Apple Cinnamon Muffins or Dougnuts

Apple Cinnamon Muffins and Doughnuts

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins or Doughnuts

1  3/4 Cups All Purpose G F flour, with xanthan gum already added

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 or 1/2 Cup ground Chia Seeds)

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.

Glaze:

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!

Jan’s Banana Chia Muffins

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Jan’s Banana Chia Muffins

Yeast Mixture

1/4 Cup room temperature Sweet Buttermilk

1/4 Cup luke warm water (be sure it isn’t over 110*)

1/4 Cup packed Pure Brown Sugar

1 Teaspoon Dry Active Yeast

Batter:

1 3/4 Cups Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour ( I used Better Batter )

1 1/2 Teaspoons GF baking powder

1/2Teaspoon Baking Soda

3/4 Cups Pure White granulated Sugar

2 Large Eggs beaten

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

2 Large Bananas or 3 small sliced and mashed

1/8 Cup Chia ground Seeds (Soaked in 1/8 cup warm water for at least 20 minutes)

1/2 Cup chopped Pecans (optional)

In glass container make the yeast mixture first. Add room temperature buttermilk, warm water, brown sugar, and yeast. Whisk together and set yeast mixture aside while you make batter. ( I like to set mine by the stove or in a warm place)

Preheat oven to 325*F.

In large mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and white sugar.  Using mixer on high, blend together flour mixture with beaten eggs, butter, and mashed bananas, and soaked chia seeds.  Add yeast mixture to batter and mix until completely blended don’t over mix. Let batter set for about 15 -20 minutes, then dip batter (about ¼ cup each ) into a greased nonstick muffin pan or cupcake liners. I like to use a triggered ice cream scoop. Bake for 25-26 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in center cup comes back clean. When done remove from oven and let cool. This will make about 18 cupcake size muffins.  Enjoy!

Kitchen Tools and Gadgets

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If you’re like me, I love kitchen tools, or utensils. I like to just browse the kitchen ware and see what they have that’s new. One of my favorites, and I’m sure if you have read the recipes I’ve put on here so far you’ll know this, it’s the triggered ice cream scoop. It comes in different sizes, but the one I use most holds about ¼ cup. It is just the right size to fill cupcake and muffin cups with batter. It makes for more even and uniform muffins and cupcakes. You might want to give it a try, it makes baking cupcakes go a lot faster!

Cocoa Caramel Cupcakes

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TIP: Before you get started with the batter, first you must mix the flours. ( Since Pillsbury GF has xanthan gum already in it you do not need to add it.) In a large bowl add 2 boxes of Betty Crocker Gluten Free Rice Flour Blend ( it comes in 1 lb. boxes) and a 2 lb. package of Pillsbury Gluten Free Flour. Slowly whisk together until thoroughly blended. Store in an air tight container and label.

Cocoa Caramel Cupcakes

(This is a version of the Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe)

1 ¾ Cup Pillsbury GF Flour and Betty Crocker GF Rice Flour blend ( ½ & ½)

1 Cup Hot Water ( microwave about 1 minute)

1 Cup Milk ( for DF you may use Almond or Coconut milk)

1 Stick Melted Butter ( for DF Earth Balance works great)

2 Teaspoons Vanilla

2 Large Beaten Eggs

Mix flour and all liquids, and refrigerate overnight. ( Using this flour you must let it set for about 5 hours so that it isn’t gritty)

When you are ready to bake.

Preheat oven to 325*

In the food processor mix the rest of the ingredients.

2 Cups White Sugar

¾ Cup Hershey’s Cocoa

2 Teaspoons Gluten Free Baking Powder

1 ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon Salt

Making sure all dry ingredients are mixed well, add the wet ingredients from the refrigerator. Blend well until there are no lumps left. Using a triggered ice cream scoop fill cups for cupcakes. Bake for 25 -30 minutes. Makes about 18 cupcakes. When cool, ice with caramel icing.

Caramel Icing

1 – 11oz. Package Kraft Caramels ( To make DF use DF caramels)

1 – 14 oz. Can Sweetened Condensed Milk ( make sure there are no additives, ingredients should read, Milk and Sugar) For Dairy Free you can substitute Coconut Cream.

Open can and pour into a large glass bowl. Unwrap all caramels and add to canned milk. Heat in microwave for about 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir will and reheat until all caramels are melted, about another 1 – 2 minutes. You can ice cupcakes while icing is still warm or you can wait and let it cool and thicken, so that you can swirl it around the cupcakes.