Baking Free: GF English Muffins

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Make GF English Muffins–Fun and Easy!

“Don’t be intimidated by this recipe to make gluten-free English muffins. Believe it or not–it’s fun and easy.  Until I decided to learn how to make English muffins with gluten-free flour, I never thought about the fact that they are muffins but with a flat top.  They are also a lot like a tall, fat perfect pancake.  I found that if you have an electric or cast iron griddle and the necessary rings, this recipe will make five lovely English muffins!

English muffin rings are metal rings about 3 1/2 inches in diameter and about 1 inch in height.  I use them for this recipe and for the gluten-free hamburger bun recipe.  They really help make the muffins and buns look professional!  They are usually sold in a pack of four and they aren’t expensive.  Wouldn’t you know that both of these recipes need five rings–just my luck.  After my first attempt to make English muffins, I went ahead and bought a second set.  It’s not like we are going to stop eating English muffins, especially since they are so good!

To perfect this recipe, I tried several different gluten-full recipes substituting the Baking Free™ gluten-free all purpose flour and adjusting other ingredients.  I learned a lot from each recipe.  Taking the best from each, I finally came up with this recipe to share.  I have since made English muffins several times.  The results are so good that people can’t tell they are gluten-free!  Try it–you will be richly rewarded!  Happy gluten-free baking!”

English Muffins



  • 1/2 cup non-fat powdered milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 packet dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 2 cups Baking-Free™ gluten-free all purpose flour (sifted with xanthan gum)
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • cornmeal to sprinkle

Get the recipe here.

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