I’m not sure why I haven’t made muffins in a while. They’re good for breakfast and snacks. I usually make a double batch because one batch just doesn’t last very long. If I want to have them for breakfast, I save time in the morning by either mixing the dry ingredients together the night before or making the muffins the night before.
This is a basic recipe which you can vary in many ways. It doesn’t have a lot of starch in it so the muffins aren’t tall and fluffy. They are soft, however, and using whole grain flour adds to the nutritional value. I realize that most people cannot find brown sweet rice flour. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it for sale. I buy brown sweet rice at the health food store and mill it myself. The sweet rice flour helps keep the muffins moist. I think it will work as well with white sweet rice. I made some of these muffins yesterday and had some for breakfast this morning without warming them up! They were a little cold (room temperature) but still soft! The only addition I put in these was crushed pineapple, but you can have lots of fun trying different additions, flavoring, and spices.
Basic Gluten-Free Muffin Recipe
- 1/2 c. brown rice flour
- 1/4 c. + 2Tb. brown sweet rice flour
- 1/2 c. sorghum flour
- 1/2 c. tapioca starch
- 1/3 c. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
- 1 Tb. baking powder
- 1 tsp. unflavored gelatin (optional)
- 1/2 – 1 tsp. spice (optional depending on what additions you are using and what flavors you like)
- 1/4 c. oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract (or other flavoring such as lemon)
- 1 – 1 1/4 c. liquid/milk
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- additions (see note)
In a medium sized bowl combine the dry ingredients. In a smaller bowl or measuring cup combine the wet ingredients and add to the dry ingredients. (If you are using wet additions such as canned fruit, use 1 cup liquid.) Mix just until moistened. Fold in additions. Put in greased muffin tin and bake at 400 degrees for 18 – 20 minutes.
fresh fruit, chopped
canned fruit – Use the juice as part of the liquid. I add 20 oz. crushed pineapple to a double batch of muffins. For pears or peaches, chop the fruit before adding it.