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Healthier Blueberry Greek Yogurt Muffins

Healthy Blueberry Greek Yogurt Muffins made with whole wheat flour, greek yogurt, naturally sweetened with maple syrup and just a touch of heart healthy avocado oil (or coconut oil!).
Course Breakfast, Healthy, Muffins, Snack
Keyword blueberry greek yogurt muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 169 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil (can also use melted and cooled coconut oil, melted butter or olive oil)
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, optional
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with muffin liners or spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the greek yogurt, oil, egg, maple syrup, vanilla extract and almond extract until smooth. 
  3. Add in the whole wheat flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix until just combined. Fold in blueberries (and walnuts if you are using).
  4. Divide batter evenly into liners, filling 3/4 of the way full. Bake at 425 for 5 minutes then reduce the heat in the oven to 375 degrees and bake for 10-15 minutes more or until toothpick comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached. Makes 12 muffins.

Recipe Notes

To make dairy free: Use an almond, coconut or soy yogurt and a flax egg instead of a regular egg.

Nutrition Facts
Healthier Blueberry Greek Yogurt Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.3g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Carbohydrates 25.8g9%
Fiber 2.8g12%
Sugar 11.7g13%
Protein 4.3g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.