Gluten-Free Cherry-Almond Muffins

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      Gluten-Free Cherry-Almond Muffins
      2/3 cup sugar
      3/4 cup toasted almonds
      4 tbs softened unsalted butter
      1/4 tsp salt
      1/4 cup buttermilk OR dairy-free substitute
      2 large eggs
      1/2 tsp almond extract
      1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour blend
      1/2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
      2 cups unsweetened, pitted, drained dark cherries – cut cherries in half and reserve juice
      1/2 tsp guar gum (add only if the gluten-free flour blend you use does not contain xanthan or guar gum)
      Cherry Juice Glaze-
      1 cup reserved cherry juice
      1/4 cup arrowroot starch OR cornstarch
      1/2 cup sugar
      1/2 tsp almond extract, optional
      Preheat oven to 375° F / 190°
      Butter or use ‘Pam’ to oil muffin tins (or cake pan)
      Place sugar, 1/4 cup of the toasted almonds, butter and salt in a food processor bowl and pulse until the nuts are finely ground and the mixture is well combined.
      Add buttermilk or dairy-free substitute, eggs and almond extract and pulse until the mixture is smooth.
      Add gluten-free all-purpose flour blend and baking powder to wet ingredients and pulse to combine.

      Only add guar gum if your gluten-free flour blend does not contain xanthan or guar gum.
      Pour the batter into a mixing bowl and fold in prepared cherries. Fill muffin tins about 2/3 full with batter (or add all to cake pan).
      Coarsely chop remaining 1/2 cup toasted almonds and scatter nuts on top of the batter.
      Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until done.
      Servings – 8 to 12 depending on bake ware used.
      Cherry Juice Glaze:
      Pour reserved cherry juice in a medium saucepan. Add arrowroot OR cornstarch and whisk to dissolve.

      Add sugar and over medium heat whisk until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and whisk in almond extract. 8-12 servings.
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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Dietary Concern Recipes Gluten-Free Cherry-Almond Muffins