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Recipe

APPLE WALNUT MUFFINS

By: Camila V. Saulsbury

12 Muffins

Apple Walnut Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients
  • 2 cups quinoa flour (500 ml)

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot (30 ml)

  • 1 tbsp baking powder (GF, if needed) (15 ml)

  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt (2 ml)

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (2 ml)

  • 1/2 cup natural cane sugar or packed light brown sugar (125 ml)

  • 2 large eggs

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (175 ml)

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (60 ml)

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tart-sweet apples (unpeeled) (375 ml)

  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts (125 ml)

preparation
  • Preheat oven to 400 ºF (200 ºC)
    12-cup muffin pan, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray

  • In a large bowl, whisk together quinoa flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, buttermilk and oil until well blended.

  • Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just blended. Gently fold in apples and walnuts.

  • Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 23 minutes or until tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in a center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 3 minutes, then transfer to the rack to cool.