I pulled together my most popular gluten free muffin recipes so you had lots of delicious options to make for your family and guests. These muffins are made with all of the good stuff!
You will find these recipes are a mix of:
- Gluten Free
- Refined Sugar-Free
Sometimes people don’t realize you can still bake delicious baked goods when you eat gluten free. The best part is that these recipes make even better treats because they are so moist and flavorful.
Unsure where to start with gluten free baking? Please take a look at my gluten free pantry guide to learn which gluten free flours work the best for baking. I think you will find a ton of helpful information to get you started!
All of these easy gluten free muffin recipes are healthy enough for breakfast! Which will you choose to make first?
Muffins are something we make a lot here in the Fearless Dining kitchen. They are light, fluffy, and they can be packed full of healthy ingredients. You can even hide vegetables in these…and your kids will never know!!
Four of these easy muffin recipes are not only gluten free, but they are dairy-free as well! If you end up with a few leftover, you can even freeze them for another time :-). Freezing the extra gluten free muffins means you have muffins anytime. Defrost and you have the perfect grab and go breakfast!
Tips For Light And Fluffy Gluten Free Muffins
There are many things that can go wrong when you are baking gluten free. Don’t get discouraged, just follow these simple tips and you will feel like a professional baker in no time!
- Overmixing – Don’t overmix the batter. You want to have light bubbles in the dough. If you stir it too much, then the result will be a dense muffin.
- Leavening – If you put in too much leavening will cause the muffins to be more dense than fluffy. Make sure not to put in too much baking powder or baking soda, and your results will be much better.
- Oven Temperature – Periodically check your oven temperature to make sure that it is accurate. If you bake too hot, it can significantly affect the outcome of the gluten free muffins.
Ways To Serve These Easy Gluten Free Muffins
Of course, you can make the muffins for breakfast, but did you know there are many other reasons to make them? Here are a few ideas:
- Snacks – Once you taste a gluten free muffin for the first time, you will be hooked and nobody can tell they are gluten free! These are the perfect afternoon snack to get you through until dinner.
- Travel Food – If you are planning a trip and need some ideas of food that travel well, then these muffins are for you! Place them in an airtight container and hit the road.
- Baby Showers – How can anyone say no to amazing mini muffins at your next baby shower? Trust me; everyone is going to rave about them.
- Brunch – Fill your brunch menu with several of these easy muffin recipes and everyone will happily devour them!
Can You Freeze Gluten Free Muffins?
Yes, absolutely you can freeze gluten free muffins. To get the best results, I recommend individually wrapping each muffing with plastic wrap or in a small ziplock bag. Then you can place all of them in a larger ziplock bag or plastic container. This will help keep the air off of them and prevent freezer burn while keeping the flavors.
To defrost the muffins, simply place them on the counter until they are thawed. If you are in a hurry, you can also toss them in the microwave for a few seconds. Make sure not to overheat them or they will dry out.
What Kinds Of Ingredients Can I Add To These Muffin Recipes?
Each one of these gluten free muffins tastes amazing and are really moist! I like to adjust my recipes from time to time and add extra ingredients depending on what I am craving. Here are some ideas of ingredients you can add in:
- Nuts – Pecans, walnuts, and almonds are my favorites. They add a little bit of a crunch and enhance the flavors.
- Chocolate – Everything tastes better with a little bit of chocolate. Use your favorite variety of chocolate chips. White chocolate, dark chocolate or milk chocolate all taste incredible!
- Craisins – I love the extra sweetness they provide and they pair well with muffins that don’t already have fruit.
How Do I Store Gluten Free Muffins?
The best way to store gluten free muffins is in an airtight container either on your counter or in your pantry. You want to avoid them getting too much moisture. Keep them away from heat. They will not age well if they get too hot.
What will you make first?
The Best Gluten Free Muffins Recipes
Easy Gluten Free Banana Muffins
Sweet over-ripe bananas are the star in these Gluten Free Banana Muffins. They are dairy-free too! Make a double batch and freeze the extras so you always have these healthy breakfast muffins on-hand.
Gluten Free Blood Orange Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
These gluten free cinnamon streusel muffins have such a sweet crumbly topping. It is hard to resist. These muffins have lots of blood oranges for extra flavor. Refined sugar free with a brown sugar option if you prefer.
Pick Your Fruit Gluten Free Oatmeal Muffins
This is one of our family favorites, I include a short video of these Gluten Free Oatmeal Muffins so you can see how easy they are to make! They are freezable too so you can make a double batch and have them when you need.
Fluffy Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins + Recipe Video
If you like a light and fluffy muffin, look no further than these Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins. You can use any fruit, but this recipe makes fluffy muffins every time!
Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe
If you love lemon flavor, these Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a delicious option. A homemade lemonade icing tops these off.
Easy Paleo Pear Muffins
Paleo Pear Muffins are perfect as pears are fresh in season and at all of the farmer's markets. These paleo muffins are made with coconut flour to keep them grain free
Paleo Breakfast Muffins
Paleo Breakfast Muffins are my favorite breakfast on the go for busy mornings. These grain free muffins are also freezable.
Easy Gluten Free Cherry Muffins with Chocolate Chips
Gluten Free Cherry and Chocolate Chip Muffins. Cherries may not be in season right now, but you can use frozen or dried cherries in place of fresh cherries.
Yummy Gluten Free Cranberry Muffins with Streusel
These Gluten Free Cranberry Muffins with a Streusel Topping are a delicious muffin you can enjoy anytime. Substitute blueberries if you can't find fresh cranberries.
Easy Paleo Healthy Strawberry Muffins
These paleo strawberry muffins are so light and fluffy you will forget that these muffins are healthy!
Easy Fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
Gluten Free, Dairy Free Blueberry Coconut Muffins are made with gluten free corn flour, making them a beautiful yellow color.These little muffins are freezable so make a double batch!
Light and Fluffy Gluten Free Savoury Muffins + VIDEO
Lastly, how about a savory muffin recipe? These Gluten Free Cheddar Herb Muffins are so good on their own, or dipped into a hot soup or stew! There is a video to show you how to make these fluffy muffins too!
Light and Fluffy Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins
Pumpkin is popular in the fall, but why not enjoy these Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins all year long? They are light and fluffy, which makes these a family favorite! Pumpkin adds so much added nutrition, you can use canned or bake your own pumpkin!
Gluten Free Quick and Easy French Toast Muffins
These French Toast Muffins make a delicious breakfast. Perfect for a grab and go breakfast!
Healthy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins
These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins are for the peanut butter lovers.
Easy Gluten Free Banana Muffin Recipe
One of the most popular muffin recipes on my blog, these are fool proof and always turn out delicious
Quick and Easy-Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins
If you have a garden this summer, you may end up with a lot of zucchini. Try this easy Gluten Free Zucchini Muffin recipe to use some up. Your kids will never know these muffins are hiding veggies!
Light and Fluffy Gluten Free Blueberry Protein Muffins
These light and fluffy high protein gluten free blueberry muffins are a delicious treat that is perfect for breakfast, a lunchbox, or afternoon snack.
And, if you are still looking for more inspiration, here is a link to all of the muffin recipes on this blog!
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