Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins for your weekday breakfasts. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I don’t want to look at the calendar right now because it means we are really close to Summer coming to an end and the school hustle will set in and before you know it, I’ll have an 8 year old and then it’s Christmas and AHHHHHHHH.  I just had to pause and catch my breath. Oh, wait. My birthday is coming up. I will be in my late 30s. Closer to 40. Not freaking out about THAT or anything. Don’t want to talk about that week where I woke up drenched in sweat. Nope. Let’s not discuss that. Don’t want to talk about how my hair stylist cut too much hair off and now my dreams of having an a-line bob are shattered…until I grow all that hair back again. Not a bummer AT ALL.

Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins for your weekday breakfasts. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Let me show you one of my coping mechanisms. It’s called BAKING! I don’t normally use this coping mechanism because it coincides with another one of my coping mechanisms- EATING and then all of sudden I’m working on two coping mechanisms at once and things are alllllllllllllllllllllll crazy up in my world. Willpower has to find its way in somehow….

Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins for your weekday breakfasts. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Really, I’m fine. I swear. I wanted to have something to get excited about for breakfast this week. Enter these Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins. They’re actually made mostly with almond flour. They taste like a cross between a cornbread muffin, a blueberry muffin and a bran muffin. But there’s something about the egg that makes it kinda like a macaron.  The top is crispy and the insides are studded with juicy blueberries. I want to eat one warm, in a bowl with a dollop of Greek yogurt on top.

BTW, in this food fantasy, I’m not stress eating it. Just enjoying it…like a non stressed person eating a delicious muffin.

Let’s gather our ingredients:

Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins for your weekday breakfasts. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

No flour here!  Just cornmeal, almond flour, salt and baking soda.

This is the kind of gluten free baking I enjoy. The kind with regular ingredients.

No weird gums and wacko flours.

Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins for your weekday breakfasts. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Prep your muffin tin.

Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins for your weekday breakfasts. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Butter, sugar, lemon zest get creamed.

Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins for your weekday breakfasts. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Bloop! Use a hand mixer. 

Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins for your weekday breakfasts. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I forgot to take a picture of the egg because I WAS TOO BUSY SNAPCHATTING IT.

That’s right. Snapchat.

User name: tshutterbean

I like snapchat more than Instagram Stories. Mostly because I invested a lot of time in figuring out Snapchat and now I HAVE TO START OVER AND FIGURE OUT INSTAGRAM STORIES. I don’t know what I am going to do. I think I am just going to continue being silly on snapchat and maybe let some of the silly trickle over into Instagram.  SO MANY WAYS TO SHARE NOW.

And so many things to think of at the same time…like getting a shot of an egg.

Mix them in one at a time and then mix in the dry ingredients.

Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins for your weekday breakfasts. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Bloop! berries.

Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins for your weekday breakfasts. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

All loaded up.

Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins for your weekday breakfasts. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

TEXTURE.

Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins for your weekday breakfasts. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Goodness.

Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins for your weekday breakfasts. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Letting them cool is torture.

Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins for your weekday breakfasts. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Breakfast this week got a whole lot better.

Gluten Free Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

makes 12

recipe adapted from Martha Stewart Magazine

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup fine cornmeal
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • grated zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a standard 12- cup muffin tin with baking cups.  In a small bowl, whisk together almond flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Beat butter with sugar, lemon zest on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add dry ingredients and beat until just combined. Fold in blueberries.

Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Sprinkle tops with sugar. Bake until golden and tops spring back when lightly touched, about 25-30 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes in tin, then transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.

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  • Jenna

    These look great, I think I’ll make them next week for my blueberry fanatic kid! I love your Snapchatting! It’s kind of a replacement for your podcast to me, I think you would make a great tv host! I don’t really spend much time on Instagram, too much social media makes me procrastinate more!

  • Monica B.

    Good Morning! Blueberries are my favorite fruit in food, and blueberry muffins are at the top of the list. These look delicious – if I were there, I’d be finger licking the raw mix before baking. I’m one of those. 😉 Hair – I asked for a long-to-the-neck pixie cut so I could have the option of curls. She gave me a short above the ear feathered something out of the who knows where hair cut. (AND I came in with a photograph.) UGH! It’s been 90 days and it’s a slow grow. Two words: Black cohosh. For nighttime (my best friend swears by it), and lots of cool fresh water throughout the day are mighty helpful (my first aid). 😉 I’m thinking like Jenna, a tv show??

  • Aj

    This recipe comes at a perfect time as we are on our way to the blueberry farm this morning! We have some almond meal in the freezer. Is that the same as almond flour?

    • Jenny

      From Tracy’s picture I can tell that she’s using almond meal and not almond flour. Almond four are blanched ground almonds without skins resulting in a finer and smoother texture which is great in macarons but I think almond meal will be fine for muffins here. It’s what I’ll be using.

  • Jamie

    These look deliciously hearty – yum! And who wouldn’t like a blueberry cornbread bran macaron?

  • Jenny

    Do you think these would work with raspberries? I bought raspberries yesterday instead of blueberries and would love to be able to use them in this recipe but they are juicier.

  • Megan

    Color me intrigued! Let’s just pretend for a moment that soothing oneself with baked goods is totally healthy, shall we? Just for a minute — that’s all.

  • Ronni

    I’m loving the cornmeal recipes, lately. It’s one of my favorite baking ingredients that I tend to forget about.
    I enjoy (that’s not the right word) hearing other people’s hair woes. I wanted a layered bob and I got a straight bob. Like, straight straight. It looks like a helmet. Sigh. I’ve been taking collagen. I don’t know if it actually work, but I THINK it does.
    I love your snapcats, but I recently made the decision to delete the app because it takes up so.much.space. So I’m glad that you’re posting to Instagram, too. It’s not quite the same, but I enjoy it. Like someone above said, it’s like a substitute to the podcast, which was one of my faves.

  • Jenn

    think I might give these a go with traditional wheat flour. If anyone tries the OG flour with luck, let me know!

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  • Gerty

    Hey can I use coconut flour instead of almond?

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