single serving vegan english muffin recipe (gluten-free)

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Single serving english muffin recipe that is made without eggs, dairy and gluten! Even toast-able!!

It was the happiest moment yesterday for us 🙂 Both of us were so excited to eat this but more excited to share it here with all of you! We have played around with different versions too. Each one tasting fairly similar yet a little different.


plank workout

We did our 12 minute full body plank workout + some pull-ups and push-ups on the equalizer.

Perfect way to work the full body in just under 20 minutes.


Lori: I workout each day to feel stronger!  Over the years I always felt strong during my workouts or daily activities, but these past few months I have been feeling even stronger than I ever have before. That strength comes from the inside as well. Each day I am eager to workout because I love the way it makes me feel.


Michelle’s Monday recap:

beet veggie juice

After a good workout I enjoyed a nice vegetable juice.

morning juice

egg romaine salad

Shortly followed by a simple egg, romaine, swiss chard scramble with coconut oil.

bone broth

Enjoyed a cup of bone broth while I made up lunch.

beef cauliflower spinach sushi

Love stuffing my nori sheets with different things plus it is a great way to use up leftovers!

And I think I win the award for ugliest food 😉 haha

This sushi nori wrap was filled with the last bit of my cauliflower/spinach mash and beef burger crumbled inside. It was delicious and a little messy.

vegan english muffin recipe


english muffin made without eggs

healthy snack vegan english muffin

The perfect afternoon snack.

English muffin with coconut oil and dandy tea.

scallop dinner

Dinner was scallops, mixed lettuce, avocado, cabbage and my fav – parsnip fries!! Drizzled with olive oil.

Lori’s Monday recap:


Post-workout it was fresh juice time. I enjoyed about 16oz worth of juice.

eggs-over-lettuceFollowed by lots of lettuce with coconut oil and two whole eggs.

easy-nori-wrapsMy metabolism felt high yesterday as by the time it was ready for my next meal I was ready to EAT. Lunch was something that I could probably have at every lunch it is that good and super easy. Yep — nori wraps.

salmon-avocado-noriwrapAlso had a side warm salad with zucchini and coconut oil.

My nori wraps were filled with a little lettuce along with an avocado, salmon, sardine mash. I took half avocado mashed it with half can salmon and half can sardines. Spread that over the nori and roll up. Super easy and tasty! I also enjoyed a cup of bone broth with lunch.


Next up was practicing our vegan english muffins again. Thanks for everyone’s patience! Like we mentioned above we made a few different versions of it and this one we feel is the best. Though we did like them all.

We wanted a muffin that had few ingredients, had a soft chew and texture and toasted up nicely. Also, we wanted it to be protein packed too so we used some protein powder as some of our ‘flour’.

Time to make the easiest and healthiest english muffin.


single serving vegan english muffin recipe (gluten-free)

An easy and healthy English Muffin recipe. Gluten-free protein vegan english muffin.

  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 2 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons perfect fit protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons water*
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil, liquid


  1. In a bowl or glass measuring cup (is what we used), place all your dry ingredients (protein powder, arrowroot starch, baking soda) into the glass dish. And mix.
  2. Add in your apple cider vinegar and water.
  3. End with adding in your coconut oil. Continue to stir it all together to form a wet, paste looking batter.
  4. You can cook in the microwave (we did and used the same glass measuring cup to do it in) for 1 minute and 15 seconds, or you can pour batter into a muffin pan (lightly oiled) into 350 degree oven for about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Let cool before removing from pan. Then carefully remove from pan and slice in half. Can eat as is with favorite topping or can toast it up. We toasted ours and felt it tasted even better toasted.


  • Serving Size: serves 1

English Muffin Second variation: for those that like a little coconut flour

  • 3 tablespoons perfect fit protein powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, liquid

Substitutions and thoughts about recipe:

  • We have not experimented with other protein powders or starches. We added in the arrowroot starch because we felt it would do a great job in providing great texture and a soft chew, which we felt it did.
  • The apple cider vinegar helps LIFT the muffin more without adding in more soda, as we did not want too strong of baking soda flavor.
  • Could try tapioca starch to replace arrowroot.
  • Could try other protein powders instead of perfect fit .
  • * Now for the water, we have done it with just 2 tablespoons water and the muffin came out. The batter was more thick before baking. Also, if you change up the protein powder and starch please add in water SLOWLY, as you may need less or more depending on the ‘flours’ used.


Toasted my english muffins and topped with coconut oil.

Soft and chewy with a slight crunchy outside.


Tested out hemp seeds. It has been well over 2 months since either one of us has enjoyed hemp seeds. This was the next thing we wanted to test out to see how our bodies react.


Dinner was lettuce topped with grass-fed ground beef, a little olive oil, parsnip fries and brussel sprouts. I did remember to take my pre-dinner meals. Though for some reason this dinner really filled me up, as I got a little bloated and felt this heavy ‘fullness’ feeling. No gas pain, just felt really full.

Enjoyed some marshmallows and took probiotic before bead.



Did you have a great day yesterday? Who else loves  english muffins? What do you like to top your muffins or bread with?

till next time,



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jodye @ chocolate and chou flour March 5, 2013 - 9:21 am

Love all the nooks and crannies in the english muffins! They look wonderful!

Marie March 5, 2013 - 9:35 am

YUMMI recipe on the vegan english muffin… BUT can I substitute the arrowroot starch?

purelytwins March 5, 2013 - 10:48 am

we are not sure what the outcome will be with the arrowroot, but you could certainly try. Either use more protein powder or another gf flour.

Kyra March 5, 2013 - 10:06 am

Ur bloated mess could’ve been from the hemp, since it was a new food and a dinner like u ate was nothing new. (delayed reactiob)

Is there a way to not use arrowroot starch? I have to be careful about the amount of starch I use due to bad gut flora.

I wonder if sun warrior or GOL pro would work. PF pro has guarantee gum in it, which helps bind, i believe. The others don’t, so i wonder if this will affect the outcome?

Do u just mix the ibgredients with a spoon?

Btw, u gals are looking very fit and muscular. I used to look like that that until my body rebelled. 🙁 u are both an inspiration to me. I fear I won’t get my athleticism back, especially since my energy is non existent. 🙁

Lastly, what r ur thought on adding pro powder to veg juice?

purelytwins March 5, 2013 - 10:51 am

you are right, the hemp could have stirred up something in my tummy 😉 I will have to keep an eye on that for future.
you could try the PF pro over the arrowroot. The gum might help with texture and holding it together. Always worth a shot.
Yes just mix ingredients with a spoon or spatula.
You will get your athleticism back and fit body!! promise you are doing great and your body will get there!
adding protein powder to veg juice I think would be fine to try and see how they bodies does. 🙂

Oriel October 13, 2013 - 8:08 pm

Are you guys for or against vegetable smoothies? I’ve seen a lot of debate over the subject. I don’t have a juicer but have been trying to do daily vegetable smoothies.

Do you think its better to have a juicer or would the smoothies suffice?

Chris March 5, 2013 - 10:56 am

Yeah! I cannot wait to get home and make the english muffins. Which version was your favorite? I can just taste it topped with melted coconut butter (love the rich sweet taste of coconut butter). Although I made some fresh blueberry jam with gelatin.
Thanks for sharing this!!!

In regards to fullness, sometimes I find parsnips do this to me (if I eat too many parsnip fries because they are just too darn good to stop!). Maybe the mix of parsnips and brussels sprouts was a bit too much. I also find, it is more difficult to digest red meat than poultry and fish. Or maybe it was just life! It happens!

I have a sweet tooth at night and find it very difficult to say “no” to a treat even when I still feel full and not hungry after dinner? Ever have this issue? How do you say “no?” Even though I know I will feel sick after having it, I still indulge in the sweet treat.


purelytwins March 5, 2013 - 11:11 am

haha yes it was probably from eating too many parsnips fries, cause yes they are too darn good to stop 😉
Yes we still struggle with that sweet tooth craving at night even if we are full from dinner, luckily last night I ate 2 marshmallows to curb that feeling. The marshmallows have been a nice sweet treat after dinner to help us get through those cravings 🙂
sometimes it is hard for us to say no, we usually have to leave the kitchen area so that temptations of having something after being full from dinner stops or at least out of sight – out of mind kind of thing.
we liked both versions of the english muffin, the addition of coconut flour provided a different moist-chew to it.

Kristine March 5, 2013 - 11:38 am

That last part goes double for me! I always have to have a sweet treat (or two) even when I’m stuffed.

Chris March 5, 2013 - 11:19 am

Squee! These look amazing! Definitely going to make these…I have a whoopie pie pan–I think that will work great! I love pb&j, pb,banana & honey, sunflower butter & honey, an egg with a wonderful runny yolk 😀 You two are my inspiration! I have slacked with my eats, but working on getting back on track. I feel so much better when I eat right, don’t know why I let myself slip 🙁 Trying not to beat myself up, but learn from it. I want to try making nori wraps too. I ordered “I am her”, looking forward to spending time finding me! xo

purelytwins March 5, 2013 - 12:58 pm

yes don’t beat yourself up about it!! just know that each day is a new day 🙂
oh yes whoopie pie pan would work great!!!

Alison March 5, 2013 - 11:33 am

You two are so creative and inspiring. Love all your pics and recipes!! Keep up all the hard work!

purelytwins March 5, 2013 - 12:56 pm

thank you Allison!! HUGS

Pavement Runner March 5, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Great photos… i have that same coffee at home and enjoyed it over the weekend.

purelytwins March 5, 2013 - 12:56 pm

best coffee 😉

Bethany @ The OC Fit Girl March 5, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Wow this muffin recipe is awesome! I will definitely have to try it.

Gianna March 5, 2013 - 2:44 pm

So impressed I wish you could see my face. I cannot wait to try this! It seems so simple,totally pairing it with my eggs in the morning. Thanks ladies!

Caitlin March 5, 2013 - 3:48 pm

So THAT’S what that thing is called…an equalizer! I see you using it on IG all the time but never have caught the name baha! You guys have INCREDIBLE abs, OMG!
That last meal with the Brussels and grass-fed beef looks great! I’m sorry it left you w/the weird full feeling, I hate that.
I am an english muffin addict so the idea of this recipe is so cool to me!!

purelytwins March 5, 2013 - 5:11 pm

thanks girl!!! love ya 🙂

Chelsea March 5, 2013 - 4:02 pm

Can’t wait to try this recipe! Congrats on your new endeavors and adventure of Purely Fit Life! Thanks for being such a great encouragement to me and so many others…no matter what life throws, staying positive and persevering! I’m eager to get back to planking and try the new workouts you’re developing after Baby #2 arrives in a month. 😉 Oh, and I just bought your cookbook for my Kindle. Wheeee!

purelytwins March 5, 2013 - 5:12 pm

thanks Chelsea xoxo
wahoo enjoy the cookbook, thanks for the support!!

Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake March 5, 2013 - 4:03 pm

I’m so making this English muffin tonight! Ahhh genius idea!

Lisa March 5, 2013 - 7:44 pm

The english muffins look fab! I’m such a sucker for anything toasted… yum!

healthyleanfit March 5, 2013 - 8:00 pm

Everything about your day looks perfect! The eats look fantastic, your workout was great, and this english muffin sounds wonderful! Sounds like a really wonderful day!!! Love those kinds of days! I look forward to trying the english muffin!!! 🙂

London March 6, 2013 - 2:33 am

Thank you both so much for the English muffin recipe, I tried version 1 and it is amazing! It will fill the void for bread. Trying version 2 tomorrow. Again, thanks for the creativity and healthy recipes accompanied by positive encouragement!

purelytwins March 6, 2013 - 8:01 am

awesome London 🙂 yay!!! so happy you are enjoying it!!!

Meg March 6, 2013 - 7:56 am

Do you think this would work with Jay Robb’s egg white protein powder? I may try it just to see but have my doubts! I am grain free, perhaps I could try hemp protein powder in lieu of the rice.

purelytwins March 6, 2013 - 8:03 am

I think that protein powder should work to replace the perfect fit protein in the recipe. Ya we might try it one time with hemp protein too here soon to see what happens.

Meg @ A Dash of Meg March 6, 2013 - 8:30 am

I’ve been waiting for this recipe! So easy! I want to try it 🙂

Love u and yes – congrats on the launch of your online business babe! SO PROUD OF YOU 🙂

Veronica March 6, 2013 - 8:52 am

I made the english muffin (coconut flour version) this morning with Primal Fuel protein powder and it turned out great! I toasted it and topped it with ginger jam. Thanks so much for the recipe!

purelytwins March 6, 2013 - 9:45 am

awesome Veronica!! so happy to hear it worked with a different protein powder 🙂 enjoy! xoxo

McKel | Nutrition Stripped March 6, 2013 - 11:55 am

Can’t wait to try this recipe! Looks amazing ladies 🙂

Linda S March 6, 2013 - 8:49 pm

I can’t wait to make this! I miss bread a lot and I think this would definitely fill the void! Also, Lori you have definitely mastered the nori wrap (still need to try these) sorry Michelle, but yours still needs some work. Haha, love ya! 😉

purelytwins March 6, 2013 - 8:54 pm

haha 🙂 xoxo

Diane March 7, 2013 - 8:00 pm

Hi…ok, not clear on whether you advise the arrowroot to be replaced; cornstarch, rice flour, etc. I really want to whip these up this weekend and do not have arrowroot on hand.
Any suggestions?

purelytwins March 7, 2013 - 9:09 pm

you can use cornstarch to replace the arrowroot if that is what you have on hand.

manveet March 7, 2013 - 9:05 pm

Hi girls! i just made the english muffin and it was delish! topped it with some jam and a side of almond satisfying!! thanks

purelytwins March 7, 2013 - 9:10 pm

awesome Manveet!! sounds yummy with jam!! great idea!

Chris March 7, 2013 - 9:34 pm

I made the first version of the english muffin, but it did not really cook all the way through. Any trouble shooting advice? I made it in the oven, as I do not care to use microwaves due to research indicating their contribution to poor health. The coconut oil at the end seemed to remove all of the bubbles that started to form (reminiscent of english muffins).


purelytwins March 8, 2013 - 8:34 am

not sure, we will have to make it again in the oven to pin point anything, might have to cook a few minutes longer.

Heather J March 7, 2013 - 10:04 pm

I made the muffin using Garden of Life protein and it was beyond dry. I’ve had success with some of your other microwave muffins. I’ll try it once more with other powders.

purelytwins March 8, 2013 - 8:33 am

maybe reduce the cooking time to see if that helps or add in a little more oil.

Heather J March 14, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Just wanted to report back saying I tried the psyllium husk/coconut flour version and it was much better! Very interesting recipe. 🙂 I used Vega vanilla protein powder, btw. I haven’t seen Perfect Fit in my city (Calgary).

Diane March 10, 2013 - 8:40 pm

Hi…haven’t tried the recipe,yet.
However, was wondering if you thought
this could be doubled, or even quadrupled lol.
Or is this recipe geared for just the single serve?

purelytwins March 10, 2013 - 9:31 pm

We suggest it being just single serving, as we have not experimented with doubling it yet, so unsure how well it would come out.

Sarah March 13, 2013 - 11:58 am

I have been dying to get over here and check out the english muffin!! This looks soooo delicious! I am definitely going to try it this week! All of your meals (especially the brussels and meat) look soo good! I am loving the yoga posts on IG too! Thanks for all your motivation and inspiration! You girls are amazing!

Chris March 14, 2013 - 11:10 am

hello girls! Must tell you that I made an english muffin last night…loved it! I think I stirred it too much as it was pretty smooth. Going to try to mix the water into the dry, then add the baking soda and acv and then the oil. Mix but not over mix 🙂 Slathered on some coconut oil…mmmmm Love that you mix and cook in the same cup! xo

purelytwins March 14, 2013 - 2:36 pm

Chris awesome!! yes one mess to clean up 😉

Mary March 29, 2013 - 12:59 pm

I’ve been following your blog for about a year now (my pinterest page is littered with posts from this site) and for some reason I have never posted. That being said, my husband and I made these muffins and loved them! I couldn’t find perfect fit protein anywhere so I used Manitoba Harvest Hemp pro50 and it worked great. These are light a fluffy and delicious.
I am a competitive athlete (muay thai kickboxing) and total health nut and of all the diets and health plans out there (too many to count) I find your to be the most grounded and the most thoughtful. I’m a young mom with two little boys, a husband and a demanding muay thai trainer and life gets hectic. I need my body to be at the top of its game to keep up with everything. You guys keep me out of slumps and out of excuses!

purelytwins March 29, 2013 - 4:37 pm

Awe Mary thank you for your sweet comment!! glad you enjoyed the recipe…we appreciate the support 😉

Taylor April 10, 2013 - 11:55 am

What do you guys put in your dandy tea? I bought some because it always looks so delicious when you guys make it and I love having hot things to drink but I don’t really like it plain. Any suggestions? Thanks girls!

purelytwins April 10, 2013 - 12:00 pm

we normally drink our dandy tea plain, as we like the unique flavor. but adding in some almond or coconut milk or creamer would be good with a little stevia or honey.

Taylor April 10, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Thanks! 🙂

Myra April 12, 2013 - 6:36 pm

Hi there! Can’t wait to try this english muffin recipe. Silly your protein powder flavoured? I have chocolate and vanilla at home but wasn’t sure if it would taste right? If not, can I sub in a GF flour? Thanks!

Kyra April 13, 2013 - 1:15 am

How much weight (grams) is the measurement of the pro powder? Is 3 tbs one servin? I ask bc i ddont use perfect fit…. I use sunwarrior rice or omega nutrition pumpkin seed protein. Both have different servings sizes/weight. Even hemp is like 4tbs per serving. So, how would I know how much pro powder to use with the sunwarrior or omega?

purelytwins April 13, 2013 - 8:45 am

Ya think the 3 tbsp is one serving, we do not know the weight. I would just use 3 tbsp of whatever protein powder and do not worry to much about if it is a serving size or not.

Meghanne April 18, 2013 - 7:15 pm

Just tried this recipe…epic fail. Flat, dry and board like. I used Manitoba Harvest 70 pro. Any suggestions?

purelytwins April 19, 2013 - 10:00 am

Meghanne did you follow the recipe exactly? Did you see our video of us making them? Click here for the video

ZMama May 7, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Hi. Made both versions with hemp protein powder (just hemp, nothing else). 1st recipe was OK – it’s quite grainy from the hemp & a slightly odd after-taste but once slathered with ghee & coconut nectar (& toasted) it was much better & def. had the feel of an eng.muffin. The 2nd with coconut flour really didn’t work – couldn’t get it to cook all the way thru & it tasted really odd! I don’t think hemp is good with this so I’ll try again on a day I’m eating rice 🙂

Tee July 4, 2013 - 4:05 pm

your english muffins… omg! what an awesome recipe! I am Celiac and have been gf 10 years. Since I eat clean, I don’t eat regular frozen GF Carby english muffins. I made these last night and it was pretty ugly lol, but it was yummy! They stayed kinda wet on the bottom so when the time was up, I flipped it in the measuring cup and just hit it for another 30 seconds.

Because they were kind of un-done on the bottom 1 minute 15 secs…I was curious, Is there any particular reason for the asterisk next to the water amount in the recipe? I have been all through your post and cannot see if there was an additional note for amounts / ingredient subs, that I may have missed. Thank you 🙂

Tee July 17, 2013 - 1:54 pm

Came back to see if there was a reply regarding thereason for the asterisk next to the water amount in the recipe? And finally found the additional note on the amount!:-)

April November 16, 2013 - 8:28 pm

I have a question! Hahaha does this taste strongly like Perfect fit protein? I had to do a month of birth control for hormone issues and during that time I became extremely smell-sensitive to PFP along with a flurry of other foods… so I haven’t been able to eat anything that tastes like it for a while. This recipe looks so amazing so I thought I’d ask… thanks!

purelytwins November 17, 2013 - 8:16 am

to us it does not have a strong flavor of it, you can taste it, but its not strong. and when you top it with something it helps

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