In healthy muffins, bananas are a typical ingredient. They offer substance and a bit of sweetness. But for those who are either allergic or just hate the taste of bananas, you need a healthy option! So while I personally love bananas and they do make a great substitute in baking when trying to keep points low, I can respect that they are not for everyone.  Enter, a delicious, banana-free, sweet muffin! Blueberry lemon crumble muffins are absolutely delectable and the sugar crumble on top is perfect for that sweet craving that hits. 

The frozen wild blueberries in this recipe really bring out the color and sweetness of these muffins. Other substitutes for blueberries will work, but the wild ones are small and perfect for not overpowering the muffins. It also helps them bake more evenly. So I suggest using the wild blueberries if you can find them. Let’s get to the recipe! 

Three reasons why you need to make this recipe!

They’re banana-free! 

As requested, these blueberry muffins do not require any mashed bananas. They’re still moist and flavorful and low in points though, so you can’t go wrong. 

Blueberry crumble muffins are a classic breakfast staple.

Instead of a high sugar bakery muffin, start your morning off with these delicious, healthy, low sugar muffins. You’ll still love the flavor, but won’t experience any morning sugar crashes. 

Blueberries are packed with healthy nutrients. 

These muffins are a fun way to get in a serving of fruit each morning. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants that can help support your immune system. 

Ingredients you need to make Blueberry Crumble Muffin: 

  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup egg whites (I use liquid egg whites from the carton)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup 1% skim milk 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 ⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup frozen, wild blueberries 

FOR THE SUGAR CRUMBLE

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2.5 tablespoons flour
  • ¾ tablespoon melted reduced-fat margarine

How to make Blueberry Crumble Muffins (step by step): 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F, and spray a regular 12 hole muffin pan with some nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the egg, egg whites, and brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. 
  3. Mix in the apple sauce, lemon juice, milk and vanilla.
  4. Stir in the all purpose flour, lemon zest, baking powder, and baking soda then mix it all together well.
  5. Gently fold in the blueberries. Divide the batter among the 12 muffin cups.
  6. In a small bowl, mix the crumble flour and sugar together. Add in the melted margarine, and use a fork to it to form a crumble. Sprinkle the crumble over the 12 muffins.
  7. Bake the muffins in the oven for 24 minutes.
  8. Let them cool before removing them from the muffin tin. Use a knife around the edges for the best results. 

Makes 12 muffins. Nutrition info for 1 muffin: Calories 95,  Fat 1 g, Saturated fat .2 g,  Carbs 19 g,  Fiber 1 g, Sugars 5 g, Sodium 75 mg, Protein 3 g. 

WW Points 

  • Egg 0 points 
  • Egg whites 0 points 
  • Brown sugar 8 points
  • Unsweetened apple sauce 0 points 
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice 0 points
  • Lowfat 1% milk 1 point
  • Vanilla 0 points
  • Baking powder 0 points
  • Baking soda 0 points
  • Lemon zest 0 points
  • All purpose flour 17 points
  • Frozen wild blueberries 0 points

FOR THE SUGAR CRUMBLE

  • Sugar 7 points
  • All purpose flour 2 points
  • Melted reduced fat margarine 2 points

3 points per muffin based on the WW app recipe creator.  

If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below. 

3 personal points or 3 freestyle smart points each on all 3 MyWW programs (2 points plus) 

Different ways to change up this recipe: 

  • Use different fruit if you prefer. This recipe is great with any kind of berry like raspberries, blackberries, and even cranberries. 
  • Add some Lily’s No Sugar Added white chocolate chips for a fun twist. Chopped, roasted nuts are also a delicious addition. 

Tips and Tricks for Making Blueberry Crumble Muffins: 

  •  I never use liners for my muffins – I find that they stick and you lose half the muffin when peeling the liners off. Nonstick cooking spray works just fine if you have a good muffin tin.
  • Blueberry Crumble Muffins are best stored in the fridge after day 1. And they will freeze well, as long as you store them after they’re completely cool. 
  • If you find your blueberries falling to the bottom of the muffins, next time fold the blueberries in with the flour before adding the flour to the batter. The flour coating the blueberries will help them stick in place rather than fall to the bottom of the muffins. 

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4.41 from 5 votes

Blueberry crumble muffins

By: Drizzle
Servings: 12
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 24 minutes
Total: 34 minutes
3PP, 3SP blue, purple & green

Ingredients 

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup egg whites, I use from the carton
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup milk, I used 1%
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries, smaller ones you can use fresh I would just try not to use large ones
  • FOR THE SUGAR CRUMBLE
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2.5 Tbsp flour
  • 3/4 Tbsp melted reduced fat margarine

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F, and spray a regular 12 hole muffin pan with some nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the egg, egg whites, and brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the apple sauce, lemon juice, milk and vanilla.
  • Stir in the all purpose flour, lemon zest, baking powder, and baking soda then mix it all together well.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries. Divide the batter among the 12 muffin cups.
  • In a small bowl, mix the crumble flour and sugar together. Add in the melted margarine, and use a fork to it to form a crumble. Sprinkle the crumble over the 12 muffins.
  • Bake the muffins in the oven for 24 minutes.
  • Let them cool before removing from the muffin tin. Use a knife around the edges for the best results.

Notes

3 points per muffin based on the WW app recipe creator.  
If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below. 
3 personal points or 3 freestyle smart points each on all 3 MyWW programs (2 points plus)

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffinCalories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 75mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Muffins
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34 Comments

  1. I made these today and they’re probably my new favourite muffin from your blog. The crumble was a little tricky… I think I had a little too much margarine (was hard to measure 3/4 Tbsp). I ended up adding a bit more sugar just to get it more crumbly. The texture of the muffin is great. The taste is delicious! Thx so much for all these great recipes.

  2. Wondering if it’s possible to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk in place of the milk. Do you think it would work? Just curious.

    1. 1 Tbsp white sugar is 3SP and brown 2SP, you’d need to do the math sorry, I only figured points out using the sugars

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Kate:)
    Thank you so much for this recipe. Made them this evening and had 2!! My 6yr old loved them as well.
    They are fantabulous.
    Next try, caramel choc. banana bread:)

  4. For some reason I only got nine muffins…I used almond milk instead not sure if that did it? Any thoughts? Too man

    1. Hi Natasha , the milk would not make a difference, All I can think is you made them much bigger than mine.. I had no problem getting a dozen muffins..