Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins


I’ve always wanted to be that girl whose KitchenAid Mixer sits on the counter because she uses it often but the truth is, I’ve used my mixer once since getting married over two years ago. Eeeeeek! Perhaps it’s because I’ve been busy or laser focused on eating hyper healthy but if I’m being totally honest with myself, I think it’s mostly because I’m intimidated by the precision of baking. I want to change that though so as of yesterday, I pulled my mixer out from the back of the cabinet, dusted it off and began cultivating my interest for baking starting with gluten-free blueberry muffins.

I tested a few different recipes and not surprisingly, the recipe with butter, milk and the most sugar turned out to be the most moist and delicious. So, here is a recipe for moist-not-so-healthy-but-bomb gluten-free blueberry muffins.

Grab:
2 cups Bob’s Red Mill 1-to1 Gluten-free Baking Flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1.5 cups blueberries
2 tbsp granulated sugar optional, for topping

Make:
1. Preheat oven to 350 and line muffin tin with paper liners.

2. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

3. In your mixer (or a large bowl if using a handheld mixer) combine butter and granulated sugar and beat on medium-low speed until just thick (don’t over-mix!). As that’s beating, add eggs one at a time and mix until combined.

4. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until thick.

5. Stop the mixer and add the milk and vanilla extract – mix until a thick batter forms.

6. Gently fold in your blueberries with a rubber spatula.

7. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pans about 2/3 full and sprinkle granulated sugar on top of each muffin (optional but this gives a nice crispy, sugary muffin top).

8. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean after placing through the center of the muffins.

9. Allow muffins to cool for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

ENJOY!

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12 comments

  1. You will not need your mixer or feel intimidated with this simple easy recipe.

    Sweet Potato Chips

    3 sweet potatoes
    1 Tblsp Coconut Oil
    Kosher salt

    Peel potatoes and slice as thin as possible
    Melt coconut oil on low heat

    Toss potatoes with coconut oil in a large bowl. Salt to taste. Spread on parchmont paper and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool.

    Eat as a snack, side dish or my fav. Replace for tortilla chips and make healthy nachos. Layer the chips on a platter, add beans, diced tomatoes, guacamole. I add grilled shrimp because I only eat fish and no meat.

    Cheers and enjoy!

    Sherry

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