Plastic Free: Gluten and Soy Free Naked Muffins Recipe

With our recent diagnosis requiring a gluten & soy free diet, I began to rely on pre-made GF convenience foods like Whole Foods GF blueberry muffins. I had always baked from scratch our food but was now overwhelmed with the idea of learning to bake entirely gluten-free. Several months later, I’ve now experimented with all kinds of gluten & soy free basic recipes during our plastic free-living project since I can no longer purchase those packaged GF foods.

I decided to take Amanda’s Naked Muffins recipe and convert it to a gluten free recipe. It’s now a staple in our plastic free kitchen. This morning we enjoyed this recipe with blackberries added.

Gluten Free Naked Muffins

I’ve figured that the cost of this batch of muffins as under $3.00/dozen compared to $7.00/4 for Whole Foods GF blueberry muffins.


  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of Melted Butter or Melted Coconut Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/2 cup Tapicoa Flour
  • 1/2 cup Potato Starch
  • 1 t. Xanthan gum
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2-1 Cup of Extras (if you are using frozen berries, make sure to dry them well, you don’t need any extra added moisture)


Preheat your oven to 350°.  Use either muffin liners or lightly oil or butter your muffin tins.

In a mixing bowl, cream together your butter and sugar. Then beat in your eggs and vanilla extract.

Then add your flours, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt into the bowl; mix well.

Next add your milk and mix throughly.  Fold in your extras you have decided to add until just mixed.

Fill each cup 3/4 full.

Bake for about 20 minutes or until just browned on top.

Serve warm with a glass of milk, enjoy!

14 thoughts on “Plastic Free: Gluten and Soy Free Naked Muffins Recipe”

  1. What type of store do you purchase these “healthier” ingredients (ie: tapioca flour, brown rice flour, potato starch)? I have never heard of these nor seen them, but I am trying to be more healthy in 2013 including baking healthier foods at home. I wouldn’t know where to start finding some of these things!

    1. Great question, Leila. We purchase many of our products through The prices for items such as Bob’s Red Mill potato starch or tapioca flour is much cheaper than Whole Foods and with a $49 order it’s free shipping. I get many of my nonperishables through them and love it. Convenience without a superstore.

    1. I’m so glad that you found us, Jenn. I’m hoping to share some more of our basic baking recipes soon. Come back for another visit when you can.

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