Muffin Monday: Jam Filled Muffins

First of all, I need to thank all of the folks who sent me info and advice on adapting baking recipes to become gluten-free masterpieces. THANK YOU! As I mentioned in my previous post, my family is taking a vacation from gluten for a while due to my eldest daughter’s sensitivity. In particular, I would like to give a shout out to CookThatBook’s gluten-free contributing writer Andrea Savarad, and personal nutritionist EA Stewart (be sure to check out her website Spicy RD).

With help from the above mentioned folks, I dived into making my own gluten-free muffin mix. The beauty of gluten-free baking is that you aren’t limited to just one type of flour, and I have to admit that I am really enjoying trying different combinations and getting to know the various flavour profiles of each flour. Once you stock your cupboards with your own mix of gluten-free flours, life (a.k.a. baking) becomes much easier.

For this recipe I opted to use oat flour (100 g), brown rice flour (150 g), and cornstarch (60 g). I also added an extra egg yolk to help bind the flours together. Wanna know the best part? With the lack of gluten there is no need to worry about over mixing the batter. NOTE: oats can be problematic for gluten-free folks due to the possibility of contamination from other grains during processing, as well as a particular protein found in oats that closely resembles wheat gluten.

So how did the muffins turn out?

Very nice indeed!

The addition of raspberry jam was a nice treat, and to compliment the tasty interior I added fresh raspberries and almond slivers to the top prior to baking. In the end the topping sunk a bit more than anticipated but they still tasted wonderful.

For a copy of the recipe for Jam Filled Muffins, please click here

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