Blueberry Avocado Muffins

July 12, 2013 by Ali

These blueberry avocado muffins are tasty, healthier, and surprisingly simple!

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I posted on Instagram yesterday that the #1 questions I seem to receive as a food blogger comes up almost weekly:

“What on earth do you do with all of that food you cook?!”

I tell them the answer is simple:

I share.

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It’s true that sharing is caring. But now that I’m a full-time food blogger usually cooking multiple recipes a day for the blog (or freelancing projects), I’ve learned that sharing is also pretty much essential. There is so much food coming out of this kitchen!!

To be sure, I always keep a portion or two of all recipes to sample and enjoy myself. But thankfully my loft building happens to be half full of hungry bachelors. (A definite score for this food blogger!) So when a new recipe is photographed and ready to go, all I have to do is send out a few texts until someone shows up at my door hungry with a little tupperware container to go. :)

It’s a total win-win!
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My other willing taste-testers are the guys at the coffee shop next door. Usually that means the guys who happen to be working at the time. But when I took a plateful of these blueberry avocado muffins over for taste-testing the other day, my friend Dane happened to be hanging out there with a friend saw them first and jumped at the chance to taste-test.

I warned him that there was something a little “different” about these muffins with the mysterious green hue, but he wasn’t deterred and dove in. Turns out that he and everyone else who tried these avocado muffins — myself included — loved them!

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I have to admit I was a little curious about how avocados would change a classic blueberry muffin. But after having baked with avocados before in brownies and cookies, I knew that they are a great substitute for oil and also lend hints of the creamy, delicious avocado flavor to any baked good. So I was excited to give these a try!

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Sure enough, these blueberry avocado muffins turned out to be completely wonderful. They were moist, light, and literally overflowing with fresh blueberries. And while the avocado flavor was not predominant in the least, I loved the little hint that came through with each bite. I also couldn’t resist and topped these with my favorite crumble for a little extra muffin-y sweetness.

SO good. And even more good for you, with all of that avocado in place of oil. I already can’t wait to make these again!

Avocado Blueberry Muffins Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Blueberry Avocado Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12-15 muffins

Ingredients

    Muffin Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 ripe avocado, seeded and peeled
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • Streusel Topping Ingredients:
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter, slightly cooled
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar

Method

To Make The Muffins:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon (optional). In a separate electric mixer mixing bowl, add avocado and beat on medium speed until smooth. Add sugar, and beat until well blended. Add egg, and continue beating until completely combined. Add vanilla and yogurt, beating until just combined. Add half of the flour mixture into the batter in two separate batches, beating until just combined. Gently fold in blueberries by hand. Spoon batter (or use a cookie scoop) into prepared muffin cups, and sprinkle with streusel topping. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing.

To Make The Streusel Topping:

Whisk together all ingredients until combined and mixture is crumbly.

Avocado Blueberry Muffins Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Avocado Blueberry Muffins Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

Avocado Blueberry Muffins Recipe | gimmesomeoven.com

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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81 thoughts on “Blueberry Avocado Muffins

  1. I made these and they were a hit! I also replaced the flour with whole wheat flour completely and found that to be an amazing change; and although I did not change the regular granulated sugar for stevia, I also second the whole maybe cutting the sugar in half, they were quite sweet I must say!

    PS: Cassie, use Lactose Free Greek Yogurt 0% as a great substitute!
    Thanks for the recipe :)

    - Alex

  2. Hi, I live at high altitude (7,908 ft) any suggestions for adjusting?

    - melissa

  3. Could I use Almond flour or Coconut flour?

    - Roberta

  4. Hello~just wondering what kind of Greek yogurt do you use?

    - Maryum

  5. These were AMAZING!!!!!! Thank you for sharing! I used stevia in place of sugar, and whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour to keep it as “clean” as possible. Still oh-my-goodness delicious!!!!! I would put only about half the amount of stevia next time, though. They are very sweet. But definitely a repeat coming soon!!!

    - Jaleigh

  6. I use vanilla almond milk instead of greek yogurt, and they turn out great! So yummy, very moist, and tasty! What a great idea to use avocado! Next time I’m going to try using half cup of white whole wheat flour and see what they would taste like.

    Thanks for the recipe!

    - Tadi

  7. Ali, these sound and look positively delicious. Next time we go to Costco, I’m going to buy some blueberries and divide them into small sandwich bags, for other uses, such as putting them on my cereal and baking. I’m looking forward to trying these and know the hubby will just love them. Thanks so much for posting this recipe.

    - Sylvia Anderson

  8. OMG, these look amazing! I want to make these this weekend, because my daughter LOVES avocados and of course blueberries!
    PS – my daughter is 7 months pregnant and these would be healthy too!
    Thank you Pinterest, I found this yummy!

    - Deebi27

  9. These look amazing. Can you make them without the greek yogurt? Or is there a good replacer for it?

    - Mel

  10. Can you use apples in place of blueberries or blend in strawberries?

    - Monica

  11. I am going to try this recipe, it sure looks good but could you please let me know the nutrition facts?
    Thank you.
    Maria

    - maria

  12. These muffins are wonderful, I haven’t had a muffin taste this good. The whole family has enjoyed them and they are all gone, so I guess I have to make some more. Thank you for posting it.

    - Patti

  13. Kudos to you for trying something new! I can’t wait to make these!

    - Melissa

  14. Roughly what’s the weight for the avocado? Or in cups maybe? I’ve got two small ones need using up.

    - Hannah Jade

  15. Hi all,
    usually cookie recipes replace half the fat with avocado and add the other fat as well. You can use 1:1 ratio for substitution.
    I like this recipe bac. I don’t have to use butter or coconut oil. I replaced the yogurt and egg with 1 c. pureed tofu, and they came out fine, just not as green as in these photos. Next time , more avocados. Ciao!

    - dbcookie

  16. I made these mufffins today & wow they are amazing! great recipe!! :)

    - kayla

  17. Ali, is there a ratio you use for replacing oil with avocado in recipes? I’m wondering how I would go about determining how much avocado to use in some of my recipes. Thanks!

    - Angie

  18. Your recipe calls for one ripe avocado. Avocados come in different sizes even within the same variety so I Am looking for a weight or measurement of amount needed.can you help?

    - Kim

  19. Your recipe calls for one ripe avocado. Avocados come in different sizes even within the same variety so I Am looking for a weight or measurement of amount needed.can you help?

    - Kim

  20. What a great way to use avocado!

    - Kevin @ Closet Cooking

  21. Gorgeous! I wish I was your recipe tester!

    - carrian

  22. haha sharing is caring ;) I love passing out goodies that come from the kitchen! I love the idea of using avocado in these! I’d be ok with green muffins for that!

    - Angie @ Big Bear's Wife

  23. Wish I were there on the receiving end! These sound really good.

    - jamie @ green beans & grapefruit

  24. most people would think these are odd, but i can only imagine how creamy (and healthier) these muffins are!!! Looks phenomenal!

    - katie

  25. Oh my gosh!! Love this!

    - steph@stephsbitebybite

  26. Love that you baked with avocado!! Such a healthy way to bake!!

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

  27. Yum! Love that they have avocado in them :)

    - Nessa

  28. I was so excited for these until I saw the Greek yogurt in them. I can’t do dairy, any idea for a non dairy sub for the yogurt?
    As is, these will be fabulous for my husband and son.

    - Cassie

  29. WOW! I made these this morning! The best muffin I have ever had…I will make chocolate chip for my daughter and I will try Morning glory with avacado!!!!!Thank you!

    - karoline

  30. These are FABULOUS. I love avo in baked goods. And I wish I had more people to share with! I eat way too much of what I bake. :)

    - Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

  31. I like that muffin tin!

    - Rachel Budke

  32. Blueberries and avocados, great way to pair a few summer favorites that are healthy the muffins look amazing!

    - Shundara@SavyNaturalista

  33. I am really excited to try these! I have never heard of using avocado in baking b4. Makes sense though! thank you for sharing.
    I also wanted to ask you a photography question; what lens do you use, Ali? your pictures look fabulous. love the wide aperature ^_^

    - Bambie

  34. These are almost too pretty to eat! I love the avocado hidden in there!

    - Cassie | Bake Your Day

  35. they looks so delicious
    I love the bluberry and I love muffins
    Thank you for sharing

    - Sevimin Askanasi

  36. Ali they’re gorgeous! I made avo brownies this week and have a prewritten post for avo blueberry muffins and just saw these on pinterest. I love the crumb topping you used and that you worked in some Greek yogurt! They look wonderful!

    - Averie @ Averie Cooks

  37. These muffins look so good, I love the streusel topping!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  38. Could ww flour replace white?

    - kari

  39. Blueberry avocado?! Omg that sounds amazing!! I love the subtle green hint the avocado gives these muffins – they look so good!

    - Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

  40. I wish I had a building full of people to share with! I might have to start dropping food off at the school come fall for the teachers! lol these muffins look incredible Ali!

    - Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

  41. I love all things avocado and all things muffin! I’m excited to mash them together in one breakfasty treat.

    - Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen

  42. This is the perfect example of why avocados are SO amazing! Seriously, who would ever think that you could bake with them? These muffins sound delicious :).

    - Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

  43. Oh my goodness, these look amazing, Ali! I have GOT to get on this baking with avocados thing. I’m missing out!

    - Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

  44. I’ll take anything with avocados, those looks spectacular.

    - Jackie {The Beeroness}

  45. Can I adapt this using whole grains instead of all purpose flour? These look so delicious and seem very healthy. Love your creativeness!

    - Carolyn

  46. What a great swap for oil or butter – much healthier fats!

    - Laura@ FoodSnobSTL

  47. Oooh, these look good! Must try.

    - Jessica Ford

  48. These sound lovely! I really must try baking with avocado!

    - Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

  49. Mmm these sound like a dream!!

    - Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

  50. That muffin at the top is calling my name!

    - Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

  51. i absolutely love avocados in baked good. I bought a box of blueberries will have to try your muffins :)

    - Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

  52. I haven’t tried baking with avocados, but it seems like it’s the thing to do lately! Gotta give it a shot! These muffins look so gorgeous and MOIST! Holy yum.

    - Sophie

  53. What a great way to sneak in avocado to non-lovers. Dad-gum, you’ve done it again!

    - Heidi @foodiecrush

  54. These look gorgeous and sound great! My babies are eating avocados like crazy right now so I’ve always got some ripe ones on hand. I’ll have to try this!

    - Maegan @ The BakerMama

  55. These photos make me want to eat the screen!

    - Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

  56. Totally pinned! These look beautiful. Can’t wait to try them!

    - Mary Clay @ Cooking with the King

  57. Two words absolutely gorgeous!!!

    - Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

  58. Ohhhh love the subtle green tint! So cute and healthy too!

    - Jamie @lifelovelemons

  59. Gorgeous Ali!! I love avocado, blueberries and muffins!! I bet these are amazing!

    - Tieghan