Wrong! Most blueberry muffins are loaded with “added” sugar–either refined (like granular sugar) or concentrated sugar (honey or maple syrup).
I used to get a blueberry muffin from Starbucks on my way to work, thinking I was having a healthy breakfast… Did you know that a Starbucks blueberry muffin has 33g of sugar??? That is more than the recommended amount for a WHOLE DAY! Sugar is also the FIRST ingredient–there is more sugar in a Starbucks blueberry muffin than flour! That’s not healthy!!!
I want a muffin that I feel GOOD about giving to my kids… One with NO ADDED SUGAR… But how?
Sweeten the blueberry muffins with fruit!
These blueberry muffins have no refined or concentrated sugar–they are sweetened completely with fruit (dates, applesauce, blueberries).
I also use gluten free flour (my favorite gluten free blend is in the notes) so they do not contain any gluten–gluten is sticky and inflammatory–so this blueberry muffin is actually healthy! But don’t worry if you are not gluten free–the recipe is written so you can use whatever flour you like!
These fruit sweetened blueberry muffins are actually HEALTHY and taste AMAZING!
Why these Fruit Sweetened Blueberry Muffins are HEALTHY!
No Added Sugar
These blueberry muffins are sweetened with dates, applesauce and blueberries. There is NO added, refined or concentrated sugar!!! Added sugar spikes blood sugar and overwhelms the liver and is stored as fat.
Blueberries, dates and apples have powerful anti-oxidants that neutralize free radicals and reactive oxygen species which damage cells and DNA.
These blueberry muffins contain no gluten if using gluten free flour.
Gluten is a sticky protein that can cause Leaky Gut and promotes inflammation! Too much inflammation is like lighting your body on fire!!!
Supports a Healthy Microbiome
The blueberries, dates and applesauce in these muffins support a healthy microbiome! Our microbiome is all the good bacteria in our gut–it does amazing things like providing protection, helping to digest food, supporting our immune system and making neurotransmitters (and MUCH more!). The good bacteria LOVES fruits and veggies like blueberries, dates and applesauce!
Healthy Fat: Butterfat
Butterfat or ghee is actually not an unhealthy fat as we had been told for years–especially if it is from grass-fed cows… It is low in omega-6 fatty acids which promote inflammation and has omega-3 fatty acids which lower inflammation, and it is heat stable so it does not break down when cooking!
These blueberry muffins contain health-promoting micronutrients. Fruits and veggies like blueberries, dates and apples are packed with micronutrients–these are more than just vitamins and minerals but powerful plant compounds that improve health!
Hi! I’m Julie! When I’m not chasing my twins around, I am creating simple, healthy meals that busy moms and kids will love!
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