Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

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Your blueberry muffins will taste so unbelievably good using this versatile baking mix. Each bag is handcrafted with our gluten-free flour blend that yields an unexpectedly light and tender bake.

Our simple Muffin & Donut Gluten-Free Baking Mix is so versatile, it can also make quick breads or baked donuts. Recipes and easy-to-follow instructions are included on the bag. 

Use fresh or frozen berries:

These blueberry muffins are delicious year-round, however, they taste even better with fresh hand-picked blueberries. After picking the berries, put them in them in an air-tight container and store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. To freeze them, place berries on a 1/2 sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Do not wash them as their natural coating helps preserve them. Spread in a single layer and freeze for 1 hour. Place berries in ziploc bags or vacuum seal them for up to 8-10 months.

Make your own buttermilk:

Adding buttermilk provides a tangy flavor and yields a tender baked good. If purchasing buttermilk, look for simple, natural ingredients like ‚Äúcultured milk‚ÄĚ on the label.¬†Some brands are loaded with stabilizers, gums and starches.¬†You can keep dry buttermilk powder in your pantry to mix up anytime it is needed.

TIP: If you don’t have any buttermilk on-hand, make your own:

Method #1: Place 1 T. vinegar into a liquid measuring cup and add cream or whole milk until it reaches the 1 c. measure line and let it sit for a few minutes.

Method #2: Place 1/2 c. sour cream and 1/2 c. whole milk or cream and let it sit for a few minutes.

Method #3: Place 1 T. lemon juice into a liquid measuring cup and add cream or whole milk until it reaches the 1 c. measure line and let it sit for a few minutes.

Combine fats for flavor and texture :

Combine butter to provide flavor, along with oil to yield a tender, moist baked good. If your recipe calls for only butter or only oil, you can combine them together using equal portions of each to make up the full amount of fat originally called for in the recipe. Choose an oil that is has a neutral, light flavor, such as extra light virgin olive oil or canola oil. Swap out old recipes that call for shortening, which has a lack of flavor and lends a waxy texture to baked goods.

Avoid mushy or fruit stained muffins:

Before adding the berries to the batter, toss them in a bit of flour or cornstarch. Mix together all the ingredients and then fold in the berries by hand as the last step. This will ensure that the blueberries will be evenly incorporated and not sink to the bottom or turn your batter into blue mush.

How to prepare the muffin pan:

Aluminum muffin pans are best since they conduct even heat. I prefer to use vintage muffin pans or modern Nordic Ware. You can choose to spray the pan or use natural muffin liners. Even when using muffin liners, I always lightly spray the muffin pan before I put the muffin liners in to prevent the muffins from sticking in case they spill over. Fill your muffin liners at least 3/4 of the way full to ensure they will rise above the liner when baked and come out baker

 

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