Friday, September 10, 2010

GF Banana Nut Muffins

I finally got ambitious yesterday and did some baking. It's been too long. I adapted a regular muffin recipe to fit our dietary needs and this is what we ended up with:
• 3 ripe bananas, mashed
• 1/3 cup melted butter
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 1 egg, beaten
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon xantham gum
• Pinch of salt (more if you don't put butter on your muffin)
• 1 cup rice flour
• 1/2 cup corn starch
• 1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix butter and bananas. Add sugar, egg and vanilla and mix well. Sprinkle in baking soda and xantham gum. Add flour and corn starch and blend well. Stir in walnuts. Pour into lined or greased muffin tin (makes 12). Optional: Sprinkle tops with brown sugar. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy! We did!

I don't think you would know these are gluten free unless someone told you. We were all very happy with them. Even mama's little helper!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Monday Thursday

I sat down with a friend awhile back and got a quick embroidery lesson to get me started on some adorable towels. This languished so long that the transfer wore off and I was winging it a little. This is a fun and addictive craft and I've already started on Tuesday. I think it's fairly obvious that I started with the word Monday, and I considered ripping it out and starting over, but decided it wasn't worth it. It'll just be part of the journey. What new craft pursuits are you enjoying?