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Gluten Free Corn Muffins Recipe

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I feel like corn muffins are one of those recipes that everyone loves and nobody thinks to make. I always make corn bread but decided one night that gluten free corn muffins needed their chance to shine.

I often make corn bread when we have things like ribs or chili for dinner and then we usually eat the leftover cornbread for breakfast the next day. I figured since we’d be eating it for breakfast, corn muffins would be the way to go.

And I’m so glad I made that decision. It had been so long since I had had corn muffins that I had forgotten how much I love them. There’s just something so simple and delicious about them.

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My 4-year-old pretty much fell in love with them too. She could not get enough and has been asking for more corn muffins ever since.

Luckily for me (and you), these muffins are a cinch to make, you can make a big double batch, and they freeze really well. You can defrost them at room temperature or you can defrost them quickly in a warm oven or toaster oven.

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I also make my gluten free corn muffins dairy free since my daughter is lactose intolerant. I use unsweetened coconut milk (my non-dairy milk of choice for baking) but if you don’t need a dairy free version, you can use your milk of choice.

I also use avocado oil in the recipe, which is a neutral-tasting oil. So if you don’t have avocado oil on hand, vegetable oil or canola oil would work just fine.

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If you want to turn the muffins into corn bread, reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup (unless you like it on the sweeter side) and bake it in an 8×8 baking dish at 400°F for 20-25 minutes. This really is a great versatile gluten free recipe to add to your recipe collection.

As I mentioned before, I love these muffins with savory dishes like ribs, BBQ chicken, or chili but my absolutely favorite way to eat them is toasted on a buttered griddle. SO. GOOD. It’s like diner style at home. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Corn Muffins Recipe

Sharon L.
Gluten Free Corn Muffins are great for breakfast, a dinner side, or toasted on a buttered griddle. Fabulous!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Gluten Free
Servings 12 1 muffin
Calories 188.66 kcal


  • 1.25 All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 Xanthan Gum
  • 0.75 Fine Corn Meal (Goya)
  • 0.5 Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Baking Powder
  • 0.5 Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 Unsweetened Coconut Milk Or dairy milk
  • 0.33 Avocado Oil Or vegetable oil
  • 2 Egg Room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the gluten free flour, xanthan gum, corn meal, sugar, baking powder, and sea salt.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, oil, and eggs. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared muffin tin, dividing it equally between the 12 cups.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes (see notes for baking time). Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing and cooling on a wire rack.


Calories: 188.66kcalCarbohydrates: 27.83gProtein: 3.38gFat: 7.08gSaturated Fat: 0.85gSodium: 19.54mgFiber: 0.17gSugar: 8.67g
Keyword Baked, Baking, Breakfasts, Corn, Family Meals and Snacks, Gluten Free, Gluten Free Baking, Muffins, Side Dishes, Snacks
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