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Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Muffins are the perfect on-the-go breakfast! These gluten free blueberry muffins have only 1/2 cup brown sugar making them a delicious start to the day.

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A pan of gluten free blueberry muffins

Blueberry muffins have long been a favourite of mine. And although I do not need to eat a gluten free diet, I do have relatives who require a gluten free diet and wanted to create a recipe that they could enjoy but also taste delicious.

I wanted them to be light and fluffy and no dense like so many gluten free baked goods I have had.

How to make gluten free muffins fluffy

I did a little research and found a couple of tips that might help baked goods and I do believe they worked with this recipe.

  • over mix the batter – despite what you know about mixing regular muffin batter, over mixing gluten free muffin batter helps to give the batter more structure and creating a muffin with a fluffier texture
  • allow the batter to rest for about 20 to 30 minutes before adding blueberries – this allows liquid to absorb (and hence soften) the flour resulting in a softer, fluffier muffin

You an find more tips to successful gluten-free baking at America’s Test Kitchen

Overhead view of a pan of blueberry muffins with a single muffin on a blue transfer ware plate

Why you will love these gluten free blueberry muffins

  • only 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • made with buttermilk which give them nice texture and help them rise
  • a touch of cinnamon gives them a hint of spice
  • perfect for a pack-and-go breakfast or lunch

Baker’s tips

  • use a 1 to 1 blend gluten free flour such as King Arthur Measure for Measure
  • spray muffin tins with non-stick spray instead of using muffin liners for less waste
  • store at room temperature in an air-tight container for 3 days or in the refrigerator for a day or two longer
  • these gluten free blueberry muffins can be frozen for up to 2 months

Find the full recipe below.

Blueberry muffin in a brown paper wrapper

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Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Yield: 8 large muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

These light and fluffy blueberry muffins are gluten free and have only a 1/2 cup brown sugar making them a healthy an delicious treat


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour (I use a one to one blend)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or soured milk)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray muffin tins with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together gluten free flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In an another bowl whisk together egg, buttermilk, and melted butter.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the well. With a spatula mix the ingredients well, until the batter is smooth. Let sit for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile wash and dry blueberries and coat with gluten free flour. After batter has rested, fold blueberries into the batter gently, and divide batter between 8 muffin tins.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Check at 20 minutes and if toothpick comes out clean, bake for 1 additional minute and then remove from oven. Allow to cool`for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  7. Store at room temperature for 2 to 3 days, or in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.


I find that allowing the batter to rest for about 30 minutes before baking results in a fluffier, less dense gluten free muffin

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