Friday Fare

Healthy Blueberry Coconut Muffins

June 13, 2014

Ah muffins, how I adore thee, and especially these healthy blueberry coconut muffins. But certainly not the kind you buy from the supermarket or from most commercial stores.

healthy blueberry coconut muffins

Healthy Blueberry Coconut Muffins

Most commercial muffins are made with many unnecessary ingredients and tend to be packed full of sugar and starchy carbohydrates. My delightful muffins are not only filled with ingredients that will actually do your body good, but they are also low in added sugar and have a good amount of protein and fiber in them. Of course they are a treat, but when choosing a sweet treat it is always better to make your own sweet treat using ingredients that provide your body with energy and nutrients. Plus, not all places provide the nutritional information and ingredients used to make their muffins .. so who knows what you may be eating and how many calories and added sugar you may be having! I like knowing exactly what is in my food, thanks very much.

Healthy Blueberry Coconut Muffins

These muffins are a sweet combination of complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, protein and fiber. All of your daily macronutrients in one little muffin! In place of white or brown sugar, the sugar in these muffins come from bananas, blueberries, and honey. Of course these ingredients still have sugar in them, but they also provide you with a lot of other things such as vitamins, minerals and fiber. I replaced white flour with coconut flour because it is packed with fiber, protein and iron and gives the muffins a lovely and moist texture. The majority of the protein of course come from the eggs and the vanilla protein powder to help us with our weight loss and strength training goals. Oh, and for those with nut allergies or gluten sensitivities, these muffins are gluten free and are nut free πŸ™‚

Healthy Blueberry Coconut Muffins

I am pretty sure that by now you are convinced that you must try them!

Healthy Blueberry Coconut Muffins
Yields 10
A succulent blend of sweet blueberry and coconut wrapped in a warm muffin!
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Ingredients
  1. Dry Ingredients
  2. 1/2 cup coconut flour
  3. 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
  4. 2 tbsp chia seeds
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  7. Wet Ingredients
  8. 1 banana
  9. 3 eggs or 1 cup egg whites
  10. 1/2 cup coconut oil
  11. 1/4 cup honey
  12. 1 cup blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees farenheit
  2. You can use either a food processor or a whisk to mix the ingredients together. First, combine your wet ingredients in a bowl (EXCEPT for the blueberries) and then mix in the dry ingredients. If using a food processor, put the wet ingredients in first and then pulse until smooth (minus the blueberries). Then add the dry ingredients and whizz some more until you get a smooth and thick consistency.
  3. Now you may add in the blueberries. Do not blend or mash them in! Simply fold them into the muffin mixture.
  4. Evenly divide the muffin mixture into 10 muffin holders and bake for 18-20 minutes. Let them cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Eat and enjoy - try and put some in the fridge for the coming week (if you can resist)!
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Healthy Blueberry Coconut Muffins

I hope this week’s edition of Friday Fare inspires you to try this healthier version of a muffin instead of reaching for something easy and convenient when you are next out shopping. There are so many ways that you can enjoy the foods you live whilst living a healthy lifestyle. And half of the time, the healthier versions taste better than the unhealthy versions! I have certainly noticed this and most ‘normal’ desserts I have are just far too sweet for me now. What is your fave healthy sweet treat?

Honestly yours,
Alice

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  • Tisha June 13, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Mmmm, as always look amazing! When I get a proper huge kitchen of my own I’m going to go nuts trying every single one of your recipes in a week haha

    • Honestly Fitness June 13, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      I would love that so much!! And when you have that huge proper kitchen of yours, I expect a huge proper spare bedroom so I can come visit and taste you recreations πŸ˜€
      Love youuu

  • Nicole June 13, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Fab! Im a huge muffin addict – Im going to “veganise” these <3

    • Honestly Fitness June 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      Thank you, Nicole! And yum, can’t wait to see your vegan version. Please share when you do πŸ™‚

      Alice xxx

  • Amanda @ MoveLoveEat June 18, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Yum these look delicious, I love the use of coconut flour in the muffins. I would most likely sub out the blueberries for strawberries πŸ™‚

    • Honestly Fitness June 25, 2014 at 11:41 am

      Hi Amanda, thank you for your kind compliment!! Strawberry muffins sound so delish, let me know how the sub goes if you make them πŸ™‚
      Alice xxx

  • Maria July 17, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Hi! i’d love to give this recipe a go… just wondering how much coconut oil is required? the recipe says 1/2 coconut oil, is that meant to be 1/2 a cup?
    thank you! πŸ™‚

    • Honestly Fitness July 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Hi Maria,
      Yay, I am so happy you want to give the recipe a go πŸ™‚ And yes you are completely right, it is 1/2 cup of coconut oil .. sorry for the silly typo :/
      Let me know how it goes, and if you have a twitter or an instagram, make sure you tag me (@honestlyfitness) so I can see!
      Alice xxx

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  • Pam April 9, 2015 at 6:12 am

    I made the Blueberry Muffins. THEY ARE DELICIOUS!!!! BUT I would like to have the Nutrional info if you have it. Thanks for a great option for my morning breakfast!

    • Honestly Fitness April 9, 2015 at 11:46 pm

      Hi Pam, and woohoo! SO happy you love the muffins. Makes me so happy you tried them πŸ™‚ I don’t have the nutritional info on me but I’ll try and calculate it for you in the next few days or so.
      Thanks again for letting me know your thoughts and super happy to have helped you find a healthy and tasty breakfast option πŸ˜€
      Alice x