Gluten-Free Ginger Molasses Muffin Recipe
Canola oil for greasing muffin tins
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup white rice flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/3 + 1/6 cup potato starch
1/6 cup whole grain GF flour- teff, quinoa, or buckwheat
1/2 cup raw sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. high quality ground cinnamon
pinch of ground cloves
4 tbsp. crystallized ginger, minced
1/4 cup chopped raisins
1/4 cup walnuts for serving, toasted (optional)
Grease a muffin tin with oil (or use paper liners) and preheat oven to 350 F.
Bring 1/2 cup water to boil (in microwave, in electric kettle, or on stove). Add to a medium bowl and whisk in the baking soda. Next, add your molasses and oil and combine thoroughly. add eggs and ginger.
In a large bowl, whisk your flours, sugar and dried spices (reserving the ginger) until ingredients are evenly distributed. Fold your wet ingredients into the dry ingredients without over-mixing. Stir in the crystallized ginger and raisins.
Pour evenly into your muffin tin and bake for 30 or 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry. Cool in pan for five or ten minutes and then put on wire rack to cool. Sprinkle and serve with toasted walnuts if you like.