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From the classics to something a little different, start your day off on the right foot with one of these 7 creative gluten free muffin recipes. Vijay, Recipe Hunter

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7 Gluten Free Muffin Recipes

Muffins in the morning

7 Gluten Free Muffin Recipes

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the smell of warm pastries baking away in the oven. Among the most common of these is the infinitely variable muffin. Individually wrapped and great for on-the-go breakfasts, tender and crumbly muffins require a little bit of attention when mixing together a batter, especially when it’s gluten free. Whether you like classic blueberry and banana nut or creative twists like some of the ones below, this collection of 9 gluten free muffin recipes will make your mornings just a little bit better.

  1. Quinoa Blueberry Lemon Muffins: Our favorite superfood grain doesn’t have to be reserved for just savory dishes. This recipes uses ground quinoa flour in a blueberry muffin recipe for a healthier gluten free alternative. (Recipe & Photo: Delectable Musings)
  2. Banana Walnut Muffins: Speckled with ripe bananas and crunchy walnuts, this recipe uses brown rice flour to make the classic banana walnut muffin gluten free. (Recipe & Photo: The Roasted Root)
  3. Chocolate Muffins: Sometimes, only chocolate will satisfy a sweet tooth craving and these chocolate muffins (which can be made vegan if you’d like) are rich and chocolatey. Add in chocolate chips for a double dose or top them with frosting for a breakfast “cupcake.” (Recipe & Photo: Healthful Pursuit)
  4. Blackberry Almond Meal Muffins: Naturally gluten free, these muffins are packed with protein from the almond meal and studded with the ripest, sweet blackberries you can find. (Recipe & Photo: Around My Family Table)
  5. Cinnamon Raisin Muffins: Imagine if you could have all of the flavors of cinnamon raisin bread in a handheld muffin. This recipe uses sweet golden raisins and slivered almonds on top for something a little different. (Recipe & Photo: Fueling Endurance Performance)
  6. Chocolate Avocado Muffins: Have an avocado that’s becoming a bit too ripe? Add it to the batter to keep your muffins moist while adding an extra dose of protein. (Recipe & Photo: Kitchen Apparel)
  7. Cornbread Muffins: Cornbread doesn’t just have to bee for a summer BBQ or alongside a big pot of chili. Slather these muffins, which have little sweet bites of corn spread throughout, with butter and honey for a Southern-inspired breakfast. (Recipe and Photo: Drum Beets)

What is your favorite type of muffin? Tell us in the comments below and leave a link to your favorite recipe if you have it!


  • diana

    one with nuts and seeds dried fruits

  • CJ

    I see that most recipes use rice flour or a combo of flours. I have been using Robin Hood Gluten free flour but it makes a very heavy dense muffin with a flat taste. So I am anxious to use the rice flour in my recipes.

  • Lyn

    I found the same thing with the Robin Hood gluten free flour as CJ did. It was very heavy …. I also found that using the rice flour didn’t work well because I needed more of it and it didn’t feel and roll the same as regular flour. Any suggestions?

    • @disqus_o0DVEFFHNQ:disqus I might recommend trying a different brand of all purpose gluten free flours. I believe King Arthur and Bob’s Red Mill have ones that people seem to like. Since every blend is different, every brand is not created equal.

  • Angie

    I recommend using almond flour in muffins – it has a low glycemic index so that the muffins are delicious and actually good FOR you. Simple Mills banana muffin mix is my FAVORITE.

  • golfnrunr

    I make my own flour blend but you can also order from Authentic Foods. Their flours are super-fine and are the best on the market. Nice light and moist crumb every time. You can either purchase convenient pre-mixed blends or blend your own. I don’t use anything but AF!

    • Navaro Aapep

      Where do we get all these types of Muffins? But I was browsing the net and found a recipe site that shows how to do all sorts of delicious recipes diy way:

  • Sharon
  • Sophia

    Would really like gluten free recipe on bacon and cheese muffins. Also any recipes of what I can eat after gallbladder removal