Delicious Gluten-Free Muffins: A Healthy Treat!

My dear readers, I am thrilled to share a delicious and healthy muffin recipe for those of you who are looking for gluten-free and dairy-free options. This recipe is perfect for breakfast or as a snack during your busy day. As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand how important it is to have healthy and easy-to-make recipes on hand. That’s why I am excited to introduce you to Chris’ Delicious Gluten Free Muffins Recipe.

These muffins are free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar, making them suitable for people with dietary restrictions or who wish to lead a healthier lifestyle. Moreover, this muffin recipe features wholesome ingredients like almond flour, ground flax seeds, and unsweetened applesauce that will nourish your body while satisfying your taste buds.

You may wonder if gluten-free muffins can truly be delicious or not? I assure you that these muffins are not only moist and fluffy but also bursting with flavours from different combinations like blueberry-banana, pumpkin-peanut butter or blackberry-oat. The recipe is versatile enough that you can swap other fruits for endless options.

So why not give this recipe a try? It is incredibly easy and requires only a few ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen right now! Join me in experiencing the joy of baking healthy treats that you can enjoy guilt-free without compromising taste.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chris' Delicious Gluten Free Muffins
Chris’ Delicious Gluten Free Muffins

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am thrilled to introduce to you a recipe that hits all the right spots – Chris’ Delicious Gluten Free Muffins! As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am always searching for recipes that pack in the nutritional punch without compromising on taste. And this recipe ticks all the boxes.

Let me start by telling you that these muffins are gluten-free, but you’d never guess it from their delicious taste and light fluffy texture. They’re also dairy-free, making them a perfect option for those with lactose intolerance or who are looking to reduce their dairy intake. In fact, they’re also vegan-friendly if you choose to use flax eggs instead of regular eggs!

But what sets these muffins apart is the sheer variety of flavors and options available. From classic blueberry muffins with plump fruit bursting in every bite to hearty pumpkin muffins or creamy peanut butter flavored ones, Chris’ Delicious Gluten Free Muffins provide something for everyone.

And let’s not forget about some of the more unique (but oh so delicious) selections like apple raisin muffins, blackberry muffins, and even zucchini muffins! Not only do they pack in flavor and nutrition from fresh ingredients like apples or carrots, but they also have additional health benefits from using alternatives to white flour like brown rice or oat flour.

These muffins are perfect for breakfast treats, snacks on-the-go or as a sweet finale to any meal. And with options like banana bread muffins or morning glory muffins with grated carrots and applesauce, there’s truly no better way to start your day.

So if you’re searching for a delicious gluten-free muffin recipe that satisfies all dietary restrictions without compromising flavor- then look no further than Chris’ Delicious Gluten Free Muffins. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 These gluten-free muffins will melt in your mouth!
These gluten-free muffins will melt in your mouth!

Let’s take a look at the ingredients you will need for this gluten-free muffin recipe. Don’t worry if you’re missing something from the list, substitutions are possible and we’ll discuss them later on. Here are the essential ingredients for 12 muffins:

  • Almond flour: You can use either blanched or unblanched almond flour. We recommend blanched almond flour for finer texture.

  • Free gluten-free flour blend: Prepare your own gluten-free flour blend with brown rice flour or a store-bought blend.

  • Baking powder and baking soda: Use a gluten-free brand to make this recipe safe for celiac.

  • Sea salt: A pinch of salt is always good to enhance the sweetness of the other ingredients.

  • Stevia and brown sugar: The combination of these two natural sweeteners provide a balanced flavor without overdoing it.

  • Eggs: Eggs help to leaven the batter, and they also add moisture.

  • Canola oil: Canola oil keeps the muffins moist, but you can also use melted coconut oil or melted butter as a substitute.

  • Unsweetened applesauce: Provides natural sweetness and moisture for the muffins instead of using extra sugar, and keeping them healthier.

  • Ground flax seeds (or make flax eggs): Flaxseeds get sticky when soaked in water providing structure to our muffins without using regular eggs.

  • Ripe bananas, grated carrots, raisins and apple chunks: These delicious additions give flavor, moisture, and nutrients, turning these muffins into great breakfast items or snacks during the day.

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready for a delectable treat with these muffins.
Get ready for a delectable treat with these muffins.

Now that we have our ingredients ready, it’s time to turn them into a delicious batch of gluten-free muffins. Here’s how:

Step 1: Preheat Oven and Prepare Muffin Pan

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare a muffin pan with paper liners or cooking spray.

Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients

In a bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt.

Note: Make sure you use gluten-free flour blend that contains xanthan gum or another binding agent to keep the mixture together.

Step 3: Mix Wet Ingredients

In another larger bowl, mix together the eggs, canola oil, and unsweetened applesauce. Add in the sweeteners: stevia and brown sugar.

Tip: Instead of canola oil, you can use any other neutral-tasting oil such as vegetable or grapeseed.

Step 4: Combine Dry and Wet Mixtures

Add the dry ingredients mixture into the wet ingredients mixture slowly, stirring just until combined. Then fold in the mix-ins: apple chunks, raisins or carrots, and/or any other fruit.

Tip: You can use fresh or canned fruits that are cut into small pieces and drained if in syrup.

Step 5: Bake

Fill each muffin liner about two-thirds full with batter using an ice cream scoop or a spoon. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the largest muffin comes out clean.

Tip: Don’t overfill the cups as gluten-free muffins don’t rise as much as traditional ones do.

Step 6: Cool and Serve

Take the muffins out of the oven to cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack for cooling completely.

Serve warm or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Enjoy your delicious gluten-free muffins for breakfast or as a snack anytime during the day!

Substitutions and Variations

 You won’t believe these muffins are gluten-free!
You won’t believe these muffins are gluten-free!

Ah, dear reader, are you wanting to make some substitutions or variations to this delicious gluten-free muffin recipe? Fear not, for I have some recommendations as well.

Firstly, if raisins and apples are not to your taste, you may swap them out with other fruits such as blueberries or blackberries. These berries will add a touch of sweetness and tartness that perfectly complement the muffin’s moist and fluffy texture. If you desire a more decadent taste, add chocolate chips instead of fruit for a delightful twist.

For those seeking an even healthier option, consider using oat flour instead of regular flour. Oat flour is high in fiber and protein which are essential for a healthy body. You can also add extra nuts like almonds or walnuts to increase the protein content.

If you’re looking for dairy-free options, switch melted butter with canola oil or unsweetened applesauce. Swap eggs with “flax eggs” (1 tablespoon ground flax seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons of water) for an excellent vegan alternative.

Lastly, if you’re looking to spice things up, add pumpkin spice or cinnamon for pumpkin muffins or banana nut muffins. You could even add a dollop of peanut butter on top of each muffin for a rich and creamy finish.

No matter what variations or substitutions you may choose, these gluten-free muffins are sure to have your taste buds soaring with joy.

Serving and Pairing

 Muffins so good, you'll want to start the day with one every day!
Muffins so good, you’ll want to start the day with one every day!

It’s important to serve and pair these delicious gluten-free muffins properly to enhance their flavors. These muffins can be enjoyed at any time of the day, whether it’s breakfast, a mid-morning snack, or dessert after dinner.

For breakfast, I like to enjoy these muffins with a hot cup of tea or coffee. You can also pair them with a simple fruit salad to add more freshness to your meal. If you’re in the mood for something sweeter, try them toasted and lightly spread with peanut butter or almond butter. The nutty flavor of the spread complements the sweetness of the muffin perfectly.

These muffins are also great for an afternoon snack. Pair them with a glass of almond milk or fresh juice for a refreshing lift that will keep you going throughout your day.

In terms of serving, you can plate or place them on a cute serving platter, and top them with sliced fresh fruits or melted chocolate chips drizzled over them is always a good idea. This will present your guests with a delightful homemade pastry that looks as good as it tastes.

The best thing about these muffins is that they’re versatile; they can be served warm or cold, depending on your preference. You can even use them as an element in a creative recipe by crumbling them over Greek yogurt and topped off with fresh fruit for an added crunch and flavor.

With these suggestions, I hope you’ll find the perfect way to serve and pair these gluten-free muffins, and let their delicious taste speak for itself!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These gluten-free muffins will make you forget all about regular muffins.
These gluten-free muffins will make you forget all about regular muffins.

Once baked, these delicious gluten-free muffins can be made ahead of time and stored for quick breakfast options or snacks on the go. To store properly, let them cool on a wire rack and then transfer to an airtight container or ziplock bag. Homemade muffins can last for up to five days at room temperature, but we recommend refrigerating them for added freshness.

When reheating, preheat the oven to 350°F and wrap the muffin in aluminum foil or place in a paper towel. Heat for about 10-15 minutes, or until they are heated through. If reheating from frozen, leave the muffins in the fridge overnight before reheating for best results.

It’s important to remember that these gluten-free muffins may dry out if left in the fridge for too long or if overcooked when reheating. To avoid this, reheat them until they’re just warmed through – this will keep them moist and fluffy.

With these make-ahead, storing and reheating tips, you can enjoy these healthy muffins anytime throughout the week!

Tips for Perfect Results

 With just one bite, you'll be hooked!
With just one bite, you’ll be hooked!

If you are someone who loves their muffins light, fluffy and perfect, then these tips are for you. These simple tips will help you achieve the best results with Chris’ Delicious Gluten Free Muffins Recipe.

Firstly, make sure to use almond flour in the recipe as it gives an incredible moistness to the muffins. Almond flour has a unique texture that makes the muffins light and tender. You can also try combining almond flour with brown rice flour or gluten-free oat flour for a more substantial crumb.

Secondly, it is essential to combine the baking powder and baking soda with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar before mixing them into the batter. This process will create carbon dioxide gas that helps to give your muffins their lift and lightness.

Thirdly, be careful not to over-mix the batter. Over-mixing is a common mistake that leads to tough and dense muffins. Be patient while whisking, and stop when all the ingredients are well combined.

Fourthly, it’s important to preheat your oven to 350°F or 180°C to ensure even cooking. Avoid opening the oven door while baking, as this can cause the heat distribution to become uneven.

Fifthly, try experimenting with different add-ins like apples, raisins, carrots, bananas or chocolate chips. Just make sure that they are gluten-free and dairy-free if you are aiming for healthy and organic options.

Finally, use muffin liners coated with non-stick spray or grease them lightly with oil or butter. This step will help prevent sticking and allow for easier removal from the pan.

In conclusion, following these tips is crucial in getting a perfect result when baking Chris’ Delicious Gluten Free Muffins Recipe. It takes little effort but pays off significantly in taste and texture. Happy Baking!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Chris’ Delicious Gluten Free Muffins Recipe is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a healthy and tasty snack. It is free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar, making it an ideal choice for people with food sensitivities or special dietary requirements.

With ingredients such as almond flour, ground flax seeds, and natural sweeteners like stevia and brown sugar, these muffins are packed with nutrients and fiber that will leave you feeling fuller for longer. And with variations such as blueberry, banana, apple, pumpkin, and even peanut butter and blackberry muffins, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Moreover, this recipe is easy to follow and requires only simple pantry staples that you can find in any grocery store. You can also make substitutions based on your preferences or what you have on hand.

In summary, Chris’ Delicious Gluten Free Muffins Recipe is the perfect combination of healthy and delicious. It’s a guilt-free snack that won’t compromise on flavor or texture. So why not give it a try today? You’ll be glad you did!

Chris' Delicious Gluten Free Muffins

Chris’ Delicious Gluten Free Muffins Recipe

These muffins are gluten and dairy free and also very low in sugar. The flour used can be whole bean, brown rice or other gluten free flour.If you're just sensitive to wheat but not allergic you can try spelt flour. Stevia is an herb that is 200 times sweeter than sugar and can be purchased in a health food store.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 176.2 kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups oat bran
  • 1 cup flour (see above)
  • 1 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 1/2 cups rice milk (or goat milk, or combo)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 -5 drops stevia (optional)
  • 1/2 1/2 cup macadamia nut oil (or combination) or 1/2 cup canola oil (or combination)
  • 2 -3 eggs, depending on size
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups raisins (or 1 1/2 cups raisins and 1/2 cup of cranberries or blueberries)
  • 1 apple, diced


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Line two 12 cup muffin pans with liners or coat with cooking spray. In a large bowl combine bran, flour, flax seed, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Combine remaining ingredients, except raisins, cranberries, apple etc and blend well.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Stir in raisins etc.
  • Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick in centre comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. Muffins can be frozen.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 66gCalories: 176.2kcalCarbohydrates: 27.7gProtein: 4.1gFat: 7.9gSaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 17.6mgSodium: 167.1mgFiber: 3.8gSugar: 10.6g
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