Easy Gluten Free, Dairy Free Muffin Recipe

<i>Easy Gluten Free, Dairy Free Muffin Recipe</i>

 

Today I want to share with you a special gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free muffin recipe that I’ve created.

 

I love to bake. For me it is a calming and creative outlet that allows me to satisfy my sweet tooth and nurture myself and my husband. For me, making a home in and of itself is a creative outlet. Baking delicious and nutritious snacks is just another aspect of that. Especially because my husband enjoys eating so much!

 

Five years ago I discovered that I am gluten, dairy and soy intolerant. This intolerance was creating inflammation in my stomach and causing acid reflux. At the time, I was pursuing a career in opera and the acid was swelling my vocal chords which in turn was causing vocal trouble.

 

I’ll write more about my transition into a way of eating that truly serves and nourishes me in a later post, but I will say that while it was initially an extremely difficult transition, it’s been a blessing in disguise because it’s given me the license to explore baking. And I’ve learned a lot over the last five years about how to successfully create gluten free and dairy free recipes!

 

I also try to avoid refined sugar because it creates acidity and inflammation in the body, not only exacerbating my acid reflux, but my anxiety as well. Because of this I’ve started experimenting with alternative sweeteners.

 

My favorite is coconut sugar, which is not only a sustainable crop because it is derived from the flower of the coconut tree and can be harvested even from trees too old to bare coconuts, but it is low glycemic as well. I’m a fan.

 

And so I want to share this recipe with you, so that you too, can make nutritious and delicious muffins!

 

 

⋅ Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free Muffin Recipe ⋅

 

 

 

gluten free muffin recipe

 

 

What you need

 

  1. A large mixing bowl
  2. Measuring cups and spoons
  3. A muffin tin
  4. Coconut oil for greasing the tin
  5. A stirring utensil (I just use a fork, but an electric mixer is also fine)
  6. Hot pad for removing muffins from oven

 

Prep time: 20 minutes

Baking time: 35-45 minutes

Oven temp: 350 Fahrenheit

Yield: 12 muffins

 

Abbreviations:

tsp. = tea spoon, Tbsp. = table spoon

 

 

 

 

gluten free muffin recipe

 

 

Ingredients

 

Dry:

 

  • 1 cup       All purpose gluten free flour
  • 1 tsp.       Xanthangum (this is important because it acts as a binding agent – don’t leave this out!)
  • 1 tsp.       Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp.    Salt
  • 1/2 tsp.    Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp.     Chia seeds (optional – they add protein and omega 3’s!)
  • 1/2 cup    Coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup    Rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup    Chocolate chips (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp.     Flax meal (optional – vegan egg replacer)

 

Wet:

 

  • 2 Tbsp.    Maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp.    Raw local honey
  • 1 tsp.      Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup   Vegetable oil (coconut, sunflower, etc.)
  • 2 Tbsp.    Peanut butter (optional – adds protein)
  • 1 cup       Ground oats (I use the byproduct from making oat milk so it doesn’t go to waste)
  • 2  Eggs    (free range organic if possible – to make vegan mix 2 Tbsp. flax meal in 4 Tbsp. water and let sit for 5 minutes, then add to batter)
  • 2 cups      Dairy free milk

 

 

 

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Process

 

Preheat your oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Grease your muffin tin with coconut oil – just a thin coat. This will help the muffins turn out.

Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and mix everything together.

Distribute the batter evenly into the tin with a spoon. Bake for 35 – 45 minutes until the tops are crusty and brown and firm to the touch or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

They tend to take longer to bake, so don’t hesitate to leave them in a little longer. They are better baked a little too long than not long enough!

 

 

 

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Baking is a lot of fun and can be a great way to cut down on food waste and packaging. I buy all the ingredients for these muffins in bulk to cut down on plastic packaging waste.

Also, if you make these, post a photo in the comments below! I’d love to know how they turned out for you! I’m new at writing recipes so I’m really interested in hearing how it goes. Let me know if you have any questions about the process.

Enjoy!

 

 

The finished product!

 

 

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