Yesterday, I bought gluten-free buckwheat flour & gluten-free brown rice flour. I wanted to make tasty muffins with them so I made these beauties!
One muffin really fills you up with deliciousness & goodness for your body! They aren’t that sweet either. I also made them vegan! ;) Yeah! :) They are great as a lovely breakfast on the go, or when you sit down with a good vegan café latte. I enjoy them with some vegan butter! :)These also make an excellent food gift, just see for yourself! :)
Recipe: For 15 larger flower-shaped muffins
* The dry ingredients:
2 cups of buckwheat flour
1 cup of brown rice flour
1 cup of gluten-free rolled oats
1 large juicy apple, peeled, cored & cut up into smaller chunks
1 tablespoon + 1/2 tablespoon gluten-free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon finely grinned Maldon sea salt, in a pestle & mortar
2/3 cup coconut sugar
3 tablespoons grinned flaxseed/ I ground broken flaxseed in my dry container of my Vitamix on full-speed until it resembles a flour. Measure 3 tablespoons.
* The wet ingredients:
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup + 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk
1. Preheat your fan oven to 200°C ( 400 F ) for about 10 minutes. If you don’t use a fan oven, change it.
2. Take a larger bowl & place a sieve over it. Sieve your 2 flours. Remove sieve. Add baking powder, sugar, sea salt, GF oats & coconut sugar. With a spoon mix it gently, to keep the air in. Finally, add the chopped apple pieces through it. 3. In a smaller bowl, add 3 tablespoons flaxseed powder. Add water. Whisk away & let it sit on your kitchen counter for about 5-10 minutes or until it forms kind of a gel. The mass will become thicker.This is instead of eggs, works as a binder.
Now, add canola oil & unsweetened soy milk & whisk until fully joined. Now, add wet ingredients to the bowl with dry ingredients & mix it just gently through, just until it is all gently mixed in because you don’t want the air to be gone! ;) I use silicon flower mats so I don’t have to grease them. With the help of a larger spoon, spoon your muffin mix for 3/4 into the flower muffin mat. I have larger flower muffin shapes then the normal muffins so you will end up with huger flower-shaped muffins! I could fill 15 flower-shaped muffins. I place them on a Silpat on an oven rack for stability. Place them in the lower side of your oven & bake for about 20 minutes until a test pin comes out clean. Leave the muffins in their silicon casings for about 10 minutes.
This way, your muffins will get a lovely shine on them & they are easily to remove. After these 10 minutes, carefully flip them over & out of the mats & place on a cooling rack to cool down or savor them still a bit warm with some vegan butter & a vegan café latte! They are very delicious! :) MMM,… Excellent with vegan butter! :)
You can find this recipe also here: http://sophiesfoodiefiles.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/gluten-free-vegan-buckwheat-oat-apple-muffins/