Saturday, March 20, 2010
Kid Approved Yummy Carrot Muffins
In the interest of my own sanity, we have a very limited breakfast menu around here. In the winter it's hot cereal: oatmel, brown rice or buckwheat. In the summer it's homemade granola. But today is the first day of spring and I'm sick of hot cereal and I don't have any granola made. What to do? I googled "healthy gf muffins" and here is the first link I clicked on. On which I clicked. Whatever.
Of course, because I can't follow a recipe to save my life I had to tweak it a little. Oh, and also because failed to notice that it called for baking powder, which I ran out of last week. I used baking soda instead & also decided to use kefir instead of milk because I have read that it helpes to leaven baked goods.
Here is my version: The kids loved them and ended up eating 2 each!
Put the following ingredients in mixer:
1 c. all purpose gluten-free flour (Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 c. brown rice flour
1/2 c. millet flour
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt (regular or sea salt)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar -I used a combination of white sugar & maple syrup
1/2 c. orange juice
3/4 c. kefir
1/4 cup coconut oil, in a liquid state
1 c. grated carrots
Mix all together & divide the batter between 12 oiled muffin tins. Bake for 20 minutes at 350*
The kids loved them and ended up eating 2 each!