Gordon Ramsay’s whole wheat blueberry muffins recipe

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whole wheat blueberry muffins
  • healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time20 mins (may need an extra 5 mins)
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories209 Kcal10%
Sugar15.7 g17%
Fat7.2 g10%
Saturated Fat1.2 g6%
Salt0.05 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein4.1 g8%
Carbohydrates33.3 g13%
Salt0.05 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Banana, wholemeal flour, light muscovado sugar, buttermilk, and blueberries make these whole wheat blueberry muffins irresistible.

These mouthwatering muffins by celeb chef Gordon Ramsay have a naturally sweet flavour thanks to the banana and blueberries. Unlike our blueberry muffins recipe, this recipe uses wholemeal or whole wheat flour, which is a much healthier option. Wholemeal flour contains more protein and fiber than white flour.


  • 2 very ripe large bananas
  • 300g wholemeal or whole wheat flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of fine salt
  • 100g light muscovado or brown sugar
  • 284ml carton buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 75g light olive oil (or melted butter)
  • 200g blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • 1tbsp demerara sugar




  1. Heat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Line a 12-hole muffin tin with muffin cases.
  2. Peel the bananas and mash in a bowl, using a fork.
  3. Mix the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and brown sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the buttermilk, egg, olive oil and bananas. Quickly fold the ingredients together until just incorporated, taking care not to overmix. Tip in the blueberries and give the batter one or two stirs.
  4. Spoon the batter into the muffin cases and sprinkle with the demerara sugar. These cases will be quite full.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 20-25 mins until well risen and golden brown on top; a skewer inserted into the centre of the muffin should emerge clean.
  6. Leave to cool in the tin for a couple of minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Top tips for making whole wheat blueberry muffins

This recipe would work just as well with raspberries or blackberries.

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Gordon Ramsay
Celebrity chef

Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity multi-Michelin starred chef. Born who in Scotland, he has restaurants all over the world including the UK, France, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States. He’s a proud father-of-five and many of his recipes are particularly suited to if you’re entertaining for your family or a group of friends. He trained with some of the world’s most renowned chefs including Albert Roux, Marco Pierre White and Guy Savoy and opened his first restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in 1998.