Sunday, January 29, 2012

Spiced Plum Muffins

These babies are whole grain and gluten-free, but you wouldn't know it!
 Following the success of the Gluten-Free beer bread, I decided to try a muffin recipe with the same (surprising!) oat flour and GF beer base.  The result was delicious!  It's more breadlike than a traditional cake-y muffin and less sweet.  These would be suitable to accompany your breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  To make the muffins, you will need:
  • 3 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 12 oz can of beer (I used GF New Grist)
  • 3 tablespoons of baking powder
  • 1-2 tablespoons of oil of choice (optional)
  • to taste: lots of cinnamon, sweetener, salt, and diced dried plums (such as Plum Amazins)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line muffin tins with baking cups.
  3. Mix oat flour and baking powder together; fluff with spoon.
  4. Add beer and stir until mixed.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and stir gently.
  6. Pour into muffin cups and bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Enjoy!  (these are delicious warm or cold)
Makes 12 medium-size muffins.

Note on beers: you will probably want to choose a lighter tasting beer if you are making a dessert.  You don't want the beer flavor to overpower the other flavors in the dish.
View from the top.

View from the side.

All together now.



  1. Yum! Perfect for a lunchbox :) Come on over and share at the Allergy Friendly Lunchbox Love party:

    See you there!
    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

  2. Your muffins turned out so nice and so easy! I like to see oat flour working well because it's such an easy and convenient ingredient to use. Thank you for sharing this at Allergy-Free Wednesdays this week. We hope you'll return next week to share another recipe with us.
    Have a good weekend!
    ~AFW Hostesses

    1. Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed it. :-)

      Which beer did you use? I have had some good experiences baking with Bards brand recently (more recipes to come!).