Thursday, 20 November 2008

A muffin for -


Who requested a kid pleasing gluten free, nut free muffin.

Now, I'm going to start by saying I don't have much experience with Gluten free baking, so I played around with a wheat free one I had and removed the Spelt flour replacing it with a combination. It contains oats so its only really gluten free if you can guarantee the source of your oats (they're often contaminated) and there are brands out there which are, Cream Hill Estates for example. (I just use regular oats as GF isn't a consideration)

As for the rest, they are both nut free and soy free, and low in processed sugar. My 4 year old has eaten 2 in the hour since they've been out of the oven so they are recommended by at least 1 child! Its a classic cookie combination, so how could it go wrong? Make it a touch more healthy by using Carob chips instead of chocolate.
Wingraclaire's Oatmeal, Raisin, and Chocolate Chip Muffins
Makes 12

½ C Raisins
½ C Boiling Water
1 C Rolled Oats
¾ C Oat Flour *
½ C Rice Flour
¼ C Potato Flour
2 T Cornstarch
2 T Tapioca Flour
2 T ground Flax Seeds
2 ½ t Baking Powder
1 t Baking Soda
1 t Salt
1 ½ t Cinnamon
¾ C Chocolate Chips
½ C + 2 T Rice Milk
¼ C Brown Sugar
¼ C Maple Syrup
¼ C + 2 T Oil
1 t Vanilla

Preheat oven to 375F and prepare muffin tins.
Soak the raisins in the boiling water, covered, for 15 minutes.
While the raisins are soaking whisk together the oats, flours, baking powder and soda, salt and cinnamon. Toss the chocolate chips through.
In a separate bowl mix together the milk, sugar, syrup, oil and vanilla.
Add the raisins and soaking water to the milk mix.
Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and mix to just combine.
Spoon mix into the prepared tins then bake for 18 - 22 minutes, until tests done.
Wingraclaire, if these aren't OK, then I don't mind trying again without using oats, but I may have to resort to a commercial GF flour mix. Leave me a comment, or email.


Mike said...

After 7 days of rice how about 7 days of soup!!

Carla said...

Perhaps after I get my teeth extracted!