Cupcakes for breakfast?! Yes, please! No butter, oil or refined sugar needed to make these hearty, Healthy Whole Wheat Blueberry Breakfast Cupcakes that are bursting with blueberries and topped with a dreamy, creamy 3-ingredient frosting.

Cupcakes for breakfast just sounds more fun (and of course yum!) than frosted muffins so we’re calling these cupcakes and we’re eating them for breakfast or any time of the day, okay?!

One of these cupcakes for breakfast along with a cup of hot coffee or a big glass of fresh orange juice will get your day off to the greatest of starts without any guilt. They’re filling and fabulous!

The cupcakes themselves are hearty from whole wheat flour and bursting with juicy blueberries. They’re lightly sweetened with just maple syrup and are sure to satisfy when topped with the dreamy frosting that’s made with cream cheese, Greek yogurt and maple syrup. You won’t miss the butter, oil or refined sugar that most cupcakes are filled with.

They’re so easy to make and keep great in the fridge for a week full of breakfast bliss.

You’ll start by mixing the batter which consists of simple ingredients that you probably always have on hand…

Then you’ll fill cupcake liners about 2/3 of the way full with the cupcake mixture and bake for 13-15 minutes. The cupcakes will have a nice rise to them and should bounce back when you gently press into them. Oh, and the best is seeing how some of the blueberries will burst as the cupcakes bake.

While the cupcakes are cooling, you’ll make the frosting which is lightly sweet and oh so simple. Just cream cheese, Greek yogurt and maple syrup. It turns out perfectly creamy and compliments these healthy cupcakes so well.

I can’t get over how great these cupcakes taste for how healthy they are!

My boys totally think I’m the coolest for making them cupcakes for breakfast. Little do they know how much better these are for them than your typical cupcake so I’m just going to play the cool card and keep on baking and eating cupcakes for breakfast with them as often as I can.

Enjoy, my friends!

xoxo,

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Healthy Whole Wheat Blueberry Breakfast Cupcakes

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Breakfast

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Cupcakes for breakfast?! Yes, please! No butter, oil or refined sugar needed to make these hearty, Healthy Whole Wheat Blueberry Breakfast Cupcakes that are bursting with blueberries and topped with a dreamy, creamy 3-ingredient frosting.


Ingredients

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Cupcakes:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 11/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened (I use 1/3 less fat cream cheese)
  • 3 tablespoons plain or vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup cupcake pan with cupcake liners and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the eggs, milk, maple syrup and vanilla. Whisk until mixture is thick and well combined. Gently fold in the blueberries with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  3. Divide mixture evenly among prepared cupcake liners, filling each one about 2/3 full. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcakes comes out with a few crumbs on it. Let cupcakes cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese, Greek yogurt and maple syrup with a hand mixer (or in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment) on medium speed until smooth and spreadable, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Once cupcakes are cool, frost each cupcake with the maple cream cheese frosting.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. YES! I’ve been looking for a healthy blueberry muffin recipe and this looks perfect! Last time I tried blueberry muffins they turned out too sour – I think because of the berries but I’m not sure? Hopefully these will turn out better, I’m excited to make them now!! Also I follow you on instagram and I wanted to say your kids are sooooo adorable! Also I was wondering if you could direct me to a website where I can convert the ingredients to grams (i’m from england) because whenever I try and google a converter I get really different answers – thank you!

  2. Guilt-less cupcakes that I can eat for breakfast? YES PLEASE! These look incredible!!!

  3. […] up on my list are these Healthy Whole Wheat Blueberry Cupcakes and Banana Breakfast Cookies. I love having baked treats like these tucked into the freezer for […]

  4. Hello. I have just baked these but want to serve them Sunday breakfast. Can I freeze them ? Or better to leave them in an airtight tin?

    1. Hi Pia! I apologize I’m just seeing your message. I recommend storing them at room temperature if enjoying within 2-3 days, in the refrigerator if planning to enjoy within 5 days of baking, and then in the freezer after that for up to 3 months. Let cool completely before storing. If storing in the refrigerator, place in a sealed container with a paper towel to absorb excess moisture. If storing in the freezer, place each muffin in individual plastic bags. Hope this helps. Enjoy!

    1. Hi Ashley! I don’t provide nutritional information at this time because everyone uses different brands of ingredients which often have differing nutritional values. I would recommend plugging the ingredients you used into a free online nutrition calculator like: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  5. OMG! SO AMAZING. and not too difficult! I am terrible at baking and these were a dream! I topped them with lemon zest. Thank you!!! Fan favorite.

    1. Hi Jackie! I don’t provide nutritional information at this time because everyone uses different brands of ingredients which often have differing nutritional values. I would recommend plugging the ingredients you used into a free online nutrition calculator like: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator Hope this helps. Enjoy!

  6. I made these over the weekend and made a couple adjustments based on what I had available: I used 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1/4 cup organic unsweetened applesauce (instead of the full 1/2 cup maple syrup), and 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk. The muffins turned out great – they weren’t dry and had the right amount of sweetness from the blueberries and hint of maple syrup. In all reality, I couldn’t stop eating them. Lol. I omitted the frosting due to time but they still tasted good “plain.” Will definitely be making these again and next time try the frosting.

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