While experimenting with a gluten-free diet, I realized I needed my muffins. It took a few tries, but I honestly think that these are just as good as the original. The tops always come out pretty too. This is gluten free and can be corn free. Feel free to experiment and add whatever fruit you like, or even nuts. Happy cooking and good eating.


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20 mins
15 mins
35 mins
24 medium or 12 large muffins


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease two 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper liners.

  • Sift rice flour, millet flour, tapioca flour, date sugar, arrowroot starch, xanthan gum, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and ginger together in a large bowl.

  • Mix buttermilk, egg yolks, vegetable oil, and honey together in a separate bowl. Pour over the rice flour mixture and mix until all the flour is incorporated. Fold in blueberries.

  • Beat egg whites in a large bowl with an electric mixer until almost stiff. Fold into the batter gently; batter should be very porous. Pour batter into muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

White or brown rice flour is fine. If you use white sugar instead of date sugar, omit the honey. Substitute cornstarch for the arrowroot if preferred. Use guar gum instead of xanthan gum if preferred. Nutmeg can be used instead of ground ginger.

Substitute fruit-flavored kefir for the buttermilk if desired. Use melted butter instead of oil if preferred. Agave can be used in place of honey.

If making 12 large muffins, increase baking time to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

347 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 61.4g; fat 10.9g; cholesterol 39.6mg; sodium 281.5mg. Full Nutrition