Delectable Date Muffins
Wheat Free Recipe
Delectable Date Muffins AND healthy! With rice flours, low fat buttermilk, egg substitute or whites, orange juice concentrate and chopped pitted dates.
1-1/2 cup white rice flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup low fat buttermilk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 eggs or 1/2 cup frozen egg substitute (thawed) or 4 egg whites
1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 cup chopped pitted dates
Combine white rice flour, brown rice flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk, eggs, oil, orange juice concentrate and orange peel in medium bowl; stir in dates. Make a well in center of flour mixture; pour in liquid mixture, and stir to combine.
Spoon batter into lightly greased muffin cups. Use back of wet spoon to smooth muffin tops. Bake Delectable Date Muffins in 425 degree oven for 18 to 20 minutes. Turn muffins onto wire rack to cool.
Maple Rice Bran Muffins: Use 1-3/4 cup rice flour and 1/4 cup rice bran for flours; substitute 1/3 cup maple syrup for orange juice concentrate; add 1 cup chopped apples, 1 cup raisins, and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon; omit orange peel and dates.
Double-Corn Muffins: Substitute 1/2 cup cornmeal for brown rice flour; omit orange juice concentrate; add 1/4 cup water, and 2 tablespoons honey; add one 8-3/4-ounce can corn kernels, drained, or 1 cup frozen corn, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes; increase salt to 1/2 teaspoon; omit orange peel and dates.
Yield: 12 Muffins
Serving size: 1 muffin
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Wheat Free Tip
For a wheat free snack, try fresh fruit salad with natural yogurt, a little crushed nuts and seeds and a drizzle of natural honey.