Sunday, August 5, 2012

Cranberry Carrot Corn Muffins

Gluten Free Cranberry Carrot Corn Muffins

 I am always on the lookout for fast and easy gluten free baking recipes that  use " normal" ingredients.

Personally, I shy away from recipes with with a long list of ingredients that are hard to find .

I found a recipe for cranberry corn muffins on the, Wheatless and Meatless Blog .  I played around with the basic recipe and changed it to suit my needs.

I purchase my corn flour from a quaint little Mexican grocery store in New Hope, Pa. It sells authentic Mexican corn flour for a very nominal price. My corn meal is from the local supermarket.

The recipe only takes about 5 minutes to assemble and just 15 minutes to bake.
It can be whipped up anytime you are in the mood for nice warm sweet healthy muffins.

Corn meal adds variety and nutrients to a gluten free diet.

Carrot and Raisin Corn Muffins

1 1/2 cups of corn flour
1/2 cup of corn meal
1 tsp  baking powder ( aluminum free)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup raw grated carrots, squeeze out liquid
1/2 cup of raisins or dried cranberries
2 eggs
1 cup of vanilla coconut milk  ( sold cold in the supermarket in the refrigerator case with the milk. soy milk, almond milk etc.)
(or use 1 regular cup milk, 1/4 cup honey, 1 tsp of GF vanilla)
Full 1/4 cup melted butter or olive oil.

Mix all dry ingredients  in a large bowl.
corn flour, corn meal, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl, then add raisins.
Wet and dry ingredients

In a small bowl beat eggs, coconut milk, ( milk, honey & GF vanilla) melted butter or oil, then add grated carrots

Add wet mixture gradually to dry mixture and stir until smooth.
Put into greased muffin tins and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until top and bottom are browned.
Corn muffins tend to be dry, so warm them up before eating and enjoy them with some creamy butter or jam...

Gluten Free Tip of the Day- Are oats gluten free?
Although oats should be gluten free, oats may cross contaminate with near by wheat  fields when growing thus making it not gluten free. However, you can buy certified gluten free oats that have been grown in secluded areas. They are available in most health food stores and  you can still enjoy oatmeal, oatmeal cookies etc. Read more about oats and gluten free 
also try these great oat recipes to add variety and nutrients to your gluten free diet
Refrigerator  Berry Breakfast Oatmeal    Oatmeal Raisin Cookies ( no sugar)


  1. Those look incredibly tasty! And they could be used with just about any meal besides a breakfast muffin! Thanks for sharing. I would love for you to join in our recipe linky. I had to take a leave for about a month but we are back now. Here's the link if you would like to share your recipes with us:

    1. Mary,
      Glad to see you are back. I'll be over to link my recipe.
      thanks for the invite.

  2. I saved this recipe for another day :-) and although I am not gluten-free my husband enjoys corn-muffins. Thanks for posting this. I hopped over from "Making Your Home Sing Monday" and hope you do just that today and 'make your home sing."

  3. How did you know I was just thinking of corn muffins this morning??? It's bashert - now I absolutely MUST make some! :)

  4. I love the idea of cranberries in a corn muffin! I need to remember these for Thanksgiving. Thank you for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo this week!

    1. You are right! It does make a perfect thanksgiving not too sweet muffin.

  5. I would eat anything with cranberries in!

  6. I'm like you, always looking for recipes with normal ingredients! Thanks for this one!

  7. So true! So many people who eat GF get so discouraged by the lack of "real" ingredients. Great recipe, and thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

    1. I find it really expensive to invent in rice flour, xanthan gum, etc. However, I also do not bake very often.

  8. These look tasty. Thanks for sharing. Coming by to visit from Katherine's hop!

  9. This looks like an excellent recipe! I will try it and enjoyed what I learned here. Found you through Katie's Blog Hop! Come by and say hello!

  10. There's NOT one ting I don't like about the list of ingredients...I may have to print & save this recipe for "cooler" weather!...:)JP

  11. I agree--it's not easy (or affordable) to keep all those gf baking ingredients on hand, so a recipe with "normal" ingredients is refreshing! I will have to find track down corn flour, but I would have the rest on hand.

    Thanks for the inspiration. I miss muffins. :)

  12. Sounds great! I will have to save this recipe :-)

  13. I am so happy I found this blog it has so many great tips and I WILL BE MAKING these tonight!
    Thank you for your help :)

  14. I am going to put forth effort to make these today. We love corn muffins and with the carrot in it, I think it must be a dream come true. This is being featured at My Meatless Mondays. Thanks Judee, for linking up.

  15. There are some great recipes here i am going to have to try! coming by from FF blog hop!

  16. I love those ingredients so it must be good!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  17. Carrot and raisin, I'm on board. :D Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.

  18. What a lovely combination of ingredients. I always enjoy muffins made with cornmeal, and these sound both delicious and nutritious!

  19. I too love finding delicious recipes that use regular ingredients. Your muffins look delicious! I am highlighting them on the H&S Hop this week.

  20. oh, these look good. I got organic corn flour in my CSA basket and had no idea what to do with it. Now I do. Thanks!

  21. I'd like to try these Judee, using the Hi-Maize Resistant Starch I have for the corn flour. Should cook up the same. And I'm thinking about trying a batch using chopped cranberries in lieu of the raisins and carrots, for lower carbs. Can't wait to try these!


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