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 texture & flavor and lots of juicy blueberries!
The Best Blueberry Muffins
Soft & fluffy, amazing flavor and bursting with juicy blueberries!
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.
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.
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, salt, cinnamon, cane sugar or coconut sugar, butter or dairy-free butter, plain yogurt or dairy-free yogurt, eggs, 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 and almond milk yogurt.
Each time the recipe works. My personal favorite is baking them with dairy-free butter, cane or coconut sugar and almond milk yogurt.
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.
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 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!
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. We make them with gfjules flour (affiliate link). Note: Prep time includes letting the batter rest for 20 minutes
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