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Hold on to your spatulas friends, we’ve cracked the code with this low carb blueberry muffin recipe. Super quick and easy? Check. Made with coconut flour? Check. So dang delicious you’ll forget about the sugar-laden muffins at the coffee shop? Check-ity check check!
I’m willing to bet that when you went keto, you thought you’d never have a seriously amazing blueberry muffin again. Au contraire, friend. Lucky for you, I’ve got high standards in this department thanks to my former life as a pastry chef.
If you’re in a hurry, feel free to hit that Jump To Recipe button at the top of this post. But as always, I’m sharing loads of advice to help you improve your low carb baking that you won’t want to miss. I’m also answering some of the most commonly asked reader questions. There’s a good chance you might be wondering the same things!
What You’ll Need To Make The Best Keto Blueberry Muffin Recipe
- Coconut Flour (I recommend using Bob’s Red Mill, since all brands vary in absorbency – click here to grab it on Amazon)
- Baking Powder
- Allulose (Click here for the brand I buy on Amazon)
- Butter (can substitute with coconut oil to make dairy-free)
- Half and Half (can substitute with coconut milk to make dairy free)
- Vanilla Extract
- Wild Blueberries (can use frozen)
- For the optional streusel topping: Butter, Brown Swerve, Allulose, Coconut Flour
- Muffin Pan (I recently bought this made in the USA pan, and it really lives up to the reviews!)
- Parchment Paper Muffin Pan Liners (If you’ve struggled in the past with liners that stick to your muffins, CLICK HERE to grab the only ones I recommend on Amazon.)
- Mixing bowls (This set of three Pyrex bowls on Amazon is such a good deal)
- Whisk (I’ve used mine for the last 15 years! Here’s the same one on Amazon)
- Rubber Spatula (This is my favorite multi-purpose heatproof rubber spatula on Amazon – this is what the pros use!)
- Portion Scoop (These makes it so easy to evenly scoop out any kind of batter or dough – I love this set of three sizes on Amazon)
Related Keto Baking Questions
Are Blueberries Keto Friendly?
Blueberries can be keto-friendly in small quantities. Compared to most popular fruits, fresh blueberries are relatively low sugar and high fiber, with 14g of carbs per 100g serving. But I know you’re probably thinking that’s still pretty carb and sugar-dense for keto. I agree – and as a Type 1 Diabetic eating low carb, I don’t personally choose to eat a full serving of fruit at once – even berries!
The beauty of this low carb blueberry muffin recipe is that we’re spreading those blueberry carbs throughout 12 muffins. In fact, in each muffin you’re really only eating 1 Tbsp of wild blueberries!
And that tablespoon of wild blueberries adds just 1g of carbs to each muffin (1.3g if you’re using regular blueberries), while still adding a TON of flavor.
How many carbs are in a homemade blueberry muffin?
A medium-size homemade blueberry muffin with regular granulated sugar and all-purpose flour usually has around 48 carbs (!!!). But don’t worry keto friend, my low carb blueberry muffin recipe only contains around 3 net carbs per muffin (and 5.9 total carbs).
Can I use frozen blueberries in muffins?
You can definitely use frozen blueberries in these keto blueberry muffins. Here’s what you should know:
- Frozen blueberries will make your batter cold and you’ll probably need to increase your baking time (but keep your oven temp the same – don’t be tempted to turn it up!).
- Wild blueberries are readily available in the freezer section. These tiny berries are way more flavorful than your standard blueberry and slightly lower in sugar.
- Don’t defrost the frozen blueberries before adding them to your muffin batter. If you do, the berries will release their juices as they defrost, and that extra liquid will throw off the recipe while also turning your batter an unappetizing color.
Can you eat coconut flour on keto?
You can eat coconut flour on a keto diet, in fact, it’s my #1 choice for keto and low carb baking. That’s because coconut flour is extremely absorbent and high fiber, so most recipes require a whole lot less of it than regular all-purpose flour.
Coconut flour is also much lower calorie than almond flour. And while calories aren’t everything, I don’t really want to waste mine on an unnatural amount of ground-up almonds. I mean, I could fit an entire extra coconut flour treat into my macros instead!
I only use and recommend Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour. Different brands of coconut flour vary in their absorbency, so it’s always best to use the brand the recipe was created with. I’ve always gotten the best results with Bob’s Red Mill. It also happens to be the brand of coconut flour most commonly used by recipe bloggers, so it’s likely to give you the most consistent outcomes across the board.
Do You Have To Spray Cupcake And Muffin Liners?
You shouldn’t have to spray cupcake and baking liners, but I’ve found that a lot of inexpensive liners and decorative liners will stick. And baking with something sticky or sweet like the blueberries in these low carb muffins only makes the sticking worse!
So what do I do about cupcake liners sticking? If You Care’s Baking Cups are the only cupcake and muffin liners that never stick for me. For a regular muffin tin, you’ll want the large size cups. You can click here to buy the same ones I use on Amazon.
Can You Make These Keto Blueberry Muffins Dairy-Free?
What if you want the best tasting low carb blueberry muffins that are also dairy-free? Simply substitute coconut oil in place of the butter, and coconut milk in place of the half and half.
Can You Freeze Keto Blueberry Muffins?
You can definitely freeze these keto blueberry muffins! I know many BIK readers are the only low carbers in their household, and we definitely don’t want those keto baked goods to mold and go to waste. Freezing baked goods is a fantastic way to make them last.
Simply put the baked and cooled muffins in a glass or plastic storage container and freeze. They only need around 30 seconds in a microwave to defrost.
Keto Blueberry Muffins
For The Muffins
To Make The Muffin Batter
- Prepare a 12 cup muffin pan by lining it with parchment paper liners (CLICK HERE for the ONLY liners that are reliably nonstick for low carb muffins and other baked goods).
- In a small bowl, combine the coconut flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon (sifting the coconut flour into the bowl if yours is clumpy).
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and allulose until combined (sift the allulose into the bowl if yours is clumpy). Whisk in the half and half, vanilla extract, and melted butter.
- Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and whisk to combine.
- Fold the blueberries into the muffin batter with a rubber spatula.
- Evenly scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pan (CLICK HERE for the inexpensive portion scoops I use to make this easier). Set aside while you make the optional streusel.
To Make The Streusel Topping (Optional)
- To a small bowl, add the melted butter, brown swerve, allulose, and coconut flour and mix together with a fork until combined.
- Using your fingers, sprinkle bits of the streusel evenly over the muffin batter in the pan.
To Bake The Muffins
- Bake the muffins at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes (rotating the pan at the 10-minute mark), or until done.
Nutrition facts have been calculated using Cronometer, with the carbs from all erythritol and allulose sweeteners subtracted because I do not personally have to bolus insulin for Swerve, erythritol, or allulose as a Type 1 (autoimmune) Diabetic. All Bake It Keto recipes have been tried and used successfully, but results may vary from person to person. All information provided regarding nutrition on the Website is intended to be used for informational purposes only. I am not a nutritionist. Consult your medical professional before using any recipe if you have concerns about how you may individually react to the use of any particular recipe or ingredient. By voluntarily creating and using any recipe provided here, you assume the risk of any potential injury that may result. Please see my full disclosures at https://www.bakeitketo.com/disclosures-privacy-policy/.