Sugar-Free Blueberry Muffins

sugar free blueberry muffins baby led weaning

I made these today for the first time. So yummy! I found a recipe on Allrecipes.com, but I tweaked it so it didn’t have added sugar. You could easily make it dairy-free by swapping the milk with almond milk. Gluten free? I’ve never made anything with gluten-free flour, but I would assume you just swap the regular flour for the GF kind.

I bought some fresh blueberries and was really craving some blueberry muffins. Go figure. It’s weird though… I do NOT like blueberries: just blueberry muffins! Anyone else like that? I love bananas but not banana bread (or banana-flavored stuff).

Moving on…

For this recipe, you’ll need to get some flour, apple sauce (unsweetened), milk, baking powder, salt (just a tiny amount), 1 egg, cinnamon, oil (I used veggie), and fresh blueberries. I also used some nonstick spray for my muffin tin. 

I made a grownup version that had some sweet crumble on top: for that, you need cinnamon, sugar, flour, and melted butter. I’ll show that at the very end.

sugar free blueberry muffins baby led weaning

Dump all of the ingredients, except for the blueberries, into a bowl. Stir that with a spoon.

sugar free blueberry muffins baby led weaning

sugar free blueberry muffins baby led weaning

Add the blueberries and gently stir them in.

sugar free blueberry muffins baby led weaning

I decided to scoop about 1/4 cup at a time and pour that into each muffin cup. 

sugar free blueberry muffins baby led weaning

sugar free blueberry muffins baby led weaning

sugar free blueberry muffins baby led weaning

sugar free blueberry muffins baby led weaning

Now, if you want to make a grownup version, you will melt some butter, then stir in a little cinnamon, sugar, and flour. I didn’t measure… I just scooped a little bit of each!

sugar free blueberry muffins baby led weaning

sugar free blueberry muffins baby led weaning

sugar free blueberry muffins baby led weaning

Use your fork or fingers to sprinkle some of that mixture onto some of the muffins BEFORE you bake them. I put it on 6 of them.

sugar free blueberry muffins baby led weaning

Bake them at 400F for 20-25 minutes. It took me 22 minutes for them to be perfect. But your oven may be a little different than mine.

sugar free blueberry muffins baby led weaning

I cut mine open and spread a little butter on them. Yummmmm!

sugar free blueberry muffins baby led weaning

 

Here is your printable recipe!

Sugar-Free Blueberry Muffins
Yields 10
No added sugar in these delicious blueberry muffins
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
22 min
Total Time
27 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
22 min
Total Time
27 min
For the muffins
  1. 1 cup (or more, depending on your preference!) fresh blueberries
  2. 3/4 cup flour
  3. 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  4. a pinch of salt
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 1 tsp cinnamon
  7. just under 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1/4 cup milk
For the topping
  1. sugar
  2. flour
  3. cinnamon
  4. butter, melted
For the muffins
  1. Preheat your oven to 400F.
  2. Mix all but the blueberries in a bowl.
  3. Gently mix in the berries.
  4. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  5. Pour the mixture into the tins, about 1/4 cup at a time.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through.
For the topping
  1. Melt a little butter.
  2. Mix in a sprinkle of cinnamon, sugar, and flour, to make a paste.
  3. Sprinkle it on top of a few of your muffins BEFORE baking.
Notes
  1. Like most baked goods, these should be just fine in the freezer. You'll want to let them cool completely before transferring them to a freezer bag or airtight container. They hold up well in the fridge for a few days. Serve the regular kind to your baby as is. I eat mine with the topping and with a little spread of butter!
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  • Can’t wait to try all these recipes! I’M SO EXCITED 😀

    • blwideas@gmail.com

      I’d love feedback if you try something!

  • Shannon W

    These are delicious! Just what I was looking for for a new breakfast idea for my dairy intolerant little bub. I substituted coconut oil and it worked out great.

    • blwideas

      Thank you for your feedback!

  • Isabel Fry

    Can I use almond milk instead for these muffins? Thanks!!

    • blwideas

      Yes!

      • Isabel Fry

        Thanks a ton!!!

  • Angie Rivers

    So this may be a really odd question, but I am new to BLW and I’m trying it mainly because my 7 mo does not like any puree baby food I’ve given her thus far. I haven’t tested eggs or dairy with her so I am staying away from the eggs in recipes and would like to stay away from milk too…so my question is, can you substitute breastmilk in a recipe when it calls for milk?

    • blwideas

      It will work but may not yield the exact same result. I know lots of moms sub breastmilk for whole milk in these recipes! If you have some that you’ve pumped and have available, feel free to do that!

  • Melissa Martinez-Soriano

    I just made these and the middle would not solidify. I left them in longer, I let them cool and they did but we’re super soft. I added a few chopped strawberries and some oats – could that have been it? Maybe the blueberries were too big? He ate what he could and is loving it but I want them to look like yours 😩

    • blwideas

      The strawberries may have done it. Whenever I add extra fruit, I end up with a wetter product. These are NOT as cakey as typical muffins, so they could have been pretty standard. That said, I hope they were still yummy! I’m actually making them this week, too!

    • Wormhole Venue

      Strawberries released more liquid into the batch.

      • blwideas

        Thanks for the feedback!

  • Amanda

    Bananas would work in place of apple sauce, right?

    • blwideas

      Yep!

  • Dorothy Inman

    I made these for my 6 month old and he loved them. Although the title is a little misleading because it says no sugar added, but there is sugar in the topping, which we omitted. I actually used breast milk because we had some that would have gone bad otherwise!! I didn’t try them, but will try the next batch without the breast milk 🙂

    • blwideas

      When I make them for Alexander I don’t add any topping! That’s just for me. 🙂 Glad baby liked them!

  • Jes Cacka

    Can you use frozen blueberries instead of fresh?

    • blwideas

      I would thaw them first so that the excess moisture doesn’t end up in the muffins! But yes that should be fine 🙂

  • Vinita Haroun

    Can I used Apple puree instead of apple sauce?

    • blwideas

      Yes!

  • Colleen

    I just made the muffins. I ingredients are inexpensive and a staple in the house. My muffins just wouldn’t bake. I left them in much much longer than the recommended time, because they were still very wet on the inside. I only had gluten free self raising flour so i did not add baking powder and I also added MUCH more frozen (but i thawed them first) to the muffins. Do you think too much blueberries could have been the problem ? Maybe they were too wet? Or do you think it is because of the gluten-free self raising flour? I will try it again using fresh blueberries.

    • blwideas@gmail.com

      Did you let them sit in the pan for a little while after the oven? Sometimes mine are a little soft if the blueberries are big and juicy. They also firm up a bit as they cool.

    • blwideas@gmail.com

      Oh drats I replied to the truncated comment and didn’t see the full one! The gf flour shouldn’t make a difference but too much moisture from the berries could be the culprit!

  • Meg

    These muffins look delicious and I’d love to make them, but I can’t seem to find the amount of each ingredient that you added.
    How much flour is in the recipe? Milk? Etc. for all the ingredients.

    • blwideas

      Hey Meg
      I stupidly deleted the plugin that I used for recipe cards (since I don’t use it anymore), so the recipe deleted! I reactivated the plugin, and now the recipe is back. Thanks for the comment! I would not have known what happened otherwise!
      Bethany

  • Glenn Flanagan

    I’m going to try and make these later today. However, I find it disappointing that you refer to the adult versions as “mummy” versions. Why can’t us dads have some?

    • blwideas@gmail.com

      Great note, Glenn. As a mom, I use mom a lot to refer to the adult making food for the kiddo, but I should use more inclusive language.