Olive Oil Blueberry Walnut Muffin – Gluten Free

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A heart-healthy Gluten-Free Olive Oil Blueberry Muffin packed with walnuts and sweetened only with pure maple syrup. This dairy-free muffin is made simply using only 10 ingredients plus sea salt.

Three ingredients that make this a healthier blueberry muffin!

As this is a blueberry muffin, the main ingredient is antioxidant-rich blueberries. In addition, the blueberries add freshens and keep the gluten-free muffin extra moist.

The walnuts, a nutritious nut, add richness and heartiness to this blueberry muffin. Walnuts are an excellent source of Omegas-3s, and as per Healthline, regularly eating walnuts has been consistently shown to decrease cholesterol levels.

Another amazing gluten-free blueberry muffin recipe you will love is the lemon blueberry muffin!


2 blueberry walnut muffins


I replaced butter with heart-healthy olive oil. As per WebMD, olive oil is a healthy fat and an excellent source of beneficial plant nutrients called phytochemicals that may help fight cancer and heart disease.

In addition, WebMD says if you replace saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats such as olive oil, you may lower your chance of getting a stroke by more than 40%.

Another two healthier gluten-free muffin recipes you may enjoy are the Healthy Gluten-Free Breakfast Muffins, and the Gluten-Free Coconut Lemon Muffins!


blueberries in a paper container


olive oil blueberry muffin recipe – the details,

Why not replace a healthier muffin for the butter and sugar-heavy muffin you will find in most coffee shops. But even better, this olive oil muffin tastes just as delicious and is much healthier.

You will need only 10 ingredients plus salt and two bowls to make this muffin, making this an easy muffin recipe. I used almond flour and a gluten-free flour blend. For extra lightness, I added some baking powder.

The wet ingredients are simple, olive oil, eggs, vanilla, pure maple syrup and dairy-free milk.

For the flavour and texture, fresh blueberries and walnuts. The healthy muffin is this simple and, is made without refined sugar.

Start with mixing the dry ingredients. Then whisk the wet ingredients and blend the mixture into the flour. 

In the end, stir in the fresh blueberries and walnuts. Now the muffin batter is ready for baking. The prep time is less than 10 minutes.

high protein blueberry and walnut muffin 

If you are looking for a protein-packed muffin recipe that includes fiber, this gluten-free olive oil blueberry walnut muffin recipe is for you.


three gluten-free olive oil muffins on a cooling rack


Add this healthy gluten-free muffin to your Sunday brunch, or enjoy it as an anytime pick-me-up snack. Do you need more delicious muffin recipes? Check out our complete list of gluten-free muffin recipes.

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Kristina xx



  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour blend that includes xanthan gum, I used this one
  • 2 tsp. GF baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk {almond, coconut, hemp, rice}
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (do not use frozen)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
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  • Preheat oven to 375 F and line a muffin pan with parchment paper liners
  • In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients
  • In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, whisk together, eggs, olive oil, maple syrup, milk and vanilla for 1 minute
  • Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and thoroughly mix. Gently stir in blueberries and walnuts until just combined. Do not over mix
  • Pour batter into prepared muffin pan and bake for 28 - 30 minutes until tops are golden colour
  • Rest in the muffin pan for 5 minutes before transferring onto a cooling rack
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    4 Responses to Olive Oil Blueberry Walnut Muffin – Gluten Free

    • Mary Wahl February 19, 2022

      Wht can’t I use frozen berries?

      • Kristina February 21, 2022

        If you use frozen berries, Mary, they will not hold their shape and become mushy. However, the recipe will still work except the texture will slightly change

    • Patsy July 18, 2022

      Hi. Will these muffins freeze successfully please?

      • Kristina July 18, 2022

        yes Patsy, they will freeze well in an airtight container up to 2 months. I would reheat them before serving in a microwave for about 15-20 seconds once they have defrosted.

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