Saturday, May 29, 2010

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil (if you double apple sauce works for 1/2c fine)
2 TBSP ground flax seed
1 tsp vanilla
1 2/3 cup Rice Flour (I use sweet rice flour or better batter flour)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup Enjoy Life Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Cinnamon and Sugar mix
Preheat oven to 350*F

Spray a non stick muffin tin well with nonstick spray or line with muffin papers and spray them with nonstick spray. set aside.

Put pumpkin, water, oil, ground flax seed, & vanilla in your heavy duty mixer and mix until well blended.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and soda, cinnamon, & nutmeg. Add slowly to the pumpkin mixture and mix until will blended. Fold in chips.

Spoon batter into tins distributing evenly to make 12 muffin. Sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar.

Bake for 30-35 min or until knife comes out clean. let cool for five minute until eating.
~My family loves these so much that I have to make a double batch every single time! Even my sister in law from next door knows when I'm making these and comes a knockin :) ENJOY!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Gluten free and still eating good food!

Hello fellow Celiacs and food allergy friends. I started a group on Facebook a few months ago to try and connect with other Celiacs and Gluten Free eaters. I realized that there are more food allergies out there then I even imagined and feel that we all need the chance to find others that are going through what we are. Just because we have food allergies does NOT mean we have to sacrifice good tasting food! I hope we can all help each other in someway. Whether by a bit of advice, a story, a struggle, web site, another blogger... whatever way, we all need support in some way or another. I look forward to meeting all of you. Welcome!