Feels like a Muffin kinda day….

This weekend when  my son was home from college.   We talked about  food, he has a love for culinary as well.

I asked him what he misses most and he expressed that he misses Chinese food.   We love Chinese food, I will be visiting my niece this coming weekend she lives in Philadelphia so I will certainly take advantage of visiting Chinatown to stock up on some ingredients.

When I can master some good gluten free Chinese dishes you bet you’ll see them up here.

As for the rest of our conversation I told him I wanted make some gluten free muffins and he expressed his interest in different flavors.    As I pondered them, this is what I came up with for the basic recipe, you can add to it as I did with different toppings to make it your own.  I hope you enjoy them!

Cranberry Orange Muffins basic recipe
1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
3 tsp. fresh squeezed orange juice
1 tsp. orange zest
2 large eggs
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup sour cream
10 tablespoons of softened butter
 1 cup white sugar
1 cup sweet potato starch
1 cup sticky rice flour
1 cup brown rice flour
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 -1 1/2 cup craisins (cranberry raisins)
1 tablespoon of golden flax seed meal
Mix all wet ingredients first slowly add the dry. Batter will be thick fill cupcake wrappers 3/4 of the way.   Bake at 350 F for 35 minutes I use cupcake wrappers in my muffin tins because I had a bad experience once when I didn’t I think we needed a chisel to get them out.

 

Muffins are always good any time of year but especially on a cold winters morning and that is what we have today our area was suppose to get an ice storm but it missed us no complaining on my part.

These are craisin and orange muffins.  Here they are topped with extra craisins and brown sugar.

This one is topped with honey and crushed almonds.. very good.  I think this is my favorite the honey just gives it that perfect combination of flavor and the almonds add some crunch.

Jenna’s favorite just basic recipe plain… well actually she did suggest to me that I put some frosting on top, love that kid.
Whatever way you prefer muffins they are so yummy on a cold winter morning or anytime.

Looking pretty in a child’s tea cup

Enjoy The Day!
All My Love,
Jane

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