Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
Based on a recipe from The Wholesome Junk Food Cookbook by Laura Trice. She says of this recipe, “You can buy ready-to-use gluten-free cake or muffin flour mixes or you can make your own. Use whatever you think is best…. You can convert most recipes to gluten free by removing the sources of gluten, like wheat, barley, or spelt, and using this mix. You will need to lower the oven temperature and increase the baking time, as rice flour needs to cook longer at a lower temperature…. Tip for light batter: Usually when baking, we think nothing of mixing the batter in a mixer for a long while. However, part of the appeal of muffins, pancakes, and batter breads is the cakey, non-chewy texture. Kneading brings out the gluten, a protein in flour, and affects the texture of baked goods. It is what makes bagels and pizza crust chewy because they are kneaded. You do not want to overmix the batter for baked goods like pancakes, muffins, and batter breads, or you will have a rubbery creation. So, when making muffins, pancakes, and batter breads, the saying is ‘mix just until you have barely wet the dry ingredients and stop.’ This will produce light and cakey treats every time.”
- Combine all ingredients.
- Store in a container in the refrigerator.