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Orange Raisin Muffins Gluten Free

The impetus for the creation of this gf muffin recipe was Lovella's Meyer Lemon and Fig Muffins.
I am very happy with this muffin recipe - they are light with great flavour and texture.
Butter them if you wish but I love to savour their flavour all on its own!

  • 4 petite oranges or 1 small orange (whole) 
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 cup buttermilk 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup butter melted 
  • 3/4 cup sugar 
  • 1/2 cup Featherlite White Rice Flour Mix 
  • 1/4 cup millet flour 
  • 1/2 cup white corn flour 
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour 
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch/flour 
  • 2 tbsp white bean flour   
  • 3/4 tsp xanthan gum 
  • 1/2 tsp salt   
  • 1 tsp. baking soda 
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 
  • ( OR instead of my flours  use  1 3/4 - 2 cups gf flour mix of your choice- do not add extra xanthan gum if using only a commercial mix, xanthan gum will be included)
  1. Place whole oranges (yes, unpeeled), raisins, buttermilk and eggs in blender and run blender until oranges and raisins are very finely chopped. 
  2. Add vanilla , sugar and melted butter and blend until smooth. 
  3. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and pour liquids into centre of dry ingredients. 
  4. Stir well.  
  5. Divide batter evenly into 18 paper lined muffin tins. 
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes ! 
  7. Enjoy warm or cold... or freeze to enjoy another day!   


  1. sounds yummy, what a lot of ingredients!

  2. It's so good to have you experimenting in your kitchen, Julie, to make gluten free treats for so many who have to avoid gluten. Thank you!!

  3. After decades of baking with wheat flour, learning to use gluten free flours is both exciting and intimidating. I'm so grateful for your determination and generosity, gifting your family and others like us with resources to make this gluten free journey easier, and even delicious. After wonderful success with the portzelke bites, the gluten free baking adventure now begins with less intimidation, more excitement. These muffins are next on my list to try. Bless you!

  4. I made these with 1 3/4 cups Featherlight mix. I didn't have any buttermilk, so I used milk with a teaspoon of lemon juice added. They were WONDERFUL. I took some with me on the "birthday express" to deliver presents to our celiac granddaughter. The whole family like them, but her little brother who is allergic to soy LOVED them! Thanks so much. - Marivene


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