This recipe was inspired by Tastes Better from Scratch.
We made these recently for my son’s birthday party. I don’t think any of the guests even knew they were gluten free. They were incredibly tasty!
1/2 cup organic tapioca starch
1/2 cup almond meal
1/2 cup organic brown rice flour
1/2 cup organic sorghum flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 cup organic evaporated cane juice (aka sugar)
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 organic eggs, lightly beaten
7/8 cup rice milk (or other milk substitute of your choice)
1 Tbsp organic lemon juice
1 Tbsp grated organic lemon zest (this was about 4 small lemons)
1/2 cup organic canola oil
2 cups fresh organic raspberries
For the glaze (optional)
3/4 cup organic powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp fresh organic lemon juice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix together the beaten eggs, 1T lemon juice, rice milk, canola oil, and sugar on one bowl. In another bowl, combined together tapioca starch, almond meal, brown rice flour, sorghum flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and lemon zest. Slowly add the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring as you do. Gently fold in the raspberries.
Grease a muffin tin well with additional canola oil or spray. Fill 15-16 muffin cups about 3/4 full; these muffins will not rise too much. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 18 minutes or until the top is gently browned. The inside may still be a bit moist because of the raspberries, so a toothpick test is a bit difficult on them.
Allow to cool about 15 minutes before removing from the pan carefully, using a knife to separate from the top. You may lose a few crumbs in the bottom of the pan, but those are free of calories and meant for the cook. You should allow the muffins to cool fully before glazing, if desired.
For the glaze (optional):
In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until it reaches the consistency you want. Delicately drip the glaze over the muffins in an artistic fashion. Try not to eat them all at once!