Yes, these muffins are amazing! I made these for a meeting I was hosting and I had to try really hard not to eat all of them while they were still warm. They puffed up a lot more than I expected and were moist but not soggy. I filled the muffin cups about 1/2 full. The batter is very sticky and really works your arm muscles when you stir in the blueberries. I used Full Circle frozen organic blueberries. I thawed them out in the refrigerator ahead of time. These blueberries are very big and were a really good choice for these muffins.
This was one recipe that I didn’t change at all. It can be used with other flavors besides blueberry/lemon, too. Carol suggests dried cranberries with orange zest. Or, add chopped walnuts instead of blueberries and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Have all ingredients at room temperature for best results.
- 2 ¼ cups Carol’s Sorghum Blend (see below)
- 1 ½ teaspoons xanthan gum
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk of choice (I used almond milk)
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen – I used frozen, organic, thawed, drained)
 Preheat oven to 400ºF. Generously grease 6-cup jumbo or 12-cup standard, nonstick muffin pan or use paper liners.
 Whisk together flour blend, xanthan gum, baking powder, sugar, and salt in large mixing bowl until well blended. Add milk, oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and lemon peel and beat with electric mixer on low speed until well blended and batter starts to thicken. Gently stir in blueberries. (If blueberries are frozen, add 5 minutes baking time.) Divide dough evenly in muffin pan.
 Bake 6-muffin pans 35 to 40 minutes; 12-muffin pans for 20-25 minutes––or until tops of muffins are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool muffins in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and cool another 15 minutes on wire rack. Serve warm. I glazed the muffins with a light frosting made from powdered sugar mixed with lemon juice.
Carol’s Sorghum Blend
- 1 ½ cups sorghum flour
- 1 ½ cups potato starch
- 1 cup tapioca flour
Whisk together and store, tightly covered, in a dark, dry place.
Recipe by Carol Fenster, savorypalate.com.
I was ANGRY at Maizy today! She wouldn’t let me bring my bone in the house because it has dirt on it! I pouted on the back porch all afternoon, but she still didn’t let me bring it in. Dirt ISN’T bad – it’s SEASONING!