It can be tough to follow a gluten-free lifestyle, especially when it comes to goodies and desserts like muffins. But there are actually a lot of easy gluten-free muffin recipes out there that are worth your time! If you need some ideas for gluten-free muffins or you have a friend looking for options, we've got your covered.
1. The Best Blueberry Muffins
First off, easily one of the best kinds of muffins out there: blueberry. This recipe from Gluten-Free Baking has the usual muffin ingredients like baking powder and vanilla extract, but it swaps out the usual flour with Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour. Two cups of fresh blueberries and a muffin tin later and you're good to go with this gluten-free blueberry muffin recipe!
2. Healthy Banana Muffins
These muffins are not only gluten-free, but they're also dairy-free! That means they cover a couple of bases if you're looking to bring some treats in a muffin pan to an event with people who have various dietary concerns. The muffin batter includes mashed, ripe bananas, maple syrup, blanched almond flour, gluten-free oat flour, mini dairy-free chocolate chips, and so much more. See the recipe.
3. Low Carb and Paleo Almond Flour Banana Muffins
These gluten-free muffins are good for people following the Paleo diet and include dark chocolate chips and cinnamon. Yum! Break out the muffin liners/paper liners in your kitchen drawer and get to baking!
4. Cinnamon Roll Muffins
This recipe combines two of our favorite breakfast treats! With a little all-purpose gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, gluten-free baking powder, lots of brown sugar, and more, you'll have these muffins ready to be packed into an airtight container and brought to a potluck in no time!
5. Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
Crumb topping? Don't mind if we do! This recipe includes all the usual baking suspects like baking soda, salt, eggs, and vanilla, and uses coconut oil in both the muffins and the topping. Your muffin cups will be more than happy to hold these.
6. Chunky Apple Muffins
Apple fans, rejoice! Here's a muffin recipe without gluten just for you. All-purpose flour of the gluten-less variety, kosher salt, grated nutmeg, and more live right alongside the peeled, cored, and diced apples in this recipe. It has you add in some sour cream or plain Greek yogurt at room temperature, too!
7. Applesauce Muffins
It's possible for these muffins to be vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, whole-food plant-based, and oil-free. Wow! The recipe also suggests adding optional raisins, crushed walnuts, or shredded coconut.
8. Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins
Bakery style, eh? You be the judge of that. This recipe includes a gluten-free flour blend and everything from unsalted butter to milk to vanilla bean paste and lemon juice.
9. Super Healthy Blueberry Muffins
This particular blueberry muffin recipe for gluten-free eaters and bakers is also refined sugar free. Talk about healthy! It utilizes maple syrup as the sweetener instead.
10. Zucchini Muffins
For the health-conscious among us, these zucchini muffins earn a mention, too. The recipe boasts having "a few simple mix-ins" and includes things like chia or flax seeds, drained zucchini, and walnuts if you want to add them.
11. Cranberry Orange Muffins
Last but not least is this recipe for yummy cranberry orange muffins. Fresh cranberries, orange zest, and orange juice make them a perfect brunch treat.