Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Gluten-free blueberry muffins - Dr. Axe

Blueberry muffins are a family favorite and this recipe won’t disappoint! This gluten free blueberry muffins recipe is absolutely delicious, healthy and so easy to make! Try this classic today.

Total Time

30 minutes




  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee, melted
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda and sea salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, honey, vanilla and coconut oil/ghee.
  4. Combine both mixtures together. Once well incorporated, add blueberries and mix.
  5. Fill a muffin pan with liners. Fill each liner with batter.
  6. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes

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  1. kay on

    Hi doc. I read something a while ago that “put me off” almonds/almond flour, etc. Now I can’t remember what it is! Maybe something to do with omega-6? I see you and many others whom I trust use almond flour quite frequently in recipes, and I have a big bag of it that I’ve been hesitant to use. Could you maybe dispel my fears? Thanks!

    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      Almond flour is a healthy flour but should only be consumed in small amounts. Example: 1-2 cookies made with the flour, amounts over that can be hard on your gut to digest.

  2. Nancy on

    Shouldn’t there be milk or water to mix in. I followed your recipe and they are all crumbly. It didn’t become a batter at all.

  3. Lucie on

    I have Leaky Gut, ulcers, and Gerd, CPDD (Calcium Phosphate Distribution Disease) and thyroid disease.

    Additionally, I am a vegetarian. Does your Leaky Gut diet and recipes work for the above issues? Are gluten free products OK to consume?

  4. Jackie on

    I have been told that I have inflammation in the lung, my asthma is really bad. My question is …. Is inflammation in the lung the same as inflammation in the gut, or does everything come back to the gut?” will using gluten free ,dairy free, grain free diet, plus supplementation heal inflammation anywhert? or is it different with asthma? is asthma an autoimmune disease too?

  5. Kristine on

    I have ovarian cysts and fibroids. I’ve read that systemic enzymes are good for this. Do you have any information regarding systemic enzymes and reducing cysts? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  6. Gabriela Riofrio Ciufo on

    I just found out that my son, who has chrons, is allergic to eggs. I have substituted 1 tbsp of Chia seeds in 3 tbsp of water (let sit for 15 mins) for each egg, but the batter is way undercooked, while the outside is way overcooked… can u please help me with this?

  7. MorningJoy on

    Dr Axe, thank you for sharing this path of continual journey in health and true wellness with us! Looking forward to your wisdom of gut health and new non-grain & healthy recipes in 2015. Blessings to you and your family.

    • Jennifer on

      Yes. It’s an awful waste of good food. Tried to make it work but I am not a baker. Which is why I resorted to this recipe. Shame on you Dr.

      • Roda on

        I tried this recipe and it came out great. Fluffy and moist. My kids who are real picky eaters loved them. Make sure you are following the recipe correctly and your ingredients are fresh. If you read the comments people came up with different results.

  8. Kathleen on

    This recipe worked out perfectly for me. My husband and I love them!! I added extra fresh blueberries and the result was totally scrumptious! Thanks for a great recipe!

  9. Jo on

    Had these this morning for breakfast, pretty tasty with my raw milk. My breakfast for the week is set. Thanks for another option, I was getting tired of eggs every morning.

  10. KDK on

    Soaked or sprouted almonds and other nuts digest better so if you could get almond flour from soaked nuts it should be digested better. I like to soak my nuts in filtered water with sea salt for this reason plus they are easier to eat and I like the taste better

  11. Taylor on

    I just tried these out & had the same problem with the dough being crumbly, so I added a little more coconut oil & some water to make the flour stick. Came out hard/crunchy on top & then mushy in the middle. Bummer

  12. Helen Green on

    Two comments. When I request to print the recipe it also prints all of the comments and there 12 pages of comments. Is there a way to just print the recipe?

    Secondly, I think this is an absolutely brilliant website but it would be nice to see a clean eating category or a sugar free category. At least if there is a sugar free category I can then request gluten free and sugar free and those two together equal clean eating.

    Under allergies it would be nice to be able to select diabetes

  13. Carol on

    I just discovered you after watching the Fat Summit, Im from Mexico and Im studying to be a Health Coach and I need more recipes like this. I just baked muffins for the first time. They are just great! thanks

    • Joy Beeman on

      Angela, I just tried doing 1c almond flour and 1c coconut flour with everything else the same and should have known it would be waaaayy to dry. I’ve made it before exactly as written with just almond flour and they turned out perfect (I also cook with extra large eggs and maybe that’s why mine turned out so good).

      However cooking with coconut flour you have to make some pretty major moisture adjustments so plan accordingly (perhaps 6 eggs instead of 3?).

  14. Toni on

    I of course changed up this recipe too. ? I had only two eggs so I added a big dollop of plain Greek yogurt. Someone mentioned that honey should not be used for baking so I used one individual container of unsweetened applesauce. The muffins turned out moist and yummy. ?

  15. Elizabeth Reinbold on

    Hi doc axe I love your blueberry muffin recipe. But I seem to have s problem with “Flours”. Don’t know if this is permanent or temporary.

  16. Marilyn Olsen on

    I am thrilled, the muffins are delicious. I used ghee,also I used 1/2 c of amaranth to 1 1/2 almond flour, they are lite &moist and I didn’t notice the fact that I missed getting the vanilla in. Oh and I used liquid stivea, but only 9 drops. Not sweet but perfect for me.

  17. Karen on

    I tried these. Followed recipe perfectly. They were good but a bit grainy and oily. I used the lesser amount of coconut oil. Any ideas? Has anyone made adjustments that address this? TIA

  18. Rita on

    These muffins are delicious but I find the batter is too wet. So I either add 1/4,cup of flour, making them now not gluten free or I cut down the eggs to two. I will try adding coconut flour as that absorbs liquid.

  19. Cindy on

    I just had the blueberry muffins for breakfast. They were great. I added a little GF oatmeal, org. raisins & dried cranberries, as well. Yummy! Thank you Dr. Axe. I appreciate all the great information you provide us all for better health. I bought your book, “Eat Dirt,” and i am excited to read it :)

  20. Lyn on

    I’m wondering if all bakers are from the US or others whose recipes didnt work are using non US measuring? Cups and spoon measurements are different in the US from UK and Australia.

  21. Nancy on

    I added 4 Tbsp of Organic plain yogurt (Straus) and 1/4 cup organic unsweetened almond milk. Not dairy free but they turn out moist and perfect.

  22. Karen on

    Delicious recipe, Dr. Axe. The muffins turned out great for me (I used ghee in place of coconut oil). I love your healthy recipes and amazingly, my kids love them too! And btw, I drink your green superfood every morning and love that also :) Thank you so much for helping to educate us on how to stay healthy!


    Dr Axe.
    My husband has MS & was on avonex for about 19 years & ended up with a severe pancreatitis & was taken by ambulance to the hospital. this occurred a little over a year ago. His bloodwork results were horrific when he was so sick. Doctors could not determine the cause other than possibly becoming very sick over the year of taking the heavy duty ms medication. He was taken off Avonex & then put on Abaugio for 1 year. He was sicker than ever every day for a year, (nausea, etc). Finally the Dr took him off all MS medication & advised that he has no quality of life at this point & the medication had probably run its course in helping to delay the progression of the disease. My husband has bouts of extreme fatigue. I am trying to get him to eat better ex: less sugar, wheat & dairy. Also, he has started to walk on the treadmill when possible. He has bouts of dizziness, even more so lately. He is now trying to get off of his thyroid medication mylan-levothyrox 0.1 mg. He is down to 1/2 dose but his recent bloodwork showed that his numbers were somewhat off. Is there a natural way to wean yourself off of these meds? We have just started introducing him to brazil nuts, avacodos & coconut oil. (healthy fats) hoping that would help. Are there any suggestions that you would recommend to wean off the meds naturally? it seems that most doctors are reluctant to make any changes to the meds once on them. Thank you.

  24. Alicia Smith on

    Everyone loves these blueberry muffins, whenever i bake these.
    One question though, some friends and relatives are allergic to “Almonds” , any Substitution suggested, keeping it Gluten-free, of course! Thanks!!

  25. Amanda on

    Omg! this recipe is AMAZING! I’ve changed it up a bit and made Banana+Blueberry or Apple+ Cinnamon. Will continue to experiment with further fruits :)

    Thank you!

  26. Beth Summers on

    This recipe desperately needs liquid! My batter was so stiff I could hardly stir it, so I added a few big splashes of hemp milk until it loosened up. My muffins turned out beautiful and fluffy, but I suspect they would have been rocks if I had blindly followed this recipe.

    • Kim on

      I have found if I stick with the almond flour, they always turn out great. If I vary to all purpose GF flour, muffins are dryer. I also measure heaping tablespoons of coconut oil. Never dry batter.

  27. Melanie on

    I didn’t have enough almond flour on hand, so I used 1 cup almond flour and 1 cup gf flour blend. I used 1/3 cup coconut oil. Had a nice thick batter. My kids loved them!! They’re asking for more. ?

  28. Tahnee on

    Hi Dr. Axe,
    I made these delicious muffins tonight and the texture was perfect and they were not too sweet, using honey instead of sugar.
    We’ve been gradually changing our food choices to eliminate sugar, grains and now working on dairy.
    I haven’t made muffins or desserts since I cut out sugar and grains, so when I saw this recipe I was very excited to try them. They’re so healthy tasting and very satisfying with a cup of tea.
    Thank you for helping all of us on our quest for improved health and healing.

  29. Miss on

    I am allergic to almonds, and wish to use a different low carb flour. Do you have another to recommend? It is only almonds that I have an allergy to. Thank you.

  30. Kim on

    Love this recipe! Make it for my gluten sensitive friends and they love it too. Substitute bananas in recipe for a change and they are great, nice and moist😊

  31. Lori on

    Sounds delish… I went to a popular donut place(w/out mentioning names)the other day I wanted to order a blueberry muffin but they sprinkle sugar on top of their muffins like they don’t already have enough, I ended up ordering an apple fritter- felt so grossed out by all the sugar in that as well. This recipe is more like it, thanks!

  32. Joy Beeman on

    Made this recipe as is once and turned out PERFECT (I use extra large eggs and maybe that’s why).

    I just tried doing half almond flour and half coconut flour with everything else the same and should have known it would be waaaayy too dry. So plan accordingly! King Arthur flour has a recipe online for Coconut Flour Blueberry Muffins that I’ll try next time for all-coconut flour muffins.

  33. Jenifer Corrigan on

    February 2nd, 2018

    I tried your recipe tonight, and was happily delighted, it is not easy trying to find a
    good tasting gluten free recipe for baking, Thank You very much, I will make them again …

  34. Rose Banks on

    These muffins are delicious. I followed the recipe precisely, being careful to not over mix the batter, then gently folded in the blueberries. Batter came out a bit thicker than a conventional recipe, so I had to fight the urge to “correct” it. Glad I didn’t make any changes. I baked the muffins for 17 minutes and used paper muffin cups.

  35. Michelle on

    Lose this recipe it’s terrible. Need another kind of flour to compliment the almond flour. I don’t think it was tested so very dry. I had to add quite a bit of liquid make it into a Dough

  36. Michelle Roe on

    We have severe nut allergies in my house (tree nuts) we can have peanuts and coconut but no other type of nut. Is there any other flour that can be used in place of almond flour? I have heard that you can make your own sunflower seed flour to replace almond flour, in baked goods. The only issue being that due to a chemical reaction the baked goods might look a little green…. Can I substitute the sunflower seed flour or would some other type work better?


  37. Bobbette on

    I ordered The Keto Diet book by Dr. Josh Axe. Im just starting to read and so far like i.e. very much. I tried the blue berry muffens very good but Im wondering why you haven’t broken down the amount of carbs and calories in your recipes. Seems to me that is very important info if one is just starting the kept diet plan.

  38. Aaron on

    I am allergic to almond flour. I have been fine with the Bob Red Mills all purpose gluten free flour that has brown rice flour. Is this an okay substitute or is something else better?

  39. Susan Schone on

    THESE NEVER ROSE. New supplies and I’m a top baker. Which ingredient (Recipe from his book, not online) did them in? that’s it for his recipes

  40. Donna Bradbury on

    Hello Dr. Axe,
    I have been using your new book for 3 weeks for my husband and I. I have enjoyed the recipes in the book but am interested in the nutritional facts for each of the recipes which I am not finding in the book. Is there a way to get the nutritional facts for the recipes in the book?

  41. Marcia on

    This may sound daft, but can you give the names of everything from Collard greens and the rest in UK English please. Either we don’t have them here or they go under another name.

  42. Meghan on

    I remember seeing this recipe with your Bone Broth Protein Pure powder. Can you share how to add this into this recipe?


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