Gluten-free Berry-full Muffins Recipe
Education and Advocacy Yields approximately 1 1⁄2 dozen muffins.
A sweet treat for Spring (or anytime, really). These muffins are free of gluten and full of berries! They are gluten-free, dairy-free, can be made vegan, and are made without any refined sugar. Buy berries that are in season, and enjoy trying out different types of berries (try sticking to 3 different types of berries). Berries are considered one of the top 3 superfoods by most health experts. they offer a low Gi index, an abundance of antioxidants, promote a healthy cardiovascular system, as well as healthy eyesight and memory.
- 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs or egg replacers
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup of milk of your choice with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice mixed in well
1/3 cup grapeseed oil
1⁄2 cup water
For berry-full filling:
3⁄4 cup blueberries
3⁄4 cup blackberries
3⁄4 cup strawberries
1⁄4 cup pure maple syrup
- Wash your berries. Make your own berry filling by blending your berries. With a blender, you only need to pulsate a few times (to keep the filling chunky). Add maple syrup to the filling and stir through. Set aside.
- Blend your muffin mixture together: Line your muffin trays with liners and preheat oven to 350° F. Whisk dry ingredients together in a bowl (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt). Add liquid ingredients to bowl (milk, oil, vanilla, eggs, water, maple syrup) and then blend until smooth.
- Add your muffin mixture to baking
trays. Pour muffin mixture into cups (fill 1/3 of each cup). Then add about 1 or 2 tablespoons of your filling to each cup (on top). After that, cover the filling with more of your muffin mixture until cup is 3⁄4 full. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes. Test the muffins with a toothpick at 25 minutes and if it comes out clean, then they are ready. Otherwise, you can bake for another 3-5 minutes.
- Let your muffins cool. Take the remainder of the filling and blend until smooth. Then take a frosting bag and put this liquid filling inside. Use the bag to slowly insert about 1 tablespoon of liquid (or more, depending on your sweet tooth) inside from the top of the muffin. This adds a nice extra pop of flavor to each muffin. Alternatively, you can drizzle this liquid filling over the top of your muffins to garnish.
Facts Recipe Highlights
* *Easy to make
* * Dairy-Free
* * Can be made Vegan
* * High in Protein and Fibre
* * No Added Refined Sugars