Looking to take a break from bacon and eggs? Are you craving the sweet flavor of a muffin? These keto blueberry muffins are the perfect breakfast. They are made with almond flour and pea protein powder, so they will not knock you out of ketosis.
Health Benefits Of Blueberries
In terms of nutrition, blueberries are a dynamic powerhouse. Not only do they contain polyphenols, but blueberries also have smaller concentrations of phenolic compounds.
These phenolic compounds include procyanidins, flavonols, and phenolic acids. In addition to this, blueberries also contain rich concentrations of minerals, fiber, and vitamins.
In particular, blueberries contain phytochemicals, such as anthocyanin pigments. Anthocyanin is the driving force behind blueberry’s health potential. In fact, epidemiological studies correlate moderate consumption of blueberries or anthocyanins with a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and death.
In addition to this, anthocyanins may help you control your weight as well as boost neuroprotection. Blueberries also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential and positively impact vascular and glucoregulatory functioning. The phytochemicals found in blueberries may also influence gastrointestinal microflora.
Health Benefits Of Pea Protein Powder
Pea protein powder is an easily digestible protein produced from yellow peas. Pea protein powder has antioxidant and antihypertensive effects as well as regulating intestinal bacteria activities.
Peas also contain rich concentrations of lysine. Lysine is the forerunner to carnitine. Carnitine plays a role in turning fatty acids into energy. In addition to this, lysine may also help support a healthy immune system.
Tips For Making Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Coat the muffin liners with non-stick cooking spray. Gluten-free muffins and cupcakes are known to stick to the liners.
While you can grease the muffin liners with softened coconut oil, I would not recommend it. The blueberry muffin batter will absorb the coconut oil and end up sticking to the muffin liners.
These blueberry muffins are made with almond flour. Almond works really well in this muffin recipe.
In addition to this, you should also use blanched almond flour rather than almond meal. Blanched almond flavor will create the delicate crumb associated with traditional wheat muffins. Almond meal will give the blueberry muffins a grainy texture.
Alternatively, you can also use coconut flour. If used in large portions, coconut flour can give your blueberry muffins a mushy texture.
Therefore you will have to adjust the egg amount from 3 to 6 eggs. You may also have to add 1/4 cup of milk.
However, I recommend allowing the blueberry muffin batter to sit for 5 minutes. Letting the muffin batter sit will allow the coconut flour to absorb some of the moisture before adding the additional milk a tablespoon at a time. If you add all of the milk at one time, it could cause the muffin batter to become watery.
I used fresh blueberries to make this muffin recipe, but you can use frozen blueberries. However, if you do use frozen blueberries, do not thaw them first; you can simply add them to the muffin batter.
If you thaw the frozen blueberries, they will make the muffins soggy, and the blueberries could also bleed into the batter. For presentation purposes, you can add a few extra blueberries to the top of each muffin so that they stick out of the top of every muffin.
Can I Freeze Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins?
These blueberry muffins freeze extremely well. In fact, they will last for 3 months in the freezer. Simply place your blueberry muffins into a freezer bag and freeze them. You can simply pop a muffin in the microwave and heat it for 15-30 seconds until they are warm.
How Do I Store Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Because these muffins are homemade, they are free of preservatives, which means they will not last as long as storebought blueberry muffins. You can store these blueberry muffins in the fridge in an airtight container for 1 week.
You can also store the blueberry muffins at room temperature for 1-2 days. However, do not exceed this timeline as the muffins may start to develop mold. Do not store the blueberry muffins in plastic wrap or plastic bags, as they will get soggy.