Why Shouldn’t Gluten-Free People have Snickerdoodle Muffins?

A2Z: Snickerdoodle Muffins Gluten-Free!!!


I saw these snickerdoodle muffins on pinterest, but they weren’t gulten-free. I had to try to make them so I could eat them. When though? Time seemed to be filled every day.


Then the undesirable happened. My computer died. Well, that opened up a lot time. But we went to Michigan for a wedding. What is it about water lapping a sandy shore that instantly relaxes tension? I want to bottle that feeling so I can have some every day.


Beach with Sand fence

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Back to A2Z:M is for Muffins!

The original recipe appeared here on Eat Me I’m Delicious  if you aren’t eating gluten-free head over there for the real recipe.

Here’s the gluten-free version:

Snickerdoodle Muffins Gluten-Free

muffin on blue plate

  2 sticks unsalted butter

  1 cup of sugar

  1 tsp. vanilla (I use Penzey’s Spices)

  2 eggs

  3/4 tsp. baking soda

  3/4 tsp. baking powder

  3/4 tsp. cream of tartar

  3/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

  1 1/4 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt mixed with 1 tsp. baking soda

  2 1/4 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour ( I use Jules which has       xantham in it, if you don’t have that you’ll need to add xanthm)

  1/2 cup sugar and 1 TBSP cinnamon mixed together for rolling

1. Cream the butter and sugar until soft. Add in the vanilla. Next add in one egg, mix, now add the other egg and mix.

2. In a separate shallow bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and nutmeg.

3. Alternately add the flour mixture and yogurt mixture to the egg-butter mixture. Start with flour and end with the flour. Scrape the bowl so you get it all.

4. Scoop about 1/4-1/2 cup of muffin batter and drop it into the a shallow bowl with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll the muffin until covered. Put into muffin tin. You should get about 12-14 muffins.

5. Bake about 20-22 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until pretty golden brown.

gluten-free snicker doodle muffin on blue plate

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These are so good even Mr. Quiet ate them.

Have you ever made snickerdoodle muffins? What’s your favorite muffin?

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Going North and #ROW80


two men standing on a beach


Escaping the Heat

The heat has been oppressive this past month in Southern Illinois ranging from 100-108 degrees.

Saturday we drove to Chicago to see our son. Our other son and his wife went with us.

As we gazed out the window it seemed as if we had left the country. The grass was green, the trees had healthy leaves and when we stepped out of the car we sighed in relief. It was 82 degrees. It almost felt cold.

In the photo you can tell which son lives in Southern Illinois by his clothes and footwear. The boy in black seems to live inside most of the time or he would know better than to wear black to a beach. Just sayin’ son. You live by the lake, get some shorts.

Grosse Point Lighthouse

We climbed the irons steps at the Grosse Point Lighthouse. I didn’t make it to the top. Our tour guide had wings on her feet and climbed 11 stories in under 2 minutes. I was hot and dizzy so thought it best to stop. We came down and I took this photo. I think I might have still been dizzy.

Lighthouses intrigue me and I wonder what it would have been like to live in one. This one seems like it would have been a good one to be assigned to because it isn’t isolated from the town.

Have you been in a lighthouse? Did you find it hard to climb the twisty stairs? Did it bother you to come back down because you could see through the steps?

Late on my ROW80  check in.
Last week was worry week, I managed to get two blog posts done but no writing.
change in goals to meet publisher request: Revamp proposal for 3 books. That means 9 chapters need to be written and 3 synopsis!