15 Gluten-Free Muffin Recipes

15 of the best quick and healthy gluten-free muffin recipes out there!

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If your life looks anything like mine, then making sure you have a healthy breakfast is a good intention. Unfortunately, it usually falls to the wayside in the oh-too-usual rushed madness at my house in the mornings. Heaven forbid that you have a special diet to take into consideration as well! Anything that’s convenient to grab an eat-on-the-run is usually not the best option and doesn’t fit into most healthy lifestyles, either. It’s difficult to find gluten-free muffin recipes that aren’t pumped full of excess sugar.

Well, I have some enlightening news for you. You CAN have a quick and healthy breakfast any day of the week that fits into your gluten-free lifestyle. Homemade gluten-free muffins are an easy, on-the-go treat. And, since you’re cooking them up yourself, you get to control their nutritional content. All it requires is a little prep time once a week and you’ll have breakfast ready to go for days!

I’ve scoured the internet for some yummy, gluten-free muffin recipes. Here are my 15 favorites! This is by no means an exhaustive list (I could find hundreds), but it should give you plenty of variety and options to get you going!

1. Grain-Free Lemon Blueberry Lavender Muffins

Lemon, blueberry, and lavender present a unique but delicious combination in these grain-free muffins. You will love the flavor infusion of these healthy ingredients!

2. Cinnamon Bun Banana Muffins

I’m a HUGE fan of cinnamon buns, so I say, “Yes, please, and thank you!” to Lexi’s Clean Kitchen for these muffins. They use a combination of nut flours plus plenty of other yum factors, like cinnamon, bananas, honey, and maple syrup.

3. Gluten-Free Apple Carrot Quinoa Muffins

The genius mom over at Sugar-Free Mom found a way to hide healthy ingredients like quinoa and carrots in a muffin. How did she do it? By making apples the star! These naturally-sweetened, healthy muffins are tasty enough for the whole family to enjoy (and no one needs to know about the quinoa and carrot).

4. Favorite Pumpkin Muffins

If you’re a fan of the humble pumpkin, then you’ll love these healthy muffins. Oats take the place of flour and the short list of ingredients includes only whole, clean foods. They’re good enough to be labeled “favorite” by Pinch of Yum, so I would definitely give them a try!

5. Clean Eating Chocolate Coconut Muffins

We had to include something with chocolate in our list of gluten-free muffin recipes! These Clean Eating Chocolate Coconut Muffins feature chocolate, oats, and coconut, not to mention a long list of other healthy ingredients. They taste decadent and naughty, but they’re good for you and absolutely gluten- and guilt-free.

6. Super-Powered Strawberry Banana Muffins

These muffins really are super! Keepin It Kind loaded them up with healthy ingredients like fruit, flax, coconut oil, and oat flour to power you and your family all day long.

7. Carrot Raisin Almond Flour Muffins

Carrots, cinnamon, and raisins…if carrot cake were a muffin, it would be this one! Eating Bird Food combines almond flour and coconut flour to make these muffins super light and fluffy. You won’t miss the wheat flour at all!

8. Flourless Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Blueberry muffins are definitely synonymous with breakfast, and no list of gluten-free muffin recipes would be complete without them. With a short list of natural and wholesome ingredients, these muffins are the perfect way to start your day on a healthy note!

9. Pumpkin Crumb Muffins with Chocolate

If you’re a pumpkin fan, you’re in for a treat with these Pumpkin Crumb Muffins with Chocolate by Healthy Nibbles and Bits! They have traditional pumpkin spice flavors, but the chunks of chocolate make them taste extra decadent. We love the crunchy crumb topping, too!

10. Sweet Potato Muffins with Walnut Streusel

The Healthy Maven brings us another one of their healthy, delicious gluten-free muffin recipes. These Sweet Potato Muffins with Walnut Streusel feature mashed sweet potatoes, spices, and coconut sugar along with a gluten-free baking flour. That crunchy walnut streusel topping really takes them to the next level!

11. Almond Flour Muffins with Chocolate Chips

These Almond Flour Muffins with Chocolate Chips by Eating Bird Food are easy to make and feature simple, easy-to-find ingredients. They’re so good, no one will ever guess that they’re secretly healthy and gluten-free!

12. Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Coconut Butter

Lemon gives these muffins from Simply Quinoa a pop of flavor while the coconut butter icing adds a nice, sweet finish. They sure do taste like an indulgence, but they’re actually healthy and don’t come with even a crumb of guilt (pun intended).

13. Make-Ahead Egg and Veggie Muffins

I had to put at least one savory muffin on this list of gluten-free muffin recipes! These egg muffins are high in protein, loaded with healthy veggies, and can be made ahead of time for a quick, well-rounded breakfast all week.

14. Strawberry Cornbread Muffins

These muffins from Healthy Maven aren’t your standard cornbread muffins! They’re sweet, surprisingly light, and pack in plenty of healthy goodies like strawberries, bananas, and coconut sugar.

15. Healthy Honey Applesauce Blender Muffins

Muffins don’t get any easier than this recipe for Healthy Honey Applesauce Blender Muffins by Simply Quinoa! Just blend all the ingredients, pour the batter into muffin pans, and bake it up! You can also freeze some for later if you can refrain from eating the whole batch!

Want more gluten-free recipes? Check out:

75 Best Gluten-Free Recipes

10 Gluten-Free Entrees Under 287 Calories

15 Gluten-Free Recipes for Dinner

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Chef Heather

Heather is a trained chef and writer from Houston, TX. She has a degree in culinary arts, and is married to her culinary school sweetheart who is also a chef. Heather has a passion for creating healthy meals that don't sacrifice on flavor. She loves Crossfit and is always looking for ways to make healthier versions of her favorite meals. Heather believes the secret to sticking with any healthy meal plan is to include foods that you really enjoy!

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