Monday, October 10, 2011

Dutch Apple Pie Puffins

For this month's Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned to Judee's Gluten Free A-Z Blog. Since apples have been on sale lately, I decided to make her Dutch Apple Pie Pancake.

I did make the following changes to it. Since I don't have almond flour, I substituted in all-purpose flour. I also chose not to cook the apples so that they would retain their crunch and add some contrast in texture. Finally, since I don't have a big family to help me eat this, I scaled the recipe down and made it in mini muffin form, hence the new name "Puffins" (pancake muffins).

The little Puffins had a creamy, custardy texture to them, akin to clafoutis. The apples added a nice bit of crunch and, since the puffins weren't too sweet, it made them perfect for enjoying with a little maple syrup to dip them in. Thanks for the recipe Judee!

Duch Apple Pie Puffins (adapted from Gluten Free A-Z Blog)

1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 apple, diced

3/4 tsp. vanilla
1 medium egg (equivalent to 3 Tbsp. egg)
dash of salt
1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. skim milk

Preheat oven to 425F. Dice the apple and mix it with the brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

Combine the egg, vanilla, and milk and whisk well. Whisk in the salt and flour.

Grease a mini muffin tin. Put a teaspoonful of apples into each cup. Pour a tablespoonful of the egg mixture over the apples. Bake for 15 min. or until set.

Makes 12 puffins


  1. Wow:) Who thinks of such great names:)) Looks great too;)

  2. Hi Lisa! I tried to enter your link in the blog hop but there's no link back to the SRC website so the hop won't let me! Please let me know when it's corrected so I can add you :)

  3. what a cute cute name for these."puffins" !! yummmm

  4. Wow do those look fantastic. Perfect for North Carolina's apple crop. Lisa come visit us on Tuesday. We ate having our first give away and we are so excited. We would love fornyou to be one of the winners.

  5. Lisa,
    I'm glad you liked the Dutch Apple Pancake recipe. I love your changes to puffins! How cute!Next time I will try it your way!

  6. Fabulous idea! I love it. Great choice for SRC!

  7. They look really yum, I love that they're not too sweet. Can't wait to try it!

  8. Pinning this recipe. They sound delicious and fun!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

  9. Puffins, so cute and they sound delicious.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  10. These look awesome! I love the "new name." Looks like a great recipe to use up some of the apples we picked at the orchard.

  11. I love this name you made up... "puffins" ... creative! I bet these little bites were too good!!