October 9, 2012 § 5 Comments
As you know I am trying to stick to a gluten free and autoimmune boosting diet. But sometimes, you just crave something sweet. So today I made some gluten free banana muffins and I want to share their banana goodness with you.
Here’s the recipe (not mine, I got it elsewhere, but can’t remember where now). One thing, because we are all weak runts of the litter and have hardly any arm muscle left, we are allowed to use a food processor without guilt. I love mine, I couldn’t bake without it.
I try to use fair trade and organic where I can, but of course, you don’t have to.
110 g unsalted organic butter
110g organic fair-trade caster sugar (alternatively, you can use a natural sweetener like Stevia if you want to reduce the carbs)
2 free range eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 ripe fair-trade organic bananas
1 tsp baking powder
175g Rice flour
50g corn flour
75g sultanas or raisons
Using that all important electric food processor:
Add the sugar and butter and whisk them together till fluffy.
Then add the eggs and vanilla essence.
Keep whisking till mixed.
(I always have to stop at this point and make sure all the bits are pulled into the middle to ensure even mixing)
Squish the bananas one by one into the mix, mixing as you go. It feels quite nice, but it’s a bit messy.
Then measure out the rice powder, baking powder and corn flour and sieve this into the mix slowly folding it in.
Finally add the sultanas and fold them in, then spoon the mix into little bun or muffin cases.
Now I put mine in an AGA, which is already at temperature, for about 20 minutes. But, if you have an ordinary oven I’d try it at about 200C.
Let them cool before eating. Well you don’t have to…
Then turn around and look at the awful mess you’ve just made in the kitchen.
They are really nice, delicious in fact. I wouldn’t eat too many at once because they do have sugar in, but at least they’re gluten free which according to the US based Myositis organisation is a good diet to follow – there’s some good advise on Myositis and nutrition here.
In the end I only ate two, as I realised I do like the odd sweetie but I think I actually prefer savoury.