Breakfast on the go. Snacks during the school or work day. What can a gluten free person enjoy that isn’t full of additives, chemicals or excess sugar or salt? Or wickedly expensive. Not many options out there. Can you tell where this is going? YES, Muffins to the rescue! These muffins are easy to make, perfect in texture for breakfast and totally yummy. I love things made with raisins and oats (if you can eat them as some folks can’t tolerate oats) both are healthy choices and add hearty flavor to baked goods.
This muffin recipe is from Annalise Roberts’s wonderful cookbook: Gluten Free Baking Classics – The Heritage Collection, which came out last fall. I have made many great baked goods from this cookbook, a favorite of mine. She uses golden raisins: I was out so I subbed in regular raisins.
I freeze any muffins I won’t eat in 2 days; in a Ziplock freezer bag. They make super school or work snacks and freezing them extends their usefulness by several weeks.
Oatmeal Raisin Muffins
1 1/2 cups brown rice flour mix (see below)
½ cup gf old fashioned oatmeal
3/4 c brown sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
¾ tsp xanthan gum
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
¾ cup regular or golden raisins
¾ cup chopped walnuts
2 lg eggs beaten
½ c milk, 1 or 2 percent
½ c canola oil
Cinnamon sugar: 2 tsp. sugar and ½ tsp. cinnamon
Heat your oven to 350 degrees, placing the rack in middle of oven. Spray muffin pans with cooking spray. One batch makes 12-14 muffins.
Put the oatmeal and the brown sugar in a food processor and blend until coarsely chopped. Dump in and mix all dry ingredients in bowl of stand mixer or a big bowl. Blend in raisins and walnuts. Combine milk and oil in a small bowl, beat in eggs. Add liquids to big bowl; stir on low speed until fully blended.
Fill muffin pans 2/3 full. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake 18-22 min until golden brown. Do not overbake or they get dry. Remove immediately from the pans and cool on a rack. Freezes well for up to 3 weeks and keeps in fridge (well wrapped) a few days.
Brown Rice Flour Mix mix
2 c brown rice flour
2/3 c potato starch
1/3 c tapioca flour