Deb's Clean-Eating Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

This recipe uses fresh, whole (unrefined) ingredients like Sucanat® (sugar cane natural: an unrefined sugar), honey, and extra virgin coconut oil.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
18 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
38 mins
18 muffins


  • 2 ½ cups whole grain spelt flour

  • 1 cup white spelt flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • teaspoon sea salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • cup whole cane sugar (such as Sucanat®)

  • ½ cup honey

  • ½ cup extra-virgin coconut oil

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced, or to taste

  • 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin.

  2. Whisk whole grain spelt flour, white spelt flour, baking soda, and sea salt together in a large bowl.

  3. Whisk eggs in a separate bowl. Whisk in buttermilk, cane sugar, honey, coconut oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Pour into the flour mixture; mix thoroughly. Fold in blueberries gently. Fill muffin cups 3/4-full with batter.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes; transfer muffins to a wire rack and continue cooling.

Cook's Note:

Spelt flour is an ancient grain, recently popular among health-foodies (including me.) It, along with Sucanat(R), is easily found at health food stores, whole food stores, and many larger supermarkets. Both are more economical purchased in bulk.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
8g Fat
34g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 175mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 133mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.