September 11, 2011

Gluten Free Pomegranate Muffins

Baking is one of my favorite activities and I find it very relaxing. There's something about baking that is different for me than other types of cooking. I love the whole process and bake something at least twice a week. Mostly I bake bread and sweets, but every once in a while I make muffins or other breakfast baked goods. A couple of months back after I made spelt pancakes, I was left with a large amount of gluten free ingredients to find a new use for. I figured muffins would be the easiest use for the white rice flour so I prepared a double batch of Gluten Free Pomegranate Muffins.

This is a very easy recipe. The original recipe I found used dried blueberries, which I can never find at my local grocery stores, so I modified with dried pomegranates. The recipe is as follows for 12 muffins:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk (can also use water or juice)
  • 4 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. Oil ( I use vegetable, my husband isn't a fan of canola oil).
  • 2 cups White Rice Flour
  • 4 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 cup dried Pomegranates
Combine all ingredients until well mixed. Pour into a greased muffin pan (or use muffin liners). Bake 25-30 minutes in a preheated 425 degree oven. Allow to cool before removing from pan.
These muffins are very easy to prepare. A couple of helpful hints. The batter is not thin like many muffin recipes, but instead more the consistency of a biscuit. Second, these muffins go stale very quickly. I recommend eating them hot or within a day. Any longer and they may become tough. My husband ate these muffins with no complaints about them being gluten free and my boys ate multiple servings. A quick easy gluten free recipe.

Recipe adapted from the back of the Bob's Red Mill White Rice Flour package.


  1. Thanks for sharing your recipe! My, now I'm hungry! I'm a new follower.

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  3. I love to bake as well. I think I'm going to bake some bread today actually. Anyway, these muffins look great. :)

  4. hmmm this looks yummy. I used to bake before whenI was abit younger. But looking thru these bakes I think Ill do that again one day soon;. Thanks for dropping by my page. Im following you now. but i think you should get GFC google friends connect. That will help you gain more friends. :) cheers x


  5. @Elsa Thanks :)

    @Ialaine I do have a GFC on my page (and almost a 1,000 followers). I think that having the networked blogs follow under it was confusing people when GFC didn't load (which it only does without a re-fresh about 50 percent of the time). So I moved the networked blogs follow button and added new wording to the GFC button. Hopefully that clears up all the confusion people seem to be having :)

  6. We have pomegranates in the garden not sure if they are ready yet, but this sounds a delicious way to use some.
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  7. All of these recipes look simple to make and yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  8. @Inspired Gluten allergies run in my mom's family, so I have learned to make a lot of GF recipes :)

    @LindyLouMac Im jealous of your fresh pomegranates, I bet they are delicious :)

    @J.Lynn Thanks :) I try to make my recipes accessible to everyone feels comfortable making them :)


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