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Gluten Free Ginger Peach Muffins with Agave Nectar

“Movin to the country gonna eat a lot of peaches.”
- The Presidents of the United States of America

I apologize in advance.  This song will get stuck in your head for days. Possibly weeks.  Who knew a little ditty about peaches would be so #&$%^ catchy?!  That said, my latest recipe creation was actually not inspired by the evil peaches song but by a Ginger Peach White Tea we picked up from The Republic of Tea. I loved the blend of this tea and thought this combination would be perfect in a muffin!

The melding of ginger and peach flavors provide just the right contrast of spicy and sweet.  The muffins are moist and freeze/reheat perfectly (which is good because the recipe makes three dozen!).

Gluten Free Ginger Peach Muffins with Agave Nectar

3 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup sour cream (I used reduced fat)
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 container (6 ounces) peach yogurt
1 can (15 ounces) peaches drained & diced
1 cup white rice flour
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup millet flour
1/2 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, combine all wet ingredients and mix well.  Then add in all dry ingredients – finish by folding in the fresh grated ginger and chopped pecans.  Spray muffin tins with non-stick spray. Using a spring loaded ice cream scoop (this is so much easier than trying to pour directly into the muffin tin!), evenly distribute the batter into muffin tins. Bake 30 minutes (or until wooden tester comes out clean). Makes three dozen muffins.

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Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

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“You’re my boy, Blue.”  Will Ferrell, Old School

The above reference has absolutely NOTHING to do with my blueberry muffin recipe, but I had to include it.  As I began working on this post, I battled a case of writer’s block.  While these blueberry muffins are indeed delicious, said muffins were not inspiring writing greatness.  Grasping at straws, I searched for a witty quote about lovely blue fruits (yes, I was really reaching).  All I could find was a wordy poem about blueberries by Robert Frost.  Um, ok.   Then my mind started wandering (it has a tendency to do that more often than not) and I started thinking about the movie Old School and Joseph “Blue” Palasky.  At the ripe age of 89, Blue was the oldest member of a bogus fraternity.  Sadly, the navy veteran met his demise while preparing to wrestle two scantily-clad girls in a blow up pool.  But I digress…

Tranquilizer guns, beer bongs, and streaking aside (hmm, not a very successful transition), these blueberry muffins are moist, freeze wonderfully, and are pretty darn tasty.

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

3 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup POM juice
1 teaspoon orange extract
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 mashed ripe banana
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white rice flour
1 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/2 cup millet flour
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups blueberries
Lemon zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, lemon and POM juice, orange extract, canola oil, agave nectar, mashed banana, and brown sugar thoroughly.  Add in brown and white rice flours, tapioca starch, millet flour, flax seed, xanthan gum, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Stir until combined and then fold in blueberries and lemon zest.  Using a spring loaded ice cream scoop (this is so much easier than trying to pour directly into the muffin tin!), evenly distribute the batter into muffin tins.  Bake 30 minutes (or until wooden tester comes out clean).  Makes two dozen muffins.

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Adopt A Gluten Free Blogger

The clever Sea from Book of Yum created “Adopt a GF Blogger” as a means for our ever-growing gluten free community to get to know each other (and our tasty recipes!).  I think of Sea as our virtual gluten-free matchmaker — uniting Celiacs far and wide.  I excitedly decided to adopt Sophie from Flour Arrangements for my first adoption entry.  No offense to Sophie, but I am glad this is a “virtual adoption”, because Thing 1 and Thing 2 keep me quite busy – thankyouverymuch.  I totally enjoy reading Sophie’s blog and drooling over her mouth-watering recipes.  Not only can she whip up an amazing gluten free meal, but Sophie draws, loves antique-y old things, and has an amazingly positive outlook.

Without further ado, here is my version of Sophie’s creation.  Never one to completely follow directions (such a rebel!), I experimented with my just-purchased amaranth flour and also added an orange flavor to the muffins.

Cranberry Orange Carrot Muffins with Gingerbread Frosting
Adapted from Sophie’s fantabulous recipe at Flour Arrangements

Cranberry Orange Carrot Muffin Ingredients:

1 cup brown rice flour
1/3 cup amaranth flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup sweet white sorghum flour
2 tablespoons ground flax seed
3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
2 1/2 tablespoon melted butter
1 1/2 tablespoon real maple syrup
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 small carrots, finely grated
1 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 cup “orange flavor” craisins
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all flours, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk eggs, white sugar, canola oil, melted butter, maple syrup, orange juice, orange extract and zest. Add the grated carrot. Add wet ingredients to bowl of dry ingredients. Combine thoroughly. Fold in the “orange flavor” craisins. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes 12 tasty muffins.

Gingerbread Frosting Ingredients:

5 1/2 tablespoons softened butter
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of ground all spice
pinch of ground cloves
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

Using an electric mixer on low speed, combine softened butter with dark brown sugar. Add ginger, cinnamon, all spice, cloves, and molasses. Mix thoroughly. Slowly add powdered sugar (about 1/4 of a cup at a time) until all powdered sugar has been added.

Frost muffins once completely cooled.

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