After 11 years of bringing you local reporting, the team behind the Vancouver Observer has moved on to Canada's National Observer. You can follow Vancouver culture reporting over there from now on. Thank you for all your support over the years!

Gluten-free, dairy-free zesty cranberry orange muffins

These muffins make a great breakfast in the morning, or a celiac-friendly snack anytime.  Photo by Bengt Olof Aradsson via Wikimedia Commons

I’d had a craving for muffins the past couple weeks, so Thursday evening I decided to get to it. I picked up some cranberries and prepared a batch of cranberry orange muffins -- gluten-free, of course.

When I bake, I try to do as much dairy-free as possible, and these muffins work just as well with soy milk and margarine as they do with regular milk and butter.

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Yield: approx 18 small muffins

Ingredients:

-2 cups white/brown rice flour mix

-1 tsp baking powder

-1 tsp salt

-2 eggs

-1 cup sugar

-1/2 Cup margarine

-1 tsp vanilla

-1/2-3/4 cup soy milk (unsweetened)

-1/3 cup dried cranberries

-zest of half a large orange

-juice of half a large orange

 

Preparation:

1. Mix together rice flour, baking powder and salt. 

2. Cream together eggs, sugar, margarine and vanilla.

3. Mix soy milk into wet ingredients.

4. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until just combined.

5. Mix in cranberries, orange zest and juice.

6. Adjust consistency with soy milk if needed.

7. Pour into greased or lined muffin tins.

8. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

These muffins turned out really moist, and very tasty.  Feel free to adjust the amount of cranberries, orange juice and zest to your liking.

More in Wheatless in Vancouver

Spelt flour crepes for Valentine’s Day

My wife loves crepes, but struggles with wheat. My mission was to find a crepe recipe that I could make for her without resorting to wheat. As I did my research, another mission came along: find a...

The Sweet Tooth Cakery dishes up gluten free treats

Looking for a gluten free wedding cake? Look no further. The Sweet Tooth Cakery fulfills most specialty cake requests.

Gluten and wheat free kitchen brings delectable baked goods to Mount Pleasant

A dish of freshly baked cornbread entices customers at My Goodness! Gluten & Wheat Free Kitchen.
Speak up about this article on Facebook or Twitter. Do this by liking Vancouver Observer on Facebook or following us @Vanobserver on Twitter. We'd love to hear from you.