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Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins

May 19, 2016Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2016

Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins are absolutely mouthwatering! They combine the best of healthy with the best of flavor and texture! They’re filled with a ton of blackberries, bananas and pecans. The texture is light and fluffy–just what you want in muffins.

I have made these muffins many, many times trying to get the correct texture, allowing for the muffins to raise enough and yet not be tough. Working with gluten free flour is a real adventure. Certainly all gluten free flours are NOT equal! Cup4Cup is probably one of the better gluten free flours on the market these days. The flavor is good and you don’t have to add extra flour to make up for the deficiency in texture versus wheat flour.

I originally tried to make these muffins with honey. However, that makes the muffins too heavy so they sink too much in the middle. This time I used a coconut sugar which worked perfectly. So as a result of reducing the flour back to the original amount (1 1/2 cups) and substituting coconut sugar for the honey, the muffins turned out fabulously. I drooled over every bite.

Blackberries are such a delicious fruit and they’re perfect in a batch of Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins! These lovely muffins are made with coconut sugar instead of cane sugar, gluten free flour instead of regular all-purpose flour, overripe bananas, pecans, loads of blackberries and other wholesome ingredients. While these muffins are not dairy free, they are super delicious. I will tell you they work the best with overripe bananas to get as much natural sweetness as possible.

I made these muffins back in early March before we moved out of our rental house and into our new home. I was looking for healthier alternatives for my sweet tooth.  So I made muffins with chocolate chips, blueberries, strawberry/banana and mango along with blackberries. Then after baking, I stocked the muffins in my freezer so I could pull them out one at a time (and not eat them all at once!) So in case you’re needing a recipe for a holiday breakfast and don’t have time to bake everything all at once, these muffins freeze very well.

If you’re looking for a healthy recipe to satisfy your sugar cravings, Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins are a great option. They’re quick, easy and delicious.

When I initially posted this recipe in April 2015 I was not totally in love with the results. The muffins were a little heavier and tougher than I would have liked. I recently remade this recipe (March 2018) and this time the muffins turned out incredibly delicious. They were much lighter in texture and superb in flavor. Give these luscious muffins a try and you’ll see what I mean.

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Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins are scrumptious.

Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #blackberry #muffins are made with #glutenfree flour & coconut sugar for a healthy alternative to regular muffins. They're perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #MothersDay or #FathersDay.

These muffins make an excellent choice for holiday breakfasts.

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If you enjoy blackberries, you’ll love these muffins.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients. I substituted Cup4Cup gluten free flour for regular flour and used coconut sugar instead of sugar or honey.

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Melt butter in mixing bowl. Add egg, coconut sugar, mashed bananas, vanilla, salt and baking powder.

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Add milk.

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Whisk until incorporated. It’s okay to leave banana clumps.

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Add gluten free flour, blackberries and diced pecans.

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Stir with a wooden spoon just until combined.

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Grease muffin cups. Fill muffin cups almost full. Sprinkle diced pecans on top and pat them into the batter slightly. If desired, add additional blackberries on top.

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Bake at 425 for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and continue baking an additional 15-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins are a clean-eating recipe that’s delectable.

Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #blackberry #muffins are made with #glutenfree flour & coconut sugar for a healthy alternative to regular muffins. They're perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #MothersDay or #FathersDay.

Every bite of these muffins will have you drooling.

Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #blackberry #muffins are made with #glutenfree flour & coconut sugar for a healthy alternative to regular muffins. They're perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #MothersDay or #FathersDay.

Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins are a great alternative to regular muffins especially if you have digestive issues with gluten or blood sugar increases with regular sugar.

Here’s the recipe.

HEALTHY GLUTEN FREE BLACKBERRY MUFFINS

(My own concoction)

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These delectable muffins are filled with blackberries, overripe bananas and pecans. Because they're made with coconut sugar and gluten free flour, they're healthier, lower calorie and clean-eating. They're perfect for holiday and company breakfasts.
Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #blackberry #muffins are made with #glutenfree flour & coconut sugar for a healthy alternative to regular muffins. They're perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #MothersDay or #FathersDay.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #blackberry #muffins are made with #glutenfree flour & coconut sugar for a healthy alternative to regular muffins. They're perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #MothersDay or #FathersDay.
Instructions
  1. Grease 12 extra large muffin tins with coconut oil.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°.
  3. Melt butter.
  4. Add coconut sugar, baking powder, salt, bananas, egg, vanilla and milk in a large mixing bowl and mix with a whisk.
  5. It’s okay to leave some of the lumps from the bananas.
  6. Add gluten free flour, blackberries and 1 cup pecans.
  7. Stir gently with a wooden spoon just until combined.
  8. Don’t overmix the batter.
  9. Spoon batter evenly into each muffin tin.
  10. Sprinkle remaining pecans over top of muffins.
  11. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes.
  12. Adjust temperature to 350°.
  13. Continue baking an additional 15-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  14. Cool.
  15. Yield: 12 extra large muffins or about 14-16 regular sized muffins.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The secret to having muffins that raise perfectly every time is to start the baking at a high temperature (425°), and then lower the temperature to 350° after 5 minutes. This allows the muffins to raise properly. If you bake muffins at a steady 350° for the whole length of baking time, they will usually be flat on top.

NOTE: My personal preference is to use a gluten free flour that's not Pamela's baking mix. I used Cup4Cup and these muffins turned out light and fluffy.

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[b]Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins[/b]
Recipe Type: Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
These delectable muffins are filled with blackberries, overripe bananas and pecans. Because they’re made with honey instead of sugar, and [url href=”http://www.pamelasproducts.com/products/baking-mixes/pamelas-baking-pancake-mix/” target=”_blank”]gluten free flour[/url] instead of all-purpose, they’re healthier, lower calorie and clean-eating.
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups[url href=”http://www.pamelasproducts.com/products/baking-mixes/pamelas-baking-pancake-mix/” target=”_blank”]Pamela’s[/url]gluten free baking and pancake mix
  • 2/3 cup raw honey
  • 2 tsp. aluminum free baking powder
  • ½ tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 3 large over-ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Land O’ Lakes unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ cup half-and-half, cream or milk
  • 12-oz. container blackberries
  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans, divided use
Instructions
  1. Grease 12 extra large muffin tins with coconut oil.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°.
  3. Melt butter.
  4. Add honey, baking powder, salt, bananas, egg, vanilla and half-and-half in a large mixing bowl and mix with a whisk.
  5. It’s okay to leave some of the lumps from the bananas.
  6. Add flour, blackberries and 1 cup pecans.
  7. Stir gently with a wooden spoon just until combined.
  8. Don’t overmix the batter.
  9. Spoon batter evenly into each muffin tin.
  10. Sprinkle remaining pecans over top of muffins.
  11. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes.
  12. Adjust temperature to 350°.
  13. Continue baking an additional 15-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  14. Cool.
  15. Yield: 12 extra large muffins or about 14-16 regular sized muffins.
Notes
The secret to having muffins that raise perfectly every time is to start the baking at a high temperature (425°), and then lower the temperature to 350° after 5 minutes. This allows the muffins to raise properly. If you bake muffins at a steady 350° for the whole length of baking time, they will usually be flat on top.[br][br][br]I’ve made this recipe with 1 1/2 cups flour (which is the amount on the original recipe) and caused the muffins to sink in the middle, and 3 1/2 cups flour which caused a rounded muffin top but the muffins were a little on the heavy side. I suggest 2 1/2 cups may be the best option for a lighter muffin but one that doesn’t sink in the middle. Much of this will depend upon the gluten free flour you use. Working with gluten free flour can be tricky, so this is my best advice.
Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #blackberry #muffins are made with #glutenfree flour & coconut sugar for a healthy alternative to regular muffins. They're perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #MothersDay or #FathersDay.

Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins are a great alternative to high calorie, sugar sweetened and frosted muffins. (Not that those muffins don’t have their place.) 🙂

Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #blackberry #muffins are made with #glutenfree flour & coconut sugar for a healthy alternative to regular muffins. They're perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #MothersDay or #FathersDay.

This is a wonderful way to use blackberries.

Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #blackberry #muffins are made with #glutenfree flour & coconut sugar for a healthy alternative to regular muffins. They're perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #MothersDay or #FathersDay.

These muffins freeze well so you can pull them out of the freezer and pop them into the microwave for a quick breakfast.

Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #blackberry #muffins are made with #glutenfree flour & coconut sugar for a healthy alternative to regular muffins. They're perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #MothersDay or #FathersDay.

Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins are a guilt-free wholesome treat you can really sink your teeth into. 🙂

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Blackberry Pecan Streusel Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these spectacular #muffins are terrific for a #holiday, company or weekend #breakfast. Every bite will have you drooling! #blackberries #BlackberryMuffins #HolidayBreakfast #EasterBreakfast

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Blackberry Strudel Cake | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this rich, decadent #cake is scrumptious & heavenly! It's perfect for either a #holiday #breakfast or for #dessert. It uses #BlackberryPieFilling in the middle, a streusel topping & icing with #almond extract. Tastes like eating #BlackberryStrudel but so much easier! #coffeecake #BlackberryCoffeecake #BlackberryCake #Brunch #HolidayBreakfast #BlackberryDessert #BlackberryStrudelCake

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Gluten Free Pancakes with Blackberry Sauce | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Print Recipe
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These delectable muffins are filled with blackberries, overripe bananas and pecans. Because they're made with coconut sugar and gluten free flour, they're healthier, lower calorie and clean-eating. They're perfect for holiday and company breakfasts.
Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #blackberry #muffins are made with #glutenfree flour & coconut sugar for a healthy alternative to regular muffins. They're perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #MothersDay or #FathersDay.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Healthy Gluten Free Blackberry Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #blackberry #muffins are made with #glutenfree flour & coconut sugar for a healthy alternative to regular muffins. They're perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #MothersDay or #FathersDay.
Instructions
  1. Grease 12 extra large muffin tins with coconut oil.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°.
  3. Melt butter.
  4. Add coconut sugar, baking powder, salt, bananas, egg, vanilla and milk in a large mixing bowl and mix with a whisk.
  5. It’s okay to leave some of the lumps from the bananas.
  6. Add gluten free flour, blackberries and 1 cup pecans.
  7. Stir gently with a wooden spoon just until combined.
  8. Don’t overmix the batter.
  9. Spoon batter evenly into each muffin tin.
  10. Sprinkle remaining pecans over top of muffins.
  11. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes.
  12. Adjust temperature to 350°.
  13. Continue baking an additional 15-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  14. Cool.
  15. Yield: 12 extra large muffins or about 14-16 regular sized muffins.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The secret to having muffins that raise perfectly every time is to start the baking at a high temperature (425°), and then lower the temperature to 350° after 5 minutes. This allows the muffins to raise properly. If you bake muffins at a steady 350° for the whole length of baking time, they will usually be flat on top.

NOTE: My personal preference is to use a gluten free flour that's not Pamela's baking mix. I used Cup4Cup and these muffins turned out light and fluffy.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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  • Ingrid Walker

    June 16, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Hi, I’m looking forward to baking these yummy looking muffins. Did you know that the “pink” color in pink Himalayan sea salt comes from it’s inorganic iron content, and that pink Himalayan sea salt (like others) is a conglomerate of 17 different unregulated mines? I have been a Certified Nutrition Consultant and practiced Applied Kinesiology since the 80s and have AK tested many salts and Real Salt by Redmond AK tests better over pink Himalayan sea salt, Celtic, etc., for EVERYONE I have tested since the 80s. Have you spoken to the lovely folks at Redmond about their salt? By the way, I always AK test any honey I purchase to verify that it is truly “Raw” and live. I’m a believer that everybody should learn to do AK. There are some very good instructional AK self test videos on youtube. Be Well + God Bless https://realsalt.com/comparing-real-salt-to-himalayan-celtic/

    1. Teresa

      June 16, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks for the info.

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