Customizable Allergy-Friendly, Gluten-Free Muffins

Photo: Laurie Sadowski

Customize these to suit your taste! My favorite variations include chocolate chunks and fresh cranberries; sunflower seeds with fall spices; or raisins with rum. See related: Simplifying Your Gluten-Free Pantry!

Free of: gluten and all top allergens
Makes: 10 muffins

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup (170 g / 6 oz) sorghum gum flour
  • 1/2 cup (60 g / 2.1 oz) millet flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (30 g / 1 oz) tapioca flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup dairy-free “buttermilk” (see Recipe Tips)
  • 1/4 cup mild olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Add-Ins

  • 1 1/4 to 2 cups fruit, chocolate chips, or seeds, as desired (see Tips).

Recipe Tips

For “buttermilk,” mix 1 tablespoon cider vinegar into enough dairy-free milk beverage to make 1 cup total.

Fresh fruit may require 3-5 minutes additional baking time. If the fruit is very juicy, decrease “buttermilk” by 3 tablespoons.

For savory muffins, omit sugar and cinnamon, and add herbs or chopped vegetables.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a muffin pan with 10 liners.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk wet ingredients in a liquid measuring cup. Add to the dry mixture, and mix to combine. Stir in add-ins. Spoon batter among muffin cups.
  4. Bake 18-22 minutes, until a toothpick in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool at least 20 minutes.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature, storing leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

is author of The Allergy-Free Cook series and a series of gluten-free and vegan baking eBooks. See her work at http://www.lauriesadowski.com and http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/letsbaketogether