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Delicious Gluten Free Cupcakes

Updated on September 25, 2014

Excellent And Gluten Free!

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

Filling:

1/2 cup dried figs

1/2 cup raspberry fruit spread (get the purely fruit sweetened organic kind for the healthiest option)

Steps:

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.

The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook
The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

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 Vanilla Cupcakes (recipe above) with Chocolate Frosting and Strawberries, YUM!Another gluten free cupcake recipe found at myfoodtrail.blogspotGluten free lemon cupcakes, recipe found at glutenfreehub.com
Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes (recipe above) with Chocolate Frosting and Strawberries, YUM!
Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes (recipe above) with Chocolate Frosting and Strawberries, YUM!
Another gluten free cupcake recipe found at myfoodtrail.blogspot
Another gluten free cupcake recipe found at myfoodtrail.blogspot
Gluten free lemon cupcakes, recipe found at glutenfreehub.com
Gluten free lemon cupcakes, recipe found at glutenfreehub.com

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SilverStone Simply Baking Cooling Rack Set
SilverStone Simply Baking Cooling Rack Set

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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

2 eggs

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

Steps:

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.

The 125 Best Gluten-Free Recipes
The 125 Best Gluten-Free Recipes

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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      Jan 2 years ago

      Loved the guest towel cupcake; I am going to make them for all ociasscons and for my bathrooms. I have seen so many other videos, but you are the best. Thank you so much.

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      Biana 2 years ago

      I'm imsersped you should think of something like that

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      Julianne Gentile 7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      Thanks for stopping by my cupcake lens and lensrolling. I've reciprocated on mine. This is a great resource. I haven't experimented with gluten free recipes yet, but I've heard that substituting a mix of rice flour and quinoa flour for the wheat flour works well when trying to convert regular recipes. I'll take some time to explore all you have here and do some experimenting myself. Thanks for making this lens and good luck with your own gluten free baking.

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      wonderful to have gluten free cupcakes!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I went wheat free to lose weight, so I love it when I find receipes like this.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I have been thinking about choosing more recipes for glutten free, Looks yummy!

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Great resource for people who want to be gluten free!

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      This is terrific! Welcome to the Cupcake Club!