Blueberry Almond-Oat Muffins (Gluten-Free, Naturally-Sweetened)

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Last month, I peeked inside the fridge to find something I could make as a side dish for our evening soup. I immeadiately noticed the blueberries sitting in the corner of the second shelf.

These naturally-sweetened, gluten-free blueberry almond-oat muffins taste like homemade blueberry pancakes. Prep these real-food muffins for an easy, grab-n-go breakfast or snack option.

The blueberries had definitely seen better days. And blueberry muffins felt like the perfect addition to the lentil soup simmering away on the stove-top. I could have made spelt blueberry muffins, but for some reason I wanted to take a different route. Instead of using wheat-based flour, I decided to use almond flour and oat flour with the carrot cake muffin recipe as my guide.

 These naturally-sweetened, gluten-free blueberry almond-oat muffins taste like homemade blueberry pancakes. Prep these real-food muffins for an easy, grab-n-go breakfast or snack option.

As I poured the ingredients and mixed the batter, I also shared a few Instagram Stories of the process. (By the way, we have a lot of fun over on Instagram, so come over and join the party.) The muffins were a success, and the response for a written recipe from Instagram friends was overwhelming.

Over the next few days, reader friends tagged me as they made the blueberry muffins based on my rough notes. 

These naturally-sweetened, gluten-free blueberry almond-oat muffins taste like homemade blueberry pancakes. Prep these real-food muffins for an easy, grab-n-go breakfast or snack option.

I almost dismissed this muffin recipe as a one-time share on Instagram (although I’ve made the muffins several times since that night). Then I came to my senses and decided that this spur-of-the-moment recipe deserves a permanent home on Live Simply.

These naturally-sweetened, gluten-free blueberry almond-oat muffins taste like homemade blueberry pancakes. Prep these real-food muffins for an easy, grab-n-go breakfast or snack option.

These muffins are naturally gluten-free and naturally sweetened with a minimal amount of maple syrup. They remind me of pancakes, although they are more dense than a fluffy pancake, making them a great breakfast treat. The muffins keep well in the fridge for up to a few days, or may be stored in the freezer for a few months.

Almond-Oat Blueberry Muffins (Gluten-Free, Naturally-Sweetened)

Naturally-sweetened, gluten-free muffins that taste like homemade blueberry pancakes. Prep these real-food muffins for an easy, grab-n-go breakfast or snack option. 

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 212 kcal
Author Kristin Marr

Ingredients

Special Equipment:

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 12-cavity muffin pan with muffin liners, or grease the pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: melted butter, applesauce, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl: almond flour, oat flour, baking powder, ginger, and salt. Stir to combine the ingredients. Add the fresh blueberries, and stir until incorporated throughout the batter.

  4. Divide the muffin mixture evenly among the muffin cups. I use an ice cream scooper.
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until the centers are firm to touch.
  6. Let the muffins cool before enjoying. The muffins will keep in the fridge for about a week, or may be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

*If you want to make your own oat flour, pulse old-fashioned rolled oats in a blender until finely ground. You'll need about 1 cup of oats to make a cup of flour. 

**If you’re using frozen blueberries, keep the berries frozen. Add the frozen berries to the batter, according to the recipe, and work quickly to avoid defrosting the berries.

These naturally-sweetened, gluten-free blueberry almond-oat muffins taste like homemade blueberry pancakes. Prep these real-food muffins for an easy, grab-n-go breakfast or snack option.

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