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We try to have a special breakfast every Sunday since it is the only day where we are not running off to work or errands. This Sunday my family gladly accepted a late breakfast because I was making gluten-free English muffins (English muffins had been cut out when we started removing gluten from our diets). The muffins are easy to make, delicious and were a big hit this morning. They were served with a small amount of butter and honey — along with a side of kefir and herbal tea.

english muffin


  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 cup millet flour
  • 2 tsp guar gum
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
  • 1/2 cup room temperature almond milk
  • pinch of raw sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Whisk together the flours, guar gum and sea salt.
  2. Mix the warm water and room temperature almond milk; add the raw sugar and yeast and stir. Set aside until the yeast begins to bloom.
  3. Add the bloomed yeast to the dry ingredients. Add the oil, honey and eggs. Mix thoroughly. It will be more like a thick muffin batter than a bread dough.
    muffin batter
  4. Allow the dough to rest for a few minutes.
  5. Spoon the dough into eight English muffin rings, and smooth out the dough with the back of a wet spoon.
    muffin dough
  6. Place the baking sheet into a warm oven and allow the dough to rise until it is double in height (15 – 20 minutes).
  7. Bake in the center of a 350 degree oven for about 20 -25 minutes, until firm and slightly golden.
  8. Remove and cool on a wire rack.
  9. Fork split in half, and toast.
  10. Wrap leftover muffins in tinfoil and freeze for another meal or two.

Source: Glutenfree Goddess

Comments on: "Gluten-free English Muffins" (2)

  1. Very cool. Is there a good substitute for guar gum?

    • xantham gum is a good substitute for guar gum and is available in most grocery stores and co-ops. If you cannot find it in your area, both products can be found online.

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