Gluten-Free Berry Walnut Muffins with Orange Glaze: A From Scratch Recipe

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Today we’re sharing a delcious gluten-free and dairy-free recipe from Culinary Nutrition Expert Andi Smith. After completing the culinary nutrition expert program in 2014, Andi took her culinary nutrition knowledge with her as she pursued a longtime dream of going to school for photography, and has since become an incredibly aspiring food photographer. We were thrilled to select her gorgeous rustic shot of these Berry Walnut Muffins as this year’s cover photo.

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Andi’s food doesn’t just look good, it tastes amazing as well. Case in point: these gluten-free berry walnut muffins with an orange glaze. Using a combination of gluten-free flours, natural sweeteners, healthy fats and fresh fruit, these muffins are perfect for your next snack or brunch potluck.

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Gluten-Free Berry Walnut Muffins with Orange Glaze

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Serves: 12 muffins

For the muffins:
  • 1¼ cups buckwheat flour
  • 1⅓ cups ground flax meal
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups almond milk
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup cacao nibs
For the glaze:
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp of fresh pressed orange juice (or more to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp arrowroot starch
  1. Preheat oven to 325 ˚F and lightly grease or use paper liners in a 12-cup muffin pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together buckwheat flour, flax meal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg.
  3. In a smaller bowl whisk together eggs, almond milk, honey and applesauce. Combine ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Fold in blueberries, cacao nibs and walnuts.
  5. Fill muffin cups evenly and bake 15-20 minutes. To test that muffins are baked thoroughly, insert a toothpick into the middle of muffin, and if it comes out clean they are done.
  6. While muffins are baking, make the glaze. In a small bowl mix together all the ingredients for the glaze until smooth.
  7. Cool the muffins for 10 minutes. Drizzle muffins with glaze just before serving.


Berry walnut muffins with orange glaze - Andi Smith

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One responses to “Gluten-Free Berry Walnut Muffins with Orange Glaze: A From Scratch Recipe

  1. asmedema5

    I LOVE every recipe I have tried. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease over 40 years ago and have had six bowel surgeries. I was led to you by a dear friend and have been gluten and dairy free for 15 days and have seen an incredible shift in my gut. Your recipes make it easy to stay compliant. THANK YOU. My psoriasis is better as well.

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