Friday, June 15, 2012

Strawberry Orange Muffins


These little muffins are heavenly!  I can't wait for you to try them.  They are kinda like having dessert for breakfast, but they are not too sweet.  You might want to serve these at your next brunch.  Or maybe you'll make them for your kids or grandkids.  And chances are, if you give a kid a muffin, he'll want some Jam to go with it.

This recipe is adapted from my favorite "pre-allergy" cookbook, Cooking Light.

1 1/4 c halved strawberries
3 T butter, melted
2 t grated orange rind
1/4 c coconut oil (melted before measuring)
1 1/2 c Natalie's Gluten Free Flour Mix
1 1/4 c sugar
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
cooking spray ( I actually buttered the muffin tins, then dusted with gluten free flour)
2 t sugar

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.
2.  Combine the first 4 ingredients in a blender, and process just until blended.
3.  Lightly spoon flour into measuring cups, and level with a knife.  Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.  Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.  Add the strawberry mixture into the well.  Stir just until moist.
4.  Spoon batter into the prepared muffin tins.  Sprinkle each muffin top with sugar.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center dry.  Remove the muffins from the pan immediately and place on a wire rack to cool.

Makes 1 dozen muffins.

Thank you Gluten Free HomemakerMelt In Your Mouth Mondays and Allergy Free Wednesdays for featuring this recipe on your blog!

17 comments:

  1. This is the most perfect combination for a muffin I could ever dream of. :) We have all sorts of frozen strawberries in the freezer and I cannot wait to give this recipe a try! If I don't have Natalie's flour, can I substitute my regular flour? Is the proportions the same?

    yum! And glorious photos too!

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  2. Yes! You can substitute regular flour equally for Natalie's gluten free flour mix. And if you don't have coconut oil, go get some! It is one of the best oil's for you and it adds such a nice, subtle flavor. However, if you have eggs around, and no coconut oil, then substitute 2 large eggs for the coconut oil and decrease the baking powder to only 1 t. When you have enjoyed this little party in your mouth, come back and let us know how they turned out.

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  3. Those look so good! Love strawberries.

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  4. Hi! Just wanted to let you know i will be featuring your recipe this week on Allergy Free Wednesday! Looking forward to trying these, I just love strawberry and orange together!

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  5. We love muffins, and these look great. Thanks again for participating in Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

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