Apple Cinnamon Muffins & Doughnuts

Apple Cinnamon Muffins and Doughnuts


I love the flavors of Fall, and Apple Cinnamon fits right in!

Apple Cinnamon Muffins or Doughnuts

1  3/4 Cups All Purpose G F flour, with xanthan gum already added ( I used Tom Sawyer, Betty Crocker GF flour, Better Batter also works well in this recipe)

2 Teaspoons additive free ground Cinnamon

1/2 Tablespoon Baking Powder

1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast

1 Cup Packed Pure Brown Sugar

2 Eggs beaten

1/2 Stick softened Butter (or ¼ cup gf oil)

1 Cup additive & sugar free Applesauce

1/2 Cup pure sweet Buttermilk

(optional 1 Cup chopped pecans)

In large mixing bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, yeast, and brown sugar. Add eggs, butter, applesauce, and buttermilk. Mix on high just until smooth. Don’t over mix. Let batter rest for about 15- 20 minutes. Then fold in pecans. Preheat oven to 325*F. Using a ¼ cup ice cream scoop fill each muffin cup with batter. If you don’t use the muffin papers then you must grease and flour your muffin pan. If you are making doughnuts, grease a non-stick doughnut pan and fill each doughnut place with batter almost to the top. Bake muffins for 28- 30 minutes and doughnuts for 25 minutes. This recipe will make a dozen small cupcake size muffins and 6 doughnuts.


2 Cups additive free Powdered Sugar

1  1/2 Teaspoon additive free ground Cinnamon

1/3 Cup warm tap water

Whisk until smooth and dip or brush muffins and doughnuts with glaze. Enjoy for breakfast or treat!

Easter Egg Cake Pops

Gluten Free Easter Egg Cake Pops


Easter Egg Cake Pops ( only without the stick)

1/2 Cup Plain GF Greek Yogurt ( or 4oz. cream cheese)

1 Cup Sugar

3 eggs

1 Cup All-purpose Gluten free Flour  (I use Better Batter or Tom Sawyer Gluten Free/Betty Crocker GF Flour Mix  ½ & ½ mix)

1 Teaspoon Gluten Free (Clabber Girl) Baking powder

1 Teaspoon pure Vanilla

Cream yogurt, sugar & eggs. Add remaining ingredients & mix well on high speed until blended. Let dough set in fridge for about 30 min.  When ready to bake preheat oven to 350*F. Butter both sides of non-stick cake pop pan and fill bottom half of pan with batter. (without the holes). Place top on, and lock together. Place in oven and bake for 9 minutes, then turn pan over and bake another 9 minutes. (18 minutes total). Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes before removing top.  If batter comes through holes in the top be sure and remove those little bits before cooling. After 5 minutes remove from pan and lay them out to cool on the seam side down. This causes them to have more of an egg shape.( It may be necessary to trim the seam side of pops) When cool dip in melted GF almond bark and decorate. This is a fun decorating project for the kids!

Please note: Butter is the only thing I’ve found that will keep the pops from sticking. Also, its important to use the yogurt or cream cheese in the batter. Even if you choose to use a cake mix, replace the butter called for with yogurt or cream cheese.

This will make 2 dozen cake pops.

Gluten Free Red Velvet CupCakes

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes

GF Red Velvet Cupcakes


With Chocolate Chips


2 Cups Good Quality All-purpose Gluten Free Flour with a gum already added (I use Better Batter or Tom Sawyer GF/Betty Crocker GF)

1 Cup Sugar

2 Teaspoons GF Baking Powder ( I use Clabber Girl)

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2  Tablespoon Pure Cocoa Powder

1 stick Salted Butter melted or softened

1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla

¼ Cup water

2-14.5oz. Cans of Beets (I used Great Value Brand, or any brand with no artificial colors or flavors added)

3 Eggs or 2/3Cup 100% additive free Egg Whites

Optional 1 bag of GF chocolate chips

In medium size bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and cocoa.  Drain juice from cans and pour beets into a strainer and rinse excess brine from beets with cold water. ( this will measure out to about 2 Cups of chopped beets) Put rinsed beets into food processor and chop on high until beets are a pureed.  Add melted butter, vanilla, water and eggs and mix well. Add flour mixture, mix well so there are no lumps. (if you are using chocolate chips fold them in now)  Let set 15 – 20 minutes, to let rice flour absorb liquids.

When ready to bake.

Preheat oven to 325*F.

Using a triggered ice cream scoop (about ¼ cup) fill each cupcake liner with one scoop of batter. Bake for 25- 30 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted into center cupcake, comes back clean. This will make about 18 regular cupcakes 12 of the large muffin size. When cool ice with cream cheese frosting.(recipe below)


Cream Cheese Icing                                                                                  

 8 ozPlain Preservative Free Cream Cheese ( Philadelphia)

1 Stick softened Butter

2 – 2 ½ Cups Pure GF Powdered Sugar

In food processor blend all ingredients until smooth.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

Coconut, Oatmeal, Quinoa Breakfast Muffins

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Coconut Oatmeal Quinoa Breakfast Muffins

(These are Gluten Free, Soy Free, and Dairy Free! Also High in Protein and Fiber)

1 Cup GF Oats

1 Cup Coconut Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum

1 Cup Packed Pure Brown Sugar

2 Teaspoons Additive Free Ground Cinnamon

1/2 Teaspoon Additive Free Cloves

1/2 Teaspoon Additive Free Ground Nutmeg

1/2 Teaspoon Additive Free Ground Ginger

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon GF Baking Powder

1/2 Cup Oil (or butter substitute)

1/2 Cup Water

3 Large Eggs Beaten

1/2 Cup Honey

1 Cup Cooked Quinoa ( I used the Tri-Color)

In large mixing bowl whisk together all dry ingredients including spices. In separate bowl beat oil, eggs, water, and honey together, then fold in cooked quinoa. Add this mixture to dry ingredients and mix well.

Pre-heat Oven to 350* Line large muffin tins with muffin papers and fill each to the top with batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center muffin comes back clean.

Optional:Top with crumb icing below and place muffin pan back in oven under broiler for about 2-2 ½ minutes or until icing starts to bubble. Let cool and serve.                                                                                                                       Crumb Pecan Coconut Icing

1/2 Cup butter substitute or (1 stick melted butter)

1 Cup Packed Pure Brown Sugar

1 Cup Additive Free  shedded Coconut

1 Cup Chopped Pecans

Mix all ingredients and spoon on top of muffins.

Pineapple Cream Cake


Pineapple Cream Cake

7 large Eggs

1- 20 oz. Can of Pineapple Chunks,and Juice puréed  (or crushed or fresh pineapple)

4oz. of Original Cream Cheese, softened ( I use Philadelphia)

2 Boxes Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix

In large mixing bowl beat eggs, then add 1  1/2 cups of the pureed pineapple.  (reserve remaining pineapple for topping) Beat well until mixture starts to bubble. Then add chunks of the softened cream cheese, mixing until cream cheese is incorporated. Slowly fold in both cake mixes, and mix on high until well blended. Let batter set for about 15 minutes to absorb liquids.

Preheat oven to 350* When ready to bake, pour batter into a greased and floured 9×13 inch cake pan. Bake for 25- 30 minutes or until cake is set in the center and a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes back clean.

Top with Gluten Free Whipped Cream and drizzle remaining pureed pineapple over the top of whipped cream.

Variations: You can add shredded GF Coconut or chopped pecans to change it up!


Gluten Free Blueberry Crisp


on November 1, 2014

Blueberry Crisp

½ cup butter (=1 stick)

4 ounces cream cheese ( I use Philadelphia)

¼  cup cold water

2 large eggs, beaten

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free flour

1 cup sugar,(reserve ¼ cup to sprinkle on top)

2 teaspoon gluten free baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 – 12 ounce package frozen blueberries

In glass mixing bowl soften butter in microwave for about 40 seconds, add cream cheese to bowl and return to microwave for another 30 – 40 seconds. Cream together and add water, beaten eggs, and vanilla. In another bowl whisk together all dry ingredients (except ¼ cup sugar) and pour into the bowl with all of the liquids. Stirring and folding until there is no dry flour left. Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375* F.

Grease and flour a 9 to 10 inch baking dish (I like to use additive free powdered sugar for this). Remove batter from refrigerator and add frozen blueberries. Gently fold berries into batter, trying not to crush berries. Pour batter and berries into baking dish, sprinkle the ¼ cup of sugar on top and bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until crispy on top and set in the center. Let cool and serve. This is good for a dessert or for breakfast.

Please note: In my opinion this is not a bread flour. I tried it in bread, cookies and pizza dough. It is a dense flour and I still prefer Tom Sawyer G F and Betty Crocker GF. That’s just me, yall may have a better experience with it than I did.

Gluten Free Sticky Honey Buns


Gluten Free Sticky Honey Buns

1 1/2 Cups All purpose GF Flour ( I used Betty Crocker GF and Tom Sawyer GF mixed, with xanthan gum already added)

1/2 Cup packed Dark brown Sugar

2 Teaspoons GF Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

2 Eggs

1/2 Cup Pure Applesauce (or crushed pineapple with juice)

1/2 Cup Fat Free Greek Yogurt

1/4 Cup Pure Honey

I medium size mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar. Then add eggs, applesauce and yogurt. Mix until well blended and smooth. Let batter rest to absorb liquids, for about 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 325*F.

When ready to bake pour ¼ cup of batter into greased and floured mini loaf pans. Tip: Instead of GF flour, I like to dust the pan with Powdered Sugar, for these buns. ( I used the 2 ½ x 4 inch size, this is the kind that is 1 pan with 9 loaves). I also use a triggered Ice cream scoop (the ¼ cup size) to fill each loaf. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until loaves are set in the center and brown and pulling away from the edge. Remove from oven let cool for about 5 minutes, invert loaves onto cooling rack or parchment paper, and glaze with recipe below. These make great snacks or a quick breakfast bun!


1 Cup Pure additive free powdered sugar

3-4 Tablespoons water( depending on how thick you want your glaze)

In small bowl whisk together powdered sugar and 1- 2 tablespoons water then add a tablespoon at a time until glaze is smooth and you have the consistency you want. Then drizzle glaze over buns, as thick as you prefer. Enjoy!

Variation: Instead of applesauce you can use the same amount, only use crushed pineapple with the juice. I have also used pitted chopped cherries and juice.

Also instead of plain glaze, you can add cinnamon and nutmeg. Or dust with just plain powdered sugar.

NOTE: If you use Bob’s red mill, or Pillsbury GF flour, then you will need to let the liquids and flour rest a while longer, the flours that are not ground as fine, take longer to absorb liquids.