Bobby’s Lighter Blueberry Muffins

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Bobby’s Lighter Blueberry Muffins Bobby’s Lighter Blueberry Muffins Recipe Courtesy of

70 Fewer Calories
4 g Less Fat

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup low-fat (2%) Greek-style yogurt
1 large egg
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries





Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick spray or line with paper liners.

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.

Whisk the milk, yogurt, egg, and lemon zest in a large bowl. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture until just blended. Stir in the blueberries.

Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full. Bake until the muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pan on a rack. Remove the muffins from the pan and cool completely on the rack.

Test Kitchen Tip:
If using frozen blueberries, there is no need to thaw first. Simply stir the frozen berries right into the batter.

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen:  Blueberry Muffins

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 168 Cal (25% from Fat, 9% from Protein, 66% from Carb); 4 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 1 g Mono Fat; 28 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 13 g Sugar; 61 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 233 mg Sodium; 31 mg Cholesterol

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By edith aguilar on July 30, 2013


To make this recipe quicker to make, I used self-rising flour and added a mashed ripe banana. I left out the salt, baking powder, and the baking soda. I used blueberry Greek yogurt and two pouches of Better Oats blueberry muffins oatmeal with flax. It's faster to make, but still delicious.

By Nancy Davis on July 12, 2013


What if you don't have that yogurt? I want to make them now but I'm missing them in my fridge :( Please help

By Bri on April 04, 2013



By Anonymous on March 21, 2013


I love the dishes here but its really hard sometimes to convert them to low carb. LOL. The lighter dishes that Bobby has converted are a bit easier. But not always possible. But still all in all i love alot of the recipes.

By Alice Crawford on September 05, 2012


This recipe was great! I swapped half of the flour for whole wheat and the sugar for truvia, but the recipe still turned out really good. Thanks for this lighter recipe! You are such an inspiration to me, Paula! I'm trying to lose weight now, too!

By Joanna on August 23, 2012


Loved the muffins for breakfast and a gift to neighbors. I also wanted to tell you what a wonderful lady I think you are! I have 8 children and you have gotten me through so many days that I have not been able to talk to an adult! You have also taught me many lessons in cooking and baking that my family is very grateful for! Hope to make it to Savanna to see you in person sometime!

By sharon beaty on January 26, 2011


Loved this recipe!! I added some slivered almonds to the tops of the muffins before I cooked them so that they would get a little toasted and give them more texture...and a little more protein and staying power in my tummy. FABULOUS!

By Anonymous on September 03, 2010


FABULOUS! I never liked my blueberry muffins before. I used to think the box with fresh blueberries was better than my scratch recipe. These muffins are the best ever!

By Anonymous on July 20, 2010


very good muffins. i changed it up a little by using 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 all purpose! less fat and heart healthy all in one!!

By Anonymous on July 12, 2010

good recipe

By Pam on November 18, 2010

Great idea Bobby-keep the recipes coming. We all need to back down on the calories and fat etc. But no need to lose taste and presentation. Good job, thank you so much. Love to Paula and the family from a fan.

By Mary on September 20, 2010

Can’t wait to try these. If you want to print, do what I do, copy just the recipe and paste into WORD and then print.

By Alice Hattery on August 03, 2010

Hello. I have tried to print out the recipe for Bobby lightens it up blueberry muffins, I cant seen to be able to print it out. Please help me
Thank you
Donna Fite

By Donna Fite on July 19, 2010

I love your recipes. The Blueberry muffin recipe is a winner. Also the lighter cookbook is a great idea.

By Marilyn on July 14, 2010

I used Splenda in place of the sugar, when baking I have been using this instead of the regular sugar so I can still have my treats with no guilt being a diabetic.

By Cheryl Wilkinson on July 14, 2010

Just printed this muffin recipe but don’t need four pages with comments, etc.  Just want recipe only.  Can you make some adjustments re this.  Thanks loads.

By Carolyn Hamill on July 14, 2010

I recently saw a show with Bobby and his trainer and they showed some recipes that proved making a few changes/adjustments can make a great recipe healthier. I have been working with a trainer recently and have been struggling with foods we all like, still taste like real food but healthier for you. Keep sharing Bobby. Much appreciated.

By Janet on July 13, 2010

If you come out with a cookbook of great recipes BUT with fewer calories, I will definitely buy it.  Bring it on.

By Pat S on July 13, 2010

I love your feed back on the peoples comments. That is a great feeling to us as viewers. Keep up the video feed backs. Love you, Jamie and Mom of course. Come and visit Ohio it is beautiful in the fall. You and the family. Please…..........

By jean casalinuovo on July 13, 2010

Bobbly I love your trimmed down recipes!  I second the suggestion for a new cookbook of your lighter but most delicious recipes.

By Rhonda Rhew on July 13, 2010

Thanks, Bobbie, for all the yummy recipes.  I love seeing you on the show.
  Have you tried using oatmeal in your blueberry muffins?  I replace 1 cup of flour with the oatmeal and use 3 egg whites instead of one whole egg.

By Linda Jones on July 13, 2010

Light is always better.  Keep them coming.  I agree as well with the idea of a light cookbook.  You would have yourself a bestseller there.

By Kathie on July 13, 2010

I will make these little pillow muffins for my guests at my bed & breakfast. Most of my guest would appreciate the minus calories. You know how we are in Ca. Thanks for the recipe , I will add some lemon juice in my recipe since I have an orchard of lemons.

By Connie Vlasis on July 13, 2010

I second Carol’s request. I love your mom’s recipes - but would really appreciate a lighter version for those of us who are fighting the calorie battle. Think about it! Thanks.

By Maggie on July 13, 2010


I second the notion of putting out a cookbook, making light of your mom’s recipies.  I absolutely ADORE your mom, but my husband and I have lost alot of weight and we need help not to get back there.  Thanks so much for what you and your family have done for making the love of family and cooking go hand in hand.

By Nancy Merck on July 13, 2010

Bobby please put out a cookbook. I love the lighter recipes. I have a lot of weight to lose and I can never find recipes that taste good. I like sweets and you do a great job with them.

By Carol on July 12, 2010

I love blueberry muffins and was so excited to see Bobby’s recipe for lighter muffins!!! Thanks for all the great ideas!! I love seeing you all on different shows as well as on Facebook!

By Kathy Hammers on July 12, 2010

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