Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gluten-Free Cranberry Lemon Muffins

I found this recipe at Elanas Pantry.

2 cups almond flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup grape seed oil
3 eggs
1/2 cup agave nectar, honey, or maple syrup
1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest.

Combine wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately, then combine together. Place in a lined muffin pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Gluten-Free Breakfast Bars

I found this recipe at Elanas Pantry. My husband does not care for raisins so he made these with cranberries. They were really good. He eats a bar just before going to the gym. It holds him over until breakfast. We took them to work one day for a snack but they were a little too greasy. I would rather eat them at home.

1 ¼ cup almond flour
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup grapeseed oil
¼ cup agave nectar, honey, or maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup shredded coconut
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup almond slivers
¼ cup raisins or cranberries

Mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Then add grape seed oil, agave, and vanilla. Then add the remaining ingredients. Press into a 8x8 pan with wet hands to push down the dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Gluten-Free Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups

Before going gluten-free I loved taking a piece of toast and putting an egg and some bacon on top of it open faced and eating it all together. Now that I now longer eat toast this is the perfect solution. We make six of these at a time and refrigerate them for up to a week. Chris grabs one on the way to the gym. They are great hot or cold. If you can eat gluten then just put a piece of white bread in the muffin tin and add the bacon and egg.

Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups

1 cup blanched almond flour
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1 ½ teaspoon honey
¼ teaspoon apple cider vinegar

6 slices bacon
6 large eggs
Coarse salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix the almond flour, salt, baking soda, egg, honey and vinegar in a bowl.
Divide the dough into 6 round balls. Press the balls into the sides of the six muffin cups.  Salt the cups.

Cook the bacon until it is medium done. Place a slice of bacon into each muffin cup. Break an egg into each cup. Sprinkle the eggs with salt. Bake for 25 minutes or until the egg whites are set. 

Updated August 12, 2012: Tip: Dip your fingers into a small bowl of water. It keeps the dough from sticking to your hands when you are placing it in the muffin cups.