The giant blueberry muffins you find in most coffee shops can set you back an obscene amount of calories. Dunkin Donuts' Blueberry Muffin clocks in at 460 calories (130 of which are from fat) and contains 23 percent of your daily fat total while offering only a measly 2 grams of fiber. And at 43 grams, you'll also consume an entire day's worth of sugar (or more depending on which dietary recommendations you're following)—not exactly what anyone would call a healthy, well-balanced breakfast. (Ever wonder what all the sugar really does to your body? Find out here.)
But we're about to turn that shock and disappointment into a breakfast bonanza with this genius single-serving blueberry muffin recipe from blogger Samantha of Five Heart Home. The best part? You can make it in the microwave. The ingredients look similar to that of a traditional muffin recipe without the egg and obviously paired down considerably to fit snuggly in a mug. The taste is all the same and the result is a quick, spoon-able muffin overflowing with antioxidant-rich blueberries and half the sugar you'd find in those store-bought muffins.
In search of more healthy muffin recipes that won't spell disaster for your diet or your health? Try these 10 guilt-free muffin recipes for fall or rethink the cakey muffin entirely and opt for protein-packed baked egg muffins instead.