Saturday, September 29, 2018

Gluten Free Muffins - Phase 1





I am experimenting with flours I haven't used before and in researching their properties, I found millet flour is supposed to taste like corn. My first thought- CORNBREAD! I love cornbread with bean soup! My recipe is here.



With autumn falling in and chili weather here, I needed to make a corn like muffin to go with my chili! If your chili requires a grain portion for phase 1, this is your recipe!


Millet is also gluten free, so for all you folks that need to avoid gluten- here you go! These muffins are pretty versatile, too. You can add a bit more sweetener and throw in blueberries or raspberries. You can make them as sweet as you like- I like my cornbread (pre-FMD days) on the sweet side.

I have not made these with other ingredients, only the ones listed. I cannot say how they will turn out if you use substitutions. 

I buy my flours online at Vitacost. 


Gluten Free Muffins
Phase 1
Makes 8 grain servings 

1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup sorghum flour
2T tapioca flour
1 cup millet flour
3 egg whites
1/2 cup xylitol (use more or less, to your taste)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp xanthan gum (required to keep the muffins moist and not crumbly)
1 cup gluten free oat milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

In a medium bowl, mix all the flours together. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whip the egg whites with a wire whisk until they are frothy. Add in xylitol and whisk until xylitol is dissolved.
Whisk in salt, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum.
Add in the flour mixture and the oat milk. Gently stir with whisk until just combined.



Line a muffin pan with 8 paper or silicone liners. Divide batter evenly.


Place in preheated oven and immediately reduce heat to 400.
Bake for 15 minutes. They do not brown.



Makes 8 phase 1 servings. 

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