In retrospect, the color scheme of these avocado cranberry muffins would have suited December much better, but it’s too late (to apologiiiiizeeeee).
These muffins mark my continued (sort of half-failed) attempts at gluten-free baking. They’re delicious, but they just don’t look like regular muffins, which is a mystery I am determined to solve.
(Gluten-Free) Avocado Cranberry Muffins (29 of 750)
Adapted from 750 Best Muffin Recipes by Camilla Saulsbury
Makes 16 muffins (40 minis)
- 1 cup sorghum flour (if not gluten-free, use 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour to replace the sorgum flour and starches)
- 1/4 cup potato starch
- 1/4 cup tapioca starch
- 3/4 cup flaxseed meal (if not gluten-free, use 3/4 cup wheat germ)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed ripe avocado
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, starch, flaxseed, sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, and allspice.
- In a blender, combine eggs, avocado, milk, oil, and vanilla until smooth.
- Add the egg mixture to the dry mixture and stir until just blended. Gently fold in cranberries.
- Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups.
- Bake in preheated oven for 18 minutes or until tops are just turning golden. Let cool in pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack.
I think too much liquid turned out to be the culprit in these. Next time I make them, I would increase the amount of flour to probably 2 cups for gluten-free. Make sure you use a blender or food processor for the wet ingredients, though. It makes it silky smooth and it’s a lot easier than trying to do it by hand. Unless you want avocado chunks, but maybe you do.
Now, avocados and cranberries might seem like a strange combination, but they work really well in this recipe. The cranberries are a great punch of tartness and the avocados keep the muffins moist. And they’re so supremely healthy you’ll feel like a saint eating them. When you eat ten in one sitting, just keep telling yourself that avocados are a superfood.