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Macro Friendly Blueberry Muffins Without Protein Powder

published: May 20, 2023

updated: October 25, 2023

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Muffins are one of the most beloved treats but can be high in sugar, fat, and calories. These High Protein Blueberry Muffins strike the perfect balance between mouthwatering flavor and a boost of protein to fuel your day. Whether you are looking for a healthier sweet treat or a post-workout snack, these muffins are here to delight your taste buds while providing your body with the nutrition it needs. Let’s dive in and make these irresistible muffins together!


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3 Reasons Why You Will Love This High-Protein Blueberry Muffins With Greek Yogurt Recipe

three protein blueberry muffins on top
  1. They are the perfect portable make-ahead snack. These muffins are perfect for a quick breakfast, on-the-go snack, or healthy snack. With their compact size and sturdy texture, you can take them with you to work, school, or on your outdoor adventures. By making these High Protein Blueberry Muffins, you will always have a nutritious and delicious snack on hand!
  2. They are high in protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Blueberries are the star ingredient of these muffins. Blueberries are a fantastic superfood that are renowned for their high antioxidant content. These little berries are also loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. To make these muffins even better, they are made with Greek yogurt and collagen peptides, which add a boost of protein. Indulging in these muffins means treating your body with a delightful combination of flavors while reaping so many nutritional benefits.
  3. They are customizable and allergen friendly. These muffins have so many benefits, such as being high in protein, and antioxidants, and being gluten-free. But these muffins are easily customizable to accommodate many different allergies, sensitivities, and diet preferences. For those with a nut allergy, the nut butter can simply be replaced with a sun butter. Following a dairy-free diet? Simply swap the Greek yogurt with a dairy-free alternative. These muffins are so easy to make your own with a few easy switches.

You may also love our macro-friendly white chocolate blueberry protein muffins recipe!

Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • Almond or cashew butter
  • Greek yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup
  • Old fashioned oats
  • Collagen peptides (we recommend 1st Phorm Collagen)
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Sea salt
  • Blueberries
banana, blueberries and other ingredients

Kitchen Tools Required

  • Blender
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Spoon or spatula
  • Muffin tin
  • Muffin liners (or spray to spray the muffin tin)

How to Make High-Protein Blueberry Muffins 

  • Preheat oven and prepare muffin tin.
  • Stir together wet ingredients.
  • Stir together dry ingredients.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Gently mix in blueberries.
  • Pour batter into prepared muffin tin and bake for 22-25 minutes.
  • Cool for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!
blueberry, protein and muffin mix
muffin mix with blueberries
protein blueberry muffins in pan

Swaps or Alternatives

  • Banana
    • The banana in this recipe helps to provide natural sweetness. We no don’t recommend swapping or omitting this ingredient.
  • Almond or cashew butter
    • We love almond or cashew butter in this recipe, but any nut butter would be great! Following a nut-free diet? Simply swap with Sunbutter. 
  • Greek yogurt
    • We used Fage 2% in this recipe, but any Greek yogurt would work great! Following a dairy-free diet? Simply swap with a dairy-free yogurt alternative. 
  • Eggs
    • The eggs in this recipe help to bind the product as well as provide an additional source of protein. If you are following an egg-free diet, you can make a flax egg with flaxseed and water.
  • Vanilla extract
    • Vanilla helps to give a boost of flavor to this recipe. We do not recommend you omit this ingredient.
  • Maple syrup
    • The maple syrup helps to add a small amount of sweetness to this recipe. If you prefer a sweeter muffin, add 1-2 more tbsp. If you prefer less sweetness, decrease the amount or fully omit. You can also replace this with honey or another sweetener of your choice.
  • Old fashioned oats
    • The old-fashioned oats in this recipe are blended into an oat flour. If you prefer to skip the step of creating your own oat flour, you can purchase oat flour. If you do not eat oats, you can experiment with using another flour of your choice such as almond flour.
  • Collagen peptides
    • Collagen peptides help to give this recipe an additional boost of protein. If you do not have collagen peptides on hand, you can experiment with using another protein powder, or fully omitting.
  • Baking soda, baking powder, sea salt
    • These ingredients help the muffins to rise. We do not recommend omitting these ingredients.
  • Blueberries
    • The main star of the show! If you’d like to really have fun, feel free to try other fruits of your choice. But trust us, these blueberries will not disappoint! 

Quick Tip(s)

  • You can also make these muffins in a blender, by simply adding all ingredients to a blender and blending for less mess!

Macros & Nutrition Information

MacrosNutrition
Calories163
Protein10g
Carbs15g
Fat7g

High Protein Blueberry Muffins With Greek Yogurt

Chelsea Rice
Whether you are looking for a healthier sweet treat or a post-workout snack, these muffins are here to delight your taste buds while providing your body with the nutrition it needs.
5 from 2 votes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 163 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Blender
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • 2 Mixing bowls
  • 1 Spoon or spatula
  • 1 Muffin tin
  • Muffin liners (or spray to spray the muffin tin)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup almond or cashew butter
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Fage 2%)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • cup old fashioned oats (blended into oat flour)
  • 4 scoops collagen peptides (I used Vital Proteins)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line or grease muffin tins with cooking spray.
  • Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl with a fork.
  • Combine bananas, nut butter, Greek yogurt, eggs, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Stir to combine.
  • To blend oats, add old fashioned oats to blender. Blend until it has a flour consistency, approximately 30 seconds.
  • In a separate bowl, combine blended oats, collagen peptides, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt. Stir to combine.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Gently mix in blueberries.
  • Pour batter into prepared muffin tins. Top with additional blueberries, if preferred.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10-15 minutes. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • Serve cold or warm and top with additional nut butter, if desired.

Notes

  • You can also make these muffins in a blender, by simply adding all ingredients to a blender and blending for less mess!

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffinCalories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 10gFat: 7g
Keyword high protein, macro friendly
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About the author, Chelsea Rice

Chelsea is the founder, owner, and content creator at NUWLi, a virtual nutrition private practice. She resides in North Carolina, but strives to connect with women all over the world and provide them with healthy recipes, wellness resources, and nutrition support. As a Registered Dietitian, Chelsea's goal is to not only share simple, satisfying, and healthy recipes, but also provide individualized support for anyone struggling with their nutrition habits.

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    • Hi Sue! It would depend on which collagen powder you were using, but the one we used contributed about 36 grams of protein.

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