Apple - Hazelnut Muffins (GF, Vegan)

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Makes 12 muffins Medium
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Ingredients (21)

  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup millet flour
  • 1/4 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup potato starch (NOT potato flour)
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp guar gum
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (make sure it's GF)
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • 1 apple, with peel, coarsely grated
  • 3/4 cup whole hazelnuts, toasted and chopped finely (not ground, though)


These are the perfect spicy and slightly sweet snacks perfect for those with dairy, egg and gluten intolerances… as well as those who love them! These muffins don’t really “puff” in the oven, so you can be fairly confident in filling the tins all the way to the top. And don’t underbake – I accidentally did that with the first ones and was sorely disappointed.


  1. 1Preheat oven to 350F, line 12 muffin cups with paper cups.
  2. 2In a small bowl, mix together flaxseed and hot water. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. 3In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, starches, baking powder, baking soda, guar gum, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Set aside.
  4. 4In a large bowl beat together brown sugar, oil, vanilla and rice vinegar. Add flaxseed mixture and blend in well.
  5. 5Add the dry mixture and stir in gently, then add the soy milk and stir just to combine all the ingredients.
  6. 6Fold in shredded apple and hazelnuts.
  7. 7Portion into the prepared muffin cups.
  8. 8Bake 35 minutes, until they test done.
  9. 9Remove from the pans immediately and cool on wire racks.
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