This past week I was working on a grain based Blueberry Muffin recipe for a client and was quite surprised when my husband (whom is now grain free and feeling great because of it) actually wanted one. He doesn't often like sweet things. I quickly promised to make a grain free version just for him.
These delicious muffins are the result. If you need to avoid all starch I recommend that you use my Blackberry Coconut & Lime Muffins recipe instead. The blackberries could be exchanged for the blueberries (or any other berry).
For those of you looking to avoid sugar, simply use xylitol or another low or non glycemic granulated sugar. (Stevia is not recommended).
These muffins of course can be made without the crumb topping (as pictured below).
Blueberry Crumb Muffins
3 Large Eggs
1 Tbs Oil or Melted Butter
1.5 Tbs Milk
1 1/4 Cup Packed Blanched Almond Flour
1/4 Cup Tapioca (Or Arrowroot or Potato Starch)
3/4 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar (any variety)
1 cup Blueberries
zest of 1 Lemon
1/2 Cup Blanched Almond Flour
2 Tsp. Tapioca/Arrowroot or Potato Starch
3 Tbs Granulated Sugar
2 Tbs Oil or Melted Butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 9 muffin tins.
- In a bowl beat the eggs, oil and milk. Add the remaining muffin ingredients adding the blueberries last. Pour into the muffin tins.
- Make the crumb topping. Combine all ingredients and stir with a spoon so that the mixture clumps into crumbs. Set aside.
- Place the tray into the oven and bake for 3o minutes. After the first 8-10 minutes of baking pull the tray out slightly and sprinkle the crumb topping over the muffins. (Note: If you try to put the crumbs on when they first go into the oven they will absorb into the batter). Place back into the oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes until cooked through and slightly golden.
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