If you love light and fluffy muffins, this is the best homemade gluten free muffin mix recipe! It is easy to mix up, perfect for gift-giving or keeping in the pantry for a quick ready muffin mix. Add in your favorite fruit or mix-ins to make these muffins great.

My family loves muffins. I have a lot of both sweet and savory gluten free muffins recipes on the blog. They make a great grab-and-go breakfast, addition to brunch, or snack. Some muffins are healthier than others, and I even have a tasty, savory muffin recipe.

Why This DIY Muffin Mix is Great:

  1. Homemade gluten free muffins are an absolutely wonderful addition to breakfast. The muffins have a fluffy, tender texture.
  2. This muffin mix recipe is great because you can customize it to control the ingredients easily, making it great for those with multiple food allergies.
  3. Use any fruit or mix-in to make these muffins exactly how you like them!! Some of my favorite mix-ins are blueberries, raspberries, apples, chocolate chips, pecans, walnuts, raisins, and more!
  4. When you make muffins from this gluten-free muffin mix, they freeze well. You can enjoy muffins anytime.
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King Arthur, Measure for Measure Flour 3 lbs

This is one of my favorite gluten-free flour blends for cookies, cakes, pie crust, biscuits, and muffins! (Do not use this flour blend for yeast recipes.)

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Ingredient Notes:

Photos of the muffin mix ingredients in bowls.
  • Gluten Free Flour Blend – I have tested this recipe with two flour blends. King Arthur Measure for Measure and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Blend.
  • If your gluten free blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum, you will need this, too.
  • Almond Flour – This adds some protein to the muffins, making them great for breakfast. I don’t recommend almond meal because it is a more coarse grind.
  • Sugar – Use cane sugar
  • Baking Powder – Use aluminum-free baking powder and a gluten free brand like Clabber Girl or Bob’s Red Mill GF.
  • Salt
  • Quart-sized mason jars to store your muffin mix in for gift-giving.
A basket full of vegan chocolate chip muffins.

Tips For Sucess:

  • When you make the muffins, never use a stand mixer. You want to mix the wet and dry ingredients until they are just barely mixed, or your muffins will turn out denser.
  • Use a flour blend that works well with muffins. I share more about flour blends and recipes they work best in.

Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:

The muffin mix ingredients in a bowl.

Step 1: Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and whisk well to blend. Pour it into a mason jar, air-tight container, or zipper-lock-style baggie. That is it!

Step 2: Print out the pretty recipe card to make the muffins below so gift recipients can make these gluten free muffins.

You can also use this mix to make my Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins or these delicious Gluten Free Banana Walnut Muffins.

The gluten free muffin mix in a mason jar.

Recipe FAQ:

Can you make this gluten free muffin mix nut-free?

You can make this mix without the almond flour, but it will not have the same light, fluffy texture. To make without almond flour, omit the almond flour and add an additional ¾ a cup of gluten free flour blend.

Note you will need to monitor the moisture level of the batter because many gluten-free flour blends are starchier than what I used, which will affect the muffins’ moisture.

How long will this mix keep fresh?

This muffin mix will last up to 8 weeks in an airtight container.

How do you store this muffin mix?

I store my muffin mix in a quart-sized mason jar, but you can use an air-tight container or ziplock bag.

What flavor gluten free muffins will this mix make?

You can make any muffin flavor with this gluten free muffin mix base. Here are some of my best gluten free muffins recipes.

The muffin mix labeled jar lid.

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The gluten free muffin mix in a mason jar.

Homemade Gluten Free Muffin Mix

Sandi Gaertner
An easy homemade gluten free muffin mix that is easy to make. This muffin mix is great making light and fluffy gluten free muffins and for gift giving!
5 from 5 votes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Gluten Free Muffins Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 1912 kcal



  • In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients.
  • Whisk to mix well.
  • Pour the mix into a quart sized mason jar, or another air-tight container.
  • Print out the recipe card and store in your pantry, or give as a gift. This link is below in the notes section.


  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn’t mean others will not work; I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. Nut-Free Substitution: To make without almond flour, omit the almond flour and add ¾ a cup of gluten free flour blend.
  4. I do not recommend almond meal because it is a thicker grind.
  5. This muffin mix should keep eight weeks in an air-tight container in your pantry.
  6. Print out the muffins recipe card with directions to make the muffins


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: 1912kcalCarbohydrates: 335gProtein: 39gFat: 61gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 297mgPotassium: 539mgFiber: 27gSugar: 209gCalcium: 566mgIron: 10mg
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Nutrition Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.

This recipe was updated from an older November 2020 post with more recipe details.

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  1. Thank you for taking the time to make a mix I can have on hand for whenever I want to make muffins! First up: blueberry!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh this is perfect for gifting! I have several friends who have to eat gluten free and are scared of baking. I’m going to make a few jars for them – thank you!