Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Apple Cinnamon Gluten-free Muffins #recipe from author @DarylWoodGerber

From Daryl

I just came back from a mini vacation. It was delightful and delicious, spending time with little ones with big hugs. But you know how it is when you come home, right? There's so much to do! Mail, laundry, hug the dog, fill the refrigerator. 

My refrigerator was empty!! I wanted something sweet. I did have an apple or two in the fruit drawer because they don't go bad as quickly as other fruits. So what did I make? These lovely gluten-free muffins to tide me over as I plowed through my chores.

The topping is what makes them extra special.

Cinnamon Apple Muffins
(Makes 1 dozen +)

2 cups gluten-free flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon xanthan gum
1 tablespoon whey powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups diced apples, peeled
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup milk

For the topping:
¼ cup melted butter
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pan with paper cups.

In a small bowl, mix gluten-free flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, whey powder, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk well. Set aside.

In a small bowl, toss diced apples and 2 extra teaspoons of gluten-free flour to coat. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar, about 2 minutes. Add 2 eggs and mix well.  Add in vanilla. Mix.

Alternate adding the gluten-free flour mixture and the milk. When combined, fold in the diced apples.

Scoop mixture into prepared muffin tins, filling ¾ full.  Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 22-26 minutes, depending on your oven.

While the muffins cool, prepare the topping. Microwave the butter in a small bowl for about 20 seconds and set aside. In a small bowl, mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon.

Once the muffins are slightly cool, about 10-20 minutes, top the muffins, one at a time by brushing on butter and then twisting the muffin top in the cinnamon/sugar combination.

Serve immediately. 

Yes, all I had were snowman cupcake liners. Off to the store to get new ones!

If you want to make these using regular flour, swap the flour and omit the xanthan gum. That should do the trick. What do you do first thing after a vacation?

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  1. Looks good! I love cinnamon anything.

  2. It's usually really late when I get home from a vacation, so I'm exhausted & all I want to do is fall in bed. These muffins would be good for the next morning.

    1. Yes, indeed, and they don't take long to make. Enjoy. ~ Daryl

  3. The topping does sound like the perfect touch.