|Gluten Free Cranberry Carrot Corn Muffins|
I am always on the lookout for fast and easy gluten free baking recipes that use " normal" ingredients.
Personally, I shy away from recipes with with a long list of ingredients that are hard to find .
I found a recipe for cranberry corn muffins on the, Wheatless and Meatless Blog . I played around with the basic recipe and changed it to suit my needs.
I purchase my corn flour from a quaint little Mexican grocery store in New Hope, Pa. It sells authentic Mexican corn flour for a very nominal price. My corn meal is from the local supermarket.
The recipe only takes about 5 minutes to assemble and just 15 minutes to bake.
It can be whipped up anytime you are in the mood for nice warm sweet healthy muffins.
Corn meal adds variety and nutrients to a gluten free diet.
Carrot and Raisin Corn Muffins
1 1/2 cups of corn flour
1/2 cup of corn meal
1 tsp baking powder ( aluminum free)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup raw grated carrots, squeeze out liquid
1/2 cup of raisins or dried cranberries
1 cup of vanilla coconut milk ( sold cold in the supermarket in the refrigerator case with the milk. soy milk, almond milk etc.)
(or use 1 regular cup milk, 1/4 cup honey, 1 tsp of GF vanilla)
Full 1/4 cup melted butter or olive oil.
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
corn flour, corn meal, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl, then add raisins.
|Wet and dry ingredients|
In a small bowl beat eggs, coconut milk, ( milk, honey & GF vanilla) melted butter or oil, then add grated carrots
Add wet mixture gradually to dry mixture and stir until smooth.
Put into greased muffin tins and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until top and bottom are browned.
Corn muffins tend to be dry, so warm them up before eating and enjoy them with some creamy butter or jam...
Gluten Free Tip of the Day- Are oats gluten free?
Although oats should be gluten free, oats may cross contaminate with near by wheat fields when growing thus making it not gluten free. However, you can buy certified gluten free oats that have been grown in secluded areas. They are available in most health food stores and you can still enjoy oatmeal, oatmeal cookies etc. Read more about oats and gluten free
also try these great oat recipes to add variety and nutrients to your gluten free diet
Refrigerator Berry Breakfast Oatmeal Oatmeal Raisin Cookies ( no sugar)