kitchen sink muffins that are gluten free & very versatile

Consider these delightfully gluten free kitchen sink muffins as another recipe revision brought to you by my great Auntie Clara’s wall of cookbooks. 

Favourite Takeaways:

  1. Forgiving
  2. Very, very versatile
  3. Can be made without a stand mixer, if needed

This is one of those wholesome muffin recipes that discreetly includes a little bit of everything… except for the kitchen sink. So discreet that my picky eater of a nephew inhaled his muffin.

Given the basis of this recipe, it can go hundreds of different ways. Feel free to adapt as per what is available in your pantry.

approximate times:

  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Bake: 25 minutes


d r y

w e t

  • 1 mashed banana
  • 3 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup grated apple
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Prep a muffin tin with cupcake liners or parchment paper
  3. In a large bowl add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, hemp seeds, flaxseed – whisk until thoroughly combined
  4. Set aside the dry mixture
  5. In a medium bowl add beaten eggs, oil, vanilla, sugar, honey, banana, carrots, apple –  whisk until thoroughly combined
  6. Fold in blueberries + raspberries with a spatula
  7. Transfer the wet mixture to the dry mixture – lightly fold in
  8. Divide batter evenly amongst muffin tins
  9. Bake for 25 mins or until a toothpick (insert in the centre) comes out clean
  10. Cool slightly (1-2 mins) before transferring onto a cooling rack

further insights:

For additional gluten free muffin recipes that similar to these kitchen sink ones, you may also want to try my blueberry banana or carrot banana apple muffins.

If you have any questions about the recipe feel free to leave a note in the comments section below.



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