Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Gluten and Dairy Free Blueberry Muffins

Day 5 of Gluten Free Week - Something tasty for Breakfast.

I love muffins, but was challenged in coming up with a recipe for gluten free ones that wasn't a tasteless brick.  I think these turned out pretty nicely, though I think next time I'd make 9 instead of 12 so they are a little bigger  :-)  They're very light with a delicate crumb and just the right amount of sweetness.

  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 1/2 tsp plus one pinch baking powder (check date, make sure it's fresh)
  •  two dashes of salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar (I used Braggs, it's definitely the best)
  • 1 and 1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil 
  • 1/8 tsp. of  your favorite baking spice (I used a premade mixture of 2 kinds of cinnamon, anise seed, allspice, mace and cardamon)
  • 1/8 tsp. of grated orange zest
  • 1 Cup Blueberries (I used the large ones, a mixture of large duke, bluecrop and bluejay)

  • Note
    : If using blueberries from frozen, after thawing, toss in a little almond flour so they don't "bleed" into the batter, turning it all blue.

    Pre-heat oven to 350 F. and spray muffin with with non stick spray.

    Place all ingredients, excluding blueberries, in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth, stirring occasionally and scraping down the sides between pulses (about 20-30 seconds total)

    Once completely mixed, fold in blueberries/ Sprinkle muffins with a tiny bit of sugar and bake for 25 minutes, just until the edges are barely turning brown. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 9 large, or 12 medium sized muffins. Serve with non dairy spread or eat as is (they're really moist).


    1. Hari OM
      You had me at blueberries... then topped it of with almond flour. I am gaining weight just thinking about them!!!
      Eyes-on... YAM xx

    2. You
      re killing me here/ I am not a real blueberry fan. I like them 2 ways: frozen with cool whip and . . . in muffins!


    3. I LOVE blueberry muffins. Heck, I just love blueberries.


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