These healthy vegan paleo blueberry muffins are the absolute best! Grain free and nut free, they taste just like your bakery favorite!

Get ready to have your mind completely blow by these vegan paleo blueberry muffins! Bursting with fresh blueberries and reminiscent of your favorite bakery muffin, this recipe is about to become your new favorite.

I know because it just became mine!

close up of vegan paleo blueberry muffin

I made a few twists on these muffins though so that they are not only grain free and egg free, but they’re also dairy free, nut free, gluten free, and refined sugar free!

And yet they taste just as good as a blueberry muffin!? But how?! Let me explain 😉

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muffin tin with blueberry muffins, a few turned over

Why I love these vegan paleo blueberry muffins:

These vegan blueberry muffins remind me so much of childhood. Did you ever have those super crumbly bakery style blueberry muffins? I used to with a glass of chocolate milk on the side (I know…ALWAYS chocolate though for me haha!).

It was amazing.

I love these vegan and gluten free blueberry muffins so much because you literally cannot taste the difference between that and your favorite classic. Plus, I love that these muffins are super allergy friendly!

Yep, so everyone can enjoy them 🙂 Plus they’re made with ingredients you can really feel good about. I’m all for enjoying all types of foods, but I think it’s fun to switch it up and maybe try new and beneficial ingredients that you normally wouldn’t have in your favorite recipes!

six vegan blueberry muffins on a cooling rack

How to prepare to make these vegan paleo blueberry muffins:

Well, because these gluten free blueberry muffins are primarily low in flour, we need another component to give them volume.

Enter in the sweet potato!

Now I have a favorite way for preparing my sweet potato so that you get the absolute best results when it comes to baking your vegan blueberry muffins.

Trust me, preparation is key, so you don’t want to skimp on this step! A good baked sweet potato (done the right way) will absolutely aid in the sweetness of your muffins since we’re not using a whole lot of added sugar.

close up of vegan blueberry muffin, one with a bite

Next, if you’re keeping it nut free and using coconut butter, I highly recommend making sure that your coconut butter is melted first.

You can do so by scooping out the required amount of coconut butter into a heat safe bowl and setting it over or near the oven while the oven is preheating. Additionally, you can microwave it for 20-30 seconds at a time (going for the shorter time as you microwave it more) then stirring it to soften the butter and mix the oils.

Now, let’s get onto the ingredients that go into these vegan paleo blueberry muffins!

close up of vegan blueberry muffin with bite

Blueberry muffin ingredients:

Sweet potato: if you’re new here, just to let you know…I love using sweet potato for recipes! It’s my favorite go to for adding volume to recipes without a lot of flour. This way, you’re also getting some amazing nutrients from sweet potatoes that you might not have normally gotten from eating a blueberry muffin! Plus, sweet potatoes are a grain free and gluten free starch, so that’s what really helps make these vegan blueberry muffins also paleo!

Coconut flour: I always find that so many paleo recipes call for almond flour. Instead of using a nut flour, I decided to use coconut flour because I want my nut allergy peeps to be able to consume these vegan blueberry muffins as well! Seriously, these are muffins not to be missed!

Coconut butter: one of my favorite nut free spreads! Like I mentioned above, make sure that you soften your coconut butter (almost to the point where it’s dripping) before putting together this recipe 🙂

Maple Syrup: one of my favorite sweeteners to use! I just love maple syrup, and it’s really great because you don’t need a lot to make a recipe sweet! Plus these vegan paleo blueberry muffins are already pretty sweet thanks to the sweet potato and the blueberries, so this is really just a flavor enhancer.

Vanilla: just a little bit goes a long way! I just love adding vanilla extract to recipes. I was also reading that you can make your vanilla extract, which is really cool. You can check out Natasha’s recipe at Natasha’s Kitchen here! You can also just purchase your favorite vanilla extract or vanilla powder. I’m just one of those people who loves a challenge in the kitchen!

Ground flax seed: so believe it or not, organic ground flax seed is actually way cheaper than organic eggs. I’ve been swapping in ground flax seed for eggs in all of my baking recipes, and it actually turns out so well. Plus, you get some awesome Omega-3’s from the flax! I’ve experimented with a few brands, and I have to say, my favorite brand is Sunfood. They’re not only the most affordable on the market, but they’re also really high quality.

Blueberries: well, what are blueberry muffins without blueberries haha! I’m so excited for spring now and all of the yummy produce! These blueberry muffins are just the perfect ode to spring!

close up of blueberry muffins

Gluten free blueberry muffins serving suggestions:

I absolutely love eating these vegan paleo blueberry muffins with a little pat of vegan butter on top or a smear of almond butter!

They also taste wonderful with a pat of coconut butter and a cup of coffee or crumbled up into a yogurt bowl or on top of a bowl of nice cream!

vegan blueberry muffin close up

I also wanted to remind those who needed to swap out any of the ingredients below (if you’re missing them or don’t personally like them!) that I have a free downloadable swapping ingredients guide!

You can sign up below for free to get access to the guide, as well as my other guides, which include how to meal prep, achieving food freedom, and more!

After you make these blueberry muffins, I would love to know: What’s your favorite way to eat them? Let me know in the comments below!

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close up of vegan blueberry muffin with bite

Vegan Paleo Blueberry Muffins {Grain Free, Gluten Free}

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 large muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking


These healthy vegan paleo blueberry muffins are the absolute best! Grain free and nut free, they taste just like your bakery favorite!


  • 1 cup sweet potato, baked and skin removed*
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed, mixed with 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup coconut or walnut butter, melted if coconut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp baking powder, or paleo baking powder alternative
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line a large muffin tin with liners.
  2. In a large food processor or bowl, puree sweet potato.
  3. Add in coconut milk, ground flax, coconut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  4. Puree until completely mixed.
  5. Add in the remaining ingredients, except for blueberries, and puree.
  6. Fold in blueberries to the batter.
  7. Distribute batter evenly amongst 6 muffin cups.
  8. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.


*see article on how to bake a sweet potato for the best method for this recipe. 


  • Serving Size: 1 large muffin
  • Calories: 253
  • Sugar: 10
  • Sodium: 772
  • Fat: 16
  • Saturated Fat: 2
  • Carbohydrates: 25
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 7