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These clean eating blueberry corn muffins make a wonderful, sweet snack even Elvis would be proud to eat!

If you follow me on Facebook,  you’ve probably heard me going on and on lately about making some of Elvis’s favorite recipes and photographing them for Elvis International Magazine.

I was very excited about this project because I’m a huge fan of Elvis music. I don’t think I’ve taken my Elvis CD out of my car’s CD player in months. My son knows all the songs by heart (Gotta love a 2-year-old who sings Elvis, even if you’re not a fan!). His favorite song is “Teddy Bear”. He listens to the entire song in complete silence, and at the very end, and at the top of his lungs he sings, “teddy beeeaaaarrrrr. Oooooooooo.” It’s too cute for words.

Clean Eating Blueberry Corn Muffins Recipe

But I digress.

One of the recipes I made for the magazine was Blueberry Corn Muffins from the cookbook, “Are You Hungry Tonight”.  The original recipe was easy enough, and the muffins turned out well. But you know I couldn’t leave well enough alone. First of all, because I love to tinker with recipes and second, I wouldn’t have much of a blog post here if I didn’t have a clean eating recipe to share with you.

Clean Eating Blueberry Corn Muffins Recipe

Much to my surprise, I actually like the clean eating version better! They are moist and have a bit more flavor to them. Plus they have 1/4 less fat and 1/2 the salt! Can’t argue that!

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CLEAN EATING BLUEBERRY CORN MUFFINS RECIPE:

Clean Eating Blueberry Corn Muffins Recipe

Clean Eating Blueberry Corn Muffins

A delicious snack or small meal on the go even Elvis himself would enjoy!
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Course: Dessert, Muffins, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 199kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups organic corn meal
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (affiliate link)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup oil (anything light in flavor like safflower or sunflower)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries (no sugar added)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Spray your muffin tin with a light coating of olive oil.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix all your dry ingredients.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, mix all your wet ingredients, but NOT the blueberries.
  • Combine your wet and dry ingredients.
  • Quickly fold in your blueberries, but don't over mix or the dough will all turn blue. (This is not the end of the world, but it's nicer for presentation purposes).
  • Spoon batter into muffin tray. (See what I mean about the batter turning blue?)
  • Bake until the muffins have a nice, golden brown top to them (about 10 minutes). Then cover with foil, and continue to bake for another ten minutes. They will bake for a total of 20 minutes. You just want to cover them once the tops turn brown or they will burn.
  • Remove tray from oven and turn muffins over onto a cooling rack. Flip muffins onto their bottoms being careful not to burn yourself.
  • These are fabulous while they are still warm, but even better the next day when the flavors have had a chance to meld.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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31 Comments

  1. Oh my GOODNESS GOSH. These are amazing. I just made them this morning for breakfast to go along with some scrambled egg whites. I’m always cautious about trying healthy version of baked goods, because they are always dry and taste very bland. These tasted like something I shouldn’t be eating. 🙂 Very good, and one was very satisfying. I will be making these again and again! My daughter and I had lots of fun making these, and she gobbled her muffin right up. You rock!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Thanks Mandie! That’s awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed them.

  2. Oh, and I wanted to mention my changes (for lack of ingredients). I used unsweetened blackberry applesauce, and instead of buttermilk (we are dairy-free), I used coconut milk with lemon juice. Worked out just fine.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Fantastic! Maybe I’ll try them YOUR way next time!

  3. Oooh, I love corn muffins and this clean version with blueberries look amazing. I look forward to making them sometime soon!

  4. Allison Swiney says:

    These sound amazing! However I’m not familiar with agave and around here it’s hard to find. Is there a comparable substitution? Anxious to try them! Thanks for sharing!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Allison – Hone will work well as a replacement. Enjoy!

  5. Joy Shears Roberts says:

    Can I turn these into just straight up blueberry muffins. I am going to try these,but I also luv just blueberry. If so how?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      For that I would maybe try the banana muffin recipe and sub with blueberries. Or even the coconut muffins. That would be good…

  6. graciouspantry says:

    For liquid measure, 1 cup = 8 Fl Oz.

  7. graciouspantry says:

    Sure! Maple syrup would work great, though the final product might not be as sweet. You might want to add a few drops of stevia AND maple syrup.

  8. Hi! I’m a newbie to your blog/website and I must say that I am SO glad to have found you. We (my hubby and I and our three kids) are transitioning to a cleaner way of eating and your recipes have been absolute life savers. I have a question concerning the agave. I notice on several of your posts that you’ve stopped using it because of finding out that it’s really processed. Can I ask- does that apply to organic raw agave too? I recently purchased some and the ingredients lists only organic agave nectar, but now I’m not sure I should use it.

  9. I’m still a little new at this but I haven’t been able to find the pastry flour. I’ve bought some white whole wheat flour. Can you tell me where I should be able to find this? Unfortunately, I’m not in a big town with Trader Joe’s, Whole Market, etc. I have a Walmart and Kroger but that’s about it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Bethany – If you can’t find the pastry version, the white whole wheat flour is the next best thing. If you really want the pastry version though, Amazon.com carries it. The brand name is Bob’s Redmill.

  10. When I was making these the batter was crumby. Is that normal? Instead of ww flour I used coconut flour and coconut oil instead of sunflower, is that ok? And when they were done they were almost too moist in the middle, did I do something wrong? The flavour was really btw! Thank you

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lisa – They didn’t rise because you removed the gluten and they were dry because you cannot substitute coconut flour in equal amounts. It soaks up a crazy amount of liquid which regular flour does not.

  11. Ahh! Thank you. I’ve removed gluten from my diet as I’ve noticed some sensitivity to it, in which I feel much better. What type of flour should I have used?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lisa – I don’t know anything about gluten free baking. I recommend Elana’s Pantry or the Gluten Free Goddess blogs.

  12. They tasted really good though

  13. Stephanie F says:

    Sorry to have to leave a negative review, but i made these last night thinking i could share them with my coworkers and i ended up throwing them out and making a pound cake instead. I followed the recipe very carefully. The batter tasted very strange with the molasses, but i went ahead and baked a batch anyway. The muffins turned out absolutely flavorless and the texture was—as my husband put it—”all wrong.” I’m sure many of your recipes are delightful, but i just thought that other people might want to know that this one may not be what they’re looking for. Thanks for doing what you do and for being open-minded.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Stephanie F – No worries! I welcome all feedback as long as it’s constructive! I’m sorry they didn’t turn out for you. I wonder what happened there as they were very flavorful for me. I will remake them and see if the recipe needs any adjustments. Thanks for letting me know!

  14. These may be the best blueberry muffins I have ever tasted, being that I am able to savor every last bite and not feel guilty about it. Extremely moist and flavorful! The only changes I made were that I used fresh blueberries and added crystallized lemon for a little punch of tartness. I thoroughly enjoy all of your recipes and have been equally impressed each and every time. Thank you for sharing all of your delectable creations!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Chase – My pleasure! So glad you liked them! But I have to ask, what is crystalized lemon? Never heard of it…

  15. Megan Boggs says:

    Hi,
    I just wanted to thank you so much for sharing your recipes. I have 3 little ones and with your help I have been able to cook clean and nutritious foods for them that they love. Thank again!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Megan – My pleasure! Thanks so much! 😀

  16. If you want to avoid blueberries bleeding color into the dough (especially frozen) coat them lightly in flour before folding. Nice and easy trick 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Nell – Thanks so much! 🙂

  17. I have made several clean muffins in the past four weeks. And, these were by far the best! This will stay in constant rotation. Have you tried this recipe with different fruit or spices?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jenny – I have not. But it would be a fun experiment!

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