Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins

Follow this simple recipe to make delicious gluten free blackberry muffins. You would never know that these are gluten free. They taste amazing and have the perfect texture! The blackberries give a little tart burst that compliments the sweet muffin perfectly.

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12 oz Blackberries

1/2 cup Vegetable oil

1/4 cup Milk

1 tsp Vanilla extract

1/2 cup Granulated sugar

1 Egg

1 cup Gluten free all purpose flour

1/4 tsp Baking soda

1 tsp Baking powder

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Salt

Gluten Free Flour Recommendations

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King Arthur – 1:1 substitute for all purpose flour. This is the flour that I used for this recipe! It’s perfect for converting your favorite recipes into gluten free versions.

Bob’s Red Mill – 1:1 substitute for all purpose flour. Bob’s Red Mill is sold at most major grocery stores so this one is easy to find.

Namaste – 1:1 substitute for all purpose flour. This one is organic so it’s more expensive because of that.


I used one 12oz package of fresh blackberries for this recipe in the mixture and then one blackberry from the other package to top each of the muffins. You could get by with just a single 12oz package to make these muffins. Another option would be to use frozen blackberries. If you choose to use frozen berries be sure to let them thaw before mashing them.

Oil Options

The recipe ingredients calls for vegetable oil. You could easily substitute for canola oil or a healthier oil option if that is your preference.

How to Make Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Prepare your muffin tin with muffin liners or rub the bottoms and sides with an oil to prevent the muffins from sticking.

Mash the blackberries

Add 12 oz of blackberries to a bowl and mash them with a potato masher or fork.

Mix the wet ingredients

In another bowl, add the oil, milk, egg, vanilla and sugar. Use either a stand mixer or electric hand mixer to beat the mixture until it is combined.

Add the dry ingredients

Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to the wet mixture. Beat with your mixture until all ingredients are well combined.

Fold in the mashed blackberries

Add the mashed blackberries to the bowl and carefully fold them into the mixture.

Bake them!

Pour the mixture into the muffin tin filling them about 3/4 to the top.

Then top each muffin with a blackberry and sprinkle with some granulated sugar.

Bake the muffins for 25 – 30 minutes or until they are fully cooked and brown on the top.

Gluten free blackberry muffins

Recipe Notes:


This recipe will make between 10 and 12 muffins.


Store the muffins in an airtight container or zip lock back and keep them in refrigerator. They will last up to 5 days.

How to freeze

First wrap in aluminum foil.  Then place the muffins in a freezer storage bag and freeze for up to 6 months.

Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword gluten free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes


  • 12 oz Blackberries
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  2. In a small bowl, mash blackberries

    Mashed blackberries in a metal bowl.
  3. In large bowl beat oil, milk, vanilla and sugar and egg until combined (about 3 minutes)

    Oil, milk, vanilla, sugar and egg beaten in a bowl.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix until combined with wet ingredients

    Dry and wet ingredients mixed together in bowl to make gluten free muffins.
  5. Add the mashed blackberries to the large bowl of ingredients and fold into the mixture

    All ingredients mixed together to make blackberry muffins.
  6. Pour the mixture into a prepared muffin tin.

    Mixture poured into muffin tin before it is baked.
  7. Top each muffin with a little extra sugar and berries (optional)

  8. Bake muffins for 25-30 minutes or until fully cooked and brown on top

  9. Let muffins cool for at least 10 minutes before serving

Substitutions & Variations to Recipe

Not gluten free

If this recipe sounds good to you but you want to make it with regular wheat flour simply substitute the gluten free flour with a regular wheat all purpose flour mix.

Dairy Free

If you are looking for a dairy free alternative, replace the milk with your favorite non-dairy milk such as almond, oat, soy etc.


Similar to the dairy free option, replace the milk with a non dairy milk. For the egg, substitute applesauce. You can use 1/4 cup of applesauce in place of the egg.

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