Delicious Gluten-Free Blue Corn Muffins Recipe!

Greetings my fellow food lovers! Today, I am thrilled to share with you a recipe that will surely make your taste buds dance with happiness – Gluten-free Blue Corn Muffins.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Gluten-free? How can it possibly taste good?” But trust me when I say this – this recipe is not only packed with flavor but it’s also incredibly nutritious. By using blue cornmeal, tapioca starch, and gluten-free flour, you can enjoy delicious muffins without any worry about gluten intolerance or allergies.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, advocating for healthy eating while enjoying flavorful meals is my top priority. Thus, I have created this recipe to cater to health-conscious individuals who are looking for an alternative to regular muffins. Not only are these muffins gluten-free, but they are also dairy-free and made with organic and natural ingredients.

So why not step out of your comfort zone and try something new? Whip up a batch of these mouth-watering Gluten-free Blue Corn Muffins and indulge in a healthy treat that will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished. Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Blue Corn Muffins
Gluten Free Blue Corn Muffins

Beautifully golden, moist, and fluffy – these gluten-free blue corn muffins are the mouth-watering solution to your morning cravings. I’m telling you, you are sure to fall in love with these little cuties. Blue cornmeal is a great addition to any kitchen that loves baking. Plus, using it for muffin recipes gives you a distinctive color and taste that cannot be achieved from another ingredient.

Not just their tempting appearance or taste make these muffins loveable, but also their nutritional value. Made with gluten-free flour (a must for anyone with gluten allergies) and free from dairy (milk, cheese, butter), these muffins are healthy yet delectable.

The flour combination used results in a texture that is neither too soggy nor too dry. They have a delicate crumb and a perfectly balanced flavor – not overpowering, but not too bland either.

There’s no added artificial flavors, colors or preservatives which means you can feed these to your family without any guilt! The natural ingredients ensure that these gluten-free blue corn muffins are not detrimental to your health like most store-bought muffins.

These gluten-free blue corn muffins can even be seen as inspirational as they showcase the versatility of the underrated ingredient blue cornmeal. Watching them carefully rise in the oven and later enjoying their subtle sweetness will certainly boost your mood and spur creative thoughts on other blue cornmeal-based dishes to try.

So if you’re up for an indulging morning treat that’s also wholesome yet impressively easy to make – look no further than this gluten-free blue corn muffin recipe. I assure you that they will give a great boost to your day!

Ingredient List

 Bite into our gluten-free Blue Corn Muffins and savor the rich flavor of organic blue corn.
Bite into our gluten-free Blue Corn Muffins and savor the rich flavor of organic blue corn.

Let’s dive into the Ingredients for these scrumptious, gluten-free blue corn muffins. To make 12 delicious muffins, you will need:

  • 1 cup Blue Cornmeal
  • 1 cup Gluten-Free Flour (Corn Flour, Tapioca Starch, and Xanthan Gum Mix)
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Honey or Sugar (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil or other neutral oil
  • 1/2 cup Milk of your choice (regular, almond, soy)
  • 2 large eggs
  • Optional: Fresh Blueberries or Chocolate Chips

Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature. Let’s get started with our gluten-free blue corn muffins recipe!

The Recipe How-To

 Serving a warm Blue Corn Muffin fresh out of the oven is the ultimate comfort food on a chilly day!
Serving a warm Blue Corn Muffin fresh out of the oven is the ultimate comfort food on a chilly day!

Now that we have all the ingredients ready, let’s start baking our delicious Gluten-Free Blue Corn Muffins.

Step 1: Preheat the oven

Turn on the oven and preheat to 375°F (190°C). Grease a muffin tin with oil or use muffin liners.

Step 2: Mix dry ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup of blue cornmeal, 1/4 cup of tapioca starch, 1/4 cup of gluten-free flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum until well combined.

Step 3: Mix wet ingredients

In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 large egg, 1/2 cup of honey, 1/2 cup of canola oil, and 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or regular milk if desired).

Step 4: Combine dry and wet ingredients

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bit by bit, stirring until they are completely mixed. Be careful not to overmix.

Step 5: Add extras

If using any additional mix-ins such as blueberries, chocolate chips or diced apple, fold them into the batter gently.

Step 6: Fill the muffin cups

Fill each muffin cup about three-quarters full with the batter.

Step 7: Bake the muffins

Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Step 8: Cool and serve

Let the muffins cool slightly in the pan for about 5-10 minutes. Remove them from the pan and allow them to cool completely on a wire rack before serving. Serve fresh or store in an airtight container for up to three days.

Now that you know how simple and easy it is to create this tasty gluten-free twist on classic corn muffins, go ahead and give the recipe a try!

Substitutions and Variations

 These Blue Corn Muffins are an absolute treat for your taste buds.
These Blue Corn Muffins are an absolute treat for your taste buds.

Hey there foodies, if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients mentioned in the “Ingredients List” section, no worries. This recipe is easy to customize, so here are some substitutions and variations that you might like to try.

– Dairy-Free: If you’re lactose intolerant or vegan, substitute regular milk with unsweetened almond milk or soy milk. You can use any type of non-dairy milk as long as it is unsweetened. You can also use coconut milk if you like coconut flavor in your muffins.

– Egg-Free: For people with egg allergies or those who prefer a vegan diet, you can substitute eggs with unsweetened applesauce for an egg-free version. The measurement should be 1/4 cup applesauce per egg. Alternatively, make a flax egg by mixing 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds with 3 tablespoons water and let it thicken for 5 minutes before adding it to the batter.

– Sugar-Free: If you’re avoiding refined sugar, replace white sugar with honey or maple syrup. Agave nectar is another option but use it sparingly to avoid excess sweetness.

– Flour Substitutions: Instead of gluten-free flour, you can use other types of gluten-free flour blends such as rice flour or quinoa flour. Cornflour and tapioca starch can be substituted with arrowroot starch or potato starch.

– Blue Cornmeal: You can swap blue cornmeal with yellow cornmeal if you don’t have blue cornmeal on hand. But note that this will change the color and taste of the muffins.

– Variations: Want to add some extra flavor to your muffins? Try adding fresh blueberries, chocolate chips or even sweet corn kernels to your batter. You could also sprinkle cinnamon on top for an extra kick of flavor.

Remember, these are just suggestions and feel free to personalize the recipe according to your preferences. Happy baking!

Serving and Pairing

 A perfect combo of organic blue cornmeal and almond flour make these muffins a healthier option.
A perfect combo of organic blue cornmeal and almond flour make these muffins a healthier option.

Now that your gluten-free blue corn muffins are ready, it’s time to think about the perfect pairings. Serve the warm muffins with a dollop of honey or a pat of butter for a classic touch. For an extra taste of sweetness, try drizzling maple syrup on top, or spreading some fruity jam.

For a more savory approach, pair the muffins with grilled vegetables or roasted chicken for a hearty and satisfying meal. They also make a great side dish for hearty soups and stews. If you’re feeling adventurous, slice the muffin in half and add bacon or fried eggs to make a breakfast sandwich.

If you’re serving these blue corn muffins as part of a larger spread, try pairing them with sweet fruits such as berries or slices of kiwi. You can also serve them alongside green salads topped with goat cheese and nuts for added texture and flavor.

When it comes to beverages, these muffins go well with coffee, tea or hot chocolate. If you’re partial to an afternoon snack or light meal, consider serving them with herbal tea or iced tea. Additionally, they work perfectly as accompaniments for both sweet and spicy flavors in any meal.

These gluten-free blue corn muffins are perfect for any meal or snacktime, and will add an extra touch of deliciousness to your plate.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You don't have to skip muffins to stay gluten-free with our Blue Corn Muffins!
You don’t have to skip muffins to stay gluten-free with our Blue Corn Muffins!

One of the best things about these Blue Corn Muffins is how well they store and reheat. After all, who doesn’t love a tasty treat that can be enjoyed at any time of the day?

If you want to make these muffins ahead of time, they can be stored for up to three days in an airtight container at room temperature. To extend the shelf life even further, store them in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To reheat these muffins, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until they are heated through. You can also microwave them for about 30 seconds if you need a quick snack.

When reheating, consider adding a sprinkle of sugar or drizzling honey over them to give it that extra sweetness kick. Trust me, this will make them more irresistible than ever!

Keep in mind that microwaving the muffins may make the texture slightly softer than when baked in the oven. So if you prefer a crispier exterior, stick with baking.

In summary, these Blue Corn Muffins are perfect for make-ahead and storing purposes. They can be easily reheated and will retain their moist and delicious taste each time.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Our Blue Corn Muffins have the perfect soft, fluffy texture and are loaded with nutritious ingredients.
Our Blue Corn Muffins have the perfect soft, fluffy texture and are loaded with nutritious ingredients.

Are you looking for some tips to get that perfect gluten-free blue corn muffin texture? Look no further! Here are some helpful tips for achieving the best results with this recipe.

1. Make sure your ingredients are fresh and at room temperature. This will help your muffins rise properly and achieve a fluffy texture.

2. Don’t overmix the batter. Overmixing can cause the muffins to become tough and dense. Mix until just combined, then stop and allow the batter to rest for a few minutes before baking.

3. Use muffin liners or grease your muffin tin well to prevent sticking. Gluten-free muffins can be more prone to sticking than traditional muffins, so be careful when removing them from the tin.

4. If you’re using a convection oven, reduce the baking time by 25%. Convection ovens circulate air more efficiently than standard ovens, so your muffins may cook faster than expected.

5. To add some extra flavor, try adding in some blueberries or chocolate chips to your batter before baking. This will create a delicious variation of these already flavorful muffins!

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create a perfect batch of gluten-free blue corn muffins every time. Enjoy your delicious and healthy treat!

Bottom Line


In conclusion, these Gluten-Free Blue Corn Muffins are perfect for anyone looking for a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional muffins. With the use of blue cornmeal, tapioca starch, and xanthan gum, these muffins have a unique texture and taste that will satisfy your cravings without weighing you down.

Whether you’re gluten-free or not, the recipe is easy to follow and can be adapted to suit your needs. If you’re vegan, simply swap out the egg and milk for some almond milk and apple cider vinegar. If you prefer sweet muffins, add in some sugar or sweet corn.

So why not give these muffins a try? They’re perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack, and you can even freeze them for later. Trust me, once you’ve had a bite of these Gluten-Free Blue Corn Muffins, you’ll never want to go back to traditional muffins again.

Incorporating healthy options into your diet is important in maintaining your overall wellbeing. And with this recipe, it doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor! As a nutritionist cum food blogger, I highly recommend giving these muffins a try. Your taste buds and health will thank you!

Gluten Free Blue Corn Muffins

Gluten Free Blue Corn Muffins Recipe

Funnily I cannot have yellow corn but am fine with blue corn - and managed to get some blue corn flour in Germany! This was my first approach to making corn muffins, and they turned out wonderfully moist. I suppose they can be made with yellow or white corn flour as well. For the milk I used rice milk, use any kind you like. If you want a sweet muffin, add two to four additional tablespoons honey.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 169.2 kcal


  • 1 cup cornflour, blue
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease 12 muffin tins.
  • In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients.
  • In another bowl stir together milk, oil and honey until well blended, then add egg and egg yolk, beat (not with electric beater but with wire whisk!) until slightly foamy. If using additional sugar, beat in the sugar until liquid is smooth.
  • Pour liquid into dry mix, blend until everything is just blended - don't overmix!
  • Divide batter into muffin tins and bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Let cool in muffin tins, don't remove muffins before cooled to handwarm or they might break.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 57gCalories: 169.2kcalCarbohydrates: 22.9gProtein: 2.2gFat: 7.5gSaturated Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 32.2mgSodium: 231.4mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1.5g
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