These yummy muffins are actually gluten and dairy free. I've decided to steer clear of dairy for a while as well to see if my tummy troubles will improve even further. Boy, let me tell you, it's tough cutting out dairy. I love cheese. I love sour cream. I love butter. Luckily there are some pretty good dairy alternatives out there. Coconut milk is a nice replacement for milk in baked goods and Earth Balance is a fine butter substitute. Cheese is where it gets a bit more tricky. I'm not fond of soy cheese or rice cheese. Almond cheese isn't too terrible. Do you have a favorite non dairy cheese?
On to the muffins...
My daughter told me these were the most moist, lightest muffins she's ever tasted. :) I had to agree! I found a really fun dried berry medley at Trader Joe's. It's a mix of cherries, blueberries, cranberries and golden raisins. It was a wonderful addition. I used my new scale again for measuring ingredients. I'm having so much fun with that little gadget!
Vegan Ginger Spice Berry Medley Muffins
Makes about 15 muffins
350 grams gluten-free flour mix (I used a mix of brown rice, oats, quinoa flour and buckwheat)
50 grams almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
100 grams brown sugar
100 grams Earth Balance
*2 tbsp ground golden flax mixed with 6 tbsp water (replaces eggs)
50 grams mesquite honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground fresh ginger
350 grams light coconut milk
2 handfuls dried berry medley
Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin pans with liners and spray lightly with spray oil.
In a large bowl, combine the flour mix, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and brown sugar. Whisk thoroughly.
In a separate bowl, mix the margarine until fluffy. Add the flax and water mixture, honey, vanilla, ginger and coconut milk.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients just until combined. Fold in the berries. Fill muffin liners 3/4 full. Bake for about 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of muffins comes out clean.
You will love these!
Hope your week is unfolding nicely. :)