Another Slice of Apple Pie

I just wanted to post ANOTHER apple pie recipe. This recipe has different gluten free flours to create the crust. Previously, I posted a Sugar Kissed Apple Pie that just substituted all-purpose flour with Better Batter’s gluten free flour. If you don’t want to use a flour substitute, this recipe is great because it incorporates different flours that will give you a great taste to your crust!

Gluten Free Apple Pie

There are a BUNCH of different flours! Don’t let that scare you!

Ingredients

For the Crust:
  • 3/4 cup potato starch flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup white rice flour
  • 1/4 cup garbanzo and fava flour
  • 1/4 cup sweet white sorghum flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon guar gum
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sugar
For the Filling:
  • 5 cups chopped peeled apples (5 medium)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray (without flour). In medium bowl, mix all flours, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt; set aside.
  2. In food processor, place egg, oil, 1/4 cup water, the vinegar, xanthan gum and guar gum. Cover; process 2 minutes. Add flour mixture. Cover; process 1 minute or until well mixed. Place 1 cup of dough in medium bowl. Stir in walnuts and 1/4 cup sugar; set aside. Press remaining dough (about 2 cups) in bottom and up side of pie plate.
  3. In 3-quart saucepan, place apples, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1/8 teaspoon salt, the cinnamon and nutmeg. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. In small bowl, mix cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water until smooth. Add to apple mixture; cook and stir about 1 minute or until thickened. Pour filling into crust. Crumble walnut dough evenly over filling.
  5. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until crust is medium brown and filling is bubbly. Cool at least 1 hour before serving.

There you go! Another great option for homemade apple pie!

ENJOY!

Honey Muffins

A recipe should make you want to dig right in just by the name alone sometimes. So when I came across a recipe for honey muffins, I thought two things. One – can I make these gluten free? Two – these sound delicious. It’s not hard to make a recipe gluten free. As you know, you can just swap out the flour for an all purpose gluten free flour, and xanthan gum (sometimes – some gluten free flours, such as Better Batter – don’t require you to add xanthan gum. Others like Bob’s Red Mill do). But then you have to think, what KIND of flour. Sometime you may need a sweet sorghum flour, or an almond flour. There are a LOT of different flours out there that are tasty AND good for you! Test them out!

Honey Muffins 

Inspired by One Perfect Bite. For these particular muffins, Better Batter is the way to go (in my opinion but if you test another flour and they taste delicious LET ME KNOW!)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Better Batter Gluten Free (All Purpose Flour Mix)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup rice milk
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, melted (Earth Balance)
  • 1/4 cup good honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Grease or line standard muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Combine egg, milk, butter and honey in a small bowl.
  4. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  5. Fill prepared muffin cups three-fourths full with batter.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  7. Remove from pan to a wire rack.
  8. Serve warm.

Nice, simple and delicious! I like recipes like this the most. Easy to make, not a lot of prep or bake time and they yield deliciously simple results. Pair with your favorite jam or jelly and a nice cup of tea or coffee and you are all set. (For an extra touch of sweetness, drizzle with some honey 🙂 )

ENJOY!

Kwegyirba Croffie is a freelance Associate Producer at News 12 Connecticut and a Special Events/Event Planning and Social Media Intern at College Lifestyles (TM). She is a Quinnipiac University alumni and a sister of Alpha Delta Pi. She enjoy cupcakes,Broadway musicals, Forever 21 ,giraffes, peacock feathers, orchids, lillies and anything Disney.