Gluten-Free Sourdough English Muffins

Recipe by Amy Trage

Take gluten-free yeast baking to new heights with this sourdough recipe for a favorite European breakfast tradition. Complete with all the nooks and crannies, we think you'll find this tangy, chewy English muffin closer to the real thing than any other gluten-free version you've had on your table.

10 mins
15 to 20 mins
1 hr 25 mins
6 to 8 muffins
Gluten-Free Sourdough English Muffins - select to zoom
Gluten-Free Sourdough English Muffins - select to zoom
Gluten-Free Sourdough English Muffins
Gluten-Free Sourdough English Muffins - select to zoom


  1. Weigh your flour; or measure it by gently spooning it into a cup, then sweeping off any excess. Whisk dry ingredients together well.

  2. Add the dry ingredients to the starter and beat until well-blended.

  3. Add the water, oil, and egg to the mixture and beat on high speed for 2 to 3 minutes. The batter should resemble a thick paste.

  4. Cover the bowl and allow the batter to rise for 1 to 2 hours. It won't double in size, but will be noticeably puffy.

  5. Preheat your electric or stove top griddle to a medium heat and lightly spray 6 English muffin rings with oil. You can sprinkle the surface of the griddle inside the rings with cornmeal if desired to help prevent sticking.

  6. When the griddle is hot, divide the batter among the rings; cook until the bottoms are set, then carefully remove the rings.

  7. Cook for 7 to 10 minutes on the first side, then flip over.

  8. Cook for another 7 to 10 minutes, or until the muffins reach an internal temperature of 210°F. Transfer to a rack to cool completely before cutting and/or freezing.

Tips from our Bakers

  • For storage, keep muffins in airtight container or freeze for prolonged shelf life.
  • Be aware: some of your baking ingredients can be a hidden source of gluten. Learn more at our blog post: For gluten-free baking, think beyond just flour. For additional information on King Arthur-produced products, read the complete details of our allergen program, including our contact-prevention practices.