Recipe: Carrot-spice muffins (vegan, gluten-free)

Supplies measuring cups and spoons 1 mixing bowl blender muffin tin with 12 2½-inch cups cooling rack Ingredients 1 tablespoon oil 2 tablespoons flax seed 1¼ cup unsweetened applesauce 2¼ cup grated carrots ¾ cups buckwheat flour ½ chickpea flour ½ rice flour 2 tablespoons xylitol or sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon allspice … Read more

Recipe: Dreamy chocolate-orange muffins (grain-free, sugar-free, vegan)

Recipe: Dreamy chocolate-orange muffins (grain-free, sugar-free, vegan)

I finally found a way to cook with coconut flour that doesn’t require using a million eggs! The trick is to use psyllium husks – yup, the stuff in Metamucil. When you combine psyllium with a little liquid and allow it to sit, you get a thick goop. Including it in grain-free baked goods adds excellent structure and holding power to the final product. If … Read more

Recipe: Sweet potato muffins (wheat-free, gluten-free, whole grain, sugar-free, dairy-free)

Recipe: Sweet potato muffins (wheat-free, gluten-free, whole grain, sugar-free, dairy-free)

I’m still experimenting with coconut flour, but this week I wanted to try mixing it with another flour so I could use fewer wet ingredients and have a more traditional muffin texture. I loved how these turned out! Sweet potatoes and applesauce make them sweet with no added sugar. They’re moist and flavorful, and they keep well in the refrigerator if … Read more

Recipe: Chocolate coconut muffins (wheat-free, gluten-free, low sugar, low carb, paleo)

Recipe: Chocolate coconut muffins (wheat-free, gluten-free, low sugar, low carb, paleo)

I’ve got nothing against wheat, but it’s fun to mix things up a little. I found some coconut flour at Trader Joe’s and have been playing around with different recipes that use it. Coconut flour can’t be substituted one-to-one for wheat flour; it expands a lot when mixed with liquid, so you generally need to use less coconut flour than you … Read more