Monday, July 8, 2013

G-Free Bran Muffins

 Gluten Free Bed & Breakfast Bran Muffins

2 1/2 cups Bob's Red Mill unprocessed gluten free oat bran
1 cup gluten free all purpose flour                             1 cup gluten free brown rice flour
1/2 cup gluten free sorghum flour           2 TBSP flax seed meal
2 1/2 t baking soda                          1 t xanthan gum
1 1/2 cups organic granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil                           2 cups buttermilk
2 large brown eggs

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Line 2 muffin pans with non-stick muffin liners (I use Reynolds)

In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
In a small bowl, combine the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Spoon into your muffin cups and bake 15 - 20 minutes.

Don't skip out on the flax seed meal - its just enough to provide a more complete flavor.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Coffee Flavored Rice Milk Smoothie

6 oz. coffee yogurt
4 oz. vanilla or plain rice milk
4 oz. vanilla or plain soymilk!
1/2 small banana
3 ice cubes
chocolate syrup if desired

Pour all ingredients into a blender or Ninja.  Blend.  Drizzle chocolate on inside of glass.  Pour.  Enjoy!

I love, love, love making smoothies!  I love to experiment with different types of milk, fruits, yogurts and sometimes even nut butters.   I use this amazing Ninja system,  it's much less expensive than a Vitamix and is much nice than a traditional style blender.  I have a smoothie almost daily for breakfast or for lunch.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Gluten-Free Brownie Bites

I recently made Pamela's Brownie Mix to bring to a friends house for dessert.  I purchased mini cupcake liners which I have never used before.  I had my little guy line them up on a cookie sheet, I sprayed each liner lightly with a gf non-stick spray and spooned in the mix.  I followed Pamela's recipe for the fudgiest brownies and added pecans.  I baked the brownie bites for 10 minutes ate 350 degrees.  They were delicious, a huge hit, portable and no messy brownie pan to clean.