This fun and healthy muffin recipe is my own mixture of muffin recipes from Annalise Roberts’s wonderful cookbook: Gluten Free Baking Classics and some morning glory muffins I saw somewhere, maybe King Arthur Flours. They are breakfast muffins so not that sweet, great texture and totally yummy. I also love them for snacks. They are healthy; less sugar, more fruit and no sugary topping. If you want to add extra sweetening use my oatmeal topping from my chocolate chip banana muffin recipe.
Because they lose moisture if they sit around I freeze any I won’t eat in 2 days; I love using a Ziplock freezer bag for this but cool them first. Eat within a month.
Kitchen Sink Muffins
2 cups brown rice flour mix (see below)
1/2 c granulated sugar or coconut palm sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
¾ tsp xanthan gum
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1 cup finely shredded carrots
1 c finely chopped fresh apples
½ c flaked coconut (I used sweetened)
½ c raisins
½ c walnuts, chopped
2 large eggs beaten
½ c milk, 1 or 2 percent
½ c canola oil
Heat oven to 375, placing the rack in middle of oven. Spray muffin pans with cooking spray. One batch makes 14-17 muffins.
Mix all dry ingredients in bowl of stand mixer or big bowl
Add fruits and nuts; stir to coat them with dry mix
Combine milk and oil, beat in eggs. Add liquids to big bowl; stir until blended. Note: If you used coconut palm sugar you will need to add an extra 2-3 tbsp. of milk.
Fill muffin pans 3/4 full. Bake 20-24 min until golden brown. Do not overbake or they will be dry. Remove immediately from the pans and cool on a rack. Freezes well for up to 3-4 weeks and keeps in fridge (well wrapped) a few days.
Brown Rice Flour Mix base mix
2 c brown rice flour
2/3 c potato starch
1/3 c tapioca flour