Fat Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Fat Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins - Sweet berries, tart lemon, and a yummy glaze combine for an indulgent tasting muffin, but without the guilt! | tastythin.com

Treat your family this weekend with these Fat Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins!  Sweet berries, tart lemon, and a yummy glaze combine for a pretty indulgent tasting muffin, but without the guilt!

I love when blueberry season arrives and I can replenish my stash of frozen berries.  Did you know West Michigan is the blueberry capital of the United States?  We are overflowing in blueberry farms and roadside stands.  Every summer my kids and I pick loads of fresh blueberries, freeze them, and use them all year in muffins, smoothies, breads, and jam.

Applesauce replaces the oil/butter in this recipe to create a virtually fat free sweet treat.  These muffins truly are best when eaten fresh from the oven, while still slightly warm and the glaze still gooey. 🙂

For more blueberry inspiration, check out my recipes for Healthy Blueberry Oat Breakfast Bars and Healthy Lemon Blueberry Bread.

Fat Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins - Sweet berries, tart lemon, and a yummy glaze combine for an indulgent tasting muffin, but without the guilt! | tastythin.com

 

 

Fat Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins - Sweet berries, tart lemon, and a yummy glaze combine for an indulgent tasting muffin, but without the guilt! | tastythin.com

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Fat Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins - Sweet berries, tart lemon, and a yummy glaze combine for an indulgent tasting muffin, but without the guilt! | tastythin.com
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Fat Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar I like Madhava brand
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup fat free milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
For lemon glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl combine milk, egg, lemon juice, zest, and applesauce. The milk will begin to curdle from the lemon juice.

  3. Stir berries into flour mixture. Fold in wet ingredients. Fill cups with batter about 1/2 - 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes, remove from pan, and drizzle glaze immediately over warm muffins.

fat free blueberry lemon muffins

6 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicki
    January 27, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Can unsweetened vanilla almond milk work in place of fat free milk?

    • Reply
      Nikki
      January 27, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      I think that would work! It just may change the nutritional value and flavor slightly. Let me know how it turns out 🙂

  • Reply
    Holly
    April 30, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Can you use fresh blueberries rather than frozen?

    • Reply
      Nikki
      April 30, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Yes, fresh will work too!

  • Reply
    Shan
    October 12, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    What can be used instead of apple sauce? I never have any!

    • Reply
      Nikki
      October 13, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      I haven’t tested it but I’ve heard others substituting different fruit purees in place of applesauce when baking. Since the applesauce is already a replacement for oil in this recipe, I’m not sure what else to use that wouldn’t totally change the texture, etc. Good luck!

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