These are just a basic vanilla muffins done gluten and diary free.  Add in what you want and make them special.  These are particularly yummy with berries, peaches, or cherries.  Or go wild and use chocolate chips instead of fresh chopped fruit.  Yum!  These aren’t super “healthy” muffins (but really, what muffin is?  Tee-hee!) but they are a great special day snack and delicious for a brunch.

Edit:  Here is a pic of the muffins made with slightly more sugar and fresh chopped cranberries that I posted on Once a Month Mom.  Enjoy!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Fresh Fruit & Vanilla Muffins

Makes about 16 muffins


1 cup sorghum flour

1 cup tapioca starch

3/4 cup sugar (you can up this to 1 cup if using tart fruit)

1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon xanthan gum

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup unsweetened milk substitute of choice (I like almond milk in this)

1 large egg

3 tablespoons oil (I use a light tasting olive)

1 1/2 tablespoon gluten free vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

1 1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen fruit of choice (If using frozen, to not thaw.  Stir into batter frozen.  do not chop small fruits, such as blueberries.)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line muffins tim with cupcake liners.  Set aside.


In a mixing bowl which the dry ingredients together.  Mix in the wet ingredients (except fruit) until batter is smooth using a mixer.  Do not over beat.  Fold in fruit.  Fill muffin tins 3/4 full with batter.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes at 35 until muffins are baked.  Check with a toothpick or thin sharp knife to see if batter is baked through.  Cool muffins on a wire rack.