Things I have been cooking lately #125: Low fat blueberry muffins

So the health kick continues and so far I have lost 12kg and never felt more well or energetic in my life. One thing I have been missing is baking because you know bakers gonna bake… so I was excited when I found this low fat blueberry muffin recipe and discovered that it was delicious. Check it out!


Low fat blueberry muffins

Adapted from BBC Good Food

225g self raising flour
115g wholewheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
zest of one lemon
85g caster sugar
50g light muscovado (or light brown) sugar
1 small overripe banana, mashed
2 eggs
5 tablespoons vegetable oil of your choice
300ml buttermilk
225g fresh or frozen blueberries

Preheat your oven to 200 C (180 C for a fan oven) and lightly grease a 12 hole muffin tin.

In a large bowl mix together the flours, baking powder, lemon juice and sugars.

In a different bowl beat together the eggs and then add the banana, oil and buttermilk and mix well. Using a metal spoon stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture until just combined. Do not over mix.

Add the blueberries and fold in.

Spoon the batter into the muffin tins until 3/4 full. You might need to do more than one round. I bizarrely got 17 muffins out of this.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.

Makes 12 – 17 – 155 calories per muffin for 17


  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    1. abbiosbiston

      Thank you for the reblog! They were such a hit with my co-workers!

      1. THAT….I like to hear!!!!!


    1. abbiosbiston

      Oh yes! They are absolutely packed with blueberries.

    1. abbiosbiston

      They’re really tasty for something so low in fat!

  3. Low fat, you say?!?! YES! Blueberry muffins are one of my favorite foods! 🙂

    1. abbiosbiston

      And doesn’t taste low fat at all!

  4. Looks delicious! Can I take a bite please!! 😉

    1. abbiosbiston

      They’re so easy to make! You should whip some up 😊

  5. Theo

    They look delicious! 🙂 And being low fat is a bonus! I’m definitely bookmarking this for when I’ll be able to eat dessert again! 🙂

    1. abbiosbiston

      Hey Theo! How are you doing after your surgery? Hope you get to try these when you are back up to full strength!

      1. Theo

        Hi Abbi! 🙂

        It’s that time of year to start baking…! And these are on the top of my list. I’ve been a silent reader for all this time and I want to congratulate you for the amazing transformation you’ve gone through! It takes lots of courage to do that the healthy way and you definitely deserve all the kudos of this earth! 🙂 🙂 🙂

        I’m fully recovered from surgery, although I eat a lot less now and I’ve lost 30kg in two months. Beyond excited for that!

        1. abbiosbiston

          Wow well done on your weight loss! I am glad you are doing so well!

  6. These looks so delicious.

    1. abbiosbiston

      They have so much flavour because of the banana and lemon.

    1. abbiosbiston

      They were very good. I have made them twice already.

  7. Yum! I’m a huge fan of blueberry muffins and, well, if they’re low-fat that means I can have more 😉

    1. abbiosbiston

      Lol… not too many more!

  8. I love blueberry muffins! They’re so good.

    1. abbiosbiston

      I need to make more this week. I’m addicted!

      1. Addicted is a good word for it.

  9. Looks good, and congrats on your 12kgs! Very impressive!

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