Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cinnamon Raisin Muffins (GFCF, eggless)

***Edited to reflect some recent changes I've made.

Yes, it's been quite a while. I had a very low-energy first trimester, a trip to the States, a life-impacting diagnosis for my 3yo, a new house, and a baby. I've been a little busy.

When life hands you a PDD-NOS diagnosis, you go gluten-free, casein-free, so without further ado, my first GFCF recipe posting, which you may recognize as closely related to the dried fruit muffin recipe I posted previously. It's my first from-scratch adaptation, and it actually turned out! Hopefully, there will be more to come...

Cinnamon Raisin Muffins (GFCF, eggless)

- 3/4 C brown rice flour
- 3/4 C tapioca flour/starch/powder
- 1/2 C coconut flour (ground coconut)
- 3/4 C sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 C rice/coconut milk, apple juice or coconut milk yogurt
- 1/4 C oil
- 1 T (heaping) flax seed
o grind & add 3 T water
o whisk together
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- (3/4 C) 100 g raisins

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Spray muffin tin cups well with a non stick cooking spray.
3. In a large mixing bowl combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
4. In a small mixing bowl whisk ground flax seed with water and then add and stir together the milk/juice, oil, and vanilla extract.
5. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and stir until mixed.
6. Stir in the raisins.
7. Scoop batter (making sure to include raisins from the bottom of the bowl) into the muffin cups filling each 3/4 full.
8. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.


Jenni R. said...

Cara: Just seeing the dietary changes you've had to make for Zechariah. I know Ashley B. had to try gluten free for a while for her son, not sure about the casein though. I wondered if she might have some successful recipes for you.

mideastmom said...

We had a *great* "download" session with Brian and Ashley right before we left the States. It was so nice to hear their journey (Cameron actually had an identical diagnosis). And, yes, they did a GFCF diet to see if they saw any differences. It didn't seem to affect any changes, so they eventually dropped it (it's too soon to tell with Zachariah, although he's definitely making progress; just don't know if it's the diet or not, since he's not been on it that long).

Anyway, Ashley offered me cookbooks, but we didn't have much extra room at that point, since we were mostly packed, and since there's so much out there on the internet, I thought I'd just go with that. It's been a trial-and-error process so far, especially being overseas, relying on imported products and/or ones with incomplete ingredients lists, but we're getting there.