Quick Breads & Muffins

Amazing and tasty quick breads and muffin workarounds made only with flours from roots, non-cereal-grain seeds, and a variety of nuts.

glu·ten

ˈɡlo͞otn/
noun
  1. a substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with celiac disease.

Ah those “gluten-free” isles… ALL seeds from the grass family of plants, a.k.a. cereal grains, contain gluten; some seeds like wheat have more than others… wheat has been intentionally hybridized to have 50 times more gluten today than even a few decades ago.

Oats, at the other end of the cereal grain spectrum, has very little gluten. So little that it is allowed to be called “gluten free” as long as it is certified processed with no cross-contamination by wheat, barley, rye… Oats contain avenin, a protein enough similar to wheat gluten that it is recognized by the immune system of some people. In other words, avenin can create inflammation, especially in people with celiac disease (a disease triggered by the gluten protein).

Berry & Nut Muffins

Two key ingredients in these grain free muffins have interesting health properties: maple syrup and coconut flour. More than 20 compounds in maple syrup are linked to human health, including several newly identified antioxidant compounds that are reported to have anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and anti-diabetic properties according to recent work by Navindra Seeram, an assistant professor...

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Sunshine Carrot Muffins

Amazingly satisfying, incredible comfort, these carrot muffins pack a flavor punch in every bite. Their whole food starting ingredients include a good amount of protein and, as always, our recipes are wheat free. These muffins can even be made with no added sugar and turn out delicious. I've even included a comment below so you can...

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Buckwheat Pumpkin Bread

Makes 1 Loaf Ingredients: ½ cup (1 stick or ¼ pound) butter, softened ½ cup maple syrup 2 eggs 1½ cup pumpkin puree ½ cup coconut milk 1½ cup buckwheat flour (or use ½ cup coconut flour and ¾ cup buckwheat flour for a lighter bread) 1½ tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp

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Freedom from Wheat and Corn Tortillas: Part I

In part 1, we use garbanzo bean/fava bean flour to produce a crepe-like tortilla with a distinctive flavor. Check out the more basic but still gluten-free / grain-free tortillas in "Part 2" Makes about 8 tortillas Ingredients 1 Cup Garbanzo / Fava bean flour 2 Tbs Tapioca flour 1 large egg ¼ tsp salt ⅔...

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Apple Muffins

I really needed something different for breakfast, and quickly. This high protein, gluten-free apple muffin recipe is also great packed for lunch, taken on a hike, or anytime just out of the oven... There are some flours that I just keep on hand: Almond flour, Coconut flour, Arrowroot powder, Buckwheat... these are staples in my gluten-free,...

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Cinnamon Nut Bread

The movers and shakers of the great taste treat world arrived at the Alaska Health Improvement Center for the first annual Recipalooza. Bringing dishes brim full of soups, sauces, salsas, crackers, crusts, kraut, and even chocolate mousse. With so many awards to give out, who gets the next blue ribbon? the envelope please... chef extraordinaire but...

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Rosemary Black Olive Focaccia

My herb garden’s in full growth now with rosemary running all over, a pinch of summer savory, and some black botija olives in my pantry. Time and ingredients for one of my favorite breads: focaccia. I decided to make individual loaves for my family of three, but mini-muffins, or even spread out on a baking...

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Vegan (yes eggless!!) Cranberry Almond Scones

Baking is something to get used to all over again when making the change to a non-inflammatory diet. It can take some adjusting. But don't give up! You truly can have your comfort food joy and healthful eating by choosing ingredients that work. Skip the wheat flours and explore the various nut flours, coconut flour, even arrowroot...

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Kefir Almond Sourdough Bread

Kefir Almond Sourdough Bread
The autumn leaves and chill in the air brought me indoors today—baking mode. Time to answer the big question: “What’s there for lunch?” or better yet, “How do I make that amazing, fluffy, tangy sourdough gluten-free and grain-free bread?” Or... what do I do with all that coconut milk kefir I keep making... For good...

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Denise’s Salsa Bread

Denise’s Salsa Bread
We're always looking for that buttery slice of baked heaven to accompany our meals. And to achieve our health, weight and daily energy goals... well seems I'm always wanting new ideas for grain-free breads... definitely no sugar... and with the right texture and yumminess 😛 My friend Denise believes anything can be re-made healthy. She's answered...

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Everything Bagels and Dinner Rolls

Everything Bagels and Dinner Rolls
I've gotten sneaky in my young age  😮 Sometimes I just don't fess up that there are vegetables in surprising places. This is one of those times. Take a look at the photo, who would guess? And those first bites will leave you thinking "what a deliciously moist dinner roll!" I love the topping and...

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Freedom From Wheat & Corn Tortillas: Part II

Freedom From Wheat & Corn Tortillas: Part II
The searchcontest for grain-free tortillas continues... (we love games  😉 ) No, not exactly like the authentic tortillas from Bolivia or Chili, but just because these are gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free and super easy to make doesn't mean they have to taste boring. There are so many wonderful chili recipes, soups, and lunch roll-ups and...

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Squirrel Bread

I guess you could call this "Many Nut Bread"... quick, delicious, and loaded with protein from the many nuts buried within (compared with grain breads anyway), nut flour options are just as easy, more tasty, and definitely more nutrient dense than grain flours. No almond flour on hand? Just get out your Magic Bullet, some raw...

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Blueberry, Cranberry and Almond Scones

Hot from the oven, what could be better and more protein-rich healthy than scones made with almond flour. This recipe whips up easily now that nut flours are readily available in most grocery stores. Use frozen or dried berries, just make sure they haven't been soaked in sugar and even those are getting easier to...

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