Blueberry Dream Muffins

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Heather A. from Georgia.

Portions: 12

Serving size: 1 muffins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Rice Dream® rice beverage, original (unenriched)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and sugar in mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine egg, Rice Dream®, vegetable oil and lemon zest.
  4. Pour liquid ingredients into flour mixture. Mix ingredients lightly until moistened; do not over mix.
  5. Gently fold blueberries into batter.
  6. Lightly spray 12 muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Spoon batter into muffin tins.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  171
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  28 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  18 mg
  • Sodium  95 mg
  • Potassium  39 mg
  • Phosphorus  53 mg
  • Calcium  54 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium
  • 1/2 high calorie
  • 1/2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • An alternative to spraying muffin tin with cooking spray is to line tins with muffin paper cups.
  • Freeze extra muffins then microwave for 30 seconds to serve later.

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Blueberry Dream Muffins
SaraO says:

These were okay. Without the lemon zest, they would very plain. As is, they are really nothing special, still pretty bland. I did use fresh instead of frozen berries because we had some we'd bought on sale.

Aug. 07, 2014, 8:06 AM - Inappropriate review?
Blueberry Dream Muffins

Meh. Perfect waste of good ingredients. Baked in paper cupcake cups to which all the ingredients stuck. Replace sugar with Splenda and fresh for frozen blueberries. Do yourself a favor and keep looking for another muffin recipe.

Apr. 05, 2014, 9:21 AM - Inappropriate review?
Blueberry Dream Muffins

Made with non-dairy creamer last time, will try with Dream Rice, and lemon zest this time. Wonder if egg substitute is necessary for low protein? Our main concern. Dietitian comment: The muffins will come out flat without the egg product as it helps with leavening.

Mar. 02, 2014, 4:22 PM - Inappropriate review?
Blueberry Dream Muffins
suzthorne1 says:

Sounds good, but can you substitute almond milk for the rice beverage? I live in a small town and rice beverages are not available. Dietitian comment: I believe this substitution will work. Look for almond milk that does not have phosphate additives.

Dec. 25, 2013, 10:57 PM - Inappropriate review?
Blueberry Dream Muffins
Betty4240 says:

53 mg of phosphorus is too much when trying not to eat any phosphorus at all. I think I'll pass on this receipe.

Aug. 13, 2011, 11:24 AM - Inappropriate review?
Blueberry Dream Muffins

This recipe was very good. The muffins were moist and tasty. Next time I will substitute using Rice Dream Vanilla(unenriched) to enhance the flavor.

Oct. 24, 2009, 6:44 PM - Inappropriate review?
Blueberry Dream Muffins

These muffins are really good. I freeze the extras. Great fast breakfast or a snack

Aug. 21, 2009, 11:32 AM - Inappropriate review?
Blueberry Dream Muffins

Mom liked them but all she did to help was zest the lemons. I wasn't that impressed.. they turned out really moist for me. I'd rate it as "it's okay" but that's not an option. ;-)

Aug. 19, 2009, 11:32 AM - Inappropriate review?
Blueberry Dream Muffins

The taste was sweet and I used a little more than a tablespoon of lemon. It was soo good! The batter was a little lumpy and make sure to use real frozen blueberries!

Jul. 22, 2009, 4:51 PM - Inappropriate review?
Blueberry Dream Muffins
Lexam says:

This were very easy to make and taste way better than a prepackaged mix!

Feb. 06, 2009, 11:02 AM - Inappropriate review?
Blueberry Dream Muffins

These are really tasty. The batter is rich-the muffins look tasty and inviting-

Jan. 18, 2009, 7:04 AM - Inappropriate review?

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