These gluten free blueberry muffins don’t need much of an introduction. What’s not to love about a muffin that’s bursting with vibrant blueberries and wholegrain goodness?
Shop bought gluten free blueberry muffins are usually packed full of sugar and other odd ingredients. And indeed, most recipes for gluten free blueberry muffins are very high in sugar too.
Now, if you’ve been following my blog for any time you’ll know that I try not to eat too much sugar. I also try to restrict what the children eat (which is tough). Why? Well, because there is so much evidence that sugar causes all manner of ills mainly, I believe, by disrupting the balance of our gut microbes.
I’ve therefore reduced the sugar right down in this recipe, along with including banana and my wholegrain gluten free flour blend.
The beneficial bacteria in our gut need fibre to survive and thrive. However, recent reports suggest that most of us eat too little fibre.
The recommended amount for adults is 30g per day but a recent survey showed that most people were only eating around 18g per day.
Tomorrow I am going to be showing people at the Exeter Festival Of South West Food And Drink how to make these.
I’m giving the demonstration with Midfields Granola who make a delicious gluten free granola. I’m therefore going to top them with a sprinkle of that for additional crunch.
Without the granola each cupcake has just 4g of coconut sugar in. Of course the banana and blueberries also have sugar in, but the added sugar is just 4g. Not bad eh? I reckon I could almost justify having one for breakfast!
So without further ado, here is my healthier version of gluten free blueberry muffins:
Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soya-Free, Can Be Dairy-Free
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 225 g Free From Fairy self raising flour
- 100 ml olive oil
- 2 medium organic eggs
- 50 g coconut sugar I use Coconut Merchant
- 200 g plain yoghurt (can be dairy free)
- 60 g gluten free oats
- 3 drops doTerra lemon essential oil or zest of 1 lemon
- 125 g fresh or frozen blueberries
Mix together the banana, flour, oil, eggs and sugar
Add the yoghurt, oats and lemon oil or zest and fold together gently
Finally mix the blueberries with 1 tsp of flour then fold them through the mixture (this stops the colour from bleeding into the cake)
Divide the mixture between 12 muffin cases lining a muffin baking tray. If you'd like to, sprinkle with a little granola at this stage
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 220 degree C/ 200 degree C fan/ Gas Mark 7 for 15 - 18 minutes
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