Blueberry Macadamia Nut Muffins

Blueberry Macadamia Nut Muffins are prepared with love and Blueberry Lifeway Kefir. The rich flavor of the macadamia nuts and the natural sweetness from blueberries pair perfectly with the subtly sweet oat flour and Lifeway Kefir. Macadamia nuts are an excellent source of healthy monounsaturated fats linked to better heart and metabolic health. Blueberries are an antioxidant powerhouse making this muffin a nutritious option for your morning meal!

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Prep Time: 25 mins Servings: 4-6


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, Fahrenheit and line a 12-cup muffin pan with liners or spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Chop the macadamia nuts into smaller pieces, but not completely crumbled. Add to a large bowl and toss in the oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and flax meal. Toss everything together to coat well.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the lemon juice, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and Blueberry Lifeway Kefir. Mix everything together by hand carefully until incorporated, or blend on low in a blender until completely blended. Add to the mixture of oat flour and crumbled macadamia nuts in your other bowl, and mix everything together with a hand mixer. Carefully fold in the blueberries.
  4. Scoop the mixture with an ice cream scoop (or 1/4 cup measuring cup) into your prepared muffin cups, then bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until the tops are brown and they come out clean.
  5. If you want a topping, serve with a fresh fruit compote, blueberry jam, or a touch of nut butter or plant-based butter. Enjoy!


  • *Tip, let your muffins cool on a cooling rack right after coming out of the oven instead of letting them cool in the pan. This will keep them light and tender instead of tough and dry.