Sunday, August 8, 2010
muffins on parade
Do you like muffins? I like muffins. I like muffins a lot. They are the best kind of breakfast-on-the-go...filling, sweet, and perfectly satisfying. It's like dessert for breakfast!
I recently discovered Bob's Red Mill white rice flour and have been playing around with it a lot. I love it so much that I'll continue to buy it, even when my wheat-free experiment is through. The rice gives it a natural sweetness that allows me to cut down on the amount I put into my recipes, and it's pretty darn inexpensive compared to other gluten-free flours. If you are ever in the position of having to entertain a gluten-free guest, this flour (and the recipes I'm about to share) are the perfect way to do it.
There is a recipe for Sue's White Rice Muffins printed right on the bag:
1/2 cup liquid (water, fruit juice, milk - I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
2 T. sugar
2 T. canola oil
1 cup Bob's Red Mill white rice flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
Mix all ingredients together, pour into six greased muffin tins, and bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes.
This recipe produces some fine muffins - slightly sweet and perfect with some homemade jam. But you know me...I have to experiment!
Chocolate Chip Rice Muffins
Add about a half cup of chocolate chips to the basic muffin recipe.
Double Chocolate Rice Muffins
Add 2 T. cocoa powder, 1 T. of sugar, and 1/4-1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the basic recipe.
Cinnamon and Sugar Rice Muffins
Mix 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon together. After pouring muffin batter into pan, sprinkle the tops of each with the cinnamon/sugar mixture before baking.
Banana Rice Muffins
Mash half of a ripe banana and add to basic recipe, along with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Do I have a favorite so far? It's hard to say. As much as I love chocolate, I think I have to say banana. The added banana makes the muffins so moist that they are hard to beat!
I've got it! Next time I'll add chocolate chips to my banana muffins. It can be a Chunky Monkey Rice Muffin. Can't wait till breakfast! :-)
This recipe is linked to This Week's Cravings: Christmas Morning Breakfast and Brunch, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday , Tasty Tuesday, and Tuesdays at the Table