I haven’t had much time to blog lately, but I did want to jot down this crazy-like-a-fox-good recipe for gluten-free blueberry muffins, in case I forget it. Basically, I found the original in this month’s Shape magazine, the one with Mariah Carey on the cover, and made a few modifications. It’s on page 157, called “Better Blueberry Muffins.” Here is what I used:
- 2 cups of The Gluten-Free Bistro’s Bistro Blend Flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup Capretta low-fat plain goat yogurt
- 1/4 cup Coconut milk (instead of nonfat milk)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1.5 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1.5 cups fresh blueberries
- Coconut oil non-stick cooking spray
These are the steps I followed:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees (25 degrees lower than directed, because of the gluten-free flour).
- Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with the Coconut oil cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl, combine the sugar, oil, and eggs. I have no hand mixer, so I just worked extra hard with my wrist to get it to a “light yellow and slightly frothy” consistency.
- Whisk in applesauce, goat yogurt, coconut milk, vanilla, and lemon zest. Stir dry ingredients into the wet, mixing just enough to combine them. The magazine tells us that overmixing can make muffins tough.
- Fold in the blueberries. (What does “fold” mean? I am notoriously dumb when it comes to cooking lingo, so I just plopped them in and stirred a little more).
- Divide the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups.
- Tap the pan on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
- Bake for 30 minutes (instead of 20 minutes, again because of the gluten-free flour blend). But, I did keep checking with a toothpick to see if it came out clean.
- Cool pan on a rack for 15 minutes.
Le voila! The muffins came out FANTASTIC! My hubby said he could not even tell they were gluten-free (until I told him). His exact words were, “Honey, you’re turning into a wonderful cooking person!” Haha. A wonderful cooking person. Considering how I’ve murdered food in the past, that is an exalted compliment!