Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins Recipe
Blueberry muffins are a family favorite and this recipe won’t disappoint! This gluten-free blueberry muffins recipe is powered by four superfoods: almonds, eggs, coconut oil and blueberries. It’s also absolutely delicious and so easy to make.
Almond flour: People love almond meal because it’s a gluten-free flour, and it’s also a great choice for anyone on a low-carbohydrate diet.
Eggs: Eggs are also a great source of protein and can help provide a wealth of important nutrients, including selenium, vitamin B12, phosphorus and riboflavin.
Maple syrup: This natural sweetener does more than make your pancakes taste sweet. It surprisingly has health benefits, including providing certain protective phytochemicals.
Coconut oil: Most of the fats we consume take longer to digest, but medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) found in coconut oil provide the perfect source of energy because they only have to go through a three-step process to be turned into fuel, as opposed to other fats that have to go through a 26-step process.
Blueberries: Often overlooked and overshadowed by more exotic types of berries, blueberries remain one of the most nutritious, antioxidant-rich types of fruit in the world and have been shown to do everything from enhance brain health to keep your heart strong.
How to Make Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins
Okay, let’s get together a batch of these delicious gluten-free blueberry muffins. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, combine the almond flour, baking soda and sea salt. Mix well. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine the eggs, maple syrup, vanilla and coconut oil/ghee.
Combine both mixtures together. Once well incorporated, add the blueberries and slowly mix with a wooden spoon or scraper without beating up the berries!
Fill a muffin pan with liners and fill each liner with batter. Bake in oven for 15–20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out of the muffin without any batter on it.Print
Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins Recipe
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
- Diet: Gluten Free
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.
- 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, melted
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda and sea salt.
- In a separate bowl, combine eggs, honey, vanilla and coconut oil/ghee.
- Combine both mixtures together. Once well incorporated, add blueberries and mix.
- Fill a muffin pan with liners. Fill each liner with batter.
- Bake in oven for 15–20 minutes.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 20 min
- Category: Snacks, Desserts
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 muffin
- Calories: 199
- Sugar: 7.3g
- Sodium: 69mg
- Fat: 15.8g
- Saturated Fat: 5.9g
- Unsaturated Fat: 8.9g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 11.6g
- Fiber: 2.5g
- Protein: 5.3g
- Cholesterol: 41mg
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I love blueberry muffin I am diabetic so this I can try minus the maple syrup
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What can I use instead of almond flour I am highly allergic to it
Probably should just go with a gluten-free flour mix.
What is the nutritional numbers of this recipe for Blueberry muffins? They are so good … but I need to keep track of my carbs.
This recipe is perfect. The muffins are moist and buttery! One of our family favorites.
Can I bake Dr Axe protein in my muffins?
I remember seeing this recipe with your Bone Broth Protein Pure powder. Can you share how to add this into this recipe?
I am making these muffins today for my friends visit. I can’t wait to see how they like them
Very delicious, a family favorite! Thank you Dr. Axe for the recipe!
Where’s the nutritional breakdown?
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.
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?
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
Ive made these for years, No problems!! They come out great, and I do add a banana occasionally (puree it first and eggs etc), no changes in the other proportions. The type of almond flour I use can change texture but they come out yummy!
How many calories, fat etc?
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?
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.
When using coconut oil that is solid, does it have to be melted when added to recipes?
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?
Came out awesome 👍👍😌
Can I make this using egg replacer or flax seed instead of eggs? Thanks for your help and ideas!
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
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.
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 …
Can i replace the almond flour with flax seed flour?
Will it turn out the same if I use frozen blueberries?
I use frozen blueberries and it turns out perfect
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.
How much bone broth ?
As much as you want! :D
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!
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😊
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.
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.
The video shows dates in the beginning, but are not in the actual written recipe.?
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. ?
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.
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.
I melted down my coconut oil first, and probably added a bit extra, they turned out great
Just made these and the only change I made was to add 1 drop of cptg lemon essential oil. DIVINE!
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 :)
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!!
You could try chickpea flour, sorghum flour or cassava flour… Just remember it will alter the consistency of the muffins.
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.
Karen, I am so sorry to hear that your husband has been suffering. I always recommend healthy fats! Here is an article on hypothyroidism I think may help: https://draxe.com/health/hypothyroidism-diet-natural-treatment/. Blessings to you and yours!
Just made these as mini binders! Beautiful!
Raine, I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed this recipe!
Muffins are excellent.
Could you please provide the macros for this recipe?
I added a scoop of vanilla bone broth protein powder to your blueberry muffin recipe and it was AMAZING!
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!
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.
I would like to try this with coconut flour.
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.
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 :)
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.
Can you use frozen blueberries?
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
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.
Does anyone know the weight of the almond flour? It can be easily switched to another flour by weight
Thank you Dr. Axe! Look delicious… Love all of your simple, healthy recipes!
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.
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. ?
What can you use besides almond flour? My daughter is severely allergic to all nuts.
I just made them with Brown Rice flour and they turned out fine.
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?).
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
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
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
Worked well. Just turned purple :)
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
These are fabulous! Tried them out this morning. So delicious. Question… do you have any idea the calorie count per muffin? Thanks for this amazing recipe!
You add each ingredient and find the exact nutrition data and calorie information here: http://nutritiondata.self.com/mynd/myrecipes/welcome?returnto=/mynd/myrecipes
Great recipe Dr Josh! Just made them and they turned out perfect! So happy to surprise Alyn with them tomorrow!!
Awesome! Hope he likes them!
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.
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!
Ok.. Not sure who actually tested this, but it does not work. Comes out dry and a crumble. Redo
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.
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.
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.
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?
Applesauce may work as a substitute as well but have not tried it in this recipe myself
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.
Check this out: https://draxe.com/health/fibroids/
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?
Most of the time, things come back to the gut. Addressing inflammation in a systemic manner is always best since inflammation does not affect just one thing. Check this out: https://draxe.com/health/asthma-natural-remedies/
On another note, how do I eat bone broth? do you really just drink it?
Yes, it actually tastes amazing! Or you can use it as the broth to a soup that you make which is delicious as well! Check out some of my soup recipes.
I would like to bake some cake with coconut flour. Please tell me some recipe for that
I have a recipe I’m working on that I will post soon!
You shouldn’t bake with honey! http://www.mockingbirdmeadows.com/2013/11/19/reasons-you-should-never-cook-with-honey/
Honey is best raw but still better than most sweeteners, even when heated.
I use coconut sugar and date sugar, and finely cut stevia leaf anywhere a sweetener is used.
Ayurveda says NEVER HEAT HONEY, TURNS TOXIC AND LOSES IT’S NUTRITIONAL VALUE.
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?
Gluten free products can be ok but it all depends on the state of your gut health. For those issues, I think the GAPS diet would be extremely beneficial for you and would start that:
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.
I”m sorry they didn’t turn out! If you feel like the batter is dry or not formed, add more coconut oil/ghee
Or some goat yogurt
I had the same result. I’m adding almond milk. The recipe as listed is not correct; I bake multi-daily.
I followed the recipe EXACTLY (for the coconut oil/ghee part, I used 6 T coconut oil; for baking time, I ended up at 30 minutes), and my batch turned out great! I definitely had a good batter, the muffins aren’t crumbly at all, and it just turned out perfectly! I actually ate two shortly after they were done, and have been having to stop myself from eating more.
I just made these following the recipe and they turned out great!
So glad you liked it.
so glad you liked them.
Can I use regular flour instead of almond flour?
The texture may be different but a gluten free flour should work.
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!
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.