Thursday, December 3, 2009

Egg Free Apple Sauce Muffins

These muffins were adapted from the recipe on Daily Pleasures. I was hesitant to try a recipe without eggs as I have felt that gluten free baking really needs eggs to turn out well. These muffins were a very pleasant surprise - they turned out moist, soft and surprisingly light. On the second day, they were a little bit dry, but a few seconds in the microwave restored them to a fresh state. I was so pleased to post a recipe that my "egg-free" friends can use.
1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/2 cup potato starch
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp xanthan gum
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup oil
2/3 cup honey or sugar
1 1/2 cup thick apple sauce
1/2 cup water

METHOD: Just as a note, if your apple sauce is runny, you will not need to add as much water. Combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Add all wet ingredients and mix well. Spoon into greased muffin tins or paper muffin cups. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon if desired. Bake at 385 F for 20 min. This makes 12 muffins. These smell wonderful while baking. Raisins would be a lovely addition.


Regan Family Farm said...

I'm new to your blog, and will definitely be trying these for my daughter!

Cinnamon said...

Oh yes we'll be trying these yummies~


Regan Family Farm said...

Hi Jennstar~
We tried these last week, and I thought they were good, but we found them to be extremely oily. Since I used my own canned applesauce, I omitted the water. Is the measurement correct?
Thanks for all your recipe ideas!

jennstar said...

I checked the original recipe and 1 cup is the right amount of oil...but if I did what I usually do when I bake, I probably halved the amount (or at least cut back by 1/4). I of course wrote up the recipe here later and probably forgot that...SORRY!
Now that I think about it, my daughter made these from the blog later and they did seem oily! I will change the recipe to read 1/2 cup of oil instead of 1 cup. That should be plenty!
I also use homemade applesauce but mine is very thick and needs the water. :)


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