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Raspberry Orange Muffins

Dry Ingredients:

1/2 C EACH:  quinoa flour, millet flour, spelt flour, oat flour
2 T ground flax
1/2 t salt
3 t baking powder
1 t baking soda

“Wet” Ingredients:

1/4 C non-dairy milk
1 mashed banana
scant 1/2 C fresh squeezed orange juice (about 1 Valencia orange)
zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon
1/4 C evaporated cane juice (vegan sugar)
1/4 C unsweetened applesauce (or 3 ice cubes of applesauce, thawed)
1 T olive oil
1 t vanilla extract

1 C raspberries

Combine the dry and wet ingredients separately, and combine.  Fold in the raspberries.  Bake in muffin liners at 350 degrees for 23 minutes.  Makes 1 dozen.

Have you ever tried Gluten Free Pancake Mix?  If you haven’t, you should!  If you don’t have Celiac Disease (Sprue), gluten intolerance or a wheat allergy, don’t let that stop you.  Personally, I like to “diversify” my grain consumption.  This mix uses potato starch, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, and corn flour.

I actually discovered this product when looking for a vegan pancake mix while vacationing in Kauai.  It impressed me so much that I still buy it, even at home.

The recipe on the label calls for: 

  • 1 1/2 C pancake mix
  • 1 egg  (*Use a mashed banana instead)
  • 3/4 C milk
  • 1 T oil

I use 1/2 cup non-dairy milk and 1/4 cup juice instead of all milk.  Organic apple juice is good.  I also add 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts or hazelnuts.  Add a little extra water to thin the batter…about 1/3 cup.

For Hawaii-style pancakes, use pineapple juice, macadamia nuts, and add a tablespoon of shredded coconut..Mmm!

At home, I like to put maple syrup and jam on my cakes.

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