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Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffins | Once Upon a Recipe

Summer is whizzing by in a blur of hot sunny days and mosquito-filled evenings that are becoming cooler and cooler. There have been friends, dog park days, too many pints of beer, too many froyo indulgences, and ultimate frisbee. Oh, and crossfit torture bootcamp. I bought a new car! I’m becoming addicted to Breaking Bad (Walt Jr. is my favorite). I went raspberry picking on a raspberry farm. When I need a laugh, I watch this video (just ridiculous). I can’t get enough green juice. What’s goin’ on with you?

Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffins | Once Upon a Recipe

I’ll be honest. I have spent very little time in my kitchen over the past couple of weeks. I’ve just been churning out the essentials. Quick, easy, one-pot meals. A batch of granola for breakfasts. Green juice after green juice. Not a lot of fun or experimenting going on. BUT.

Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffins | Once Upon a Recipe

One morning I found the time to whip up a batch of these delicious and healthy muffins. Dudes, they’re made with whole wheat flour, wheat germ, greek yogurt, and coconut oil. And they taste good. Pinky swear.

Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffins | Once Upon a Recipe

As I’ve mentioned before, I love eating muffins for breakfast. But they’ve got to have some health to them or I just can’t justify it. I can totally get down with eating cake for breakfast, but not on the regular. In several short weeks I will enter the last year of my twenties (oy) and I’m already discovering that the old metabolism ain’t quite what it used to be. Hence the crossfit torture bootcamp. PS. It will be nothing short of a miracle if I can ever walk normally again.

Anyways, these muffins are full of good-for-you things, and they really are delicious. And completely guilt-free. I’ve made them a couple of times with blueberries, but I think raspberries or blackberries would work well too. Healthy muffin goodnesss! Time to get back to this spectacular summer living, but I’ll be back soon. I hope you’re all enjoying the summer livin’ too! xo

Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffins | Once Upon a Recipe

Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffins (slightly adapted from Martha Stewart Living magazine, June 2013 issue)

Makes 12. 

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup wheat germ

1/2 tsp. baking soda

Pinch of salt

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

3/4 cup low-fat or fat-free plain greek yogurt

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 pint fresh blueberries

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Combine the flours, wheat germ, baking soda, and salt, and whisk together in a medium bowl. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, yogurt, coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture to the yogurt mixture and gently mix together until just combined. Fold in the blueberries.

Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

Greek Yogurt Blueberry Muffins | Once Upon a Recipe


  1. Congrats on the new car and finally jumping on the Breaking Bad bandwagon. I have come to truly hate Walt. Ugh! It is such a good show though! I am going to make these muffins for my husband’s fellow teachers on Tuesday, for reals! I will let you know how they go over!

  2. These muffins look great, they would make my morning breakfast full of alot more happiness if I knew I was waking up to them!

  3. Congrats on the new car! How exciting. Also these muffins look like the bomb digity!

  4. Aint nothin like a good ol’ blueberry muffin!!!

  5. Haaa that video! At first I was like.. pshh this is silly. But then I was all AHHH-HA-HA-HA. So funny!

    Those muffins look sooo tasty, i wonder if I’d still feel muffin guilt while eating them even if they are healthy? And how come I can eat my weight in dim sum and be all “oh whatever” about it but if I have regular muffins two days in a row I’m all “nooo.. the guuuuilt”?? Mysteries.

    • I definitely feel less muffin guilt when I eat healthy muffins. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to find healthy muffins that still taste half decent! This recipe combines the best of both worlds!
      PS. If you ever need a laugh, you should watch more of that dude’s videos. HI-larious.

  6. your blog is oh so lovely!

  7. Nice recipe!!! And I like your pictures, they’re so clean looking 😀 Oh and I usually eat a healthy breakfast BUT if there’s a slice of cake in the fridge then I’ll finish my breakfast and then take a nibble or 10 of that cake afterwards, lol.

  8. I just discovered your blog today and I love it! I pretty much can relate to every way that you’ve spent your summer… beer and mosquitoes included. Congrats on the new car! I hope no one scratches it up!

  9. Love these muffins–using Greek Yogurt is not only healthy but makes them moist. I am going to miss blueberry season! 🙁

  10. These looks fantastic! Love that you used Greek yogurt and can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Oh! These look so good, love the addition of greek yogurt. It really does make a difference in muffins. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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