Looking for a tasty breakfast you can make in advance? Packed with fresh flavours, these low FODMAP lemon blueberry muffins are the ultimate breakfast on-the-go!
I am a huge gourmet muffin fan! But finding low FODMAP muffins (and their price tag) can be a little rough! If you're looking for a fuss-free way to start your busy day, these lemon blueberry muffins are the perfect way to make your morning feel a little fancy!
One of my favourite things about these muffins is that they're made with fresh lemons and blueberries. Aside from convincing myself this counts as a serving of fruit (it totally does!), using fresh lemons adds a bright, clean flavour to the recipe mass-produced muffin just can't match.
On the other hand, you can use fresh or frozen blueberries. If you fancy frozen blueberries, keep them frozen and toss them with a teaspoon of low FODMAP flour right before you pop them in the batter. This will keep your muffins from turning blue. Unless smurf muffins are your thing, in which case, carry on!
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Keep It FODMAP Friendly
Looking for a gourmet breakfast that's ready when you are? These low FODMAP lemon blueberry muffins will help you hit the ground running! Check out the notes below for tips on keeping this recipe FODMAP friendly!
First up, is one of our dry ingredients–flour. If you're in the elimination phase of the low FODMAP program, you'll need to use gluten-free flour. For my Canadian peeps, I'm a huge fan of PC's all-purpose gluten-free flour mixture.
Remember, unless you have celiac disease, you're avoiding the FODMAP fructan in wheat, not the gluten itself.
Next up, lemons. According to the Monash App, lemon juice is low FODMAP in servings of 1/2 a cup (125 g) per serving. Servings of 3/4 cups (187 g) or more are high in the FODMAP fructan.
We use 2 tbsp of lemon juice total, which works out to 0.01 servings per muffin. This is well within the recommended range. Since I'm using fresh lemon, there's no need for lemon extract. The fresh lemon juice and zest does such a good job at bringing out the lemon flavor you want!
Monash doesn't list lemon zest in their app. However, there are two low FODMAP recipes on the Monash blog that use a similar serving of lemon juice and zest, so we're good to go.
For another one of our wet ingredients, we'll also be using milk. If you're in the elimination phase of the program, you'll need to use lactose-free milk.
However, while butter technically belongs to the dairy family, according to the Monash app, butter doesn't have any FODMAPs (because it's all fat). Just check the label for ingredients like “milk” and “milk solids.”
Last but not least, blueberries. According to Monash, blueberries are low FODMAP in servings of 0.25 cups (40 g) per sitting. Servings of 1/3 cups (50 g) or more are high in the FODMAP fructan. (Remember, you can use fresh or frozen blueberries. It's according to your preference!)
Our recipe uses 1.5 cups total, which works out to 0.5 servings per sitting. This is well within Monash's recommended range.
Show Your Work (FODMAP Math)
These low FODMAP muffins have a lot of ingredients. Let's take a look at the FODMAP math so you can see what you're eating.
Fructose = 0
Lactose = 0
Fructan = 0.51
GOS = 0
Polyols = 0
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Looking for a tasty breakfast that travels? These simple low FODMAP lemon blueberry muffins are perfect for a breakfast on-the-go!
- 4 tbsp low FODMAP all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp brown sugar (packed)
- pinch salt
- 4 tsp unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
- 2 cups low FODMAP all-purpose flour
- 2.5 tsp baking powder
- 0.5 tsp salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 0.5 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 2 lg eggs
- 0.66 cup 2% milk
- 1.5 cups blueberries (divided)
Mix together flour, brown sugar and salt in a small bowl. Once combined, stir in butter and mix until small crumbs form. Set aside.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a muffin tray with paper liners. Set aside.
Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Then, in a larger bowl, combine the sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice with your fingers. Add the butter, and beat the mixture until it becomes fluffy (about 4 minutes). Then beat in the eggs, one at a time.
Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and alternate adding the flour and milk in small batches (1/3 flour, 1/2 milk, 1/3 flour, 1/2 milk, 1/3 flour). Stir in 1 cup of blueberries, then divide the batter evenly between the muffin wells. Place a few of the remaining berries on top of each muffin and sprinkle with streusel. Then bake for 19 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean).
Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Made the lemon blueberry muffins. Delicious! Will definitely be making these again. Thanks for the recipe.
So happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe! It’s one of our favourites as well!
In the topping, you say 4 tsp. Is that correct or should it be Tbs?
Yes, it’s 4 tsp of butter which works out to 1 tbsp + 1 tsp worth of butter.
I am new to eating Low FODMAP but I thought gluten was to be avoided as well, so did you use gluten free flour with your muffins?
Unless you have celiac disease, you’re avoiding the fructans in wheat (which are a type of sugar), not gluten itself (which is a protein). It’s recommended that FODMAPers use gluten-free products because they’re certified free from wheat, barley, and rye, all of which contain fructan. When choosing a low FODMAP flour, start in the gluten-free section and then check the ingredient list for any sneaky FODMAPs.