I thought it was high time for the Best Gluten-Free English Muffin Recipes featured on gfe to have a solo spotlight and April 23, which is English Muffin Day just passed so, here we are! (Previously, you could find the English Muffin recipes in this part of my ongoing Bountiful Bread Basket series.) Plus, I wanted to add the additional new and terrific English muffin recipes I’ve discovered recently. Spoiler alert: You’re going to love them all!
Note that the best gluten-free English Muffin recipes are labeled for additional allergy-free and special diet status according to the individual authors’ labeling and the information available from their posts. However, I do not label recipes as nut-free unless the author has identified them that way as I don’t know the nut-free status of individual ingredients.
~ 2-Minute Paleo English Muffins—Two Ways from Running to the Kitchen ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, paleo, primal
The first option is a microwave paleo version of a traditional English Muffin and the second option is a Cinnamon-Raisin English Muffin version.
Reader reviews: “These are really good, especially the cinnamon and raisins ones.” and “This is a genius recipe! Seriously–I found it and immediately went to make a cinnamon raisin one for myself, and I’m completely smitten.” and “You are a genius. I am so in love with these…and 2 minutes?! I made them for breakfast today and bedtime snack again tonight. So stinking good. Thank you!”
~ 90-Second Keto English Muffin from Big Man’s World ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, yeast free, gum free, keto, with egg-free, vegan option
Reader reviews: “So happy I stumbled upon this recipe! After changing my diet, I missed having an english muffin in the morning. These were delicious and so easy.” and “So good and easy and quick to make!!” and “Wow, these worked so perfectly with eggs Benedict! Knocked my socks off. I am gonna double or triple the recipe next time so I can have more on hand.”
~ Brit Bits from Chacha’s Gluten-Free Kitchen ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan
Kathryn said: “Giving each side a quick browning on a hot cast iron pan gives them the look of an English muffin but the texture isn’t too far from a biscuit even with all the flax meal.”
~ Cassava English Muffins from My Gluten-Free Cucina ~ gluten free, sugar free, vegetarian
~ Gluten-Free English Muffins from Fearless Dining ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegetarian, vegan
Sandi says: “If you love English muffins, wait until you try this homemade gluten-free English muffins recipe. Slightly crisp on the outside, soft on the inside with lots of nooks and crannies.”
Reader reviews: “Love these English muffins!”
~ Gluten-Free English Muffins from GF Jules ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian
Reader reviews: “Jules, I wanted you to know that I just received your flour and English muffin rings and made your english muffin recipe and it was delish!!! I am so excited!! I have ate 3 slices since it has came out of the oven.” and “Both my honey and my daughter said they were fabulous.”~ Gluten-Free English Muffins from Gluten-Free Goddess ~ gluten free, dairy free, with egg-free, vegan options
Reader reviews: “Love them! I made them last night for my 3-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. They had them for dessert with butter and strawberry jam. SO YUMMY and comforting.” and “They were absolutely yummy!” and “I made these tonight (ate late because of it, but well worth the wait). They turned out gorgeous, and SO tasty! I’m going to have one slathered with butter and homemade raspberry jam in the morning, and smile because they’re all MINE… and I’m not sharing!”
~ Gluten-Free English Muffins from Simply Quinoa~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegetarian
Reader reviews: “I just wanted to say THANK YOU SOOOOO Much for this recipe! These are just… Wonderful… Perfect… So delicious I ate five (FIVE) of the six the batch yielded… I replaced the sorghum and the tapioca fours with 1 cup of my gluten free flour blend (which has both flours in it) and then ate them with vegan butter. This will become my go to recipe for English muffins and gluten free flat bread. Thank you very much!” and “Made these this week but added 2 Tbsp of sugar because the quinoa I get is a tad bitter, even with rinsing, and I ground my quinoa into flour, have never found quinoa flakes. Even so, they were wonderful; beautifully moist and “bendable” for two full days at room temp (all sealed up). Then I froze them to prevent them getting any drier, will warm them with a tad bit of water to try & rehydrate. This will be a favorite of mine for sure.”
~ Grain-Free English Muffins from Primal Palate ~ gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, gum free, vegetarian, paleo, primal
Hayley said: “These English muffins take quite a bit of time, but they are fun to make, and even more fun to eat! I hope you enjoy them as much as we have!”
~ Gluten-Free Nut-Free Low-Carb Instant English Muffins from All Day I Dream About Food ~ gluten free, grain free, sugar free, paleo, primal, low carb, with dairy-free option
Reader reviews: “These english muffins are the BEST!! I make them at least once a week!” and “Such an easy and quick recipe! Love it!” and “I loved it!!” and “These are so good!”
~ Gluten-Free Quinoa English Muffins from Wendy Polisi ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, vegetarian, vegan
Wendy’s English muffins are made with a gluten-free flour blend that includes toasted quinoa flour (toasting quinoa flour removes any bitterness and adds a nutty factor). About her English muffins, she says: “They are just so darn good that even my hubby – who could generally be categorized as a bread hater – can’t pass them up. I’ve been making these for a few months now, and the kids still cheer when they realize I’m making them.
I love that not only do they work great as a quick breakfast, but they are also sensational for sandwiches and veggie burgers. They are a little bit of work to make, but they make a dozen and freeze well, so I’ve always found the effort well worth it. I just bought more muffin rings so that I could double the recipe and stock my freezer.”
~ Keto English Muffins from Cassidy’s Craveable Creations via Cook Eat Paleo ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian, paleo, primal, keto
~ Microwave Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin from The Big Man’s World ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, sugar free, paleo, primal
Reader reviews: “I am seriously loving this microwave English muffin.” and “Just tried this out- turned out perfect! I added way more raisins though.”
~Microwave English Muffin from The Big Man’s World ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, with sugar-free, paleo, vegan options
Arman says that gluten-free oat flour can be used in place of the peanut flour, but the resulting muffins will not be as fluffy.
Reader reviews: “So, I totally made your GF english muffin and loved it!” and “I made your English muffin with chia seeds in place of the egg the last time I made it- so good!”
~ Quick Paleo English Muffins from Beauty and the Foodie ~ gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, with dairy-free, sugar-free options
Reader reviews: “Hi! So glad to have found this recipe. I’ve tried many paleo “English muffin” recipes and all were pretty “meh” until this one. Thank you!!” and “Hi Stacey — this recipe is so good! The muffins are soft, moist and yet have a crunchy crust. They rise beautifully, have great texture. I made them savory, with just sea salt for seasoning and they didn’t taste “eggy” to me or to other people who tried them.”
~ Thomas-Style Gluten-Free English Muffins from Better Batter ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with rice-free, gum-free, dairy-free, egg-free options
Patrick says: “English muffins are a fan favorite around here – and much easier to make than you would imagine. A small addition of baking soda may not be traditional, but it really helps ensure perfect nooks and crannies!”
Reader reviews: “Hubby is making another batch right now!”
~ Thomas-Style Gluten-Free English Muffins from Let Them Eat Gluten-Free Cake ~ gluten free, vegetarian
Reader reviews: “Kim, you weren’t kidding, these are the BEST gluten-free English muffins of all time! Wowza!!!” and “I just consumed two of the English muffins and I’m in heaven. Your recipe is easy and fabulous.” and “Hi Kim, well you did it again. Thank you for a great recipe.” and “I made them this morning after the dough had been in the fridge for a few days and they were incredibly amazing! My husband couldn’t get over how delicious they were and he doesn’t even have to eat gluten-free! He said it was the best English muffin he had ever had and of course, I said the same! I know you know how I feel when I say I almost wanted to start crying!”
~ Whole Grain English Muffins from Tessa the Domestic Diva ~ gluten free, egg free, refined sugar free, with dairy-free, vegan option
Reader reviews: “I made these today and they are easy, delicious and a dream come true for me.” and “The recipe is awesome and forgiving – I added the chia meal to the dry ingreds instead of wet! I’m still fiddling with the flours to perfect the taste but I’m so proud to have made muffins that look and taste great. They even have a lovely texture.”
~ Yeasted Skillet Muffins from Fork and Beans ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan
Reader reviews: “I just made these and they are great! Puffed up beautifully and were soft and tender.” and “Just tried these this morning. Can’t believe how good they were!!! Husband said he likes them almost better than his regular English muffins.”
Now that you’ve checked out all the best gluten-free English Muffin recipes, you’ll want to click on the bread page on gfe to access all the recipes in the Bountiful Bread Basket series or click on individual links below the image to access preferred gluten-free bread recipe categories individually.
Part 1: This post (Top 20 Gluten-Free Bread Recipes: Loaves)
Part 7d: The Best Gluten-Free English Muffin Recipes (this post)
Originally published November 4, 2014; updated April 27, 2023.