Great GFDF Lunch Idea …

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If it’s only September 16th and you are already wondering what to make for lunches, here is an idea that may help! The flavour of fresh apples and cinnamon go well with some cut up veggies, fruit, cheese, and sausage.

My celiac teen enjoyed these non-crumbly muffins in is lunch this week. Why don’t you give them a try ….

Apple Muffins

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  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Applesauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 215 grams Grated Apples this is about 2 cups
  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil or oil of your choice
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Xantam Gum
  • 1 1/3 cup 1:1 Flour I make my own blend. I have one store bought blend and cookbook blend suggestion below (in the notes)


  • 2 tbsp Quinoa Flakes see note below if you have a hard time finding in store
  • 2 tbsp Raw Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Canola Oil or oil of choice


  • In a KitchenAide or Mixing Bowl, place the sugars, oil, apple sauce, eggs, and vanilla. Mix for 1 minute. Scrape sides.
  • Add grated apples and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, measure all dry ingredients. Mix well with a whisk. Pour dry ingredients into wet and mix for 2 minutes. Scrape bowl once half way through.
  • Scoop batter into prepared muffin tins (greased or use muffin paper cups). Let dough sit while you preheat oven to 350 degrees F and make topping.
  • Measure topping ingredients and mix in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly on top of muffins.
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  • Bake apple muffins in 350 degree oven for 17 minutes. Let muffins completely cool in pan before removing onto cooling rack.
  • Enjoy!
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If you have trouble finding quinoa flakes or 1:1 flour in your area, you can click on these links and order online.
At this moment, I am working on a cookbook but  at this point I have not completed it.  Therefore, if you would like a great recipe for a 1:1 flour, I would recommend purchasing the following cookbook.  They have a flour recipe, great recipes for many baked goods and a lot of information as to how to be a successful with gluten free baking.  
America's Test Kitchen GF Cookbook
For those of you who want to buy a good 1:1 flour, this one I have had success with.  If you use it, don’t add the xantham gum in the recipe.
These scoops are great for scooping out muffins or cookies and I use them all the time.  My husband is a diabetic and if I make a large or small muffin he knows exactly how many carbs, as they are always exactly the same size.  They also make the job of making muffins quicker and less messy.
If you want to make mini muffins, these silicone pans I use with the small scoop.   The muffins are easy to pop out of the pan without greasing or using paper liners.
If you would like more muffin recipes, here is my families favourite muffins with a page of tips on how to be successful making excellent gluten free muffins.
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