Three years ago I made Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins. Then made an all chocolate version and made the recipe into a cake. The recipe has been so popular that I decided to make a blueberry version.
Guess what? The muffins are gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and they’re under 100 calories each. Here are the stats.
That’s right – no flour or oats, no butter, and no added white or brown sugar yet they’re incredibly moist, super soft, perfectly sweet, and are bursting with blueberries.
Sweetness comes from banana, honey, and blueberries. Moisture comes from almond butter. While you can taste the banana, the blueberries take center stage and the almond butter flavor is in the background.
I used this no-stir almond butter which is thick and more like peanut butter. I haven’t tried using runnier almond butters, but many readers have commented they’ve successfully made these muffins with traditional almond butter.
I opted for almond butter rather than peanut butter because I think it’s more neutral tasting and works better with blueberries. There’s a trace amount of sugar in the almond butter so if you’re trying to keep these totally sugar-free, use a different almond butter.
I used frozen blueberries but you can use fresh noting the baking time will likely be reduced because the batter won’t be as cold going into the oven. Since mini muffin pans vary in size, bake until your muffins are done. I prefer these muffins as mini because I love mini food and the texture is perfect and they’re so poppable, but I’m sure full-size muffins would work although I haven’t tried.
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Flourless Blueberry Banana Blender Muffins
The muffins are gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and they’re under 100 calories each. No flour or oats, no butter, and no added white or brown sugar yet they’re incredibly moist, super soft, perfectly sweet, and are bursting with blueberries. Sweetness comes from banana, honey, and blueberries. Moisture comes from almond butter. While you can taste the banana, the blueberries take center stage and the almond butter flavor is in the background. I used frozen blueberries but you can use fresh noting the baking time will likely be reduced. I prefer these muffins as mini because I love mini food and the texture is perfect and they’re so poppable.
- 1 medium/large ripe banana, peeled
- 1 large egg
- heaping 1/2 cup creamy, no-stir almond butter
- 3 to 4 tablespoons honey (agave or maple syrup may be substituted)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch salt, optional and to taste
- 1 cup blueberries (I used frozen; if using frozen add them to batter frozen and don’t thaw)
- Preheat oven to 400F. Spray mini muffin pans very well with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pans; set aside. If keeping gluten-free, simply use cooking spray or grease the pan.
- To the canister of a blender, add the banana, egg, almond butter, honey, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and blend on high speed until smoothy and creamy, about 1 minute.
- Add the blueberries and stir in by hand. Work quickly and don’t overmix as blueberries have a tendency to ‘stain’ batters.
- Using a tablespoon or small cookie scoop, add 1 rounded tablespoon of batter to each muffin pan cavity, filling to 3/4 full.
- Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the tops are set, domed, springy to the touch, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. If using fresh blueberries, you’ll likely need to reduce baking time since batter won’t be as cold going into the oven. Due to their small size, and oven and muffin pan variances, watch your muffins closely and bake until done. Allow muffins to cool in pans for about 10 minutes, or until they’ve firmed up and are cool enough to handle. Muffins will sink slightly as they cool. Muffins are best fresh, but will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Adapted from Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 34Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
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I mistakenly omitted he vanilla and Intentionally omitted the salt and they still turned out great. I used the mini muffins and mini muffin papers I pushed three frozen floured blueberries in each muffin. I will try the other recipes soon.
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad they turned out great minus the salt and vanilla!
Can I do this with PB2? I tried….they’re in the oven now but were very runny. We’ll see!!
So glad I found this site. I will be trying this recipe.
Awesome – enjoy!
Is it also possible to use anything other than almond or peanut butter, because of a nut allergy? :)
I would go with a seed butter then. Sunflower seed butter would be my first choice. But because I haven’t tested the recipe this way, not sure. If the batter looks exceedingly thin/runny and you don’t have a gluten-issue, you may want to add 1-2 tbsp of flour. I say this bc sunflower seed butter is SO much thinner than PB and it could cause issues. Then again, it may be fine. LMK how things go.
Tried the Flourless Blueberry Banana Blender Muffins. They were everything you promised!!! They were amazingly delicious !! Love the flourless part!
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you!
I have everything BUT a banana! What to do??
Go buy a banana :)
Hi Averie, thank you for the recipe! I just made them and, like the double chocolate ones, they are delicious! I used peanut butter which turned out fine, it didn´t taste too strong. I had fresh blueberries and took the muffins out after ten minutes (they were getting pretty brown on top). They are a little wet inside which I think partly comes from the blueberry-dough-ratio, partly from my oven being too hot. Next time I´ll try with 2 blueberries per muffin and maybe 360°F. Btw, of course I´ll still eat them now :)
Thanks for trying the recipe and glad you’re enjoying them! All ovens, climates, berries, peanut butters, etc vary and with something like this, sometimes a bit of trial and error is required but sounds like you’re definitely on the right track!
These sound delicious! I love flourless recipes!
Just wanted to let you know I decided I would try using applesauce instead of banana for the ones that don’t eat banana. I was bit unsure about it but it worked. I put a heaping cup of unsweetened applesauce and chopped up some apples and added cinnamon. I made them in full size and got a dozen. Cooked them about 18-20 mins.
Both times mine have seemed a bit wet. Not sure if I should have cooked a bit longer or if that is the texture.
Also, I noticed some of the recipes call for both soda and baking powder and some only soda.
Applesauce is a much ‘wetter’ ingredient than banana so I can see why yours seemed wet. As is apple – tons of juice there, too. Think of what happens to apples when you put them in an apple pie. So not surprising they were moist but glad they held together.
I just took these from the oven. They are so GOOD. My pan was a bit smaller than just a mini so I got 24 and 2 big ones. The small ones were so moist I could hardly get them from the pan. I happen to have ripe bananas so I got right to it. I am so bad to not make something because eI am missing an ingredient then I forget. DUH!!! I would make the PB choice. chip if I had more ripe bananas. So easy!!!!
Thanks for trying the recipe and glad it came out great for you! I know, they are so moist it’s incredible isn’t it!
These look so fabulous Averie! My friend just found out she has to eat completely gluten–free so these will be perfect for her. Would these be able to be made into regular sized muffins?
Time to get out the Vitamix! I love that you used almond butter, it is definitely more neutral tasting than peanut.
They look so delicious, I need to try this asap!
As I wrote in the post, “I’m sure full-size muffins would work although I haven’t tried.” Enjoy!
These muffins look so moist! Yesterday, I baked a small batch of flourless blueberry muffins using coconut flour.
Thank you for these muffins, and I am going to try your other flourless recipes as well.
Keep me posted how things go and what you make!
Yay! My kids and I love your blender muffins, and because of tummy troubles, I’m being forced to try baking GF, so this is perfectly timed. Thanks so much, more awesome breakfast and snack muffins!
I’ve been there in life being strictly GF, it’s not easy in the beginning. Hang in there! And you will NOT miss the gluten or flour one bit in these!
Now I need to buy almond butter. I’ve never had it before–yes, I live in a box. ;) I loved your PB/banana mini muffins–the texture is amazing–and so nice to have gluten-free options when I bake for friends with celiac disease.
Lol, no almond butter before? I have people tell me they’ve never had beets or something like that but AB is something you’ll want to get on board with :)
And I am glad you love the original muffins! I know the texture is sinfully amazing! Same with these. I had to get them out of my house asap!
My daughter is kind of at that age where she’s always snacking on the go… before soccer, after school, after dinner. She would LOVE these and they’re the perfect thing to have ready for her to grab and go! They look delicious!!
My child has been at an age her ENTIRE life where she’s snacking. I swear she can eat 4000 cals a day and she could still say, mom, what should I have???? Good thing I run a food blog :)
Weird timing – I was just looking at recipes yesterday and through the magic of random links, found myself on that recipe for the flourless banana pb muffins! I still haven’t made them, but I really need to get on that. Or these.
That’s so weird, but not surprised :) I made these months ago and somehow this recipe kept getting pushed back and finally today was the day.
I’m totally trying these ASAP. I’ve been looking for good breakfasts and snacks and these are perfect!!
They’re SO good. Like I could eat the whole batch, warm, fresh out of the oven and just forget about the photo shoot :)
girl I JUST got a nutribullet, so this recipe could not be better timed!! I might add in some vegan protein powder, but I am seriously trying these x
Enjoy! LMK if you make them with the PP and how they turn out!
Love this fruit and nut butter combination!
I ‘ve been on a smoothie kick for breakfast lately but tend to need a little something a couple of hours later to hold me over until lunch. I think these would be perfect.
These definitely have the oomph to power you through til lunch while still being healthy!
I made these last night and was in a big hurry this am (no time for a smoothie) so I had a few on my way to band rehearsal this am. I played for a few hours without my stomach grumbling so they must have a ratio of macronutrients that suits me well. They aren’t heavy but kept me satisfied (and the taste is fantastic–just sweet enough). I will be making more of these! !
I’m so glad you tried these and that they held you over and kept you satisfied without being heavy! They’re such a great texture that I could honestly eat a half dozen in minutes if I let myself. Good thing I have a hungry kid and friends :)
Your timing could not be more perfect. We’re headed into Passover, a flourless holiday, and I’m always looking for desserts without flour replacements that work well. Yay!
Definitely more tasty than your average matzah cracker :) Enjoy your Passover!