Microwaveable High Protein Blueberry Pie Recipe
Okay, I’ve gone pie crazy. First came the cherry protein pie, which was closely followed by the chocolate protein pie. And then to top things off, I released the microwaveable apple protein pie. I love these recipes, but I really wanted a blueberry pie.
Unlike the cherry and apple, I had trouble finding pre-made sugar-free blueberry pie filling. So, I decided to make my own. If you’re new to the blog, I like to keep my recipes simple and easy for anyone to make. Needless to say, I was a bit worried a homemade sugar-free blueberry pie filling wouldn’t fit that mold.
But like Tom Brady and the Patriots in the 2017 Super Bowl, we made it happen. You can count the ingredients on one hand if you don’t count the crust. And c’mon, the fact that you can cook this in the microwave takes it over the top. Game on.
How to Make Your Own Pie Filling
Let’s take a look behind the scenes at the blueberry pie filling recipe.
As you’ll see below, you may need a food processor if you go with frozen blueberries. If you’d like larger chunks of blueberry in your pie, pulse lightly or go with fresh and use a knife to slice them in half.
Your dry ingredients and liquid should form an icing-like mixture. Don’t worry if it seems too dry, the blueberries will add all the moisture you need. You don’t want too much moisture. In the photo below, you can see the after of adding blueberries to your dry ingredient mixture.
Similar to the apple and chocolate protein pies, you have the option to skip the crust on-bottom and mix the crust ingredients straight into the blueberry pie filling. This will give you more of a blueberry crumble than a pie, but the flavor is there all the same. If you go this route, the cook time should remain the same.
You could also skip the microwave and prepare this in a mini crust or expand the recipe for a large crust. This is sure to knock your family’s socks off at Thanksgiving this year.
You can use any protein you’d like. I’ve seen a few blueberry flavored proteins that would work well here, but I used vanilla. As for protein recommendations, I go with Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey and/or Dymatize’s Whey or Elite XT blended protein. They’re reputable brands that have been around forever.
The macros in this recipe were calculated with Gold Standard.
High Protein Blueberry Pie (Microwaveable) - Mason Woodruff
Blueberry Pie Filling
- 1/2 C (70g) Blueberries I used frozen
- 1 scoop Protein Powder vanilla
- 2 Tbsp Stevia or Zero-Cal Sweetener
- 2 Tbsp (30mL) Cashew Milk or low-cal liquid of your choice
- 1/2 serving (13g) Graham Cracker Crumbs
- 2 Tbsp (30g) Unsweetened Apple Sauce
Mix the protein powder, stevia, and cashew milk together in a medium-sized bowl.
Add 70g blueberries to a food processor or blender and pulse until you have small pieces.
Add blueberries to protein mixture and stir until you have a thick batter. Depending on how fine you blended your blueberries, you may have a few chunks here and there. Set aside. (If you have trouble mixing evenly, microwave for 30 seconds.)
Mix crust ingredients together in a large bowl. Once mixed, you should have a crumble that's easily pressed into a crust using the backside of a spoon or your fingers.
Spray the crust-containing bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Be sure to cover the sides.
Add your pie filling on top of your crust.
Microwave for 1 minute. If you're using a shallow bowl, keep an eye out for spill over. This will rise as it cooks. Cook for the remaining time in 20-second intervals to avoid overflow. Once your pie filling has minimal moisture on top, your pie is done. (I like mine undercooked a bit so it's extra gooey.)
Top with fat-free whipped topping, frozen yogurt, or whatever your heart desires.
220 Calories | 25P | 25C | 2F
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