Gluten-Free Apple Cupcakes

Whether you suffer from celiac disease or other gluten-intolerances, these easy gluten-free apple cupcakes will make sure you do not miss out on one of life’s little pleasures. I often make these gluten-free cupcakes for a family friend who has a gluten intolerance, and my entire family enjoys them as well.

Just because you have a gluten intolerance doesn’t mean you can no longer enjoy a yummy cupcake.

Gluten-free apple cupcakes are easy to make. These gluten-free cupcakes are similar to a muffin in texture.

What is gluten? Gluten is the sticky stuff which helps prevent your baked goodies from crumbling. It also traps pockets of air, improving the texture of your cupcakes. In this recipe gluten has been replaced with xanthum gum, which is readily available from health food stores and Celiac Societies.

1 3/4 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup oil
2 cups gluten-free flour
1 tspn cinnamon
1 tspn baking soda
1 tspn salt
1 tspn vanilla essence
1 tspn xanthum gum
2 cups chopped apple
1 cup chopped nuts

1. Preheat oven to 185C/375F.
2. Line cupcake trays with cupcake papers.
3. Combine sugar, eggs and oil and mix until creamy.
4. Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt and mix into egg mixture, together with vanilla essence and xanthum gum.
5. Fold in apple and nuts.
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

These gluten-free apple cupcakes freeze really well. I tend to freeze them and thaw as necessary when my friend comes to visit.

Louise F is a busy Mum and a webmaster of a website featuring cupcake recipes and crafts.

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