The Best Blueberry Muffins

These gluten-free blueberry muffins are one of our all time favorites-- always in the rotation no matter what season we're in! The easy recipe is customizable to different dietary needs and preferences, and each time yields amazing muffins with the best soft & fluffy texture, amazing flavor and lots of juicy blueberries!

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The Best Blueberry Muffins

Easy recipe for the best gluten-free muffins!

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Update Summer 2020: While we love these Gluten-free Blueberry Muffins all year round, they are particularly yummy all Summer long when blueberries are in season and super fresh and juicy!

Update March 30, 2020: These are a perfect muffin to make while we are all staying at home!

It’s an easy, reliable recipe and it yields the softest and fluffiest muffins every time!

Don’t have fresh blueberries? Substitute frozen ones (just rinse and blot dry) or substitute another fresh or frozen berry.


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You know something’s really good when you’re asked to make it alllll the time!

That’s these Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins… They have been one of our all time favorite muffins for years — always in the rotation, no matter what season we’re in.

Recipe adapted from America’s Test Kitchen, these muffins are the perfect texture– fluffy, moist, light, and full of juicy blueberries.

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They are made with pantry staple ingredients and are easy to whip up.

All you need to make them is:

gluten-free all purpose flour (we use GF Jules– Affiliate link)

baking powder



cane sugar or coconut sugar

butter or dairy-free butter

plain yogurt or dairy-free yogurt


vanilla extract

fresh blueberries

and turbinado sugar for sprinkling.

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As you may have guessed reading the ingredients, they are very adaptable to tastes or dietary needs.

We’ve made them with dairy-free butter sticks, ghee and regular butter.  We’ve made them with cane sugar and coconut sugar.  And we’ve made them with milk-based greek yogurt and almond milk yogurt.

Each time the recipe works.

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And they come together quickly.

You can mix by hand or with a hand mixer but as you may know by now, we love our Kitchen Aid stand mixer  (amazon affiliate link) and use it for everything, including this muffins.

Pro Tip: The only thing to note is that after mixing the ingredients together the batter needs to rest for 20-25 minutes.

I’m not a chemist but as I understand it, resting the batter before baking hydrates the flour and give the muffins a softer texture. There is a sweet spot though and you don’t want to let the batter rest for more than 30 minutes because then the muffins could be denser.

Then spoon the batter into muffin tins, top with extra blueberries (optional but recommended)…

And don’t forget to sprinkle with turbinado sugar!

Turbinado sugar is a coarser, less processed sugar that doesn’t melt like cane sugar or brown sugar so you get that sugar sprinkle on top just like the bakeries!

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Bake for 22- 25 minutes and enjoy!

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So give them a try– they are sure to delight!

Hope you love them as much as we do!

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The Best Blueberry Muffins

Soft & fluffy, moist, light and packed with juicy blueberries, these gluten-free muffins will be loved by all! This super easy recipe is adapted from America's Test Kitchen, and customizable to dietary needs or preferences.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Batter Rest Time20 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional, Nut-Free
Keyword: easy gluten-free muffin recipe, best gluten-free blueberry muffins, gluten-free blueberry muffin recipe, easy gluten-free baking recipe
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


  • 2 cups all purpose gluten-free flour containing xanthum gum we use GF Jules - affiliate link
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar or coconut sugar
  • 8 tablespoon butter dairy free alternative, or ghee melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or plain almond milk yogurt (we've used just about every type of yogurt - regular, fat free Greek, low fat, whole milk and dairy-free. The Greek and the whole milk yogurts yield a slightly moister muffin)
  • 3 large eggs room temperature ideally
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh blueberries rinsed + extra rinsed blueberries for topping if desired. * **
  • 2 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • * if using frozen berries thaw, rinse and pat dry. While baking the berries may "bleed", making the muffins more blue.
  • **feel free to substitute another berry if you are out of blueberries


  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, melted butter, yogurt, eggs and vanilla until well combined.
  • Mix flour mixture into wet mixture until thoroughly combined and no lumps remain, about 1 minute.
  • Gently fold in blueberries until evenly distributed.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let batter rest at room temperature for 20 minutes (no longer than 30 minutes)
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a 12 cup muffin tin with canola oil spray or line with paper muffin cups.
  • Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, portion batter evenly into prepared muffin tins.
  • Top with extra blueberries if desired and Sprinkle turbinado sugar over the top.
  • Bake 22-25 minutes, or until the muffins are golden and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let muffins cool in muffin tin on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from tins and let cool at least another 10 minutes.
  • Store in an air tight container for several days. Freeze well.
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77 thoughts on “The Best Blueberry Muffins

    1. Yes! I’ve made them with greek yogurt and they are delicious! Let me know if you make them 🙂

    1. Of course! Just use an all purpose gluten-free flour that already contains xanthun gum. Xanthum gum acts as “the gluten” in gluten-free breads giving it elasticity and acting as a binding agent.

  1. These were so moist and yummy! We used butter and cup for cup flour and they turned out great. I stored half in the fridge then froze the other half. Thank you for the recipe. We can’t wait to make them again.

    1. Good question! Many of my recipes are originally recipes made with real flour and adapted to be gluten-free… in this particular case, the recipe was created to be gluten-free because gluten-free baking has unique qualities sometimes. Not concerned about the butter because we’ve made this recipe with real butter. The long answer is… it should work but can’t guarantee as I’ve never tried it. Let me know if you try.

  2. 5 stars
    These are the best muffins!! My three year old help me make them and even though she is an extremely picky eater, she ate three in one day and begged for more! They are SO good!!

  3. 5 stars
    HOLY MOLY, these were amazing! I added some lemon juice and a 1/4 tsp baking soda, possibly extra ghee and yogurt?? (I’m not a precise measurer!) Plus I ran out of my GF flour so I made up the last 1/2 cup with coconut and almond flour. Regardless of my improvisations, they are beautiful AND so tasty! A tiny bit of a crunch on the outside and moist, fluffy inside.

  4. 5 stars
    These are so good!! I’ve missed blueberry muffins and these are great! I used Cup4Cup gluten free flour (no Xanthan gum and I didn’t add any) and 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar because that’s what I had and they turned out awesome!! I also did 1 cup frozen blueberries and they turned out perfectly. So excited and can’t wait to try more of your muffin recipes!

  5. 5 stars
    These are literally the best. I made them w sour cream instead of yogurt because it’s what I had on hand. My kids LOVE THESE and I make a lot and freeze them and they have one (or more haha) every day!

  6. Any idea if we could substitute maple syrup or honey for the sugar? Trying to stay away from refined sugars. Love all your posts!!! Xoxo!

    1. I’ve made them with coconut sugar but not with honey or maple syrup, which I think might impact the texture. Plus I think you use 3/4 cup maple syrup for every 1 cup sugar… Feel free to look at “substitution rules” online and lmk if you try.

  7. 5 stars
    Made these yesterday and they came out perfectly! So moist and not too sweet. I think I’m going to take other commenters advice and freeze half of them. Delicious thank you!

  8. 5 stars
    Made these tonight and they were AMAZING! Whole family loved them! We used coconut sugar, whole fat Greek yogurt, and I added a few drops of lemon essential oil. Will be making these again! Thank you for this recipe!

  9. Holy moly these were outstanding. I followed the recipe exactly except I used regular butter and Plain Greek yogurt. I couldn’t believe how yummy they were. They tasted like I got them at a bakery. At first I was skeptical because the dough was a bit thick but I let it be and trusted the recipe and I’m super glad I did!! These will now become a staple in my household. THANK YOU for the recipe.

    I used King Arthur GF 1:1 flour mixed with the rest of the Bobs Red Mill 1:1 GF flour that I had.

  10. 5 stars
    These muffins were so delicious! We ended up adding about 1/4 cup or so of milk because our batter seemed a bit dry. I would definitely recommend and they stayed yummy for a couple of days after! Great for breakfast or even for dessert! Slather a slither of butter on there and it’s pure heaven.

  11. So yummy and fluffy! I subbed oat flour and Greek yogurt because it’s all I had on hand, as well as decreased the sugar to 1/2 cup. They were delicious!

  12. 5 stars
    I made these with greek yogurt last week, and both kids (even the non-celiac) loved them! They were a hit for lunches all week, and now I have my go-to GF muffin recipe!

  13. 5 stars
    These are literally the BEST blueberry muffins EVER!!!!! I mean compared to a normal not gluten free muffins, they would still get the highest score for how amazing they taste!!!!!!! I used ghee instead of butter, coconut sugar instead of normal cane sugar, and I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 Baking Flour, and it works perfectly!!!! I used normal whole milk yogurt, and it makes them so moist and fluffy, the things that you always want with gluten free baking, but it is pretty hard to get that good!!!! This is definitely a recipe that will be used over and over again!!!

  14. Hello,
    I wanted to try these muffins out for the kids I Nanny, but all I have is plain Greek yogurt. Will that still work, and create a moist muffin? It’s not fat free or low fat, but it is Greek.

    Thank You,

  15. 5 stars
    These are the best blueberry muffins — even if you don’t adhere to a gluten-free diet! So much flavor and an excellent texture! I used King Arthur Flour’s measure for measure gluten free flour. Even my husband loved them and he usually turns his nose up at anything gluten-free. I can’t wait to make these again!

  16. 5 stars
    The first time I made these, I somehow forgot the sugar…the second time, I remembered and they are so yummy! I was diagnosed Celiac in August and I have been missing some good blueberry muffins! Thanks for bringing some excitement back into my food! 🙂

  17. 5 stars
    The title of this recipe is true. They are the BEST blueberry muffins ever. Whenever I make them for my family, they think I bought them from a bakery. I made them exactly the way the recipe says, except I use plain GREEK yogurt instead. It makes ALL the difference and makes them so much more moist. One time I sent my husband out to buy the yogurt and of course didn’t listen haha and he brought back regular yogurt and they were NOT the same. They were more dry. Do yourself a favor and use Greek yogurt with these and they will become your favorite. I’m obsessed and have made them so many times!

  18. 3 stars
    I follow you and have tried a few recipes. Gluten free is rarely amazing but I have had luck on a few occasions. I tried these blueberry muffins. I used raspberries instead of blueberries. I used coconut palm sugar and Earth Balance traditional spread. They came out kind of rubbery. Definitely not fluffy. I did let dough rest for 20 minutes. Very pretty and rather tasty but the texture is not good. Do you think it’s because of the sugar I used or something else? I am a great baker but when it comes to gluten free, am not so lucky! Would appreciate your opinion.

    1. Hi! Sorry you had the experience… I haven’t had that with this recipe so it’s difficult to say exactly what happened. It almost sounds as if they needed to bake longer… If the tops look done but the toothpick doesn’t come out clean, cover with foil and continue cooking.

  19. These muffins really are the Best, phenomenal! My gluten eating husband and daughter loved them as well. Thank you for the amazing recipe! It will definitely be a go to for me.

  20. 5 stars
    Absolutely wonderful recipe! So easy to follow (and not wreck the recipe with many little hands in the batter) with a three and five year old. I was wondering what the calorie and carb count is?

    PS Sometimes the kids throw in a few chocolate chips with the blueberries…AMAZING!

  21. Thanks for all the wonderful gluten free recipes you‘re sharing!
    I was wondering if I can substitute the eggs with chia eggs? Will the texture be as fluffy as with eggs?

  22. 5 stars
    These are the most amazing GF Blueberry muffins I’ve ever had! Love them. I used half butter, half blue bonnet, strawberry two good yogurt and King Arthur cup for cup GF flour. In other words I used what I had on hand. This is now my go to blueberry muffin recipe. Excited to try your other recipes. Thank you!

  23. Can you make these muffins with egg substitutes? I was thinking either Flax Eggs or Chia Seed Eggs or even Aqua Fava whipped up. What’s your suggestion?

  24. Can’t wait to make these! I am going to add a few drops of lemon essential oil to see how they taste. And question.. do you think I could sub olive oil for the butter? 😬

  25. 5 stars
    Flax egg worked and second batch with Just Egg also worked! I have Celiac and egg allergy so am Happy to have this recipe!!!

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