The Easiest Gluten Free Muffin Mix Recipe

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Want to have an easy-to-make muffin mix that you can store in your pantry and pull out whenever you need it? This Gluten Free Muffin Mix recipe is incredibly easy to make and customize!

Want to have an easy-to-make muffin mix that you can store in your pantry and pull out whenever you need it? This Gluten Free Muffin Mix recipe is incredibly easy to make and customize!

Gluten Free Muffin Mix Recipe

Muffins are a staple breakfast around here and we tend to like them fresh from the oven. I definitely have made ahead and frozen them for later before, but with gluten free baking, they always have the best textue when they are fresh.

I’ve been making this gluten free muffin mix recipe for about 10 years now and am finally getting it up on the blog to share with you. I know that my gluten-free families will rejoice! No longer will you have to do all the work to make muffins for breakfast. Just grab this mix, and a few wet ingredients, and put together something delicious for cold mornings or for a grab-and-go breakfast.

We like this recipe because it uses very little sugar so there isn’t overpowering sweetness and it also uses very basic ingredients…nothing expensive like xanthan gum, almond flour, or anything else that would be a specialty product and not found in a regular grocery store.

Mix up a batch of this gluten-free muffin mix and store it in the pantry for whenever you want to make muffins. This recipe will make at least 3 batches of muffins.

Let’s get started!

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FAQs About Making Gluten Free Muffins Recipe

What gluten-free flour is best for muffins?

You’ll want to use an all-purpose gluten free flour for muffins. Brand shouldn’t really matter to much as this is a simple, non-yeast recipe. You might want to look for something that mentions muffins on the label.

How do you make gluten-free muffins less dense?

Try not to add any wet add-in ingredients to the batter to keep the muffins as light as possible. Things like canned apple pie filling or other heavy ingredients might make the batter more dense. Adding fresh fruits is the best way to keep the batter lighter.

How do you store leftover gluten free muffins?

Store any leftover gluten free muffins in an airtight container or bag on the countertop for up to 2 days. If you aren’t going to eat the leftovers right away, store them in the freezer.

Ingredients in GLuten Free Muffin Mix

Ingredients in Gluten Free Muffin Mix

  • All Purpose Gluten Free Flour. I use my homemade gluten-free flour blend OR the Bob’s Red Mill 1 for 1 flour in this recipe. Most flour blends may work just fine but those are what I have tested.
  • Baking Powder. Make sure that whatever you use is gluten free.
  • Salt. I use either sea salt or pink salt in this recipe. Whatever I have on hand at the time.
  • Sugar. I use regular cane sugar in this recipe since it’s such a small amount. You could likely replace it with a substitute sweetener if you want your muffins to be sugar-free. I think monk fruit would work really well.

Mixing up Gluten Free Muffin Mix

Instructions for Making the Gluten Free Muffin Mix Recipe

Whisk together all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and combine well. When you make a homemade mix, it’s important to not leave any clumps that might all end up in a single recipe.

Place all of the ingredients in a half gallon sized jar for storage.

When you are ready to make a batch of muffins, add the wet ingredients along with 2 cups of the muffin mix. You can also put add-ins in the batter to make a variety of flavors.

Put the muffin batter into lined muffin pans using a muffin sized scoop. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.

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Little House Living’s Tips and Tricks for Making the Best Gluten Free Muffins

  • Try not to grease the muffin pan (can give the wrong texture) and use liners instead. My favorites are these Parchment Paper Muffin Liners because they don’t stick to the muffins. Every single regular muffin paper liners I’ve ever tried from the store has stuck to gluten free muffins.
  • Our favorite mix-ins are fresh blueberries and dried cranberries (I replace the milk with orange jucie for those).
  • We like to make these muffins fresh from the mix in the mornings, however, to save even more time you could make them from the before ahead of time and freeze until you are ready to enjoy them.
  • Muffins are easy food for your children to be involved in making. Little ones can help choose the add-ins and mix together. Older children can help make the mix or make the entire recipe themselves using the mix. Homemade mixes are a great way to begin teaching children how to bake without as much pressure on them.
  • I have two of these Stainless Steel Muffin pans (shown below) that I bake muffins in. I love them because they are so lightweight and easy to carry around plus they cool down quickly so I can wash up faster after baking.
  • Sprinkle a little raw sugar or a crumble (brown sugar or granulated sugar, flour & melted butter) on top of the muffins before baking to give them a little more texture and flavor. (Depending on the add-ins that you put in.)
  • You should let these muffins (and almost all gluten free baked goods) cool completely before enjoying so that the batter is not gummy or dense.

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Gluten Free Muffin Mix Add-Ins

Add 1/2 to 1 cups of any of the following to make different flavors:

  • Fruits (stawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc)
  • Mashed Banana
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Diced Peaches
  • Raisins
  • Chopped apples for apple muffins (good with the crumble topping)
  • Chopped Walnuts (with the banana for a banana nut)
  • Shredded Carrots and cinnamon
  • Lemon juice and poppyseeds
  • Adding lemon zest or vanilla extract to any of these recipes will also help boost the flavor.
  • Add in some cocoa powder and a little more liquid for chocolate muffins.

Fresh fruits or dried fruits work the best in gluten free muffins. Frozen berries can also work if they are still well frozen when you add them to the batter.

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Gluten Free Muffin Mix in a Jar

Gluten Free Muffin Mix Recipe

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Gluten Free Muffin Mix Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 280 kcal
Creator Merissa

Ingredients

Muffin Mix

  • 6 cups all purpose gluten free flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar

To Make Muffins

  • 2 cups Muffin Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 to 1 cup add-ins

Instructions

Muffin Mix

  1. Combine all of the dry ingredients and blend together well, leaving no clumps. Store in a half gallon jar until ready to use.

Muffins with Mix

  1. Combine wet ingredients and then add in the gluten free muffin mix. Blend well but don't overmix the batter.

  2. If you add any add-ins, fold them in gently after mixing the batter.

  3. Drop into greased or lined muffin tins and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  4. Remove the muffins from the pan as soon as you can and place them on a wire rack to cool down.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Muffin Mix Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 503mg22%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 381IU8%
Calcium 205mg21%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Muffins

Dairy Free Gluten Free Muffin Mix

There is no dairy products in the muffin mix, however there is in the muffin recipe. Replace the butter with shortening or vegan buttery spread and swap out the milk for a milk alternative to make this dairy free.

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Share in the comments what kind of add-ins you put in your muffins!


Me and KadyMerissa has been blogging about and living the simple life since 2009 and has internationally published 2 books on the topic. You can read about Merissa’s journey from penniless to the 100-acre farm and ministry on the About Page. You can send her a message any time from the Contact Page.


 

This Gluten Free Muffin Mix recipe was originally posted on Little House Living in January 2023.

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  1. I would love to make this muffin recipe but use my glass Pyrex bread pan. I love reading and checking out your recipes, blog, ideas, pictures, frugal ideas/tips and stories. Your awesome an blessed.