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3 Secrets To Moist Gluten-Free Baking | MeghanTV


Nobody likes a dry muff, right?

It gets oh-so-tricky to make amazingly delicious and moist baked goods when you choose to kick it whole and healthy by ditching the butter, sugar, eggs and white flour -- all the things that typically make muffins awesome.

I have been gluten-free for 10 years now, though this run was not my first attempt. I tried going gluten-free back when I was 18 and my doctor told me I was depressed. Instead, I thought maybe it was the bread (I'd heard something about gluten and depression.) Trying to cut out gluten in 1997 was a whole other story -- now, it's easy and when you are able to make healthy and delicious treats, it's even easier.

Today on MeghanTV, I am sharing one of the most popular recipes from my book UnDiet, and in the process, will also share my three best tips I have come up with over the last ten years for baking the best moist muffin.

In this video I'll share:

  • How to best combine gluten-free flours.
  • My secret ingredient that helps bind gluten-free baking.
  • How to replace eggs and still have your muffins turn out fluffy.
  • A salad dressing ingredient that does magical things to baked goods.
  • How to successfully eliminate buttermilk in recipes.
  • Options for ways to healthify your old-time favourites.

3 tips to awesomely moist #glutenfree baking @MeghanTelpner #UnDiet

Bake Yourself A Moist Muff!

Spiced Apple-Carrot Muffins

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Yield: 12 muffins

The most moist Spiced Apple-Carrot gluten-free muffin you'll ever have.

Dry Ingredients
  • ¾ cup brown rice flour
  • ¾ cup buckwheat flour
  • ½ cup ground almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp sea salt
Wet Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup raw honey
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1 organic egg
  • ⅓ cup applesauce
  • ⅓ cup coconut milk or water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup grated carrot (about 1 medium carrot)
  • 1 cup apple, cut into ½-inch cubes (about 1 apple)

Make It Like So
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Grease cake pan or line a muffin tin with coconut oil and dust with brown rice flour.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients together.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients except for the grated carrot and cubed apple. Add to the dry ingredients, and stir until smooth.
  5. Add the carrots and apples and stir until just mixed - don't go overboard.
  6. Pour batter into greased cake pan or muffin tin.
  7. For cake: bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  8. For muffins: bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the muffin comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.


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If you want to try out a Gluten-Free lifestyle, check out this transition program.


20 Responses to “3 Secrets To Moist Gluten-Free Baking | MeghanTV”

  1. Priscilla Bean said…
    Is there anything that can make GF, DF Egg free biscuits and bread fluffy? I use buckwheat, sorghum and white rice flour. Allergies to brown rice flour and almond flour. You muffins sound delicious.
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      You could try adding in some arrowroot flour to your gluten-free baking to lighten things up a bit. Depending on what you're making, you can also experiment with using yeast - like for breads. Most gluten-free flours are dense though, so I've just learned to embrace them!
  2. Sarah Wesch said…
    My middle son has SIBO and reactive hypoglycemia. For the most part, we're avoiding baked goods and sweets, but I want to have some recipes for special occasions. Do you have the nutrition information on this recipe (protein vs. carbs?) Do you have recipes that you'd recommend for recipes that are SIBO-friendly and lower in the glycemic index?
    • Meghan Telpner said…
      Hi Sarah! I don't calculate nutrition information on my recipes, but you could input it into some kind of tracker if you wanted to. You could try this recipe for chocolate clusters:, or this recipe for grain-free fruit crumble: A lot of my dessert recipes are lower in sugar, but may not be SIBO-friendly. You may want to check out a SIBO recipe blog for more suitable options.
  3. Katya said…
    Just made these this morning but had to sub with white rice flour and Bob's Red Mill gf flour mix (that's all I had in my pantry). Turned out delicious!

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