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Gluten-free Muffins 2

I posted the Coconut Honey Blueberry Muffin recipe on November 12, 3012.  Since posting it on this site and another site I was asked if honey could be swapped for something else.  I thought about it and suggested agave or maple syrup but those also caused allergic symptoms to the reader.  I then suggested applesauce instead of honey.

I made the same recipe using 3 tbs. of unsweetened applesauce in place of 3 tbs. of honey.  I used organic whole milk as I did before.  The result was that the muffin was still moist and tasted like coconut but was not very sweet at all.  I am wondering if I were to use the coconut milk instead of whole milk if the muffins would be any sweeter.  There is room for experimentation on this.  All in all I think this is a good muffin recipe that can be adapted to work with various allergens.  Perhaps prune puree could be used (I would suggest a jar of prune baby food since only 3 tbs. is needed).  Perhaps cranberries could be added.  The ideas are endless.  As time allows I am going to do some more experimenting with the recipe and pass it on to the woman who writes the runfastmama blog.

If any of you try this recipe either in its original form or with a variation I would love to hear what you have used and the results.