Gluten Free Cranberry Nut Muffins

A little red for a gluten-free Valentine’s Day recipe! These gluten-free cranberry muffins were made without nuts, but I often leave out unnecessary ingredients when testing a recipe for the first time. I am a walnut lover, among others, and really missed them in these muffins. It would have really made a better flavor. Next time I plan on adding an egg yolk, as well, just to add more yellow color. When baking with sorghum it lends more of a tan color to your baked goods, as does almond milk.

Gluten Free Cranberry Nut Muffins


Yield: 12 muffins

Gluten Free Cranberry Nut Muffins

A nice gluten free cranberry muffin, doesn't brown on top, but tastes wonderful, just the same.


  • 3/4 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup sorghum flour
  • 2/3 cup tapioca starch
  • 2/3 cup potato starch
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I used evaporated cane sugar)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaapoon guar gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ?4 cup extra virgin olive oil or oil of your choosing
  • 1 cup milk of your choice (I used Homemade Almond Milk)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries + more for the tops
  • 1/2 to 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • Spray olive oil or other cooking oil, for coating pan


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Spray or oil muffin pan.
  3. In a bowl, add dry ingredients and whisk until all one color; set aside.
  4. In the bowl of your mixer, beat the egg whites on high until white and foamy.
  5. Add the eggs, oil, milk, vinegar and vanilla to the mixing bowl and blend on medium speed until thoroughly blended.
  6. Add the dry ingredients and mix until creamy.
  7. Using your mixer's flat beater attachment, or with a rubber spatula, fold in the cranberries and nuts.
  8. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins and top with additional cranberries, about 3-4. Push them into the batter a little bit.
  9. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 4 minutes.
  11. Remove muffins and allow to further cool on a baking rack.

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