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Horizontal image of a stack of three muffins surrounded by several more, with scattered lemon slices on a brown surface, with a white cloth in the background, against a sky blue backdrop.

Gluten-Free Honey Lemon Muffins

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x


Start the day off right with our gluten-free honey lemon muffins. They’re moist and light, sweet with a slight tang to each bite.


  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 3/4 cup sweet sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg (or substitute flax egg)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp lemon juice, divided
  • 1 cup whole milk or almond milk
  • 2 tsp gluten-free pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or plain organic soy yogurt
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp honey, divided


Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners or grease liberally with cooking spray or coconut oil. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (brown rice flour through salt).

In another bowl or using your stand mixer, stir together the melted coconut oil, egg, 1/4 cup lemon juice, milk, vanilla, yogurt, and 1/3 cup honey.

Add the dry ingredients in 3 portions, stirring to combine between each addition.

Scoop muffin batter into liners, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Meanwhile, whisk together the remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey to make the glaze. Drizzle tops of the muffins with the glaze, then remove from the pan to a wire rack to cool.


To make this recipe with gluten, substitute 2 cups all purpose flour for the sorghum, brown rice, and tapioca flours, and eliminate the xanthan gum.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Gluten-Free

Keywords: breakfast, muffins, gluten-free baking, honey, lemon