Gluten Free Lemon Raspberry Muffins
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These healthy gluten free lemon raspberry muffins make a quick snack or breakfast on the go. The flavor is so bright and delicious!
I love the versatility and convenience of muffins. They’re great to have on hand for a quick snack or breakfast, so I always try to have some in my pantry or freezer.
Raspberry and lemon make one of my favorite flavor combinations. These gluten free lemon raspberry muffins are a popular quick, healthy snack in my house. The taste is so bright and summery.
These muffins are moist and delicious right out of the oven. The lemon zest gives them a great lemony flavor, and the raspberries add just the right amount of tanginess.
Gluten Free Lemon Raspberry Muffin Tips
I like to use fresh raspberries for these muffins. If you use frozen berries, they end up being too wet as a result of the extra moisture in the frozen berries. But if that’s all you have on hand, you can use the frozen berries and cut back a bit on the applesauce.
Blueberries can be substituted with equally delicious results. Again, fresh berries are best.
These gluten free lemon raspberry muffins taste best the day they’re made. Store the muffins at room temperature in an airtight container for up to two days. If you won’t eat them all within a couple days, you can freeze the extras for a day when you need to grab a quick snack. Simply defrost on the counter or in the oven.
Try my mixed berry muffins and gluten free lemon bread for other delicious summer treats.
Gluten Free Lemon Raspberry Muffins
- 2 cups gluten free flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil cooled a bit
- 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 3/4 cup plain applesauce
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Zest of one lemon (about a teaspoon)
- Juice of one lemon (about 1/4 cup)
- 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place cupcake liners in a greased muffin pan.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, applesauce, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Fold in the raspberries.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
- Place the muffin pan on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes, then carefully remove the muffins from the pan to cool completely on the cooling rack.
This recipe costs a total of $7.52 to make, or $.63 per serving. Make these delicious muffins for a fun summer treat.
Check out my raspberry vanilla overnight oats for another delicious recipe that features fresh berries.
Note: This recipe was originally published in 2012, and it was updated in 2021.
Love the ingredients BUT something is wrong. Tops were burned and interior was uncooked- still very wet batter.
What kind of gluten free flour did you use? And what oven temperature? The tops shouldn’t be able to burn at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
These came out great! I didn’t have all the ingredients and had to make some changes because of allergies in our family. Used 1/2 the amount of coconut oil and replaced the rest with avocado oil. Used oat milk and had to add about 1/3 cup extra because batter seemed a little thick. Omitted vanilla and did 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1/4 cup coconut sugar (instead of 1/2 cup maple syrup) Traded out the eggs for 3 flax eggs. Also, because of all the changes, I added a small bowl of water in the bottom of our oven to make sure they came out moist. I used mini muffin pans for about 16-19 minutes. Thank you for this recipe!
Hi. I followed the recipe exactly and can’t figure out why mine came out this strange grey color. It did give us a good laugh. Are they meant to be hardly sweet at all? I don’t mind that but my daughter said they weren’t sweet at all.
Melissa, did you use frozen berries? It sounds like their color bled throughout the batter, causing this discoloration. And regarding the sweetness, if you’re used to highly sweetened store-bought muffins, these will taste quite a bit less sweet. They’re meant to be a healthier snack.