Blueberry Avocado Muffins

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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!

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Blueberry Avocado Muffins

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 -15 muffins 1x


These Blueberry Avocado Muffins are made with an extra delicious hint of “green”!



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


To Make The Muffins:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
  2. 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:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients until combined and mixture is crumbly.

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  8. I made these 3 weeks ago and it was amazing. However I made them yesterday and today again it didn’t turn up well like the first time. I followed all the steps and used everything it was mentioned. By any chance has the recipe changed? Just trying to figure out what went wrong? My batch was so dry and sticky unlike the first time I made … Thanks!

    • Hi Diana! That’s so strange, as the recipe hasn’t changed! We can’t figure out why they would have turned out dry and sticky at the same time. Could it be the types of avocados you used? Were they both similar in ripeness/texture? Maybe the one you used the first time around was a bit riper? Anyway, we’re sorry they didn’t turn out for you the second time around. Other than the avocado, we can’t really figure this out. :/

  9. I followed each step and ingredient, is there any reason why my battered is so sticky and my muffins are so hard and dry ? 

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  12. Thank you for the amazing recipe!!  I love substituting oil for the avocado and the outcome is delish! Nice work.

  13. I love that the muffins have a greenish tint to them! I was surprised to see that was from only 1 avocado. I think I’m going to make these for Christmas brunch :)

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  17. I made these yesterday and was wondering why the batter came out soo thick and dry. My avocado wasn’t as ripe as it could have been but shouldn’t have made that much difference. I ended up adding about another whole cup of yogurt and another egg and was still extremely thick. Going to try little shorter baking time next time as my boss wants to try this recipe this week for a daycare full of 115 kids and staff. Hopeful.

    • Hi Janine! Thanks for giving these a try. We’re sorry they turned out on the dry end, that’s strange! Honestly the only thing we can think of is the avocado just not being ripe enough — that certainly could be the culprit. We’ve never had that problem. :/

  18. Can you substitute agave syrup for the sugar? Same amount? Thanks!

    • Hi Jennifer! Good question. For this, we would probably recommend using 1/3 cup + a little over 1/6 cup of agave. We hope you enjoy these! :)

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  20. My batter was really sticky as well, I found that adding about a half cup more of Greek yogurt helps with the stickiness.  The avocado I used was VERY ripe, I’m not sure if that was something that may have made my batter sticky.  

  21. I made these without the avocado and used a cup of avacado oil – these sank in the middle and I used 1/2 cup more greek yogurt.  Doesn’t anyone vet these recipes before it’s published to the millions who are going to use their ingredients?  Did you know blueberries aren’t cheap? Seriously dissatisfied.

    • Hi Theresa. We’re sorry to hear these didn’t turn out right. We’ve never had this happen, but we also haven’t tried this with avocado oil instead of avocado, and we haven’t added that much extra greek yogurt/sour cream. The avocado is a pretty central ingredient in this though, and the oil is not a good substitute. Banana would have worked instead of the avocado, but you really need to use a fruit with a similar texture and consistency. The oil provides good moisture, but it likely threw off the balance and texture of things. Also, a half cup of extra greek yogurt/sour cream is a considerable amount to add to the recipe. We wouldn’t advise adding that much. So it sounds like using the oil instead of the avocado, and adding the extra greek yogurt are what caused these to sink in the middle. Lastly, we often find blueberries on sale, for around $2. You can always skip them or use a different berry if prefer.

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  25. Hi Hayley 

    I tried this recipe last night and had substituted one cup of flour with whole meal flour for a healthier option and it was simply delicious. The whole meal flour I got added a bit of crunchiness as it was grainy and I substituted granulated sugar with Demerara sugar cos that was all I have. Didn’t look as attractive as yours but it was still awfully yummy. Thanks for sharing .

    • Hi Sarah! We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed these, and that you were able to try them with whole wheat flour! Thanks for sharing. :D

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  28. Made these today and they tasted incredible. The only issue I had is the muffins stuck to the liners.

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  30. My mixture came out very thick and dry, so i added 1/2 a cup of yogert and it got better. I will try again with a very ripe avacado and see if that changes it or not. But these taste sooooooo yummy!!! Thank you for the recipe!! 

    • Oh no, we’re sorry about the dryness (could be the avocado needed to riper)! We’re glad you had success with the extra yogurt though, and that you enjoyed these! :)

  31. We love these muffins at our house. Just curious if you have ever tried to freeze these and if so, how do they hold up? Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • We’re so glad to hear that Kim, and we think these should freeze fine! :)

  32. These muffins were amazing! I was looking for an avocado bread/ muffin recipe that didn’t require any extra oil or butter and came upon this. And I had an avocado in the fridge that was getting too mushy. 

    I added less sugar (1/2 cup) and combined regular yogurt + one overripe banana to make 1 cup. I also added raspberries instead of blueberries and added lemon zest and juice from one small lemon. I skipped out on the topping. 

    The muffins were a vibrant green that I’ve never seen before and tasted amazing! A little hint of avocado, but not overwelming. Perfectly moist and fluffy. Honestly, this will be my go to muffin recipe and will probably buy avocados just to make this.

    • Thanks for sharing with us Ryoko — we’re happy you liked them! And we bet they were really yummy with the raspberries and lemon juice/zest — great idea! We’ll totally have to try that sometime. :D

  33. Can you substitute honey for the sugar

    • Hi Jenn! Yes, we think that should work fine (though you may not need a full 3/4 cup of honey, since it’s a bit sweeter than sugar). You might want to start with just under 3/4 cup and add more to taste if you like. We hope that helps, and that you enjoy these!

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  35. Can I substitute the avocado for banana? If so, how much would I need? Thanks for the help!

    • We haven’t tried that Marcela, but we think that should work, and we imagine it would be the same amount. If you try it, definitely let us know how they turn out! :)

  36. Hi, I tried this but mine is bitter? Why is that so? I just followed all the instructions.

    • Hi Cherrie! Oh no, that’s so strange! Hmmmm, we honestly can’t think of why they would taste bitter. Was the avocado under or overripe?

  37. What can I substitute baking powder for if I don’t have it? 

    • Hi Jojo! If you don’t have baking powder, you can use 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar mixed with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. We hope you enjoy these!

  38. I made these muffins and they were excellent. They were very moist and flavorful. The avocado I used was very ripe, but not over-ripe. I did mix in the flour by hand instead of using a mixer, I don’t know if that makes a difference. I definitely recommend putting in the optional cinnamon because it adds a really nice flavor. I didn’t have raw sugar for the topping, I used a combination of coconut palm sugar, white sugar, and brown sugar. I’m making them again today, they were so good. My husband loved them!

    • We’re happy you and your husband loved them Rose — we appreciate you giving them a try! :D

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  43. I just have to say wow! These came out so great! I forgot to pick up the yogurt, but I found a way to make my own buttermilk and just put 1/2 of a cup instead of a full cup. Impressive. I only felt half the guilt eating it!

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  46. So I have some pretty small avocados, only ripe ones I could get. Should I use two, or is there an equivalent in cups of mashed avocado you could give?

    • Hi there! In that case, we think you would be fine to use two. We hope you enjoy these!

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