discovering a simpiler life

discovering a simpiler life

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Gluten free apple, raspberry & dark chocolate muffins

My mum, bless her, is wanting to eat gluten free as she thinks it will be less fattening.  Who am I to argue?  She asked me to make some muffins for her freezer that she could carefully portion out guilt free.  

Gluten free apple, raspberry & dark chocolate muffins
2 apples, cored but not peeled
1 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries
1-2 tablespoon of honey, manuka if you have it
3 -4 free-range eggs depending on size, beaten
180g melted butter, you could use evoo or the like
50g 70% cocoa dark chocolate, roughly chopped
1/2 muscovado  sugar
1 tbspn chia seeds
1 cup gluten free S.R.flour
1/2 cup amaranth flakes

  1. Preheat oven to 180c.
  2. Sift flour into a large bowl and then add the amaranth flakes, dark chocolate, raspberries and sugar.
  3. In a food processor, blitz the apples and honey until finely pulped.  
  4. Add all remaining ingredients to the flour mix and gently fold until all incorporated.  Don't over beat though.
  5. Using an icecream scoop, plop into patty pans.  This quantity made 12 muffins
  6. Bake for roughly 40 minutes, they will be golden and the chocolate gooey.

Well, I have to say it.  I'm sorry Mum but gluten free doesn't mean fat free, but these babies are packed full of healthy antioxidants and low GI ingredients hopefully she will stop at one, but if not, at least the damage won't be that great.

Do you make 'healthy' cakes to help justify their daily consumption?  Are you on a diet or do you eat what you like and not gain weight?  I believe everything in moderation and made with the best ingredients I can afford is the way to go, thats my story and I'm sticking with it!

Ciao, Jan


  1. You sound like a very caring daughter Jan. How wonderful for your mum to receive these goodies made with love and loads of antioxidants minus the 'maybe still too much fat' - haha.

    No I don't make cakes to justify anything. If I make; I eat; I share - cakes mean happiness and feeling good is important. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

    1. hehe I'm a sharing/feeder too so it keeps me baking and giving them away! I asked Mum today how the muffins were going....they are all gone!!! LOL I only made them last Friday!!

    2. Yes - you're a sharer/feeder - takes one to know one - haha. x

  2. Oh I was going to say that gluten free stuff isn't sugar or fat free alas. They do look delicious though! :D

    1. lucky I don't think Mum reads my blog, it can be our secret ;)


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