Paleo Lemon Blueberry Muffins

These Paleo Blueberry Muffins are bursting with lemon flavor and plump blueberries! They come together easily, are gluten-free, made with almond flour, and the perfect healthy muffin recipe for any brunch or as a snack!

Paleo blueberry muffins in the muffin tinPaleo Blueberry Muffins

These grain-free Paleo Lemon Blueberry Muffins are so simple, moist, and delicious. They are bursting with blueberries, with a fluffy texture and a bright lemon flavor. Nobody will know these muffins are gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly! They are so easy to make and can easily be made for a quick brunch or breakfast at home. Get the kids and they can help too!

Here’s what you need to make them:

  • Almond flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Eggs
  • Honey
  • Vanilla extract
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Lemons
  • Fresh blueberries

Swapping with Frozen Blueberries

It’s so nice during blueberry season to include them fresh in this muffin, but in the dead of winter, frozen blueberries can work too! To avoid turning the muffin batter blue fold the blueberries in while they’re still frozen. They might need an extra minute or two to cook in the oven, but otherwise the recipe will work the same.

A paleo blueberry muffin ripped in halfIs Almond Flour Healthy?

Almond flour is a delicious and nutrient dense alternative to any other flour. It is low in carbs and high in fat which makes it a great healthy flour that you can feel great about eating.

How to Measure Almond Flour

If you have an electronic kitchen scale at home, it’s best to use it here to measure almond flour. Almond flour can be tricky to measure as it can be easily compacted, even straight from the bag. The same goes for coconut flour too since it’s such an absorbent flour. Even a small measuring error with coconut flour can impact a recipe. So we’ve included the weight in grams here. Any electronic kitchen scale can switch between grams and ounces. Since grams are more precise we’re use that. If you don’t have a scale: whisk almond flour until it’s lightened up and lightly scoop the almond flour or coconut flour into the cup measurement and level it off.

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Paleo Lemon Blueberry Muffins

These Paleo Blueberry Muffins are bursting with lemon flavor and plump blueberries! This paleo muffin recipe is easy to make, gluten-free, made with almond flour, and the perfect healthy muffin recipe for any brunch or as a snack!


Prep Time 10 minutes
Yields 9
Cuisine Gluten-free
Cook Time 20 minutes
Recipe Type: Snack, Breakfast
Difficulty: Easy
Total Time 30 minutes
Author: Lexi

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (192 grams) almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon (7 grams) coconut flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • Zest of 1 lemon (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup blueberries, divided

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line muffin tin with parchment liners.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, salt and baking soda.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, whisk to combine eggs, honey, vanilla, applesauce, lemon zest and juice.
  4. Combine wet into dry and stir until fully incorporated. Gently fold in 1/2 blueberries.
  5. Using a muffin scoop or spoon, fill liners with 1/4 cup batter. Place remaining blueberries into the top of batter.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

  1. Recipe originally published in 2014, recipe updated in 2018 and republished with new photos in July 2019.

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52 comments
July 27, 2019

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52 Responses

  1. Can this batter be made up the day before and cooked off the next morning? Thanks Lexi, I absolutely love your recipes.

    1. Yes to the frozen blueberries, you may need to add on some extra baking time. We haven’t tried the flax egg, but let us know how it goes if you do.

  2. I just made these last night and followed the recipe exactly. They are so delicious and I love the bright flavor. These will certainly become a staple in my house. Always love all of your recipes.

    5.0 rating

  3. Incredible! I’ve never been disappointed in any of your recipes! I love the lemon zest and flavor in these. And they are so moist.

    5.0 rating

  4. Delish! Can’t say I quite followed the recipe (no applesauce on hand). I made a half batch and instead of applesauce, I added a couple tablespoons of ghee and some coconut sugar (I was thinking moisture and sweetness?). I also really wanted that lemon pop so I doubled the juice (also thinking I might need the moisture). The flavor is great! My muffins are a little crumbly, which is quite possibly because of my subs. But the flavor is awesome.

    5.0 rating

  5. Finally made these today after drooling over them for weeks. In true fashion I thought I had everything but ended up having to make my own applesauce – then didn’t realize I tossed my muffin tin but nothing was going to stop me from making these at this point!

    So mini muffins it was. Not the best idea but they still taste great – can’t wait to try them again in a regular muffin tin.

    Thanks Lexi for another fabulous recipe!

    4.0 rating

  6. Calorie count for those asking. (Note, I only used 2 Tbsp honey instead of 3). Calories below are per serving when using Lexi’s recommended total servings of 6.

    Calories: 288
    Total Fat: 20.4
    Cholesterol: 71.7
    Sodium: 142.7
    Total Carbs: 19.5
    Fiber: 5.2
    Sugars: 8.3
    Protein: 10.4

    4.0 rating

  7. I made these tonight and had the same problem as a few others… pasty batter and they did not raise. Any thoughts? Thank you!

  8. Do you know the calorie & carb count on these? Been eating 2 a day since I made them & figured I better make sure I’m not going over my calories for the day! Lol

  9. I’ve just made these – well still baking in the oven. Hope I’ve not done it wrong though because the recipe says ‘pour the batter’, i didnt feel i had a batter, and there’s not enough wet ingredients to make a batter? mine looks more like paste. Is this how it’s supposed to look?

  10. Oh yum! I can’t wait to make these. Do you have a suggestion for what I can use in place of the tapioca starch? I have everything else but that on hand.

  11. I would love to make this in a loaf pan instead- what alterations need to be made to the recipe? Usually I will bake at 450 for 30-35 minutes, would this work?

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