Homemade Gluten Free Funfetti Cupcakes

Festive homemade gluten free Funfetti cupcakes with fluffy buttercream frosting are the perfect way to make anything a celebration. They’re made in a small batch that can easily be doubled.

Gluten free cupcakes are one of my favorite ways to say “happy birthday,” or even just, “hello.” When my gluten free son was in grammar school, I learned quickly to maintain a steady supply of cupcakes in my gluten free freezer stash for those sudden school birthday party announcements.

The best part about a gluten free Funfetti cupcake is that, even without frosting, it’s still festive. If you frost it with a simple buttercream and sprinkle on a few more edible confetti pieces, you are really ready for anything.

This recipe is for a small batch of cupcakes that is nearly identical to our perfect gluten free vanilla cupcakes. You can double the batch if you’re baking for a … Read more

Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins | On the Healthy Side

These tender gluten free zucchini muffins are made with healthy fats and some whole grains, and they’re relatively low sugar. Add chocolate chips, raisins, or chopped nuts.

These muffins are healthy-ish

Moist, tender, only lightly sweet and still really flavorful, these gluten free zucchini muffins are healthier than most, but definitely not “diet” muffins. They’re made with a combination of an all purpose gluten free flour blend and whole grain oat flour, and of course tons of zucchini (insert zucchini emoji here why isn’t there one?).

There’s only half a cup of sugar in the whole dozen+ batch of generously-sized muffins. I used to make them with raisins all the time, but I’ve transitioned to using chocolate chips almost exclusively. There aren’t that many mix-ins and for the love of Mike even just a few chocolate chips are so good in muffins.

Zucchini muffin batter in muffin wells

Tips to making these muffins

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Cinnamon Swirl Gluten Free Quick Bread

This cinnamon swirl quick bread is made easily by swirling some cinnamon and sugar between two layers of vanilla quick bread. Your house will smell amazing!

No matter how smoothly things seem to be going on busy mornings, eventually we’ll end up having breakfast issues in my house. Once we get into a groove with a make-ahead breakfast that all 3 of my kids like and I feel reasonably good about, well I settle in to that groove.

As my kids got older, maybe I should have just let them just.eat.cereal. I was just never really willing to give up, though. Instead, I’ve always tried to clear the decks by serving up something nearly too good to reasonably be called breakfast, like this cinnamon swirl gluten free quick bread.

I can almost guarantee that, if you serve it for breakfast with some fruit you’ll be like me. Surprise surprise, there is … Read more

Gluten Free Vanilla Mug Cake

A gluten free vanilla mug cake recipe with no egg for a moist and tender single-serving yellow cake in your microwave in just minutes.

Choosing a gluten free flour blend for this recipe

When I was first developing this recipe, I used a more traditional all purpose gluten free flour blend that already contains xanthan gum in the blend (I used Better Batter original blend). It made a lovely, high-rising cake and tasted good. You can use it in this recipe with success.

But the texture wasn’t quite as tender as I’d like it to be. It was also a bit more dry, since that flour blend (like most all purpose gluten free flour blends) absorbs a lot of moisture.

Overhead image of vanilla mug cake ingredients

Our gum-free gluten free flour blend is really best here

I prefer to use my gum-free gluten free flour blend, which is made with 3 simple flours: 66% superfine … Read more

Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

These gluten free lemon poppyseed muffins have all the brightness of lemon and the nutty crunch of poppyseeds in a tender sour cream muffin.

The pleasure of baking with lemons

Bite into these lightly sweet muffins through a thin layer of sugar crunch, and they’re super soft & moist inside. The poppyseeds add a pleasant fruity crunch.

Lemons are like the salt of the citrus world. They make everything better. Even just a bit of lemon squeezed over your dinner or into your favorite cake will brighten everything up.

Closeup image of lemon poppyseed muffin on small white plate

Growing lemons

I don’t have a lemon tree in my yard or anything. But I would very much like to move somewhere I could have a lemon tree in the yard. 🍋

Sometimes I see people growing lemons indoors. I live in N.Y., but I wonder if I could grow them in a container, and bring the tree indoors during the … Read more