Thanks so much for all of your requests everyone! I will try to get to everything eventually, more cookies are on the way, I promise!
A request came through my sister for a muffin recipe that was not only gluten free but corn free as well. I use a lot of cornstarch in my recipes as it lightens up things like cakes perfectly. I had to work on it a bit but came up with this recipe that I think is a winner. I like its versatility as it can be made sweet -thanks to the streusel- or a little more breakfast friendly without it. These muffins are so simple to put together and come out super moist and fluffy, no hockey pucks here!
¼ cup coconut flour
½ cup ground almonds (almond flour)
½ cup brown rice flour
¼ cup potato starch
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 ½ cups apple sauce
¼ to ½ cup brown sugar, depending on the sweetness you like
1/4 cup melted butter
2 small apples –peeled and grated
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp GF flour
1 tbsp cinnamon
¼ cup cold butter, cubed
When baking with almond flour, things can turn out a bit grainy if the grind isn’t fine enough. Because of this, I like to mix all of my dry ingredients together in the food processor for about a minute to eliminate any larger bits.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a muffin tin. You can also use little paper muffin cups, I’m just not a fan
- Mix all dry ingredients and set aside
- In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients (excluding grated apple)
- Add dry to wet and stir until just combined then add grated apple.
- Scoop batter into muffin tin (I like big muffins so I mound the batter slightly over the top of the muffin cup).
- If using the streusel, combine the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl. Using a pastry cutter (or fork and knife) cut the cold butter into the sugar mixture until you have a course but even crumb.
- Sprinkle muffins with streusel
- Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Chop that butter in!
In this batch I cubed the apples and I found that the chunks were delicious but a little too big in the finished product, It took away some of the structural stability of the muffin. Because of this, I recommend grating your apples.
As always I welcome your requests and will do my best to try and create things that accommodate all kinds of dietary restrictions. I love a good challenge so bring it on! J