Friday, June 15, 2018

Gluten free cranberry orange muffins

Photo from Pixabay
 For quite some time I've had "bake GF muffins" on my list.  I like to keep a container of them in the freezer to heat for a quick breakfast with coffee some mornings.  I don't have to eat gluten free, but I just feel better when I do.  I went entirely gluten free for about 3 years and was simply amazed to find that after several months, the hip pain I'd been experiencing went completely away.  Now I find that I can eat some gluten, but I quickly know if I'm overdoing it, because my joints ache.  I use gluten free pasta (the Ronzoni is the best and most economical, in my book) and pretty much any baked goods I prepare at home will be gluten free.  For cookies, cakes, muffins, and biscuits, I like to use Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Flour* because it means I can just use my old favorite recipes, substituting this cup-for-cup for regular flour.
That's what I did with these Cranberry Orange Muffins that are an old favorite I blogged about in 2007.  These muffins also have some cornmeal in them, which is a nice bonus.  I didn't have any oranges on hand, so I used a bit of pure orange extract in place of the orange rind.  I think I used about a half teaspoon, but a little more wouldn't have hurt.  I also used dried cranberries that were already julienned so that I wouldn't need to bother chopping them.  I had bought a package of these to use in cookies, but there were some left over, so this was the perfect use for those.

These came out so well using the gluten free baking flour!  I have a container of the muffins in my freezer right now, and plan to bake more for our coffee time at church this Sunday.  Hope you will enjoy these muffins, either gluten free or regular, if you try them!

 * Don't try to use this flour for yeast breads or pizza.  It won't work and you will be sadly disappointed. 


  1. The muffins look delicious! Thanks for the recipe!!

  2. Hope you enjoy them, Terri! They won't look exactly like the photo ... I got it from Pixabay ... but they will be close. And they are delicious!

  3. So many trying gluten free these cool that going gluten free took care of joint pain.

    1. Yes, it really did! I decided to try it for another health issue entirely, but I was amazed how completely the joint pain went away. I was able to toss my bottle of glucosamine!

  4. I'm extremely sensitive to wheat, so I use a lot of Bob's Red Mill Gluten free products as well. The Gluten free baking mix works really well as breading on pork chops or chicken.


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