Honey Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins (No Sugar)

We’ve finally used up all of our white sugar, and I’ve vowed to use other more natural sweeteners from now on. So, last week I made my first batch of muffins using only honey as a sweetener.

honey whole wheat blueberry muffins
honey whole wheat blueberry muffins

I was so pleased with how they turned out! And the kids devoured them, which means this is definitely a keeper. I adapted the recipe from one I found in a Better Homes & Gardens cookbook.

honey whole wheat blueberry muffins
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Honey Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Course Dessert
Servings 12 muffins


  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries


  • In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together, forming a well in the center.
  • In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients (except for the blueberries). Pour this mixture into the dry mixture, and stir just until moistened (batter should be slightly lumpy).
  • Fold blueberries into the batter.
  • Preheat oven to 400*. Pour batter into greased muffin pans, and bake for 18-20 min. or until slightly browned.

42 thoughts on “Honey Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins (No Sugar)”

  1. I am a diabetic so have been looking for recipes that I can use. We had our own honey bees so have lots of raw honey ‘ I am going to use your recipe to make blue berry muffins. Do you have a banana recipe or could I use the same recipe but use bananas instead. I will let you know how they fare.

  2. These are by far the best whole wheat muffins I have ever made. I usually just adapt a regular recipe to making the healthier changes but I finally found a whole wheat and sugar free recipe that I don’t have to change. Thanks!

  3. Impressive results 1st time I used this recipe. Modified slightly since frozen blueberries were juicy. Added ground flaxseed and oatmeal (organic quick). Even fussy husband who is suspicious of “healthy” food complimented me! Grandkids like! Used local Honey. This is a great recipe! Will become a staple in our home. Quick, easy, wholesome.

  4. Would you recommend using maple syrup instead of honey? We like the taste better — also, I’m thinking of going half-yogurt, half milk. What do you think?
    I love how this recipe looks! As soon as summer quarter gets out, my mom wants me to make muffins with some frozen berries that she’s had forever and has no idea what to do with.

      • Hey, lovely! I just made these last night and LOVED them. I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of the regular kind, pure maple syrup instead of honey, and those frozen mixed berries I told you about that my mom bought. I also added a bit of vanilla. My whole family agreed that they were wonderful (a rare occurrence, I can assure you). Thank you so much for the recipe!

  5. Best whole wheat honey blueberry muffin recipe! Thank you!! I doubled it and notice my second batch came out fluffier, and cooked in less time.

  6. I came across this recipe about 3 weeks ago. I have made it with blueberries, blueberries and bananas, blackberries, and dark chocolate chips. It is hands down the best muffin recipe I’ve found. Instead of milk I use buttermilk, but other than that I don’t substitute anything else.

  7. Hey! I just discovered this recipe and they are in the oven baking right now. The anticipation is killing me. I have a similar blueberry muffin recipe (made with whole wheat flour and honey) but mine requires bananas as well– and I didn’t have any. I love the simplicity of this recipe, and I am SO EXCITED to try these when they get out. If they are anything like the batter that I may or may not have licked from the spoon, I anticipate that they will be delicious. Love your site- can’t wait to read some of your other posts! 🙂

  8. Hello. My 3 yo and I love baking together. He requested blueberry muffins. I unfortunately ran out of granulated white sugar and my organic unbleached sugar. So I looked up alternatives. And came across this recipe. I added lemon zest, cinnamon and 14 cup brown sugar. My son loved them…thanks!

  9. I just tried this recipe and it was awesome. I did change a few things… like instead of just honey I used half honey, half coconut sugar. Then with the milk I used half buttermilk and half sour cream. And the only thing I would add on the list is vanilla extract. 🙂
    Great recipe, Thanks for sharing!!!

  10. I was recently diagnosed with an allergy to cane sugar. After 2 months of abstaining from sugar, I find using 1/2 the amount of honey called for in a recipe is more than enough. Thank you for a recipe that allows me to add another option to my diet. PS: we grow wheat (note post from Ariel) I always buy stone ground flours (wheat, rye).

  11. There actually aren’t any GM wheat strains used currently anywhere in the world. Selective breeding is different from genetic modification, and organic agriculture uses selectively bred species.

    Anyway, going to make these now! They look great!

  12. This is my favourite blueberry muffin recipe! I have a convection oven, so they bake at 375 for about 15 minutes and they turn out great every single time. Thanks for sharing such a lovely recipe!:)

  13. These look so delicious! Make sure ya’ll use honey only from a beekeeper or from an organic store…Otherwise you mine as well just use white sugar. Honey you get from supermarkets don’t have all the good stuff in them.

    Enjoy! And search for a local beekeeper.

  14. Just made these this morning. My 2 year old daughter squealed with delight as she ate them! 🙂
    She loves blueberries and helped me make them this morning. Loved the healthier option from all purpose flour to whole wheat and from sugar to honey! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  15. Hi! Thank you for the recipe! I’ve been trying to cook/bake using honey instead of processed sugar for a while now. So glad there are blogs and websites dedicated to this. I’ve found honey can be a bit of an overwhelming flavor. I added vanilla to this recipe and it balances the honey flavor really well!

    Thanks again, happy baking! 🙂

  16. Just made them this am! YUMM! I’m making a second batch with cranberries! I will definitely have to try more recipes with honey instead of granulated sugar. Thanks for the great recipe!!

  17. I have been reading lately about genetically altered wheat and how there is no longer true wheat being grown- it no longer exists! Because of the serious ill effects of the wheat we have switched to whole grain. I realize it to contains the genetically altered wheat but significantly less. Have you read any articles and what is your opinion on this issue?
    Thanks for the recipe, I’m going to try whole grain flour.



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