Thursday, March 1, 2012

Review of Abundant Life Orange Muffins; Recipe for Orange Cranberry Muffins

Abundant Life Orange Muffins are quite amazing.  I would rate them at a 10.  We all loved the muffins.  I love the taste of homemade Orange Cranberry Muffins, too.  I hope you will enjoy this recipe.

Orange Cranberry Muffins

1¼ cups buttermilk
¼  cup cooking oil
1 egg
1 cup sugar
½ tablespoon vanilla
1 large orange, peeled and quartered
3  tablespoons orange peel, if desired
½  cup sweetened dried cranberries
3/4 cup brown rice flour
2/3 cup tapioca flour
¼ cup potato starch
3 tablespoons sorghum flour
2 tablespoons corn flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons xanthan gum


2/3 cup sugar
1/8 cup orange juice

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Puree buttermilk, oil, egg, orange, orange peel (if desired), and vanilla in a blender. 
  3. Pour mixture into a large bowl and add dried cranberries, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, sorghum flour, corn flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and xanthan.  Miix until combined. 
  4. Spoon batter into greased muffin tins, about 3/4 full. 
  5. Bake for 20 to 24 minutes.
  6. To make glaze, bring the sugar and orange juice to a boil until sugar dissolves. Spoon glaze over the  top of each  muffin.

Makes 14 to 16 muffins


  1. How funny that you and I both posted about gluten-free cran-orange muffins today! Mine are also dairy-free, and turned out a bit chewy. How were your textures? We use about the same ratios of flour to fat to liquid, though different flours.

    1. That is a funny coincidence. The texture of my muffins is good, though gluten-free muffins tend to have a slightly different texture usually. If you would like to, please see my blog post for pumpkin muffins (under the label "Gluten-free Recipes.") These have great texture and flavor! I think you will love them. :)