Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Apple Spice Muffins (Gluten Free)

The fall bounty is in full effect. Apples of every kind line the market aisles. Big ones. Small ones. Juicy ones. Tart ones. Red ones. Pink ones. It's apple mania, people!

Why not make use of fall's most notorious fruit in some fluffy gluten-free muffins? Besides, baking this treat today will fill your home with a heavenly aroma. Why not! Let's not waste another minute...

Apple Spice Muffins (Gluten Free)

Makes 12 muffins


Wet Ingredients = Large Mixing Bowl
3 large eggs
3/4 cup applesauce
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp apple pie spice

Dry Ingredients = Small Mixing Bowl
1 1/2 cups sweet white rice flour
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt

1 sweet apple - peeled, cored and diced

The Preparation Method:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk the three eggs well. Add remaining wet ingredients. Stir together until well blended.

Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Fold gently to combine. Do not over-stir. Stir just enough to make the dry ingredients wetted. Gluten-free muffins are temperamental. Don't go agro on 'em, folks. Be gentle. And kind. If you take your time, the muffins will be gentle and kind right back at you.

Just like the Gluten-Free Pumpkin Buckwheat Muffins I posted last month, stirring too much will cause your muffins to turn out tough. And like I've said before... nobody likes a tough muffin. A tough cookie, maybe, but not a tough muffin.

Have the peeled, cored and diced apples on hand.

Begin filling the muffin cups just halfway. About a tablespoon of batter will do. We're going to fill the center of the muffin with the diced apples and finish up with another tablespoon of batter on top.

With a technique like this we might as well call this recipe Spiced Apple Surprise Muffins.

Once all the apples are tucked nicely inside each muffin cup, bake in a preheated 350 degree oven approximately 18 minutes (give or take) until a toothpick inserted to the center of the muffin comes out clean. Don't overcook. This also leads to tough gluten-free muffins, friends.


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  1. mmm Seriously, any dessert with apples can make my day. This sounds amazing.

  2. Wow! I made these last night and they were absolutely divine! Eating one for breakfast now as I type this. Mmmmmm...I only had brown rice flour and oat flour so I used them in the place of sweet white rice and buckwheat flours. I also used coconut oil instead of canola, because it's what I had on hand. My fiance said that these are the best muffins I've ever made! Thank you so much for the recipe!! :)

  3. Thanks Julene! Nice substitutions, I'm sure they were extra yummy thanks to the coconut oil. Congrats on the best muffins you've ever made!

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