Blueberry Almond Streusel Crumb Muffins (Gluten Free) - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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I just typed out “It’s been a muffin since I’ve shared a minute recipe.”


That’s pretty much what today’s like, but you know what? It’s the weekend, we’re just gonna go with it. Speaking of that though, how did this weekend sneak up so quickly, you know what I mean? It’s nearly May already. I mean, I know they say time flies but this just feels crazy.


So I got a message recently from a friend asking for a specific recipe, one that would be fitting for a some limitations that this friend was trying to stick to, such as, “no refined sugar, only honey”, “no dairy”, and “only whole wheat flour”.

With it getting into the warmer time of year (finally) I’ve had more than a few of you let me know you’re trying to change some things in how you’re eating also so I thought I’d share this muffin recipe because it actually turned out to be really delicious, despite being the ingredients being a little bit constrained.


I tried it using just whole wheat flour but I also tried it as a gluten free recipe using this gluten free flour mix that I got recently. It bakes really well in recipes like this and I’ve yet to use it in anything that didn’t turn out well. It’s worked measure for measure in everything I’ve tried. I don’t have a gluten allergy but I’ve baked for friends who do so I always enjoy trying alternatives.


If you do prefer to use whole wheat flour or even basic all-purpose, those both work fine in this recipe also. Obviously these muffins are not going to fit everyone’s needs, (as much as it would be lovely to please everyone at once, right?) but maybe you can find inspiration from this recipe or adapt it to fit your needs.


I think my favorite thing about them was the combination of the blueberries with the almond flavor. I don’t know about you, but I could probably add almond extract to everything I bake and never get tired of it. It just might be my favorite flavor of extract.


I was thinking what a great addition to a Mother’s Day breakfast/brunch these would be, or even just a Spring bake break! If you do make little alterations to the recipe or even if you bake it just as it is, I’d love to know how they turn out!


Blueberry Almond Streusel Crumb Muffins (Gluten Free)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 12 muffins

Looking for a soft and simple blueberry muffin that's healthy too? These are sweet, easy, refined sugar free, dairy free, and gluten free optional.


For The Streusel:

1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoon natural almond butter
1/2 cup gluten free flour or whole wheat flour (*see note)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/3 cup slivered almond

For The Batter:

1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/4 cups full-fat coconut milk (can be substituted with cream or half & half)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups gluten free flour or whole wheat flour
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup slivered almond


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and line a 12-count muffin tin with paper liners or grease well with oil and flour.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine ingredients for streusel (except almonds) and beat together until it comes together into a dough. Fold in the slivered almonds and scrape into a separate bowl and set aside.
Beat the oil and sugar until smooth. then add the egg and coconut milk and mix until well combined. Add the almond extract, vanilla, salt, and baking powder. Mix in flour until there are no lumps. Fold in berries and slivered almonds, then divide batter into prepared pan. Now crumble the streusel topping over the muffin batter.
Bake for 30 - 35 minutes, depending on your oven, until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
When muffins are completely cool, carefully loosen from pan with a thin knife or spoon. Serve while still slightly warm or at room temp. Store in an air-tight container.


I used this gluten free flour mix for the gluten free version.



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How do you take quality photos like this! Even the crumbles around your muffins are in perfect position, you must be setting them with precision :)


I do my best, thanks so much for noticing @hellocrypto




Can I have a bite? :)


once you re-make the recipe you can eat as much as you wnat :P

Beautiful, well done on the pictures ..
Great post from you
Thanks for sharing the recipe with us

Wow, blueberry and almond combined, perfect!


thanks @lisaocampo, I'm glad you liked it

Wow, great capture.Looking very tasty and yaammy.

Qué buena información


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wow looks delicious good work

very good. its perfect



I like the post. You are PREPARATION a delicious dishes. I like the sweet food. Thank for sharing.


thanks so much for commenting




Awesome photography and Great cooking......Hope it's fat content is not too high ....I would like to ask a friend to try it out...........Lovely!


thanks so much for the kind words on my photography @funsowilliams

ok, this is probably one of my all time favourite food photo shoots @gringalicous! you really made those blueberries look fresh :O BRB off to have a snack because these looked way too good


I so totally understand the BRB on having to snack - LOL. Thanks so much for commenting @chels

wish i can taste this foods and see how the taste..looks like something different


well, you have the recipe, give it a go for yourself and then you'll know the taste. Thanks so much for [email protected]


Wow, squid ink sounds so interesting to try, but I'm not sure I'm that brave. Haha, thanks for the recipe @jlalvarez!

Oh my! They look so amazingly good! If I weren’t at work I would be probably making them now!


I hope you can try them. Thanks @sweersandbeyond!

Mam I need an help are you interested in delegating steem power????


I appreciate the offer @erode, my maybe another time. Thanks!


Oh thanks!

I saw your all recipes, each are unique and amazing. I must try one after one in each weekend.
Thanks for all of the recipes.


Well I certainly hope you enjoy. Thanks @nihar1969!

Wow it looks elegant and nutritious 😍😍


I am so appreciative @bigbellychef!

It looks delicious, I will someday try these out and get a feel of it


Thanks @yungchief!

Wonderful that you make gluten free recipes as well for people who are intolerant to it. These muffins are great, a perfect healthy weekend snack I would say! Thanks for the inspo darling!


I love to share it @vegan.niinja


Happy you do darling! Enjoy your sunday!!;)

Looks delicious , and the gluten free alternative is great for those that cant eat the regular wheat flour ! thanks for sharing the recipe , upped and resteemed for my foodie followers ! will also upvote from my @karenmckersie account . 😋👍💕

Can you shipped me one, i love it and i need to taste your work lol


Hehe, I'd love it if I could send them to all my friends @richgang!



Oh yum!! I always love GF recipes thankyou!


thanks for taking the time to comment

explore the food together


I love the mute button

amazing food photography, this look wonderful!!


Thanks @noboxes!

What a good day this is. This month moved by with the speed of jet. So surprising today is the 22nd of April. Wow.

I love this pick. It is a perfect pick for the weekend, maybe because most of the time, I am not the "meal" type. I could feed on this all day. Simple, classy, and delicious. I love the roughness, and it is good to know it looks as soft on the tongue and in the mouth. tasting time takes a bite, hmm...another bite, and another bite. I am Sorry, I know I am to taste it and I finished one. My throat can't resist the feel. thinking to myself "I hope she knows I am going home with 4 out of this 12, now 11".

The efforts put into this makes it worthwhile. This is really good and nice and I love it. Feels good to know you love the almond flavor and I love the blueberries too. I love every kind of berry. Well done. This is simple, with a touch of class. You are good!.

Nice content. Lot of hard work.


I really appreciate it @souldelas!


We are here to support all women work. :)

these look fabulous, I really want to try these myself


That's great @mamaloves!




Its cool to add blueberry.And also your photography is amazing.

I love blueberries and streusel muffins, and these look heavenly


you are such an amazing friend, thanks for all of your support @fullofhope

very well done as always, and boy you cook a lot of stuff

@gringalicious Wow great work here! Thanks for the detailed recipe :)

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Wowwww amazing


Thank you @bennpoelem!

Wow..... looking crispy and tasty of Blueberry Almond Streusel Crumb Muffins . outstanding food photography . thanks a lot for sharing with us......@gringalicious


So kind of you @paraza!

delicious,I´ll try to cook , as soon as posible
Congrats for share that information
I invited you to visit my blog @mjoa07

Hmmm, I love all of the ingredients and I love muffins so the verdict is in! I'd eat them all!


one is too many and eight is not enough. Thanks so much for stopping by Old Dog




wowwwwww i am that much excited to see this it looks delicious :D

me encanta su apariencia de suave y a la vez crocante en el primer bocado.


muchas gracias



Thanks @i2015park!

i'm addicted to sweets ( obviously this is what bring me here )
i'm on a diet , i'm practically eating nothing except cookies ,cakes and chocolat ..i know my diet is a wast of time but i can't help it hhhh

Hi dear! Thos muffins with blueberries and almonds looks so yummy!! Never i try them with whole wheat flour, but they are so good for health.
Happy weekend!

woooo que rico, se ve crocante y delicioso..!!


muchas gracias

Guao. seguro no ve este mensaje. Pero cuando yo sea grande quiero ser como usted me gusta mucho sus comidas no hablo ingles pero puedo ver la imágenes, de sus platos


me gusta tus commentarios @victorialanz, muchas gracias

I recently gave up grains, I miss oatmeal more than anything.. those muffins 🤤🤤🤤 #SteemItNewbie #DoSteemeesUseHashtags?


thanks so much for commenting

Streusel Crumb Muffins! With Blueberries! You never fail to impress! Let's not forget your talent to photograph all this great food. I think it's about time you start selling your photographs to Martha Stewart or the Food Channel. They're every bit as good as what they publish, that's for sure. From Buenos Aires! Your Favorite Travel Pro! -Dan

Muffins are always a winner....even better if they're gluten-free and packed with nutrients. :)

This looks a bit like the blueberry scone I had that was delicious


this recipe will yield a more moist result than a scone, but of course still have that marvelous blueberry flavor. thank so much for your commenting and support @kubbyelizabeth

Uff we loved it! My daughter and I got mouth watering: D

Uff nos encanto! A mi hija y a mi se nos hizo agua la boca :D

Looks healthy! This will be my guilt free food! :)


I am so glad you liked it @linlee888

thank god i just picked up a can of coconut milk. i must have sensed i would find this recipe! ill be trying it out tomorrow :D


great minds think alike, isn't that the saying? I do hope you give it a try and thanks so much for commenting @madpotters

Ok, I'll be totally honest, I'm a traditionalist - to me, PROPER cakes CAN'T be Vegan or Gluten Free. That said my brother in law is Gluten Free and we have a couple of Coeliac friends so recipes like this are really handy to have when we are visiting! Actually I'll come clean, my favourite donut shop recently went Vegan and I was outraged. I almost considered not buying a donut in protest, but I thought I'd give it a go anyway and you know what, it was incredible! Just as good as before and no animals were inconvenienced along the way. I'm not a full blown convert or anything but it definitely made me reconsider ALWAYS avoiding gluten free/vegan options!


donut shop going vegan, oh my. I'd like to try out those donuts for myself

You made me hungry
People who love to eat are always the best people.

me gustan todos los ingredientes que lleva esta receta que rico pero se ve feo el pastel como quedo jaja.
I like all the ingredients that carry this recipe, how delicious, but the cake looks ugly. how do i stay haha


ugly, wow, not sure what to say

I think it will be delicious dish to eat with your friends on weekend party.


weekend party would be great