Delicious Gluten Free Cupcakes
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Being gluten free does not mean you have to skip out on the cupcakes! This Page highlights two of the most excellent gluten free cupcake recipes taken from two of the best gluten free cookbooks available. These cupcakes are just as tasty as their traditional counterparts while at the same time being lower in cholesterol and higher in fiber and protein. Enjoy!
Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes With Raspberry Filling
I especially love this cupcake recipe because it is not too sweet. I am not overly fond of super sweet foods and we eat very little sugar in my household, therefore this recipe is a perfect fit for us. I love using agave nectar instead of sugar. These can be made without the filling as well.
What you need:
3 cups blanched almond flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
1/2 cup agave nectar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 cup dried figs
1/2 cup raspberry fruit spread (get the purely fruit sweetened organic kind for the healthiest option)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 mini-muffin cups with paper liners
2. Combine the almond flour, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the grapseed oil, agave nectar, eggs, vanilla extract, vinegar, and orange zest.
4. Stir the wet ingredients into the almond flour mixture until thoroughly combined.
5. To make the filling, place the figs in a food processor and pulse to a fine paste. Gradually pulse in the raspberry fruit spread.
6. Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon of batter into each lined mini-muffin cup. drop 1 teaspoon of the raspberry-fig mixture into the batter. Cover the filling by scooping an additional teaspoon of better onto each cupcake.
7. Bake for 12 - 17 minutes, untiil a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then serve.
Gluten Free Cooking
The recipe above comes from this book, one of my all time favorite gluten free cookbooks. I love using almond flour as it is higher in protein than other flours and has such a nutty and rich flavor. All of the recipes I have tried from this cookbook have been delicious and easy to prepare.
Popular food blogger Elana Amsterdam offers ninety-nine family-friendly classics in this wonderful cookbook--from Pancakes to Eggplant Parmesan to Chocolate Cake--that feature her gluten-free ingredient of choice, almond flour. Because these recipes are low glycemic, low in cholesterol and dairy, and high in protein and fiber, they are also ideal for people with diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol.
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Gluten Free Cranberry-Banana Cupcakes
What you need:
3/4 cup sorghum flour (175 ml)
3/4 cup soy flour
1/4 cup potato starch (50 ml)
1/4 cup tapioca starch
2 tsp xanthan gum (10 ml)
1 tsp GF baking powder ( 5 ml)
3/4 tsp baking soda (4 ml)
1/2 tsp salt (2 ml)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup packed brown sugar (250 ml)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup plain yogurt (125 ml)
1 cup dried cranberries
1. In a large bowl, sift together sorghum flour, soy flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Resift and set aside
2. In a seperate bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together oil and eggs. While beating, add brown sugar, vanilla extract, bananas and yogurt. Beat until well blended. Gradually beat in dry ingredients, mixing just until smooth, about 2 minutes. Stir in cranberries.
3. Spoon into each cup of prepared muffin tins.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan on a rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on a rack.
Fresh or dried blueberries, cherries, or raisins can be substituted for the cranberries.
More Gluten Free Cooking
The above recipe comes from this amazing cookbook which is another one of my favorite gluten free cookbooks. As with the previous cookbook, all the recipes I have tried from this excellent cookbook have been delicious and easy to prepare.
While there are a number of gluten-free cookbooks on the market, this one is one of the most impressive. it's creative, delicious, easy to prepare recipes are all made from easily obtainable ingredients. The book is well laid out, with good, sensible information on the ingredients required for safe gluten-free eating. At the back of the book equipment and ingredient glossaries provide useful tips and important information for making the recipes successfully and also added information on gluten sensitivity and celiacs disease to better understand these problems many in our society currently face.
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