Recipe summary

Hands-on time:
20 mins. to 30 mins.
Baking time:
20 mins. to 25 mins.
Total time:
40 mins. to 55 mins.
Yield:
12 muffins
The batter for these delicious, fruit-laced muffins may be tweaked to taste. For example, omit the nutmeg, add orange zest and dried cranberries, and use orange juice instead of the milk to make cranberry-orange muffins. Or substitute diced peaches or other fruit for the berries.

Note: you must use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer to prepare the batter for these muffins; mixing by hand doesn't do a thorough enough job.
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Batter

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour or brown rice flour blend*
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (use the smaller amount if frozen); or 1 large apple, chopped
  • *See recipe for this blend below.

Topping

  • 1/2 cup King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour or brown rice flour blend
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Directions

  1. 1) Preheat the oven to 375F. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan, or line the pan with papers. Spray the papers with non-stick pan spray, to aid release. Note: The streusel topping on these muffins can burn if your oven temperature is too high. If your oven tends to "run hot," bake the muffins at 350F instead of 375F.
  2. 2) To make the batter: Place the sugar, soft butter, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and vanilla in a mixing bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  3. 3) Beat in the eggs one at a time, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl between additions.
  4. 4) Whisk together the flour or flour blend and xanthan gum. Add to the mixture in the bowl, alternately with the milk.
  5. 5) Stir in the blueberries, chopped apple, or fruit of your choice.
  6. 6) Scoop the batter into the prepared pan, mounding the cups full. A heaped muffin scoop works well here. Note: the batter will be VERY sticky; that's what it's supposed to be.
  7. 7) To make the topping: Combine all of the ingredients to form small crumbs. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon topping onto each muffin, pressing it in gently.
  8. 8) Let the muffins rest for 10 minutes. Then bake them for 20 to 25 minutes, till lightly browned. Remove from the oven, and let sit for 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Best served warm.
  9. Yield: 12 muffins.
  10. *Make your own blend
    Many of our gluten-free recipes use our King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour, which includes ingredients that reduce the grittiness sometimes found in gluten-free baked goods. Our flour also increases the shelf life of your treats, keeping them fresh longer.

    The following make-at-home blend, featuring stabilized brown rice flour, works pretty well when substituted; and it tastes better than a blend using regular brown rice flour.

    Whisk together 6 cups (28 1/2 ounces) King Arthur stabilized brown rice flour; 2 cups (10 3/4 ounces) potato starch; and 1 cup (4 ounces) tapioca flour or tapioca starch. Store airtight at room temperature. Note: You can substitute white rice flour for the brown rice flour if you like; it'll make your baked goods grittier (unless you manage to find a finely ground version).

Tips from our bakers

  • Don't be tempted to make this as a quick bread, rather than muffins; a loaf will turn out unpleasantly dense.
  • Note: For a dairy-free version of these muffins, substitute margarine for the butter, and soy milk, almond milk, or rice milk for the milk called for in the recipe. Results may vary from the original.