyways, lately my full days of eating have been extreeeeeeeeemely unexciting, but let’s just say that sweet potatoes, greens, egg whites, peanut butter and dark chocolate are still on my radar! And I can never forget a little of your desserts at night 😉

    1. 🙂 You are the best.

      I’m actually really sad that it’s almost Saturday and I have no curry date planned 🙁

    1. Hi Sara- It’s the flourless vegan version. The paleo ones are a little more dense but fluffier (thanks to the eggs)