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Blueberry Mini Muffins

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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    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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    1. Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl says

      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. Medha @ Whisk & Shout says

      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 🙂

    3. Jules @ WolfItDown says

      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!

    4. 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?

    5. 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!

    6. 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!

    7. 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 🙂

    8. Chelsea@TableForOne says

      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!

    9. 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…

    10. 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

          • 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!

      • 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.

        • 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

          • 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.

            • 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.

    11. 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 🙂

    12. Elisa @ Green Road to Bliss says

      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.

      • 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? 🙂

        • Elisa @ Green Road to Bliss says

          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)!

    13. 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!

    14. 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



    15. 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. 🙁

      • 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 🙂

    16. 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!!!

      • 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!

    17. Librarian Lavender says

      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!

    18. 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!

    19. 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 🙂

    20. Lauren says

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

    21. 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!

    22. 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!

    23. 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.

    24. 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!

    25. 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?

    26. Colleen says

      I enjoy watching the shark cam on When I was in the Navy we got to swim over the Marianas Trench, the deepest part of the oceans. A lot of people were too scared to. They had guards with guns in case any sharks showed up!

    27. Sara says

      Hello! I was excited to try this recipe as I have several food allergies, but unfortunately they didn’t turn out very good. I followed the recipe to a T, not sure what went wrong. I used Bob’s gluten free flour and added the xantham gum. It seems like a cup of blueberries was too much–maybe 1/2 or 3/4 cup would have been better, since these are mini muffins? Then the batter itself was really dry, am wondering if it needed more than 1/2 cup of milk? Once cooked, they rose beautifully and the blueberry distribution was okay, but the taste was really bland and the muffins were extremely dry. I genuinely want to figure out what might’ve gone wrong, as I am very much a beginner at this baking thing 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to put this together and I hope this feedback will be helpful for both of us. Have a good day!

    28. Melissa says

      This look absolutely delicious. The Bob’s red mill four I have is 1 to 1 all purpose flour. It already has xanthan gum in it. Do I have to add more or omit if it’s already in my flour? Just was wondering.

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