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Blueberry Protein Muffins

These cinnamon-spiced blueberry protein muffins with orange zest will be your new favorite breakfast. Naturally sweetened to prevent sugar-highs in the morning, they’re a perfect on-the-go bite with subtle hints of fruitiness.

Two stacked blueberry protein muffins.

Easy Blueberry Protein Muffins

If you love dessert-like breakfasts, these freshly baked blueberry muffins are for you. They’ll fill your kitchen with a zesty, cinnamon-packed aroma. Sweetened with bananas, honey, and applesauce, they’ll also pack your mornings with fruity energy. A bit of creamy yogurt and vanilla protein powder help keep you full too. Ready in 28 minutes, these fluffy muffins are a quick and easy morning bite.

Why You’ll Love These High Protein Blueberry Muffins

These easy blueberry protein muffins are a great excuse to have dessert for breakfast.

  • No processed sugars. There’s no need for granulated or processed sugars in this recipe.
  • Fruity. Plump blueberries, applesauce, and bananas add natural sweetness and a bit of tartness.
  • Great for on-the-go. Pop the muffins into Ziploc bag on your way out for an easy on-the-go breakfast.
  • Better than the bakery. Make a chocolate batter, add matcha, or crunchy shredded coconut for more flavor.
Ingredients for blueberry protein muffins.

Recipe Ingredients

Applesauce, mashed bananas, and honey are used as natural sweeteners for the batter. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact amounts.

  • Oatmeal flour – Make your own by processing quick oats until super fine.
  • Almond flour – Don’t swap it for coconut flour or any other plant-based flour because the muffins’ texture will change.
  • Egg whites – Carton egg whites can be used here.
  • Greek yogurt – Plain unsweetened yogurt works too.
  • Applesauce – Make sure it’s unsweetened.
  • Honey – Maple syrup and agave nectar are great swaps.
  • Vanilla extract – You can use almond extract instead.
  • Bananas – Ripe bananas are best for this.
  • Vanilla protein powder – It can be whey or plant-based.
  • Cinnamon – Feel free to use ground nutmeg.
  • Baking powder – Make sure it hasn’t expired before adding it in.
  • Baking soda – Sieve it if it’s clumped together.
  • Zest – Orange or lemon zest both work.
  • Blueberries – Use fresh or frozen (thawed).

How To Make Blueberry Protein Muffins

They’re as easy as making a box-mix. Just mix and bake! Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for more detailed instructions.

  • Prep the oven. Preheat the oven to 350F. Fill the muffin tray with liners and grease lightly with cooking spray. Don’t add too much because the muffins will turn out oily.
  • Mix the wet ingredients. Combine the egg whites, yogurt, applesauce, honey, vanilla extract, and mashed banana in a large bowl until smooth.
  • Combine the dry ingredients. Whisk the oatmeal flour, almond flour, protein powder, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and zest in a separate bowl.
  • Make the batter. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until just combined.
  • Fill the tray. Add batter to each liner until 3/4s full. Top each one with 8 blueberries, without pushing them into the batter. They’ll begin to sink once in the oven.
  • Bake them. Pop the tray into the oven for 20 minutes. Remove the muffins from the oven once a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let them cool for 10-15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Tips & Variations

These blueberry protein muffins with sweet bananas can easily beat your favorite bakery ones by adding pecans or earthy matcha.

  • Use add-ins. Fold in 1/2 cup chopped pecans, walnuts, or shredded coconut into the batter for extra flavor and texture.
  • Make them chocolatey. Swap the vanilla protein for a chocolate one and stir 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips into the batter for chocolatey, dessert-like muffins.
  • Leave it alone. Once the muffins are in the oven, don’t open the oven door until they’re ready. Opening and closing the door changes the internal temperature and will affect the muffins’ texture, so they could turn out rubbery.
  • Add matcha. Stir 1-2 tablespoons matcha powder into the dry ingredients for a blueberry-matcha muffin variation.
  • Skip the liners. Grease the muffin tray with non-stick spray to reduce waste but also prevent the muffins from sticking. If you don’t want to take any chances, make parchment paper cutouts and place the circles along the bottom of each cavity in the tray.
Freshly baked blueberry protein muffins in the muffin tray.

Serving Suggestions

These fluffy blueberry protein muffins are an easy breakfast option. Enjoy them with your favorite coffee like my Iced Coffee or Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. You can also pair them with Avocado Toast with Egg or Omelet Crepe Style for a heartier meal.

Proper Storage

Microwave them for 10-20 seconds for a freshly-baked feel again.

  • Fridge: Place them in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Set them on the counter for 5-10 minutes before digging in.
  • Freezer: Transfer them to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge or set the muffins on the counter for 20-30 minutes.

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Blueberry Protein Muffins

2 from 1 vote
This naturally-sweetened blueberry protein muffins recipe with cinnamon and orange zest is a great on-the-go breakfast.
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time28 minutes
Servings: 12


  • Muffin Tin


  • 1 cup oatmeal flour quick oats ground in food processor
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium banana peeled and mashed
  • 3 scoops Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest or lemon zest
  • 1 cup fresh organic blueberries or frozen blueberries


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Place liners in one muffin pan and lightly spray with organic baking spray.
  • In a large bowl combine egg whites, yogurt, applesauce, honey, vanilla extract and mashed banana.
  • In a second bowl combine oatmeal flour, almond meal, vanilla whey protein powder, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and orange zest.
  • Combine flour mix and egg mix together until smooth.
  • Fill each tin 3/4 of the way full, spreading evenly.
  • Place about 8 blueberries on top spreading evenly over top of each filled muffin batter. Do NOT push blueberries down into batter.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American


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100 comments on “Blueberry Protein Muffins”

  1. 2 stars
    On the bland side. This might be one of those recipes that you can substitute apple sauce for the oil and give it a little salt. Ate one and threw the rest away.

  2. I followed your recipe exactly. After 28 minutes in the oven, they still sank and were very goopy in the middle. Any tips for next time?

  3. Hi there, I’d like to try this recipe. The macros look amazing! Question re: the Vanilla Whey – did you use whey protein isolate? I am nervous to bake with it because I have heard that it can make baked goods rubbery. Thanks, looking forward to your reply!

  4. Made these with my 9 y.o. son and they turned out great. Only change I’d make is a pinch of salt (okay, maybe 1/4 tsp) and to mix some blueberries into the batter. I used frozen Maine wild blueberries, and they didn’t sink one bit. I can see fresh ones sinking, though. As it stands, all the blueberries are on the very top. We might also sub lemon extract for the vanilla since my son loves lemon. We used the recommended 3/4 cup of protein powder. We found this recipe because he has severe ADHD and we’re looking for high protein/low carb snacks right before bed and right after he wakes up to try to tamp down on the issues he has controlling his body/focusing/not going totally bonkers in the morning. Here’s hoping!

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