Sunday, May 22, 2011

Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins

Here is the promised recipe for gluten-free zucchini muffins. This is a spin off of my amazing (and healthy) zucchini bread.  This is one of the truly successful gf baked products that I've been really pleased with in a long time.

1 cup Chickpea flour
2 cups Oat Flour (I ground up Bob's Red Mill GF oats)
1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Baking powder
3 tsp Ground cinnamon
3 Eggs (or replacer)
1 cup Applesauce
1 1/4 cup White sugar
1 cup Brown sugar
3 tsp Vanilla extract
2 cups Zucchini, grated
2 tbs Milled flax seed

1. Grease and flour muffin cups or use paper liners for 24 muffin. Preheat oven to 325 degree.
2. Sift flours, salt, xanthan gum, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
3. Beat eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini.
4. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from pans, and completely cool on a wire rack.

Makes 24 muffins.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Falling Off

I feel like I have fallen off the face of the earth and I'm not sure why. I've stopped by numerous times and just had nothing to write, and nothing to give. It's been a month since I posted anything and no excuse why.

I'm not sure why that is.

I have been blessed to have my mom come for a long Mother's Day weekend visit. I've enjoyed the company of great friends. I've eaten fabulous food and created some pretty darn good concoctions. I've cried with friends struggling with illness, family issues, heartache, and frustration. I've come to the end of myself in weakness. I've had hope for great things to come. I've smiled and laughed at the craziness of my children. I've beat my head against numerous objects at the craziness of my children. I've picked up 9,647 articles of clothing and toys left laying around. I've discovered going to the gym. I've gotten sucked into social media too much for my own good. I've read magazines this week for the first time in 5 months (I've got a big stack waiting for me). And I've been loved by a great husband, children, and God every step of the way.

I'm in the doldrums of life. I've got spring fever. I've neglected spending time digging into what God's Word has for me. I've not slept enough. I have learned a lot.

Today is a new day, full or promises and no mistakes (yet).

So I'm back on the face of the earth, back in the kitchen, and back to blogging. Let's see what we can create together. I'm ready to feast on all that life has for me, and maybe some of the gluten-free amazing zucchini muffins on the counter (recipe coming soon).