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Vegan Gluten-Free English Muffins from Scratch

  • Author: Liz Madsen
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 muffins 1x


Easy, gluten-free vegan English muffins from scratch! If you've never made bread before, this recipe is a great place to start. Option to make gluten or gluten-free English muffins.

Vegan, Gluten-free, Oil-free, Nut-free, Soy-free




  1. Using a stand mixer or a strong silicone or plastic spoon, mix the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients (add the water a little at a time while mixing) and mix 5 minutes at medium speed.
  2. After mixing the dough you should have a somewhat tacky soft ball of tough. It should not be so sticky that it sticks to the bowl or your counter. If it is dry, crumbly, or rough, you may need to mix in some more warm water.
  3. Ball the dough together in a bowl (you can leave it in the mixing bowl or transfer it to a smaller bowl if you like) and cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or saran wrap.
  4. Place the dough in a warm-ish area to rise for 1 hour. My house is a little chilly this time of year, so I like to just place it in my oven with the oven light on.
  5. After the rise, you'll want to divide your dough in to 6 even pieces. Lightly knead each piece on a counter or table (try not to use a wood board, because again this can dry out the dough), about 3-5 times before shaping into a ball.
  6. Now preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (or 177 degrees C).
  7. If using English muffin rings (see article above): To keep your dough from sticking, lightly grease the inside of the rings with leftover coconut cream. Place the ball of dough inside one of the rings on a flat surface like your silicone mat lined pan and flatten the ball with the palm of your hand until it fills the edge of the rings.
  8. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium low heat. Sprinkle the tops and bottoms of the muffins with cornmeal, breadcrumbs, extra flour, or skip it, then place them on the pan or griddle.
  9. Cover the pan or the griddle if you can and cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side, depending on how hot your burner or griddle gets. you're looking for a medium brown on each side.
  10. Then transfer your muffins to the lined baking pan and bake for about 10-20 minutes. You will need to cut into one to test it (you know, for science).
  11. Slice the muffins in half and serve toasted with jam, nut butter, avocado, hummus, etc. -- the sky's the limit! Enjoy!
  12. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze up to 6 months (defrost in toaster or toaster oven).


  • NOTE 1:To soften the coconut cream, microwave it for maybe 5 seconds. You don't need to melt it completely, just make it soft enough to mix. If you overheat it, it can start to separate.
  • NOTE 2:If you are fine to eat gluten, you can use regular all purpose flour in this recipe. You won't need to use the xanthan gum or psyllium husk.
  • NOTE 3:If you would like to use whole wheat flour for a healthier muffin, you can absolutely do that as well, you just may need to add extra warm water since whole wheat flour tends to eat up moisture a little more. Just add warm water a tablespoon at a time until the dough feels tacky, not dry.
  • Prep Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven, Baking
  • Cuisine: American, English

Keywords: Vegan, Gluten-free, Oil-free, Nut-free, Soy-free