Turkey Blueberry Breakfast Patties or Muffins

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Oh hey there! You probably found this site and recipe because you’re doing Paleo or a Whole30 and you wanted a recipe.


Dieting (and Paleo in particular) actually made me crazy and I had a really messed up relationship with food when I originally posted this recipe. I now specialize in helping women just like you to break free of the shackles of dieting and feel amazing in the body you have today (not the one you wish you had).


I keep this recipe here because I know when I was in the depths of my food obsession, I was spending more time on meal prep than actually living my life. I broke up with Paleo a long time ago and it helped me find the freedom I was seeking all along. You may find this post helpful (the #1 reason you’re not losing weight on Paleo) or check out my full story and how I help women here>>>


And if you just want the recipe, here it is…

Turkey Blueberry Muffins


Turkey Blueberry Muffins
Ingredients (makes 8 muffins):

– 1 Lb ground turkey (or chicken)
– 1 pint of blueberries (about 1 Cup)
– 3 sage leaves – finely chopped or 1 tsp dried
– 3 thyme sprigs – leaves finely chopped or 1 tsp dried
– 1/2 onion – finely diced
– 1/4 Cup coconut flour – sifted
– 1 tsp sea salt
– 1/2 tsp baking soda
– 2 eggs
– 1/3 Cup coconut milk



1.  Pre-heat oven to 375.
2.  In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the coconut milk. Mix thoroughly with your hands.
3.  Add the coconut milk and mix thoroughly. The consistency should be similar to a meatloaf or a little more liquid-y than a burger mix. If the mix is too dry, add more coconut milk. If the mix is too wet, add more coconut flour (slowly!).
4.  Distribute the meat-mix (about 1/4 Cup per muffin) into non-stick muffin tins (I like the non-bleached muffin liners). If they are not non-stick, simply coat them with some coconut oil (put some on a paper towel and rub it around the sides).
5.  Bake in the oven for ~25 minutes or until they are cooked through.


Turkey Blueberry Patties
Ingredients (makes 8 patties):

– 1 lb ground turkey (or chicken)
– 1/2 pack of blueberries (about 3/4 Cup)
– 3 Sage leaves – finely chopped
– 3 Thyme sprigs – leaves finely chopped
– 2 shallots (or 1/4 onion) – finely chopped
– 1 tsp minced garlic
– 1 egg yolk (omit if you cannot eat eggs)
– 1 Tbsp of coconut oil or ghee/butter



1.  In a bowl combine all the ingredients except the coconut oil/ghee/butter. Mix together well with your hands and form 8 patties.
2.  In a non-stick skillet, heat coconut oil/ghee/butter to a medium-high heat.
3.  When it gets HOT, add the patties to the pan.
4.  Cook for 2-3 minutes per side. They are done when you press down on the middle and it feels firm.

I dare you not to love these.  Seriously, if you don’t like them I want to know…no one has ever told me that they don’t love them.


Be Smashing!


44 Comments on “Turkey Blueberry Breakfast Patties or Muffins”

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  3. My husband and I just started our first whole 30, and I’ve been searching for yummy recipes to keep it interesting. Can’t wait to try these, and thank you for sharing!

  4. Hi! My sister just started the Whole 30 diet and she will be visiting next week. We have a family tradition of blueberry muffins on Sunday mornings and I have been searching for a recipe that she won’t be left out with. I’m so happy I found this!

    I have a quick question – do you brown the ground turkey first before it goes into the mix?


  5. One more question…. do you know the nutritional facts for these? carbs? calories? fat? etc. I can probably figure it out but if you already had it that would be great! Thanks!

    1. No…I don’t count that stuff ever and encourage people to NEVER do that. Prioritize quality, eat enough to satisfy your hunger and don’t stress.

  6. I never leave comments on blogs, but these were just so awesome! I started out with the patties which were pretty good, but the muffins were amazing, and a great alternative to eggs every morning! Wondering if you have ever tried using any other fruit. I have a bunch of peaches I need to use and thought they might work well in place of the blueberries. Maybe I’ll just do half the batch with the peaches and see how it goes!

    1. I’m so happy to hear that Rachel!! I’ve made them with apples before and used the “sunshine spice” mix from the cookbook Well Fed 2… it’s a mix of sweeter spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. I know someone that made them with cranberries too. I’m sure you could use any fruit and just change up the spices to compliment. These are one of my client’s fav recipes, so I’m glad you liked them too!!

  7. These sound delicious! I am starting a Whole30 soon and would like to freeze meals ahead so that we don’t give up when life gets busy. Any suggestions for the best way to freeze and reheat the muffins? Before or after cooking?

  8. Thanks for posting this, I am just finished with Whole30 and planning to continue with it. I had eggs almost every morning for the 30 days, so it’s nice to see something that isn’t all eggs. I have the muffins in the oven right now, can’t wait until breakfast tomorrow to try them!

  9. Just tried the muffins and patties. Unfortunately they turned out like purple balls of meat. Any tips on how to keep the blueberries from exploding? I used fresh, should I use frozen? Thanks.

    1. Hey Shelley – Hmmm, that’s odd. Usually some of them pop, but not all. I’m not really sure what to tell you. I always use fresh.

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      1. I decided not to use it – but i did make a second batch with 2 tbls of OJ, and a 1/2 cup of chopped apple and a 1/4 cup of dried cranberries. It was delicious – almost like thanksgiving stuffing.

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  12. Hello Summer,
    Can you use frozen blueberries in this recipe and wondering if you know of a source for whole 30 compliant bacon, sausage etc in Ontario?
    This recipe looks amazing!

    1. Hey Jessica! Frozen should work just fine:) I no longer live in Ontario, but I used to get my bacon and sausage from Green Gate Farms… google them to see what markets they will be at or call/email her to see if they are still making sugar-free bacon. The bacon is definitely harder to come by…I used to use Proscuitto instead when I was doing a W30:)

  13. Mine turned out really wet- any idea why? I used tapioca flour instead of coconut flour- could that be it?

    1. Possibly – I’ve never used Tapioca flour and I believe coconut flour is more absorbent and dense. The consistency should be like a meatloaf before you put it in the muffin tin, so I would play around with the flour/liquid ratio a bit.

    2. Tapioca is a starch not like a flour. Often used as a thickening agent (like corn starch or potato starch). It’s used in many paleo or gluten free baking but almost always as an accompaniment to another gf flour to help mimic the properties of wheat. That is most definitely why it didn’t work. But so worth trying again with coconut flour bc these are amazing!

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  15. This sounds really yummm! Its day 2 of Whole 30 for me and my crew and I promised them some delicious recipes.

    Do you think I could make this more of a meatloaf time and cook in the oven, just up the time of the muffins?

    Thanks!! Veronica

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  17. So these are fantastic! I added some crushed fennel seed to the mixture but otherwise followed it to a tee. Soo good. Thanks for sharing this. Loved it

  18. I just learned that I’m sensitive to eggs. What would happen if I left them out of the muffin recipe? Should I replace with flax egg, or just omit? Thanks :-)

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  20. Hi Summer,

    Just curious, do you have a suggestion for a veggie side to go with these muffins…. as with the whole30 you need to eat a protein, carb (veggie) and fat with every meal!

    1. Whatever you feel like! And if you don’t feel like having a veggie, that’s OK too. Not every meal needs to look a certain way.

  21. Could ground pork be used instead of ground turkey? Want to make these this morning, but no ground turkey.

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