Monday, March 18, 2019

Gluten Free Honey Cake Muffins

If you love honey cake, you will love these healthy honey cake muffins. They are gluten free, dairy free and have an egg free option.

When I was growing up, my mother used to make a delicious honey cake. Her cake was intentionally a little on the dry side and firm, but had a great flavor and it was usually eaten with a cup of tea.

honey cake muffins

The other day my neighbor, Yda, brought me some of her gluten free " healthy" muffins.. As soon as I took a bite, they reminded me of my mother's honey cake . Sure enough when I asked for the recipe, my neighbor's muffins had honey in them.

The flavor was delicious and the texture was perfect to go with a cup of tea, glass of nut milk, or coffee. .I prefer my muffins a little dryer and firmer than the soft fluffy ones just don't fill me up.

What made these muffins "healthy"?

gluten free muffins

My neighbor used my all purpose Bob's Red Mills gluten free flour that I gave her. It's made from chickpea flour and rice flour and has a good texture, fiber, and protein. In fact 1 cup of this flour provides 16 gms of fiber and 12 gms of protein. In addition, she used unsweetened applesauce, honey, blackstrap molasses, walnuts and raisins.

There are lots of healthy ingredients in these muffins. Blackstrap molasses has a unique flavor and is rich in vitamins and iron. In fact

The recipe makes 18 muffins. Enough to eat some, share some, and freeze some.

gluten free muffins

They are easy because they are made in a bowl, mixed with spoon and baked for just 20          minutes.

Healthy muffins are a great grab and go breakfast or a great gluten free snack.

These muffins are made with walnuts and raisins, a combination that I find crunchy and delicious.

It doesn't get much easier than simply mixing some batter with a spooning and spooning it into muffin tins to bake.

Everyone will love them.

2 cups of gluten free flour ( I used Bob Mills All purpose which is heavier than a rice flour)
1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup of black strap molasses
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup of raisins
1/4-1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup of olive oil
1/4 cup of almond milk
2 eggs, beaten ( or egg replacer)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine gluten free flour, baking soda, and salt. Add honey, molasses, oil, almond milk, and eggs.
Mix with a spoon and spoon into an 18 count greased muffin tin.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from tins after cooling for 20 minutes. Place muffins on a rack to cool.

Blackstrap molasses contains vitamins and minerals especially iron.


  1. They look so wonderfully delicious! I love the idea of sweetening them with honey, and molasses. Awesome muffins, Judee.

  2. Forgive me if I’m being a pain in the neck or not respecting this recipe, but can you give me any tips on perhaps adapting this to a (Sephardic) Passover-fitting version? If there’s no way, I totally understand — but it did occur to me what a blessing this would be to have in the house for my gluten free desperate Passover noshers. Honeycake is so Jewish holidayesque to me, and I kind of fell in love with the idea of a Passover rendition of it. Thanks, Judee dear.

  3. Lauraleh,
    Perhaps try using almond flour for Passover.. Please let me know if it works..

  4. Angie,
    The molasses adds something to the flavor..

  5. What a lovely, wholesome treat, Judee! I'm so glad you shared these lovely muffins with us at The Hearth and Soul Link Party, Judee. Shared on the H&S Facebook page today. Have a lovely weekend!

  6. Hi Judee,
    Wow, these Muffins look fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a good week!
    Miz Helen

  7. These muffins sound wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station Link up! You will be the featured post this week! :)

  8. Thank you for the feature on Friday at the Fire Station. What a great link up! Looking forward to this week's linky..

  9. Thanks so much for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 38! Shared x 3 ♥


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