Super chocolatey muffins (gluten-free)

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  1. Baringa

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    Super Chocolatey Muffins

    1 1/3 cups hazelnut meal
    1 cup buckwheat flour
    1/2 cup tapioca starch
    1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum


    1 1/3 cups brown sugar
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    2 whole eggs
    1/2 cup warm water
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract


    300g chocolate chips or chunks



    Preheat oven to 180C.

    Whisk together dry ingredients, and then beat in the wet ingredients until well combined.

    Add in the chocolate chips and stir until just combined.

    Spoon into lined muffin trays, and then bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned and a skewer comes out clean of crumbs.

    Remove muffins from tray immediately to cool on a rack (otherwise they will go soggy).

    Allow to cool completely, and then wrap individually in plastic wrap, and then a ziplock bag, before putting them in the freezer. Warm them in the microwave from the freezer for warm, chocolately muffiny snacks!

    Makes approximately 8 “Texas-sized” muffins


    Variations

    Use vegan chocolate chips for a dairy-free alternative.

    Use blueberries instead of chocolate.

    Use almond meal if you don't have hazelnut, but I prefer hazelnut.

    Tapioca starch can be subsituted for potato starch, but tapioca starch is easier to come by (Asian aisle in the supermarket, I got mine at Coles).

    Use egg replacer for egg-free.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012
  2. Nighthawk001

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    I will have to try baking those some time.
    I always have trouble with baking gluten free treats from scratch as the mix always fails in some way.

    Normally stick to basic packet mixes and modifying them slightly to suit what I want to do.

    My mum, younger brother and I (50% of the household being Coeliacs) thank you!
     
  3. DaLeroy

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    Nice one.

    Here's one I posted in a different thread:

    I have a simple muffin recipe (taken from somewhere on the internet and tweaked slightly) which is really yummy.

    4 eggs, beaten
    3 cups almond flour
    1/2 cup honey
    3/4 cup natural or homemade apple sauce with no added sugar
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1-2 tablespoons melted cacao butter if you have it. Makes them moister. (http://www.powersuperfoods.com.au/cacao-butter.html)

    1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries

    Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add all other ingredients except blueberries. Stir. Add blueberries and stir gently. Place in a lined muffin pan sprayed with vegetable oil. Bake in a 180 degree oven until golden brown.

    I quite often omit the blueberries and put in a few tablespoons of cocoa powder instead for chocolate muffins.
     
  4. PsychoSmiley

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    I can say personally that her recent batch of choc-raspberry ones are delicious!
     
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    Baringa

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    Don't be scared of this recipe! It works every time I've ever made it, and I've even substituted buckwheat flour for millet flour or brown rice flour with success. :) I usually make two batches of this recipe every weekend, usually with different fillings.

    This weekend I did raspberry choc and blueberry choc. :)

    I'll make choc strawberry ones next weekend. I already decided!
     

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