Tuesday, May 14, 2013

290. Gluten Free Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Blueberry muffins are a family favorite in our home.  We look forward to blueberry season in our neck of the woods each year.

What I enjoy the most about these muffins is the streusel topping--the crunchy, sweet nuggets add the right amount of texture to the soft muffin.  I love them when they are warm on the first day.  They do reheat in the microwave well too.

The blueberries are perfect when they are at their best: sweet and plump.  I have only used fresh berries to make these so I do not know how frozen blueberries would work.  If you try them, please leave me a comment and let me know so I can update the recipe for others.

Recipe: Gluten Free Blueberry Streusel Muffins
Adapted from King Arthur Flour

Makes 12 muffins

1/2 cup almond meal
1 cup white rice flour, fine (see note below)
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
* To make them not gluten free substitute the above flours with 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour.

2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup soft butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1-1/2 cup fresh blueberries


1/3 cup white rice
3 teaspoons tapioca starch
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons soft butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cup cake/muffin tin with 12 liners.

In a medium bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients: almond meal, white rice flour, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, baking powder and nutmeg.  Stir with wire whisk until well combined, set aside.

In a large bowl, combine sugar and butter.  Blend on medium speed until butter is light in color.

Add eggs one at a time and blend in.  Add vanilla and milk.

Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to combine.

Add blueberries and gently fold them in. If you over stir the batter the blueberries will break apart and turn your muffins purple.

Add batter to liners. Fill to the top;  it is okay if they are a little over full.

To make topping: Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.  Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly (see picture below).

Add topping generously to the top of each uncooked muffin (see picture below).

Bake for 25 minutes or until the tops are firm to the touch.  Remove and transfer to wire rack and let cool.

NOTE:  I buy my white and brown rice flour at an Asian Market called H Mart.  The flour is blended finer than most major brands.  This can be ordered on line if you don't have access to a store near you. It does make a difference in the texture of your baked goods.

Written by Sherron Watson


  1. Yum - these look delicious ... I'd love to have these whipped up for me

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