Gluten Free Almond Muffins

No, I’m not going Gluten-Free or Vegan but there is something magical about almond flour. I love working with it. Almonds are superfood. Period. I snack on lightly roasted almonds, I eat spoonful of almond butter whenever I have a snack attack and these days, I bake a lot with almond flour. Oh these Gluten free Almond muffins have no added fat in them either – No butter or no oil.

This Gluten-Free Almond Flour Muffins are made with just 3 ingredients. Seriously!! And you have the choice of also baking it as a cake instead of muffins. Either way, you won’t be disappointed with these Gluten-Free Almond Flour Muffins.

These Gluten Free Almond Flour muffins are very similar to Spanish almond cake or widely known as tarta de Santiago which is a traditional Spanish cake.

If you want to try a few other Almond Flour recipes then here are my suggestions –

NOTES

  • Almond flour– You must use blanched almond flour, not almond meal. The latter will yield a heavy and dense muffin, much darker in color.
  • Baking powder– Gives the muffins some rise and fluffiness.
  • Salt– Brings out the natural sweetness of the muffins.
  • Granulated sweetener of choice– I used sugar but you can use either monk fruit sweetener
  • Eggs– Room temperature eggs, not refrigerated ones. You can use egg replacement. Use ¼ cup yogurt to replace one egg.
  • Cake- These will sink a little after they come out of the oven. Its expected.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 eggs , room temperature or ¾ cup thick yogurt (strain the yogurt to ¾ cup)
  • ¾ cup or 150 gr sugar
  • 2 cups or 175 gr almond flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 table spoon vanilla essence
  • icing sugar , or dusting on top

For the topping

  • 2 cups/225 gr powdered sugar
  • 2 spoons of any jam (I used fig)

METHOD with Eggs

  • Preheat oven at 350ºF (180ºC)
  • Prepare your muffin liners/cake pan/spring foam pan by brushing them with butter.
  • Add eggs and sugar into a bowl and whisk until the mixture turns light & fluffy
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and using a spatula, gently fold everything until well combined.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown and fully cooked.
  • Cool completely.
  • Top with Jam mixed powdered sugar or just dust with powdered sugar
  • Slice and serve, enjoy!

METHOD without Eggs

  • Preheat oven at 350ºF (180ºC)
  • Prepare your muffin liners/cake pan/spring foam pan by brushing them with butter.
  • Add yogurt and sugar into a bowl and whisk until the mixture turns light & fluffy
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and using a spatula, gently fold everything until well combined.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown and fully cooked.
  • Cool completely.
  • Top with Jam mixed powdered sugar or just dust with powdered sugar
  • Slice and serve, enjoy!

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Author: MyYellowApron

I’m scrappy, weird and goofy. I’m a snob when it comes to a LOT of things.., Mainly – coffee, wine and chocolates. I laugh loud and yell louder. I run fast, but walk slow. I love walking long walks with a hot mug of coffee held tight between my hands. I have lonely eyes and a kind heart. I forgive but rarely forget. I remember the silliest of things and forget important matters. I love to run, read, cook and entertain. I draw inspirations from anything and everything aesthetic. There are numerous people who have and still continue to enrich my life in many good ways. I will remain indebted to them – Always. My dad is my biggest fan when it comes to cooking. I could see his eyes light up every time I serve something. My mom’s agility and affectionate nature that reflects on her food is something I’m still trying to master. Travel fascinates me amongst other things. Leave me in Venice and I would get lost in its timeless beauty – The canals. The piazzas. The art. The espresso. Leave me in NYC and I would tirelessly walk the length and breadth of the city (after all, There is always something open 24 hours a day). Through this blog, I am hoping to bring in my passion and love for a few things – Cooking, Travel, Kids, Coffee, Clothes and in the interim learn more myself. Hope I am able to do justice to my PASSION.

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