Gluten-Free Apple Cranberry Rhubarb Muffins


It’s rainy, it’s grey, it’s not such a beautiful summer day. Well, not outside that is.  
But inside, we’ve made it a fun lazy Saturday – My Little One, Auntie Jessica, and me.  
We put on Notting Hill, because the rain makes us think of London which makes us think of Hugh Grant which reminds us of how we never get tired of watching him fall in love with ‘Anna Scott’, the American actress that keeps breaking his heart. We made a pot of coffee and turned the living room into one big lounge – playground with blankets and pillows and lots of toys!
My Lion approved :)
Then we got hungry. It seemed that hot, fresh out of the oven muffins were in order, so into the kitchen
for some creative experimentation. Some apples? Sounds good….some cranberries? Sounds good too.
What about some rhubarb? Now we’re talking.

A little bit tart, not too sweet, tender and satisfying – these are a yummy snack…or breakfast too!

Gluten-Free Apple Cranberry Rhubarb Muffins
Makes 12 
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup potato starch
2 tsp xanthan gum
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Mighty Tasty Cereal (or 1/2 cup gluten-free oatmeal)
1 finely grated apple
1/4 cup cranberries (frozen works fine)
3/4 cup chopped rhubarb
2 tablespoons of organic sugar (or more if you would rather sweeter than tart)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 cup almond milk 
1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 F
In a medium size bowl, sift flours together adding xanthan gum and baking powder.
Slowly pour in wet mixture of millk, water, vanilla and sugar. Add in the fruit – 
all rather simple, no?  Pour into lightly greased muffin tin and bake for 25 minutes.
Let cool. Remove and enjoy warm with a good cup of coffee! 
You can easily use whatever fruit you’d like in this recipe.

Emily Smith

Emily Smith is the founder and editor of The Best of this Life. She has two littles, a darling husband, and dreams of owning a new puppy. A gluten-free connoisseur, social media maven and reigning fashionista (in her own rights). She loves writing and shares her three core values with her readers – love life, live well, share the beauty.
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9 Comments on Gluten-Free Apple Cranberry Rhubarb Muffins

  1. sherri lynn
    June 27, 2011 at 2:36 pm (4 years ago)

    These look so good! I can’t wait to go through more of your gluten-free recipes. I’m not currently gluten-free but am definitely thinking about it!

  2. Emily of The Best of this Life
    June 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you Sherri Lynn! I’ve had gluten-intolerance for a long time – since I was young I’ve had to make up a lot of recipes and I hope that others enjoy them as much as I do :) Thank you for your comment! xo

  3. tinajo
    June 29, 2011 at 7:54 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks truly yummy – I love baking and had it not been so hot I´d be baking right now from this inspiration! :-)

  4. Emily of The Best of this Life
    June 30, 2011 at 11:43 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you tinajo! Love your blog! Thank you for stopping by and for your comment…love hearing from readers :) I agree, when it’s too hot, I go towards fresh salads and lots of smoothies!!

  5. tinajo
    July 1, 2011 at 7:07 am (4 years ago)

    That is so sweet – imagine how your kids will love that treasure of words one day! :-)

  6. tinajo
    July 1, 2011 at 7:08 am (4 years ago)

    (Haha – maybe I should add that I´m answering your comment on my blog, looks really funny otherwise..!)


  7. Sierra
    July 7, 2011 at 6:23 pm (4 years ago)

    these look soooo good!

    XO Sisi


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