Gluten-Free Cherry Walnut Muffins

Since May is National Celiac Awareness Month, I only thought it would be fitting to offer a gluten free recipe. I love a good breakfast muffin, so I spent a good part of the weekend checking out recipes that I could modify to make gluten free.

I decided to use my WonderMill to make flour out of quinoa. Because it is a small grain, it’s recommended that your pour it very slowly into the hopper to avoid jamming. The result however is awesome!

I found a basic recipe for “Breakfast Muffins” on and decided to use it as a launching point. The first batch turned out pretty dense, although quite tasty. So I modified my ingredients and went to the store. Round two provided to be much more effective and the result is a savory and delicious breakfast muffin.

Gluten-Free Cherry Walnut Muffins
Inspired by Breakfast Muffins on 

1 3/4 cups freshly milled  RED Quinoa flour
2/3 cup molasses
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup dried sour bing cherries
1/2 cup walnut pieces (optional)

Gather your ingredients. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started a recipe only to be digging for something that I need. This simple step will save you tons of time!

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In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, egg, and butter; mix until ingredients are just moistened, do not overbeat or you will have a stiff muffin. Incorporate the molasses. Mix in your cheeries and walnuts if desired.

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Freshly ground Quinoa flour from my Wondermill.

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Blend the cherries and walnuts with the batter.

Spoon batter into a greased twelve cup muffin tin. I like to use Crisco to grease my tins.

Bake at 400 degrees Ffor about 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Serve warm with butter.

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About Kerri Jablonski (Trio of Tastbuds)

Kerri is the co-creator of Trio of Tastebuds, and the owner/author of The Maven of Social Media. She lives in Seattle, WA, where there is definitely NOT a lack of good places to eat. Two kids, two blogs and a guest writer for several others, she has her hands full. With no formal training in cooking, it doesn't keep her out of the kitchen.

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4 Responses to Gluten-Free Cherry Walnut Muffins

  1. Simmworks Family Danielle says:

    These look absolutely delicious! Moist and flavorful. Everything I’m looking for in a muffin. I need to get one of these grain mills!

  2. Kay M. says:

    These mills look like a better and better idea to me. I got sick a while back and they put me on a high fiber diet. Doctor told me I had to stay on it or get sick again… Needless to say, I do not want to get sick again. Besides, all the reviews I’ve seen for this mill have the most amazing recipes!!

  3. I want a wonder mill so badly! These look amazing and I love that they are gluten free.

  4. Jennifer Young says:

    These look great! My daughters LOVE muffins for breakfast and we have never tried cherry walnut muffins. Thanks for the recipe!

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