Gluten Free Carrot Raisin Muffins

I've always been a fan of muffins, but most of the gluten free items available in the store contain dairy and/or soy and loads of sugar.  I try to stay away from added sugar & artificial sweeteners.  As far as things I enjoy eating, I'm okay with "sugar" if it comes from a natural source such as fruit or veggies. These muffins are best stored in the fridge & reheated in a toaster oven.

 

The Players:

 

1/2 cup of brown rice flour 

3/4 cup buckwheat flour 

1/4 cup of gluten free oats 

1 packet of Wildway hot cereal *the cinnamon roll flavor works well in this  

1 teaspoon baking soda 

1/2 teaspoon ground organic cinnamon 

1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg 

1/4 teaspoon Redmond Real Salt 

1/2 cup organic seedless raisins

1/4 cup of finely shredded organic carrots

2 flax eggs (follow your heart brand) or pasture raised eggs 

2 tablespoons raw non gmo coconut oil

1/2 cup organic unsweetened applesauce 

1 cup almond (or other) milk

 

How To Assemble The Team:


Preheat the oven to 375°F

Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners or “grease” by hand with avocado oil and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together brown rice flour, buckwheat flour, Wildway hot cereal packet, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, carrots and raisins.

In a second large bowl, whisk together flax or reg eggs, coco oil, applesauce and almond milk. Add dry ingredients mixture to the wet ingredients mixture and stir until just combined - over stirring can make the muffins too gummy.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins and bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool muffins in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
 

Note: this recipe when replicated in its original form is gluten free, soy free, dairy free & has no added sugar (there’s natural sugar in the apple sauce, raisins & carrots). Substitutions and additions are up to the individual baker, but the possibilities are endless. Happy Muffin’ing!

Additional comments: the sauce seen in this photo is made from nut based yogurt blended with further food marine collagen, raw almond butter & cinnamon. It makes a great dip or spread for the muffin.  

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