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As I write this post, I’m on my way to Rehoboth Beach for the week! So far, I’ve found two ways to entertain myself in the car:

Chocolate Covered Katie car selfie

1. Taking ridiculous car selfies. And also snapping pictures of my younger sister who is sleeping. Blackmail for later.

(Older sisters are evil.)

Blueberry Mini Muffin Recipe... impossible to eat just one!

2. Eating homemade blueberry mini muffins, made specifically for the trip.

I adapted the recipe from my Healthy Blueberry Muffins and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Mini Muffins and was was quite heavy-handed with the blueberries, so each mini muffin is jam-packed (no pun intended) with blueberry flavor. These pictures were also taken with my iphone, proving you certainly can still write a food blog even if you don’t want to spend the money for a fancy camera.

Blueberry Mini Muffins... {impossible to eat just one!}

Blueberry Mini Muffins

(makes 20-22)

  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (120g)
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar (10g)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (4g)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable or melted coconut oil (15g)
  • 1 cup spelt, all-purpose, or Bob’s gf flour (120g)
  • If using Bob’s flour, add 1/4 tsp xanthan or guar gum
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • just over 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar of choice or xylitol (50g)
  • pinch stevia, or 1 additional tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen and thawed (125g)

Blueberry Mini Muffins Recipe: Preheat oven to 350 F and line a mini muffin tin. Whisk together the first four ingredients, and let sit at least 10 minutes. In a separate mixing bowl, combine all remaining ingredients but the blueberries and stir very well. Pour wet into dry, and stir until just combined. Then add the blueberries and stir just once, very lightly so as not to break the berries and turn the batter purple. Scoop into the muffin liners, making sure you get at least 2 blueberries in each. Bake 10-12 minutes (my gluten-free trial took 12), or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. (All recipes on this site should be baked in the middle rack unless otherwise noted.) Take out and let sit at least 20 minutes—the blueberry mini muffins will firm up during this time so that they will not stick when the liners are peeled away. Leftover muffins should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.

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Homemade Mini Muffins

Questions of the Day:

Do you enjoy the beach? 

Are you one of those people who can sit out all day, falling asleep in the sunshine or reading a book under an umbrella? Or do you prefer to be more active, jumping in the waves or shopping in town? My favorite time at the beach is early in the morning when no one else is around and the only sound is that of the crashing waves. I’ll go for a walk or run right at the water’s edge, watching the sun slowly rise above the water.

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. I am totally a beach person!!! My favorite vacation is going to Destin, Florida and I’ve already been this year. I enjoy laying around on the beach, but it’s also fun to cool off in the water. Your mini muffins look wonderful… what a great road trip snack and spelt flour is my favorite to use for muffin baking. Safe travels and have a blast!!

  2. I adore the beach. I love reading and relaxing, but also enjoy being active. That just means I need multiple days on the beach to get it all in! Enjoy your vacation!

  3. I’m going to be at Rehoboth this week, too! I’m leaving Tuesday and getting back Friday :) These look delicious and great to bring on the road. I freeze EVERYTHING nowadays, so glad to know these can sit in the freezer for a little :)

  4. Hollie says:

    They look really good Katie. Also you look absolutely gorgeous. Have fun and enjoy the relaxation the beach brings!

  5. I love everything about the beach! I enjoy laying in the sun and also being more active and playing some beach volleyball. I need to get to the beach ASAP!

    1. AnnaBananaBelle says:

      I totally agree beach volleyball is the best! but I love love love going in the ocean, too.

  6. Mmm just the way cupcakes should be, with berry overload!

    I hope you have an amazing time at the beach Katie, I could only dream about that here today as I sit in the office. The cupcakes on the other hand, would be a little easier to get my paws on ^ ^ Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Leah says:

    These look great! Does it matter if the milk/cider/vanilla/oil mixture sits at room temp or can it be put into the fridge?

    1. Both ways work. I’ve even done it overnight before.

      1. Leah says:

        Great, thanks!

  8. Ella says:

    Oh my goodness, blueberry muffins are my FAVORITE! Can’t wait to make these! I’m defnitely someone who could just leave on a beach, full time.

  9. AnnaBananaBelle says:

    I love the beach! I prefer to go in the ocean and swim than lie on the beach. I totally agree about early in the morning though! best time to be on the beach. or later at night. btw, these muffins look so great!

  10. Debbie says:

    While you are in Rehoboth you have to go to Nicola Pizza for their famous Nicobolis. I just ordered a case of them for my husband’s birthday. Shipping them is really expensive, but totally worth it! Have a great time at the beach! Thanks for all of the amazing recipes!

  11. Audrey says:

    I love blueberry muffins! These look delicious. :) Have fun at the beach!

  12. Jessica says:

    Ha, despite having worked as a photographer and owning a DSLR, I think my iPhone takes better pictures!

    I’m a complete beach bum…but I’m also a scuba diver and live in Florida so it’s never a problem for me :-)

  13. Laura says:

    Looooove that photo with the pitch-black background.

  14. You look gorgeous! And those mini muffins look like the perfect travel snack.
    Anyway, I love the beach! I grew up in a house that was just a few minutes away from the beach and now that I live in the north of Italy, far away from the sea, I’m really missing it.

    1. Kellye says:

      Hello :) Which part of Northern Italy do you live? This js totally off topic with the blog..i just saw your comment and my family is from Northern Italy & I have never been..I’ve always wanted to visit there/live there.. Is it as wonderful as I imagine? :)

      1. I live in Padova, near Venice!
        There are lot of beautiful things here, I really like lakes areas and the alps are so so beautiful, but I don’t like the city that much because everything you can see are… buildings (beautiful buildings, sometimes, but I like natural landscapes more)!

  15. Ellen says:

    Ah, mini- muffins, so easy to eat the whole batch;)
    I love playing in the surf, but I’m so pale I avoid lying out in the sun…

  16. EVA says:

    I know you have a cookbook to write, but this hardly seems like a recipe. You just re-published your other muffin recipe but swapped the chips for blueberries. I keep coming back here to find a new and innovative recipe, but every time it’s just a rerun or a holiday recipe roundup. I know these are free and I shouldn’t be whining, but I guess I’ll just wait for the cookbook instead of anticipating new recipes.

    1. Sara says:

      I was curious about your comment so went and clicked the link to see for myself. Looks like you owe someone an apology. I’d recommend actually reading the recipes next time to compare before embarrassing yourself, Eva.

      1. EVA says:

        But I’m not embarassed….

        And I’m not here to hate. I was just simply stating my feelings. If you have a problem with others’ feelings, then don’t read the comments. Not everyone has Sara’s state of mind. Yeesh.

        1. Sara says:

          Not embarrassed that you assumed something and made an accusation without taking the time to actually read the recipes? Have you still not even read the other recipe yet? They are nothing alike! Yeesh!

          1. EVA says:


    2. Emily says:

      Also, what other muffin recipe are you talking about? I hope I’m not seen as rude or one of the people in “Katie’s army” but I am truly curious about which recipe you are basing your claims on.

      1. EVA says:

        The chocolate chip banana mini muffins she mentions in the beginning of the post. And no way, you definitely came at me very nicely! Do not fret. I make Katie’s recipes at leasr three times a week, so I guess I’m in the “army” too haha

        1. Anne says:

          I’m not trying to be rude but I would like to understand. If you admit you didn’t read the other recipe, then why did you complain the two were the same? Even if that were true how could you even know that without having read both? Not trying to be “Katie’s Army” but I have to agree with Sara that your comment was out of line.

          1. Anne says:

            P.S. What is “Katie’s Army?” haha

          2. Emily says:

            It’s not an official term or anything… but sometimes when I read through the comments and someone says something rude to Katie there’s a lot of people who defend her. Don’t get me wrong, I am very very glad that people stick up for Katie when someone says something nasty and i would defend her too if I weren’t a year and half late. My only problem is that some people get too over-protective of Katie and start making sniping comments back at someone who may have had a very innocent and well-intended question. Case in point: one of the comments on Katie’s sugar cookie oatmeal post. Most of the comments defend Katie and confront the attacker in a very positive way but one of the comments at the end… not so much.

    3. K says:

      Yes, please stop whining. It’s immature and annoying.

  17. Sara says:

    Think I will attempt to make these with almond flour. I’ll let you know how it goes! :)

  18. Mmmm those muffins look delish! Yes, love the beach! So relaxing 😀

  19. Ann says:

    Yes please! I LOVE your blog!

  20. Nichole says:

    These were delicious! Mine didn’t get nice and golden like yours did though =(

  21. Steph says:

    I LOVE the beach and am lucky to live about a 2 minute walk away! My favourite time is also in the morning for a walk with family at the waters wedge :)

  22. Meghan says:

    Katie these muffins look delicious!I will be making these in the near future.I was actually just at rehoboth less than a month ago for a wedding and let me tell you it is beautiful!The boardwalk is so adorable and fun to walk along.My family and I had a great time renting one of those 6 person bikes and just biking around the cute little town.Make sure you are very careful there because they give out tickets very easily and keep a close eye on the parking!

  23. Douglas Lloyd says:

    My mother in law lives near Rehoboth Beach. Sounds like you will be doing some sales tax free shopping at the outlets. HAHA. I personally like to go to the beach closer to evening and ride the waves when they are good. I hate the ride home with sandy everything:P



  24. Katie says:

    Love your recipes! If you get thirsty for wine while on vacation you can always swing by Fenwick Wine Cellars (about 25 mins from rehoboth). You bring the muffins and I will supply the wine! LoL!! Have fun.

  25. Love that shirt !!! Where did you purchase? Oh and those muffins look so yummy !

  26. Maria G. says:

    Blueberry muffins – yum!
    Beach – yay!
    I like to swim, dive, run, and play in the water! No boring sunbathing for me (except for a few minutes perhaps).
    By the way, did you really take the pics with your phone? Wow! They are beautiful. I try to take pictures with my iPad, but they don’t turn out well. :(

  27. Jenny says:

    I love going to the beach! I love being by the sea, I find it very calming. I have many happy memories at the beach. I love your little muffins there, a great snack and I can’t wait to attempt the recipe! xx

  28. Ana says:

    You can never be to heavy handed with the blueberries

    1. Anne says:

      Agree with this! I might even like the blueberry recipes more than the chocolate ones. Please don’t hate me for saying that! Please keep posting blueberry recipes :)

  29. Am says:

    I love the beach! I love being active – boogie-boarding, craziness, and playing in the waves. My dog loves it, too, when I bring him along, but he gets scared at the coming and going of the waves. I really like your beach shirt! I hope you have a wonderful time at the beach :)
    The recipe looks awesome!!!

    1. Am says:

      I just made them for breakfast! Delicious!
      Changes and Substitutions I made: For the flour I used about 3/4 cup of brown rice flour and equal parts of oatmeal and cornstarch for the other 1/4 cup. I used 1/8 cup of honey instead of sugar. And butter instead of oil.
      I didn’t have a mini muffin pan, so I used a donut pan. It made 6 yummy muffin-donuts! Thank you for the recipe!

      1. Thank you so much for making them! I’m glad to know the substitutions worked out well too!

  30. Have fun at the beach, enjoy your holiday! Those muffins are looking great! I’m living near the beach and am more of a forest person, isn’t that terrible? Fortunately we have dunes with trees which is the best combination, a bit of sea and forest together. I’m not someone who can be lazy on a towel all day, I like to walk around or swim. Enjoy your mornings!

  31. These are brilliant; they look so scrummy! They’d be nice with a cuppa. My favourite beach activity is the opposite of yours; I love watching the sun set over the water!

  32. Michelle says:

    Hi Katie, I just found out that I have a nickel allergy and I have to cut out certain foods until my reactions go away or for a lifetime. That means I can’t have all my favorite foods, and most of them are in your recipes! The main things are chocolate, soy, oats and nuts (all the best things), and some whole grains.. I wasn’t sure if you had any ideas what I can sub your recipes because I LOVE them!

    1. Michelle says:

      Here are all the foods that have nickel: like everything :( !

      1. Hi Michelle,
        Because I don’t know much about nickel allergies, I would hate to recommend something and then have it cause a problem. So it’s probably safer for me to just give you the link to ALL of my recipes so you can see what you think would be best (or maybe consult with a doctor or nutritionist). Good luck!

  33. Marc says:

    Where did you get the T-Shirt?

  34. Whit says:

    Hello Katie, I was just wondering if you had recently changed some of your blog settings?
    I am trying to view the comments for a few of your recipes and am finding that I cant view ANY!


    -Loyal reader :)

    1. Thanks for letting me know! Should be fixed now :)

      1. Whit says:

        Oh thank you so much! I was worried it was my browser! Thanks for such a quick reply, and I love how you personally answer everyone’s comments! It makes the blog just that much more “sweet” 😉 .

  35. Lauren says:

    Hi! Can I use distilled white vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar? Would they taste alot different? Thanks!

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      That’s fine.

  36. Susan says:

    I love the beach for walking and collecting shells. Especially deserted beaches. I long ago outgrew wanting to fry in the sun all day – apart from hating sunburns, I find myself totally bored by lying around. If I were going to Rehoboth Beach I would make sure to stop by Dogfish Head and enjoy some of their exceptional beer and wonderful food. :-) Hope you had a great time!

  37. Susan says:

    I love the beach for walking and collecting shells. Especially deserted beaches. I long ago outgrew wanting to fry in the sun all day – apart from hating sunburns, I find myself totally bored by lying around. We spend a month every summer on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, which I really enjoy. If I were going to Rehoboth Beach I would make sure to stop by Dogfish Head and enjoy some of their exceptional beer and wonderful food. :-) Hope you had a great time!

    1. We definitely went to Dogfish! :)

      1. Susan says:

        Clearly you are very smart and have very good taste… I wish we could get back there.

  38. Salpy says:

    I made a double batch of these this morning- one with blueberries and one with raspberries without the cinnamon. Both turned out great! My kids loved them.

  39. Gemma says:

    These cuties look beyond delicious! I need to get me a big mini-cupcake pan like yours! :-)

  40. I’m a big fan of DE beaches (Fenwick Island especially!) and a big fan of blueberry muffins. Hope you had a great time and thanks for sharing the recipe.

  41. jess says:

    AHH! my parents live near Rehoboth! I hope you had a great time! I love it there. There are so many delicious vegan food options around town. I hope you got to enjoy some!

  42. Erica says:

    Has anyone substituted coconut flour or protein powder for flours used in muffin and pancake recipes? Thanks!

  43. Lakshmi says:

    Hi Katie,
    Both my daughter and myself are great fans of all your recipes. Thanks for the yummy recipes. Can I replace all purpose flour with wheat flour and sugar with agave nectar/stevia?