There is nothing like the cherry season when fresh cherries are juicy and delicious! We love to make these healthy gluten free cherry muffins.
They freeze wonderfully, so make extra and freeze some for later! Here are more of my kids' favorite gluten free muffin recipes.
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My daughter had a sleepover last night and I wanted to make a special treat for breakfast. Something healthy enough for breakfast, yet "fun" so I look like the cool mom :-). It was time to pull out an easy gluten free muffin recipe.
Cherries are in season, so this delicious gluten free cherry muffin recipe is going to be perfect to serve for breakfast. As the girls slept, I busily scooped seeds out of fresh cherries. *Mental note for next time to have the girls to help out with this. There is a lot to be said for child labor LOL.
(I need to find a good cherry pit remover for the next time I make these muffins! This was the most time-consuming part of this recipe was to cut out the pit out from all of the cherries.)
Can you use frozen cherries?
You can definitely make this gluten free muffins with frozen cherries. It is actually easier because frozen cherries already have their pits removed :-).
If you want a couple of other delicious sweet treats that are healthy enough to serve at breakfast time, try these gluten free breakfast donuts, gluten free blood orange streusel muffins, or these gluten free blackberry almond flour muffins.
What gluten free flours to use?
You will find this gluten free chocolate chip muffin recipe is really easy to make. Using a lighter gluten free flour blend made these muffins fluffy, but using heavier whole grain gluten free flour blends would work as well, the only difference is that the muffins will not be as light.
(Just don't use a gluten free flour mix with bean flavors. That would add a more bitter taste.)
I used one of these gluten free flour blend so that these muffins are nice and fluffy. I also added almond flour to this gluten free muffin recipe to add some protein. Any fruit will taste great, my kids also like when I make gluten free apple muffins with this recipe.
I have tested two 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.
Can you make this dairy-free?
You can easily make these easy cherry muffins dairy-free as well by using a dairy-free chocolate chip like Enjoy Life chips.)
You can use soy milk, almond milk, or flaxseed milk in this recipe.
More Delicious Gluten Free Muffins to Try:
- Paleo Breakfast Muffins
- Quick and Easy Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins
- Gluten Free Cranberry Streusel Muffins
- Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
- 1 cup chopped fresh cherries, pits removed
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup gluten free flour blend
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, mix all wet ingredients and whisk to blend.
- Add cherries and chips to the wet ingredients and stir.
- In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients (including coconut sugar) and whisk to blend.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir together.
- Be careful not to over mix because the muffins will not be as light.
- Line a muffin tin with paper muffin wrappers.
- Fill each muffin cup with batter almost over the top.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until done.
The secret to these muffins, and any muffin recipe you want to be light and fluffy is to NOT overmix the batter. Mix your gluten free muffin batter until it is "just mixed".
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 5g
Please note this nutrition information is calculated by a recipe plugin and is an estimate based on the ingredients used in this recipe.