Are you looking for a light and fluffy paleo strawberry muffin recipe? I have finally worked out an easy flour combination to make these paleo muffins turn out perfectly light and fluffy!

Paleo strawberry muffins on a cooling rack.

I have been experimenting quite a bit with alternative flours lately. Have you tried cassava or tigernut flours yet?

We are trying to go more grain-free and refined sugar-free, and I am sure you can imagine the chemistry experiments needed to ensure all ingredients work properly together. Nothing like combining fun new flours to make you realize how hard gluten free and paleo baking can be!

Grab some cassava flour and tigernut flour; you won’t believe how easy this muffin recipe is to make! If you love muffins as much as we do, you will want to try all of our gluten free muffin recipes.

Luckily for all of us, this easy paleo strawberry muffin recipe tastes AMAZING. It took about three tries to get it right. If you prefer a vegetable hidden in muffins, these gluten free zucchini muffins are also incredible!

Cassava flour vs tapioca starch

Cassava flour is made from the yucca root vegetable. It is different from tapioca flour in that it is made with the vegetable, not the root. Tapioca starch is actually extracted from the cassava roots.

Both are very high in starch and have very little nutritional value. What I love about both of these is that they help make your gluten-free baking light and fluffy!

What is tigernut flour?

Tigernut flour is much more nutritious than cassava flour, so I chose to mix the two for this recipe. Almond flour can be a bit inflammatory, even if you are not sensitive to nuts, so I wanted to create a recipe without almond flour.

You probably have fruit and the basics on hand, like eggs and coconut sugar, but you will need cassava flour and tigernut flour to make this paleo strawberry muffin recipe.

A paleo strawberry muffin on a plate. A napkin is under the plate and the rack of muffins is behind the plate.

If you are looking for more paleo recipes, try some of these recipes out:

  • Hidden veggies and delicious muffins combine in this Paleo Breakfast Muffins recipe.
  • Pears are juicy heroes in this easy Paleo Pear Muffins recipe
  • If donuts are your thing…these Paleo Apple Cinnamon Donuts are going to be hard to resist!
Strawberry muffins on a cooling rack.

Substitutions and variations:

Feel free to change things up in this recipe! Here are a few ideas:

  • Add nuts. This is a sure way to add some crunch and protein.
  • Switch up the fruit. Try blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries.
  • Use blond coconut sugar instead of brown for a lighter color.
  • Check out some of my kids’ favorite gluten free muffins.

Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:

Photos of the ingredients for these strawberry muffins in a bowl.

First, add the dry ingredients to a bowl. Whisk to blend. In another bowl, add the wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, add the strawberries, and mix lightly.

Don’t overmix your muffin batter. Mixing too much will prevent your muffins from being light and fluffy!

A photo of the muffin batter in a muffin tin.

Use paper liners (I love the parchment paper ones!) and drop one into each cup section in your muffin tin. Fill 3/4 to the top with the muffin batter. Bake at 350º F for 25-30 minutes.

How do I know when the muffins are done baking?

To test if your muffins are done baking, insert a toothpick into the center of the muffin. If the toothpick comes back clean, your muffins are done baking. If there is batter or crumbs on the toothpick, your muffins need to bake a little longer.

The baked paleo strawberry muffins.

Remove the muffins from the oven. Take out each muffin and put it onto a cooling rack to cool. Let these healthy muffins cool, and enjoy!

A grain-free strawberry muffin on a plate.

Tools Needed:

  1. A muffin tin.
  2. These parchment paper muffin tin liners are amazing because the muffins don’t stick to the paper.

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

Paleo Healthy Strawberry Muffins

Sandi Gaertner
Moist, light and fluffy paleo strawberry muffins.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes, Gluten Free Muffins Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 168 kcal


  • ¼ cup arrowroot starch
  • ½ cup tigernut flour
  • cup cassava flour
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons flaxmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash salt
  • 2 bananas smashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk
  • ½ cup strawberries chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
  • In a medium bowl, add the wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and add the strawberries. 
  • Mix gently. Don’t overmix the batter.
  • Line a muffin tin with paper muffin liners.
  • Fill each muffin liner 3/4 to the top with muffin batter.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until done.
  • Cool on a cooling rack.


If you hate muffins when they stick to the liner paper…try using parchment paper liners for the muffin tin. It works really well!


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 72mgFiber: 3gSugar: 16g
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  1. Do I need to use eggs and banana? What would you recommend as substitute ingredients? Or could I leave them out? THANKS in advance!!

    1. There are so many fun and interesting gluten free flours out there…I love experimenting with them.

  2. I have so much to learn about alternative flours–I’ve never even heard of tigernut flour! I obviously need to pick some up, because these muffins look and sound delicious!

    1. For a non-gluten free person, I suspect tigernut flour sounds so strange. It was nice meeting you last weekend 🙂