Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, whether you are an athlete headed to practice, a student going to class, or an adult on the way to work. 

Last fall, I was looking for something small, but satisfying to eat along with my coffee every morning, but every time I looked around the grocery store, I was disappointed to find only sugar- packed muffins. This inspired me to search for a muffin recipe that was just as delicious as a store-bought muffin, but also had enough protein and nutrients to keep me feeling satisfied through the morning.

These muffins, adapted from Popsugar's Low-Sugar, High-Protein Lemon Blueberry Protein Muffins recipe, are an easy way to make a nutritious, grab-and-go breakfast for a busy morning.

Protein Blueberry Muffins

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:25 mins
  • Total Time:40 mins
  • Servings:15
  • Easy


  • 2 tbsp flax meal or ground flax seed
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 ½ scoops protein powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • As many blueberries as you want to add. You could substitute with chocolate chips as well.
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350° and lay out ingredients

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients

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  • Step 3

    Once dry ingredients are mixed, add in the wet ingredients

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  • Step 4

    Mix in blueberries

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  • Step 5

    Pour batter into cupcake liners

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  • Step 6

    Place cupcake trays in the oven

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  • Step 7

    Bake for 15-25 minutes (depending on oven)

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  • Step 8

    Take muffins off of the tray and let cool for 10 minutes

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If you aren't a fan of blueberries, try making these muffins with chocolate chips instead.

I have been making these muffins for a year now and my friends always request for me to bring them some whenever I make them. They are a perfect, quick and easy breakfast to enjoy on a busy morning! 

Spoon Tip: Find the best protein powder for you here.