Heart-Healthy Vanilla Blueberry Muffins

By lynne
September 16, 2013
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Author Notes:

Need a sweet & nourishing treat that’s not going to pack on the pounds? It may just be your lucky day!

I was looking for a way to get more fiber into my diet without having to sacrifice taste (I don’t enjoy cardboard food, thank you very much). I wanted a quick snack with no refined sugar, no dairy and plenty of fiber to fill me up. These muffins fit the bill!

Each muffin (regular size made in a cupcake tin) contains 78 calories, 3.5 g of fiber, 8.83 g of carbs (5.3 net carbs) and 2 g of protein.

PLUS, they taste delicious! Can it get any better?


Makes: 8-12 muffins

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup wheat bran
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons melted virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl.
  3. Pour mixture into cupcake tins.
  4. Bake for 12–15 minutes, and check with a fork or toothpick to see if they’re done.

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