Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins (Naturally Sweetened)

Who doesn’t love a fresh blueberry muffin, hot out of the oven and topped with delicious butter?

Your mouth must be watering by now.

We’ve recently played with our favorite blueberry muffin recipe and were able to come up with one that omits all cane sugar and white flour. It also includes a healthy serving of coconut oil from Tropical Traditions, which we all know is delicious.

Naturally Sweet Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins 

Recipe 1:

preparation for pastry
person mixing eggs with sugar to prepare a pastry recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (You can use Tropical Traditions or one listed below)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Directions

  • In one bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
  • In a second bowl, combine all the wet ingredients (leave blueberries out).
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine until everything is moist.
  • Fold in the blueberries.
  • Fill muffin cups 1/2-3/4 full.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

As simple as that!

Recipe 2:

Blueberry Muffins and Fresh Berries
Blueberry muffin cut in half with butter and berries and muffins in background on a wooden platter

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A handful of fresh blueberries (about 2-3)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400° F. 
  • Grease muffin tins. 
  • Combine the baking powder, flour, and sugar in a small bowl. 
  • Add the softened butter to the flour mixture and cut it in with a pastry blender until it resembles a coarse meal (or if you don’t have a pastry blender, use two forks). 
  • Whisk together milk, egg, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. 
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Do not overmix; just stir until moistened. 
  • Gently fold in blueberries. 
  • Scoop the batter out into the muffin tins and bake for it for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving (they will be delicate). Enjoy!

Here are some great options for coconut oil you could also use.

Product
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Where to Buy
Nutiva Organic, Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil, 78 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)
Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oi
Island Fresh Superior Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, 54 Ounce
BetterBody Foods Organic Naturally Refined Coconut Oil with Neutral Flavor and Aroma


1. Nutiva Organic, Unrefined, Virgin Coconut Oil, 78 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)


This coconut oil from Nutiva is 100% cold-pressed virgin coconut oil. It is USDA organic and non-GMO. Naturally extracted through cold-pressing, the coconut oil contains 63% medium-chain triglycerides and 50% lauric acid without using harmful chemicals or heat.

Pros

  • Excellent price for a healthy option to cook and fry in

  • Effective for scalp and body massage

  • The best substitute for butter and shortening


Cons

  • It only has a hint of coconut flavor; so if you are used to the taste of coconut oil, you might not like this product



2. Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oi


This coconut oil from Viva Labs is cold-pressed and unrefined. It is perfect for cooking and frying and has a high smoke point. It can also be used to make lotions and hair conditioners without feeling sticky. It is USDA-certified organic and non-GMO.

Pros

  • Best for flaky skin

  • Works wonders for treating sore and tired eyes

  • Contains anti-bacterial properties as it is raw and unfiltered

  • It is effective for treating sore gums


Cons

  • It is more towards the pricier end than other brands offering similar products

  • For some, the smell might be a bit too overpowering



3. Island Fresh Superior Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, 54 Ounce


This product from Island Fresh is 54 ounces of certified organic, non-GMO coconut oil with all its healthy goodness. It can be used for cooking, as a natural sunscreen, and as a hair conditioner. Coconut oil is the best conditioner for your dry skin and hair. It moisturizes gently and cares for your dry skin patches. 

Pros

  • It is the best skin moisturizer. You can use it all over your body. 

  • Using this organic virgin coconut oil on your hair as a serum after washing increases the shine and smoothness of your hair. 

  • An excellent substitute for butter

  • Has a wonderful Caribbean smell that transports you to tropical islands. 


Cons

  • Has higher water content, which results in splashing in the pan when frying.

  • The plastic bottle packaging is not very durable. It should be packed in a glass bottle.



4. BetterBody Foods Organic Naturally Refined Coconut Oil with Neutral Flavor and Aroma


This brand of organic coconut oil is the best thing you can get for a healthy and hearty meal. It has about 60% of healthy medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). According to health experts, medium-chain triglycerides digest quickly and help lower the bad cholesterol levels in the body.

This organic coconut oil is packed with natural flavor and aroma, which does not change the taste of your food. You can safely use it to make healthy muffins or other delectable recipes without worrying about tarnishing their characteristic flavor.

The USDA approves this organic coconut oil as an organic non-GMO gluten-free and kosher coconut oil. It is the best of all the organic naturally refined coconut oils and safe to be used in savory and sweet dishes.  

Pros

  • Perfect for frying

  • Has a neutral flavor that does not overpower the taste of a dish

  • The mild coconut scent is suitable for use all over the body as a moisturizer


Cons

  • The packaging is relatively weak

  • The color of this coconut oil is more yellow than foamy white



Coconut Oil Nutrient Profile 

Raw White Organic Coconut OIl
Raw White Organic Coconut OIl for Baking

A tablespoon of organic virgin coconut oil contains the following nutrients: 

  • 120 calories 
  • 14 grams of total fat 
  • 13 grams of saturated fatty acids 
  • 1 gram of monounsaturated fatty acids 
  • 0 grams of polyunsaturated fatty acids 

Conclusion

If you ever want to munch on a snack that can be prepared in no time and does not posit a risk to your health much, give these whole wheat blueberry muffins a try. The natural sweeteners used in the recipe make this snack one of the healthiest options. 

If you liked the recipes we shared, you might also want to check out our Recipe for Tartine English Muffins.