Monday muffins

Sometimes we think of our food in terms of Pantone chips. Yes, it sounds a little crazy- but we prefer to think of it as "quirky" or "endearing" which sounds way less threatening than "crazy". Case and point:

Emily made us delicious Gluten Free Blueberry muffins for our Monday morning meeting, so I couldn't resist running with the inspiration... and if you're in the Gluten Free Club {or know someone who is} check out the yummy recipe below!

Now if you're sufficiently inspired to get some blueberries, here is that delicious recipe from Dinner with Julie...



10 Tbsp. butter, softened 1 cup sugar grated zest of a lemon 2 large eggs 3 cups gluten-free flour blend (or 1 cup sweet white sorghum flour, 1 cup white rice flour and 1 cup tapioca flour) 1 ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt 1 ½ cups plain yogurt 1 cup fresh or frozen (don’t thaw them) blueberries, raspberries, Saskatoon berries, blackberries.. or diced peaches, pears, apples, whatever you have that you want in your muffin

Sugar, for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 375F.

In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and lemon zest together with a spatula. (If you beat the mixture for awhile with an electric mixer, the muffins will not rise – stick to doing it by hand.) Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each.

Add a cup of the flour along with the baking powder, soda and salt, and mix well. Add half the yogurt and stir until combined, then another third of the flour, the rest of the yogurt and the rest of the flour. Stir in the berries, or whatever fruit you want to use.

Divide the batter among muffin tins that have been lined with paper liners or sprayed with nonstick spray, filling them. (You’ll get about 18-20 muffins.) Sprinkle the tops with sugar and bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden and springy to the touch.

Makes about 1 1/2 dozen muffins.


*Photos clockwise from top: fffound; Atlantic-Pacific; Sweet Lulu; The Dieline; Yahoo Sports; Dinner with Julie