Healthy Blueberry Muffin Recipe with Lemon

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This healthy blueberry muffin recipe is moist and delicious with a subtle hint of lemon.

If you love easy healthy blueberry muffins then you will love this recipe. This gluten free muffin recipe made with juicy blueberries and fresh lemon comes out perfect every time and makes a great healthy snack for the whole family, because the best healthy muffin recipes make the best snacks!

Made with gluten free flours and fresh blueberries these are the best blueberry muffins when you are looking for a clean eating muffin recipe.

Healthy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Gluten-Free Healthy Blueberry Muffin Recipe Ingredients 

To make this gluten-free blueberry muffin recipe you will need a few simple ingredients. If you do a lot of gluten-free baking you most likely will have most of these items already. Otherwise, you can get them all at your local grocery store or online:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries 
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • zest from 2 lemons
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

When making these easy healthy blueberry muffins I always use fresh blueberries. I have not tried with frozen blueberries, so I am not sure how they would work.

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When it comes to gluten-free baking Bob’s Red Mill has a great selection of gluten-free flour blends and products. This is my favorite almond flour, tapioca flour, and coconut flour.

These tasty muffins are naturally sweetened with fresh blueberries and pure maple syrup instead for a lighter fresh alternative to refined sugars.

Healthy Blueberry Muffin Recipe ingredients

Baking Needs to Make the Best Healthy Blueberry Muffins

You will also need a few basic baking tools and necessities. When making delicious healthy lemon blueberry muffins you will need: muffin pan, muffin liners, and a handheld mixer, or stand mixer.

You can also find all of my recommended essentials for gluten free baking here: Gluten Free Baking Essentials or here: Healthy Cooking Essentials.

How to Make Easy Healthy Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Zest

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 

Start with the dry ingredients, and place the almond flour in a large bowl.  

almond flour blueberry muffins

Then add the tapioca flour to the bowl. 

tapioca flour blueberry lemon muffins

Next, add the coconut flour to the bowl. 

coconut flour muffins

Lastly, add the remaining dry ingredients: baking soda, salt, and vanilla bean powder. If you don’t have vanilla bean powder, add 2 tsp vanilla extract.  

dry ingredients in easy healthy blueberry lemon muff recipe

Whisk the gluten-free flour blend together and set aside. 

whisk dry ingredients together

Next, move on to the wet ingredients of this healthy blueberry muffin recipe, and add the eggs to a separate medium bowl. 

Then add the lemon juice. Always opt for freshly squeezed lemon juice. Its so much better than the bottle stuff.

fresh lemon juice in blueberry muffin recipe

Add the maple syrup. 

natural sweetened muffins, maple syrup

Then add the coconut oil to the bowl. 

coconut oil

Next, add the lemon zest. The lemon zest add a nice balance to this blueberry muffin recipe.

lemon zest in blueberry muffin recipe

Whisk the wet ingredients to thoroughly combine. 

combine muffin ingredients

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and use an electric stand mixer or hand mixer to mix the muffin batter until smooth. 

hand mixer kitchen aid

Then gently fold the blueberries into the gluten-free blueberry muffin batter. 

fold in fresh blueberries

Baking Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Line a muffin tin with muffin liners. These parchment paper liners are our absolute favorite.

parchment paper muffin liners

Spoon or scoop the muffin batter into the muffin pan. Use a 1/4 measuring cup to scoop the perfect amount and ensure that your healthy blueberry muffins are all the same size. 

scoop muffin batter into pan

​When the oven temperature is 350 degrees place the muffins into the oven and bake for 17-18 minutes.

Remove the muffins when the top of the muffins are golden brown and pass the toothpick test. 

baked Healthy Blueberry Muffins

How to Do a Toothpick Test in Baking 

A quick and easy method to determine if your sweet muffins are done is with the toothpick test. If this is your first time doing this, all you need is a simple toothpick. 

toothpick test for baking

Place the toothpick into the center of one of the muffins. 

how to know when muffins are done

Then remove the toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean then your muffins are done. But if it comes out still wet with batter then it needs more time in the oven.

Keep in mind that if your muffins have blueberries or chocolate chips the toothpick may come out wet from the blueberries or chocolate. This is ok. As long as the batter is cooked then your muffins are done baking. 

how to do toothpick test

Remove the muffins from the tin and place on a cooling rack. 

easy healthy blueberry muffins

The Best Healthy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

This healthy blueberry muffin recipe with lemon makes 17 perfectly sized muffins. I wish it were an even number, but I don’t want to lie to you. 

best healthy lemon blueberry muffin recipe

For best results make sure to use fresh blueberries and not frozen berries in this recipe. The fresh blueberries add just the right amount of moisture to make perfect fluffy muffins. 

how to make muffins

Enjoy these deliciously moist muffins warm, or save them for later in an airtight container. 

You can also make a double batch and freeze some. They can easily be reheated in the microwave. 

easy muffin recipe

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Healthy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Healthy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Yield: 17
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

This gluten free healthy blueberry muffin recipe made with fresh blueberries and lemon comes out perfect every time, and make a great healthy snack.


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • zest from 2 lemons
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients, except blueberries.
  3. In a separate bowl combine all of the wet ingredients.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and use an electric mixer to mix until smooth.
  5. Fold in blueberries.
  6. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners.
  7. Spoon or scoop muffin batter into muffin cups.
  8. Bake for 17-18 minutes until golden brown and pass toothpick test.
  9. Remove to a wire rack to cool
  10. Enjoy.


Use fresh bluebrries, not frozen.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 17 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 4gSugar: 11gProtein: 5g

nutritional values are estimates and may vary depending on products/ingredients used.

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