Waking up with a freshly baked muffin and coffee in the morning is one of my favourite things. I have the best gluten free muffin recipe to share with you.
They are perfect to make for breakfasts, lunches and being on-the-go.
My family loves these muffins and requests that I make them every month.
Since they are healthy, I really do not mind. It is way better than purchasing muffins filled with unhealthy ingredients. But do not get me wrong, the convenience of picking up a few muffins from the store can be the best thing every once and a while.
Get your family involved in the kitchen to lend a hand.
It is always fun for little ones to crack the eggs or do the mixing for baking recipes.
Not only do they have an activity to do, but they are learning a valuable skill.
Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin Recipe
I eat one hundred percent gluten free because I have celiac. I have learned to love my gluten free alternatives and try to cook and bake new items all of the time.
I bake for my family but do not usually bring baked goods for my friends and family.
Everyone else I know eats gluten and they have a specific gluten-standard with baked goods. The texture is typically a little bit different and people find it difficult to try new things.
I think these gluten free blueberry muffins are amazing though. I do not feel like I am left out because they are gluten free.
I also love blueberries and eat them all of the time.
Blueberries are best in season and I usually find them at my local farmer’s market in the summer season. Out of season, I usually purchase the frozen blueberries which are also very delicious.
The first time I ventured into muffins, I used a little bit less flour and more liquid ingredients. This left the muffins a little inflated once they cooled.
From there, I learned that they have to have a good amount of flour in the recipe to hold up.
Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins
Not only are they gluten free, but they are also dairy free blueberry muffins. While I can tolerate a little bit of dairy, I know that my digestion prefers me to be dairy free.
With the growing list of people I know who are dairy free, I wanted to share a perfect dairy free blueberry muffin recipe for my tribe 🙂
If you are not sure how to make some of your favourite items dairy free, there are a few simple swaps that I can recommend.
Some great dairy free alternatives are coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk and hazelnut milk. For a list of other dairy free alternatives, you can read this article.
Healthy Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
What makes a healthy muffin recipe? I think an important factor is sticking to natural sweeteners.
Natural sweeteners include honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar and molasses.
When I think of honey for example, it is filled with antioxidants.
It also has flavonoids and phenolic acids which can assist the body with reducing inflammation and prevent certain diseases.
If you are purchasing honey, go for the unpasteurized because once it is pasteurized, it losses some of its value to your body.
Maple syrup is also a fantastic option to use. It has even more antioxidants than honey and small amounts of minerals for the body.
I do not want to get on a soapbox, but I do try and encourage people to consume less artificial sugars because they offer you no nutritional value and are shown to increase inflammation in the body.
Blueberry Gluten Free Muffin Recipe Gluten-Free | Dairy-Free | Paleo
- Large mixing bowl
- Muffin tin
- Food processor or mixer (optional)
- 2 cups almond flour (220 grams)
- ½ cup coconut flour (160 grams)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 4 eggs
- ¾ cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Combine almond flour, coconut flour, and baking soda together in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the eggs, honey, and vanilla to the mixing bowl and mix well. You can also use a food processor or mixer if you have one.
- Fold the blueberries into the dough mixture.
- Pour into muffin tins and bake for 25-30 minutes. Use a toothpick and see if it comes out clean.
It is easy to double the recipe for leftovers.
You can substitute honey for other sweeteners, such as maple syrup.
Bake on the middle oven rack.
To make sure they are done, use a toothpick and make sure it comes out clean.
If you are using frozen blueberries, factor in the time for them to defrost and thaw.
Easy to Make Muffins
The best thing about making this recipe is there are not many ingredients. I always have these flours, honey and eggs on-hand at home.
The only item that I might substitute is the fruit. I may switch it up and use raspberries, strawberries or diced apples. Each time, no matter what I use, they come out amazing.
The entire recipe consists of mixing up the batter, pouring it into the muffin tins and baking. I love that you do not need any fancy equipment.
Storage of Blueberry Gluten Free Muffins
The leftovers (if you have any) can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 to 6 days. These muffins usually do not last any longer than that in my household.
They also freeze well and reheat nicely for you.
How to Serve Muffins
These paleo muffins will be delicious warm or cold. They are the best when freshly made, so if you are expecting company, you can time it well.
You can serve them plain or with a side of honey, almond butter or jam that you have at home. I also like to whip up some coconut crème and top muffins and other deserts with it.
If you liked the recipe, leave me a comment and rating below. I would love to hear from you.
If you like muffins, check out these paleo pumpkin muffins.