Gluten-Free Dairy Free Applesauce Muffins


GFCF Applesauce Muffins

I’ve answered to the name Muffin Mama since before my kids were born. I love muffins, and there is often a pan of them baking at our house, filling the kitchen with fragrant lusciousness.

When we learned that our boys were gluten- and casein-intolerant my husband and I went to Manna Mills in Mountlake Terrace and loaded up our shopping cart with little bags of non-gluten flour and grains and went home to see what we could make. We experimented with crackers and breads, cakes and cookies. It took a while to adjust our taste buds to the new flavors and textures and we discovered that some of the alternative flours and grains made more pleasing baked goods than others.

Gluten-Free Dairy Free Applesauce Muffins
These yummy muffins were developed for the Gf-Zing! website. The large amount of cinnamon balances the blandness of rice-based flours.
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In a large bowl mix
  1. ½ cup oil
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 egg or ¼ cup egg substitute
  4. 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  5. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  6. ½ teaspoon salt
  7. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  8. 1 teaspoon allspice
  9. ¼ teaspoon cloves
  10. 1 ½ teaspoons xantham gum
  11. Mix thoroughly, then stir in 2 cups Bette’s Featherlight Rice Flour Blend (see below). You will have extra flour blend to use another time.
Featherlight Rice Flour Mix by Bette Hagman
  1. 1 c. Rice flour
  2. 1 c. cornstarch
  3. 1 c. tapioca starch
  4. 1 Tbs. potato flour (NOT potato starch)
  5. Next stir in 1 cup dried cranberries and ½ cup broken or chopped pecans. Stir to blend thoroughly. Prepare a 12-hole muffin tin with paper liners. Spoon the batter into the muffin liners, then bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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About Ginger Kauffman

Most of Ginger's life has been lived along the Northwest's I-5 corridor. It where she met her husband and they raised their two sons. Now that the kids are grown she has more time to write, explore Northwest nooks and crannies, poke around in libraries, antique stores and tea shops, and pursue her hunt for the best macaroons in Seattle. You can follow Ginger at her blog, Three Minutes to Nine

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