Gluten Free Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe | with a Streusel Topping

These gluten free coffee cake muffins with everyone’s favorite crumble mixed into the batter and baked on top make any breakfast special. You can’t beat that tender crumb and nubby topping!

A muffin is not a quick bread loaf

When I share a recipe for a quick bread loaf or cake, I’m often asked if the recipe can be made as muffins or cupcakes. When I post a recipe for muffins or cupcakes, well, you get the idea.

But a muffin is not a quick bread loaf and a cake is not a cupcake—and I promise I’m not trying to be difficult! This is also not something that’s unique to gluten free baking at all. The same holds true for conventional baking.

Just so we’re all on the same page, the term “quick bread” refers to baked goods that are made with chemical leaveners such as baking powder and baking … Read more

Magic Gluten Free Custard Cake Recipe | Vanilla Sponge with Creamy Custard

This magic gluten free custard cake creates 3 layers all by itself. The simplest ingredients make the most amazing, light and fluffy cake with a magical custard base!

What is a gluten free magic custard cake anyway?

When I first saw this spongelike custard cake, I figured it was some kind of fancy pants cake that had 3 distinct layers, each baked separately and then assembled or something. (It’s not like I’m one to shy away from some fancy pants recipes, like classic yeasted gluten free croissants.)

Imagine my relief (and now I hope yours!) to see that it has the simplest, most basic ingredient list ever (butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, salt). Don’t you love it when that happens?

By the way, if it looks like the most tender and moist vanilla cake you’ve ever tasted, buckle up. That’s exactly what this magic tastes-like-custard-cake is: like our gf sponge cake, … Read more

Best Gluten Free Cut Out Sugar Cookies | Easy Roll-Out Recipe

These soft gluten free cut out sugar cookies with a meringue-style frosting are in a class by themselves. They’ll hold any shape you like, and they’re absolutely scrumptious with that thick layer of buttercream frosting.

You know those soft frosted sugar cookies at the store? I don’t mean to brag, but I’ve basically got a Lofthouse copycat recipe here — except better! No one will know these gluten free sugar cookies aren’t the “real thing”!

These gluten free sugar cookies are so good, they make me want to wax lyrical about their fabulousness. Here’s why they’re so good:

  • Classic taste and texture — they’ve got the crispy edges and soft centers that you expect from the perfect sugar cookie
  • Sweet but not overpowering — on their own, they’re great cookies, but they’re even better with frosting
  • Perfect for all occasions
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies Recipe | Soft & Cakey Fall Cookies

These soft gluten free pumpkin cookies are lightly spiced, pumpkin-flavored, and only gently browned in the oven. They’re chewy, but fluffy, and are a lovely addition to the holiday season.

Some holiday cookies can really knock you out with all their holiday specialness. I’m thinking of gf rainbow cookies, and even gluten free gingerbread men, with all their rolling and cutting and stacking. Sometimes, you just want a simple pumpkin cookie that you can sink your teeth into and isn’t overpowering. These are that cookie.

Here’s why you’ll love these gf fall cookies :

  • They’re soft, chewy, and perfectly spiced but never overdone (if you overdo the spices, your tongue will detect some bitterness).
  • They have a more subtle pumpkin flavor than our gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
  • They’re easy to make with simple ingredients in one
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Gluten Free Donut Muffins | Jam Filled

These extra tender gluten free donut muffins with jam filling taste like an old-fashioned cake donut, but they’re baked easily in a muffin tin.

Unlike yeasted donuts, these donut muffins are baked simply in a standard 12-cup muffin tin, never fried. These donut muffins are extra tender, with the fragrance of freshly grated nutmeg and cinnamon in the batter, and satisfy your fresh donut cravings the easy way.

How are these donut muffins different than regular muffins?

Waaaay back in 2011 (nearly a lifetime in Internet years), I created a recipe for gluten free donut muffins for what was then called Living Without Magazine. It’s still out there and actually ranks quite well in search results, so if you’re interested you can still find it.

When you write for a magazine, you tend to have very little creative control. The recipe works, of course, or I wouldn’t have allowed … Read more