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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

the best damn gluten-free muffins you have EVER had in your life

I know, you're dying to talk muffins but let me talk about dream land here:
I was just dreaming, MINUTES before I was eating these muffins, that I was back in high school, a place I did not care for.
I was enrolled to start my senior year 2 weeks after the start of the year.  I had Penny with me and was lost all day AND she was sick.  The school had a vet onsite, and he pulled a tick off her and wrote all this stuff down and never said anything to me...which was NOT helpful.  Then I needed to pee and couldn't find a bathroom....having wandered around lost all day in a school with my sick dog I finally make it to trig halfway through class...and Penny goes up on top of a bookcase to rest.  But whereas I had a big stack of books, I had lost my new trig text and couldn't find it anywhere and I was late and 2 weeks into the school year UGH.
I was asked a question and I stood up and said "I am 47 years old, my dog is sick, and coming back to school is REALLY hard.  I hope it gets easier." and some kid in back says "No, it gets harder!" and I turn and flip him my middle finger and say " f**k you, kid"
and woke up in a cold sweat with a healthy dog and no plans to go anywhere near a school :)

OK, let's talk gluten-free AWESOME muffins!


I saw the simple recipe listed below and have made many many chenges to it, still simple, but my version is very moist and tasty.
Molasses is a wonderful sweetener, rich and full of iron and good nutrients, unlike sugar, and makes it a softer muffin.  I also like to add a little cinnamon sugar to the tops of my hot muffins---just a trace makes them so good!


  • 1 Egg 
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 2 Tb molasses
  • 2 Tb Canola Oil 
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1 cup brown Rice Flour 
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder 
  • 1/2 tsp Salt 
  • (1/3 cup nuts, 1/3 cup raisins or craisins plus cinnamon and nutmeg shakes)
  • (1/2 cup blueberries or diced apple)
  • spoonful of cinnamon sugar
Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a 6 cup muffin tin or I use muffin papers, set aside.

In a bowl beat the egg then add all ingredients; mix well. Then add mix-ins. Pour into prepared muffin tin. Bake for 17 - 20 minutes. Sprinkle hot muffins with cinnamon sugar. Allow muffins to cool for 5-8 minutes before removing from tin. Makes 6 large muffins.

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smartcat said...

I dreamed that I was supposed to buy beer for Proge when I went to the market, which I remembered but when I got home Aloysius started complaining that I had forgotten to get him his beer.
That is just what the world need....a talking, beer drinking cat.
The muffins look and sound delicious!

smalltownme said...

I'm really glad I don't dream about being in school any more.

Those are the prettiest muffins.

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