Muffins are such a great thing. Let’s be honest. We all love a cheeky muffin with a coffee or just as a breakfast snack. They are both an indulgent treat and a substantial snack when you want them to be.
These recipes show the best of the savoury muffin recipes out there. These can often be healthier but not always. Often they serve as a treat for those who don’t have such a sweet tooth.
Moreover, these recipes are gluten free. Therefore, they are comparatively healthy but can also be enjoyed by a broader range of people. After all, just because you are coeliac or have gluten intolerance, doesn’t mean you should go without.
Hopefully, these recipes can inspire your next day of baking. We think they make a great centrepiece from any occasion, from kids parties to a more sophisticated gathering.
These gluten free savoury muffin recipes will have you covered no matter what.
First we have a classic cheese muffin recipe. They use English Cheddar. This is a sharp semi hard cheese that melts well but has a strong cheesy flavour that comes through even in baked goods.
These are great for your kids lunch boxes. They are also a great way to use up different ingredients that probably already exist in your pantry.
The recipe is a great one to do with kids to get them involved in making their own lunch. They will love the satisfaction of cooking for themselves and it will get them interested in different flavour combos.
Do you prefer something sweet? See our Gluten Free Hot Cross Bun Recipes
Next on our list of gluten free savoury muffin recipes we have one that uses some ingredients common in Europe, but not so common in US cuisine.
They remain easy to get at stores, but give the classic savoury muffin a euro-centric twist. This makes them great for a mid afternoon treat in the summer sun.
The recipe uses Feta cheese are a flavouring. Feta is a Greek cheese that is really crumbly and a little salty. It is really yummy if you haven’t already had it. Moreover, it gives a totally different texture to this muffin that you just wouldn’t get any other way.
Lastly, the slow roasted tomatoes add a complex savoury sweetness. This is a great addition to the butternut squash and carrot.
Not only is this muffin a flavour bomb, but it is also a healthy snack.
Chickpeas are an amazing ingredient. Have a go at our Gluten Free Chickpea Flatbread Recipes for a highly nutritious (and delicious) side.
This is another nuanced recipe that perfectly balances expectations of sweetness with a savoury surprise. The muffin remains sweet, savoury, and everything in between, all without gluten or cheese. Yep. These babies are dairy-free as well, making them perfect for the lactose intolerant and vegans.
Use any wheat alternative flour you like. Also, you can get really creative with this recipe by customising it to your tastes. Your choice of herbs is a great way to get creative. Experiment with thyme, oregano, tarragon, or whatever takes your fancy.
Incidentally, the author of this recipes chooses to sprinkle hemp seeds on the top for a nutritional kick as well as a textural crunch. It’s a handy tip that you might want to incorporate in other recipes.
If you like that balance between sweet and savoury, try our Gluten Free Sweet Potato Recipes
This is the kind of muffin you could serve to your gramps and he would love it. He’d also be totally unaware that it lacked gluten. and also be totally none the wiser to the recipe lacking gluten.
These bacon and cheese muffins are real crowd-pleasers. They are so satisfying and a great lunch time snack, as well as being somewhat indulgent if still mainly healthy.
The addition of bacon will put some off, but for the meat eaters here this is heaven. And if you if veggie you, could include a bacon alternative to achieve a that great smokey flavour that balances the sharp cheese so well.
The inclusion of mustard is also something we love. It really deepens the flavour and takes it to another level.
Want more bacon? See our Best Bacon Recipes to Make at Home
This is another recipe that is all about balancing sweet and savoury notes (as is our easy gluten-free hoisin sauce recipe too).
What we mean is that most of the ingredients would be considered savoury in most people’s books. However, baking them in a muffin really brings out their sweetness.
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Also, the sweetcorn adds crunch and texture to the otherwise soft muffin. And there’s something very classically American about corn kernels in a baked treat.
Perhaps the best thing about this recipe is that, like the others, the muffins are pretty healthy. And they taste great – of course.
Do you like to start the day for a nutritious breakfast? Maybe our Gluten Free Toasted Muesli Granola Recipes will appeal.
These muffins take inspiration from the that most brilliant of Italian inventions – the pizza.
When gluten free pizza bases miss the mark and you want something soft, these muffins are bang on target.
The perfect treat for a picnic or packed lunch, these muffins are bound to make the whole park or office jealous.
This recipe instructs the reader to create a well of tomato sauce in the middle of the muffin, like the chocolatey centre of a triple choc muffin. The sauce gives you the tangy freshness and acidity of tomato and moistens the muffin. Clever and yummy.
Have you tried baking with chia seeds? Why not attempt one of our Almond Chia Seed Bread Recipes?
We love these Eurocentric recipes. They make the muffins feel more classy and sophisticated, yet remain comparatively easy to knock together.
Pumpkin and spinach abundant when they are in season and they are the perfect match to salty, crumbly Feta cheese.
Packed full of nutritious veggies and calcium-rich cheese, these are another healthy lunchbox snack.
And a personal tip from the ever hungry team as Eatability is to add a pinch of grated nutmeg to the mix. It really lifts the flavours.
Are you a fan of cooking with coconut flour? If not, maybe our Coconut Flour Recipes will get you motivated.
Spinach and ricotta is a classic Italian flavour combo that is championed for a reason. It is the perfect blend of nutritious greens with a creamy and tasty cheese.
The ricotta definitely can get a little lost in the muffin in terms of flavour. It’s not the punchiest of cheeses out there it is often coveted for its texture rather than taste. This is exactly what it brings to this muffin.
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As we’ve said before, gluten free recipes can be a bit dry. The addition of ricotta counteracts this. The ricotta helps keep the muffin quite moist and works well with the spinach and garlic flavours.
Overall, like all of our gluten free savoury muffin recipes, it’s a winner.
Take a look at our Gluten Free Porridge Recipes for some brekkie ideas.
Now these are the true king of all breakfast muffins. Forget the grains and nut muffins that are always the last to go at the breakfast buffet, these muffins are the bomb. They will be a versatile and nutritional addition to your baking repertoire.
Moreover, not only are they healthy but really practical. Make them ahead of time and you have a breakfast muffin for every day of the week. Take them to work and show off your baking skills.
The corn has that mild sweetness you desire in the muffin and the cheese brings out the savoury notes.
If you really want to make this a substantial breakfast and you have a few moments to spare, simply fry an egg and put it on top for a substantial, healthy, and filling breakfast to start your day.
Another great breakfast favourite is the humble pancake. See our Gluten Free Pancake Recipes for suggestions
These are a twist on a classic Greek dish called Spanakopita. Spanakopita is a fabulous vegetarian dish which is basically a spinach and feta filo pie. Traditionally, it’s made with filo pastry, but this recipe flips the classic into a fun muffin.
The muffin is really moist and tasty and can make any lunch feel special and gourmet.
The addition of pine nuts is a smart move. They add crunchy along with a pleasant nutty taste.
These muffins are ideal for breakfast, lunch or a mid afternoon snack.
Love bread, but struggle with gluten? See our Gluten Free Flaxseed Bread Recipes
As you can see there is a whole world to explore in terms of savoury muffins. Many of them are really versatile snacks you could have at any time of the day. And often you can make them ahead and freeze them for future use.
Our gluten free savoury muffin recipes are a super practical and easy way to pack loads of nutritious ingredients into something handheld and tasty. Make these muffins today and have them for breakfast, put them in your kids lunchboxes, or take them to work with you.