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Quick Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Quick Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins are wonderful as part of a healthy and quick breakfast. It’s super easy to double this recipe and freeze some of the muffins for later.

Quick Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins 1I love fresh blueberries and muffins. Often times I will have a muffin and scrambled eggs for breakfast or I will just have a muffin as a mid-day snack. This particular recipe has been in my recipe box for years and is a great ‘gluten free standard muffin’ recipe. You can simply leave out the blueberries for just a plain muffin or you can substitute the blueberries with fresh Bing cherries, fresh chopped apricots, dried pineapple chunks, etc… just use your imagination!

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flax meal
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 tbsp potato starch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 pecans
  • 1/2 cup milk

The recipe starts by mixing all of the dry ingredients together: gluten free flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, potato starch and flax meal.

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Next, add the eggs, shortening, milk and vanilla. Gently stir in the chopped nuts and blueberries. (This looks yummy already!) 

Quick Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Gently fold in blueberries and pecans

The mixture will be super dense and super thick, but do not be alarmed… it is suppose to be this way. Fill the muffin tin wells all the way to the top. The muffins will not rise much so don’t worry about them overflowing the pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes, or until golden brown on top and a toothpick comes out ‘clean’ when inserted into the center of the muffins. 

Quick Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Quick Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Allow the muffins to cool for 15 minutes, run a table knife around the edges to loosen the muffins from the muffin tin, then gently remove from pan and place on a cooling rack or cutting board. I place my muffins on a large wooden cutting board with a sheet of waxed paper. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container. You can also freeze these for use at a later time.

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Quick Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Yields 12 muffins

A delicious gluten free blueberry muffin recipe.

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ground flax meal
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 tbsp potato starch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 pecans
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients: gluten free flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, potato starch and flax meal.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine eggs, shortening, milk and vanilla.
  3. Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  4. Gently stir in the chopped nuts and blueberries.
  5. Spoon into a well greased muffin tin.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Serve warm.
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Presentation can be just as important as taste! So… I just have to show off a set of dessert plates I recently purchased from a local store. I loved them the moment I saw them on the shelf and I knew I wanted to buy them.

dessert plates

These dessert plates help with presentation!

dessert plates

Presentation is important!

Here are several other small square plates sets that are super cute!

‘Cup of Joe’ Dessert Square Plates

Cute Black & White Ceramic Square Plates

Confections Cupcake Plates

‘Shabby Chic’ Square Bread and Butter Plates

Serve the muffins with butter and/or blueberry jam! These muffins are absolutely delicious and your taste buds will say, “Thank you!”

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Enjoy!

What’s your favorite muffin recipe?

Linda

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  • Marissa Velasquez April 10, 2014, 10:40 am
    These muffins look amazing! I have been doing a lot of muffin recipes on my blog recently and will have to try these, as I have not gone down the gluten free path before! Thanks for sharing :)
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy April 10, 2014, 11:46 am
      Hi Marissa, My husband does not need to be on a gluten free diet, however, because I am gluten free he is usually eating the same foods as I am whenever we are home. Except for the texture, (gluten free recipes tends to be more dense and sometimes a little more crumbly than when using regular flour), he says that he can't tell any difference between the gluten free and regular baked products. Whenever I make a batch of muffins, neither one of us can wait until they are cool enough to remove from the pan. He loves them as much as I do. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy trying these yummy blueberry muffins!

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