In my last CSA basket we received a basket of blueberries. While my kids are perfectly happy eating them right out of the basket just the way they are, I managed to save most of them so I could make some blueberry muffins. Unfortunately, the recipe I usually use uses and ingredient that I didn’t have on hand. So that sent me on a search for a new, hopefully just as good, recipe using what I already had in the house.
This is the recipe I found. I added a few modifications to make it just right, and they turned out phenomenal. Much better than usual. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do!
Blueberry Muffins (makes 1 dozen)
1/3 c almond meal
1 c white rice flour + 2T
1/2 c tapioca starch
1/2 t xanthan gum
* If you are not making these gluten free, substitute the above ingredients with 1 1/2 c all purpose flour*
2 t baking powder
1/4 t nutmeg
2/3 c white sugar
1/2 c butter
1 T vanilla
2 large eggs
1/2 c milk
zest of 1 lemon
1 1/2 c blueberries (I probably didn’t have that much… use as much or as little as you want)
Preheat oven to 350*F
In a large mixing bowl, place eggs and start the mixer. Add the white sugar, butter, vanilla, milk, lemon zest, and nutmeg, and mix until well blended. Turn mixer off. Add flour, almond meal, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, and baking powder. Mix until thoroughly blended. Fold in blueberries.
Place liners into muffin tin. Fill each liner as close to the top as you can get it, while making sure you have enough to fill all liners. Place in oven and bake for roughly 25 min or until the tops are firm to the touch. (My oven takes a little longer, so it was more like 30 mins)
*Note~ If you are making these gluten free, the tops may not be browned. This is okay. As long as they are done in the middle they do not need to be brown. 🙂
Cool and enjoy!!
I added some streusel topping to mine. It is optional, but the ingredients are below. Add it to the top of the muffins before baking.
1/3 c white rice flour
3 t tapioca starch
1/4 c brown sugar
1/2 t cinnamon
pinch of salt
2 T soft butter
Mix them all together using a fork. Add to muffins before baking.
Personally I like them with or without the topping.
*For gluten free baking I usually get Bob’s Red Mill flours. They are the most readily available in my area.*
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