Gluten free strawberry muffins are so light and fluffy, your family will beg you to make more! Your best bet is to make a double batch of the gluten free strawberry muffins recipe.
This is the only gluten free muffins recipe you will EVER need! Just substitute your favorite fruit, chocolate chips, nuts, or anything you like to create a custom muffin recipe you will love. And if you love strawberries as much as we do, check out all of my delicious gluten free strawberry recipes.
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I was at the farmer's market last weekend and I couldn't resist buying a case of these big, fresh, and juicy organic strawberries.
The way I calculate things...I get three baskets and my kids get the other three. Just to make sure they don't cheat and eat my "recipe" strawberries, I put them in a container and hid it.
Now that I made these fresh strawberry muffins, I think the kids are glad I hid some strawberries :-). They ate the first batch of gluten free strawberry muffins before I could even get photos!
Luckily, I hid away enough strawberries to make a second batch. (If you don't have strawberries, use any fruit you have on hand or you can make one of these gluten free muffin recipes instead!)
While making the second batch of the gluten free strawberry muffins recipe, I made a fun recipe video so you can follow along.
You will be surprised how easy these are to make! (I do want to forewarn you that the music is awful midway. I used a freeware clip of music that YouTube says is similar to another artists music, so they chopped a bunch of it out. I learn something new every day.)
Using almond flour in baking
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know I love to use almond flour in my baking as a way to add some protein to my baked goods.
Anthony's sent me their certified gluten free almond flour to try out. I can't say enough good things about this almond flour. I have used their flour before, and honestly, I tend to use a few different ones depending on sale prices...but Anthony's is fabulous.
We try to bake with almond flour pretty regularly because it adds a nice little protein boost to balance out the sugars. You will love almond flour in this Gluten Free Almond Flour Orange Cake and this Paleo Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe
The almond flour is so finely ground that these muffins are not gritty or lumpy...just light, and delicious.
Here are two more delicious muffin recipes using almond flour for you to try! Gluten Free Healthy Blackberry Muffins and Gluten Free Peanut Butter Muffins.
Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend.
I have tested three gluten free flour blends in this recipe. I liked King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. This doesn't mean other blends won't work, I just haven't tested any others. Try to avoid flour blends that are high in starch.
As always, if your blend does not contain Xanthan Gum, you will need to add 1 teaspoon.
Add the wet ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix very lightly. See my tip below.
Can you use a standing mixer?
Well, you "could" use a standing mixer but your muffins will not be light and fluffy. A standing mixer tends to overmix muffins which makes them turn out dense.
Chop up your strawberries and add to the muffin batter. Add the batter to a muffin tin and bake for 30 minutes until done.
How do you know when your muffins are baked?
You will know your muffins are ready when you touch them with a finger and they feel firm. You can also do the toothpick test. Insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin. If the toothpick comes back clean, your muffins are baked. If there are crumbs or batter on the toothpick, you will need to bake them a little longer.
Fruits to try in this recipe:
You can use any fruit you like! Here are my favorites:
The secret for light and fluffy muffins
The secret to light and fluffy muffins is to barely mix your batter. Overmixing deflates the air that mixes in and can make your muffins a lot denser. Want to try another light & fluffy muffin recipe? These gluten free apple muffins are really good too!
Can you make these muffins dairy-free?
You can easily make these light and fluffy muffins dairy-free by substituting vegan butter for the regular butter. You could also use coconut oil.
- 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour blend, (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn't, add 1 teaspoon.)
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, add dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
- In a small bowl, add wet ingredients and whisk to blend.
- Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Add strawberries.
- Mix lightly until it is just blended. This will make your muffins light and fluffy.
- Put paper liners into a muffin tin.
- Fill each cup 3/4 to the top with batter.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until done.
- Remove onto a cooling rack.
Note: when mixing the muffin batter, please don't overmix the batter. If you mix it until it is "barely" mixed, your muffins will turn out light and fluffy.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 5g
Please note this nutrition information is calculated by a recipe plugin and is an estimate based on the ingredients used in this recipe.
(*I received a bag of almond flour from Anthony's to try out in this recipe. All nutty opinions of it are my own.)