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Gluten Free Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins + Crumb Topping

Healthy gluten free dairy free blueberry muffins recipe + vegan option – soft, fluffy, not overly sweet and full of juicy blueberry deliciousness. For extra flavor these gluten free blueberry muffins are finished with a sweet and crunchy cinnamon streusel / crumble topping.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins

This gluten free dairy free blueberry muffin recipe was on my to-do list for a long time, and finely they are here! I love all kinds of muffins – mini blueberry muffinsstrawberry muffins, banana muffins, but my favorite are these gluten and dairy free blueberry muffins with crumble topping.

Normally I don’t like to claim things are the best, especially when it comes to recipes. However, when I’m able to make gluten free blueberry muffins both nutritious and delicious, I get a little excited. And even more, when they are gluten free AND dairy free!

Reasons To Make These Gluten And Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins

  1. They are healthy, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and even vegan if you swap the egg with a flax “egg”.
  2. Homemade wholesome blueberry muffins from scratch with simple ingredients. No special equipment required.
  3. These gluten and dairy free blueberry muffins are great as dessert, snack, or on the go gluten and dairy free breakfast, you can make them ahead too!
The best healthy gluten free blueberry muffins + streusel crumble topping (bakery style), made with dairy free / wholesome ingredients like oatmeal, apple sauce and lots of juicy blueberries. This recipe makes the best healthy homemade blueberry muffins – nice and moist inside with a perfect crumb outside, simple and easy to make from scratch.

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Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins Ingredients

  • Gluten free rolled oats (I used gluten free certified and organic)
  • Sorghum flour (rice or buckwheat flour works too)
  • Apple sauce
  • Plant milk (any will work)
  • Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Egg / or flax “egg”
  • Vegan butter or use oil
  • Maple sugar or coconut sugar
  • Apple cider vinegar + baking soda
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon (optional)

See complete printable recipe below in recipe card.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins With Crumb Topping

The crumble topping on these gluten free blueberry muffins muffins resembles the crumble that I used on my vegan gluten free apple pie that I previously made, but with a few modifications. The crumb topping will add so much flavor and texture.

Crumb Topping Ingredients

  • coconut sugar
  • gluten free flour
  • avocado oil
  • cinnamon
  • rolled oats

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins Recipe Variations 

Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Add 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest (one lemon is plenty for this much) to the batter, also swap the apple cider vinegar with lemon juice.

Healthy oatmeal blueberry muffins (gluten free, dairy free + vegan option) great for busy mornings when you need a quick clean eating breakfast. Quick simple and easy to make gluten free oatmeal blueberry muffins – no refined sugar, no milk but still moist and tender.

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins With Sugar Or Other Sweetener

Baking with granulated type of sugar helps the muffins to be soft and airy, that’s why I used a granulated maple sugar. Alternatively you can use coconut sugar. In order to use less sugar in the muffin recipe I also added some stevia extract to balance out the sweetness. But feel free to use maple syrup or honey if that’s your choice.

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins With Nuts

Stir 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds or hazelnuts into the batter before adding the blueberries. You can also use chopped nuts to the crumb topping for a uniquely delicious blueberry streusel muffin.

Gluten Free Banana Blueberry Muffins

Replaced the apple sauce required in the recipe with mashed bananas, they will providing the moist and binding properties necessary to obtain a perfect texture.

Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins

I used coconut milk as a substitute for the regular milk but there are many other dairy free, milk alternatives like almond, cashew, hemp or oat milk -they all work.

Instead of regular butter I used a plant based butter, but you can easily use some unflavored oil, like avocado or grape seed.

Vegan Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

This recipe is entirely dairy free already, to make it also vegan swap the eggs with a flax egg. Which is basically ground flax seeds mixed with water. And let the mixture gelatinize for a 5 minutes before using.

Healthy blueberry muffins recipe (gluten free, dairy free + vegan option) with streusel topping. Easy gluten free blueberry muffins made with clean eating ingredients like oatmeal and apple sauce – great for kids and even toddlers. Healthy moist gluten free blueberry muffins simple and easy to make from scratch.

Tips For Perfect Gluten Free Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins

  • Toss the blueberries in the dry flour before mixing all with wet ingredients. This will keep the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the muffin.
  • Apple cider vinegar gives these gluten free blueberry muffins a distinctive, slightly tangy flavor that a buttermilk usually gives. The acid combined with baking soda helps these muffins rise high.
  • Get moist gluten free dairy free blueberry muffins with adding oil or vegan butter.
  • Over-mixing the batter can cause tough muffins. This is because you ruin the air bubbles – that’s what gives you fluffy muffins.
  • Fresh blueberries or frozen both work. Be warned that if you choose frozen, the muffin batter may get a little of a blueberry-purple color.

How To Store These Gluten Free Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins

Once the blueberry muffins have completely cooled, place them in a freezer bag or an air tight container. These gluten free muffins are good frozen up to 3 months.

To defrost just place them in the refrigerator overnight, and they’re ready to go in the morning.

During the cold season they can stay on the kitchen counter (covered) for up 4-5 days . In the summer these gluten free blueberry muffins don’t really hold up more than two days. 

More Gluten Free Dairy Free Breakfast Recipes You Might Like:

Enjoy this gluten free blueberry muffin recipe and leave me a comment if you make it.

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Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins Dairy Free Vegan
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Gluten Free Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins With Crumble Topping

Healthy gluten free dairy free blueberry muffins recipe + vegan option – soft, fluffy, not overly sweet and full of juicy blueberry deliciousness . Fort extra flavor these gluten and dairy free free blueberry muffins are finished with a sweet and crunchy cinnamon streusel (or crumble topping) that we all love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan Inspired
Servings: 10 blueberry muffins
Calories: 191.3kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

First mix these ingredients (let soak for 5 minutes)

  • 1/2 cup plant milk - I used coconut milk
  • 1 large egg - make a flax “egg” if you want them vegan
  • 1 cup apple sauce - mashed bananas will work too
  • 6 tbsp plant based butter - or oil (I used miyoko’s butter )
  • 1.5 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats - organic

Then add the rest to form the muffin dough

Muffin Crumble Topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. If necessary, lightly grease the muffin cups or add cupcake liners. Set aside.

Mix the first batch of ingredients

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients, mix well then add the rolled oats and fold together until well incorporated. Let them soak for 5-10 min. 

Add the rest of ingredients

  • On top of previously made mixture add the dry ingredients + blueberries, slightly mix the blueberries to get them coated with flour then everything well until the all dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins, filling each about three-fourths full. 

Make The Crumble (Streusel) Topping

  • While the muffins are resting, prepare the crumble topping. Add all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix with a fork to combine. 
  • Sprinkle the topping evenly on top of the unbaked muffins. Bake the muffins at 400 F for 10 minutes then reduce the temperature to 375 F and bake for another 25 minutes until golden brown. (This will prevent the crumble topping from browning too much).
  • Cool the muffins in the pan on a rack for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool. These gluten free blueberry muffins are great served barely warm or at room temperature.   

Notes

This recipe yields about 10 normal size muffins or 12 smaller muffins.
 

Tips For Perfect Gluten Free Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins

 
  • Toss the blueberries in the dry flour before mixing all with wet ingredients. This will keep the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the muffin.
  • If you don’t have apple sauce, mashed bananas will work beautifully too.
  • Apple cider vinegar gives these gluten free blueberry muffins a distinctive, slightly tangy flavor that a buttermilk usually gives. The acid combined with baking soda helps these muffins rise high.
  • Over mixing the batter can cause tough muffins. This is because you ruin the air bubbles – that’s what gives you fluffy muffins.
  • Fresh blueberries or frozen both work. Be warned that if you choose frozen, the muffin batter may get a little of a blueberry-purple color.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 191.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.6g | Fat: 8.8g | Sodium: 169.1mg | Potassium: 35.3mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 6.9g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.

Recipe Rating




Janice

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

I made a batch of these gluten free bluberry muffins this morning and I also added some strawberry. I fed them to my non gluten free kids who ate them up never knowing they're gluten free )))

HealthyTasteOfLife

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Yes these muffins are so good you don't realize they're "special" :)