Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins are a new favorite at our house, but do you remember these muffins from a few months ago?
Well, I was determined not to give up on these muffins. My family loved Martha Stewart’s Chocolate Chip Muffins before we went gluten free. And they were one of those recipes that I knew I really wanted to adapt to be gluten free, but this was not an easy task.
I think I made these at least six times. The first few batches we okay, but not great. Then just when I thought I might have them right, they started collapsing in the middle and I had to start tweaking again.
And after quite a bit of trying I finally have them right. These are a gluten free muffin my kids love!
The biggest change I made was using buttermilk as the liquid and adding a little baking soda. I think the buttermilk really helped with the texture of these. Buttermilk may just be one of my secret weapons in gluten free baking. In some recipes it makes all the difference.
Now, these are a sweet muffin. They could actually be used more like a dessert or even a cupcake if frosted, but however you serve them I think you will enjoy them.
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 1 cup rice flour
- ½ cup sweet rice flour
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, softened at room temperature
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Line a muffin tin with paper liners. This makes 18 muffins.
- In a bowl whisk together rice flours, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. This takes 3-4 minutes.
- Add eggs one at a time. Scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
- Add vanilla.
- Add ½ of the flour mixture. Beat until combined.
- Add buttermilk and mix until combined.
- Add remaining flour just until combined
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spoon batter into muffin cups and bake 18-20 minutes or until muffins test done with a toothpick.