Thursday, February 11, 2010

Allergen-Free Blueberry Muffins

Being a busy parent I don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. So I love it when I find something that simplifies the baking process for me.

The Perfect Flour Blend from Namaste Foods is a great example. If you’ve been mixing your own flour bread to avoid gluten or food allergens, you know that getting it right can be tricky – and invariably you will run out of one of the many flours you need in the middle of the baking project. The Perfect Flour Blend solves that by putting them together for you.

Here’s my recipe for Allergen-Free Blueberry Muffins to try:

2 cups Namaste Perfect Flour Blend
4 tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp Ener-G egg replacer mixed with 4 tbsp vanilla hemp milk
¾ cup vanilla hemp milk
¼ cup honey
¼ cup walnut oil
½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Makes 9 large muffins.

What is your favorite allergen-free flour blend?


smilinggreenmom said...

These sound so great! Our son has food allergies and I am always looking for new recipes! He can eat so many more foods now that once caused him to have severe Eczema all because he take his Belly Boost probiotics. We have been so blessed that these have changed our life so much and he is now so much healthier and happier. We still avoid dairy, nuts and eggs but I could make this I bet using a different oil. Thanks so much! Feel free to come visit me at my mom blog on living a natural, green and allergy-free life anytime :)

Colette said...

Smilinggreenmom (love that name), thanks for visiting! I'm just getting rolling here, but there's lots more to come. I'd probably go with canola oil if you can't do nuts. Olive oil might be too heavy. I'll definitely check out your blog!

karlsdad said...

Hi Collette,

Please email me -, I'd like to send you a sample of Orgran Self Raising flour, and when we get more in, the Orgran plain flour.
these are wf/gf, also soy, nut, egg, dairy adn yeast free flours that need NO additives to make them function as conventional flours.

Anonymous said...

Sounds great. I have written a children's book relating to food allergies and intolerances. I have an illustrator working on the drawings now. It is a two week diary of what happened to my son. It will be an interactive book so as the child is reading it he can draw his foods too:
waffles, pizza etc., etc.
Momma Entrepreneur

Colette said...

Lynn, that sounds like a terrific book! I love the interactive idea. Keep me posted as you get further.

nicole said...

Smilinggreenmom, how old is your son? I had never heard of those probiotics so I googled them, and they mentioned 4 years old, I was wondering if you started them younger. My son is 18 months old and severe food allergies, but also has terrible eczema.

Loratadine said...

Nice healthy tips you have shared here, Thank you for taking such type healthy point on allergy.

Lara Treadwell said...

I've made these twice now and they're wonderfully fluffy and 'normal' which can be hard to come by in this world of alternative baking!! While we don't have any allergies, after suffering since I was a teenager I have now learned to avoid FODMAPS and my oldest son (at the tender young age of 8 years old) has some anorexia issues coupled with a strong fear of meat, eggs and dairy soooo meals at our house are very tricky. I adjusted your recipe to sneak in some nutrition for my vegan with eggs and cultured dairy and they've turned out beautifully. Thanks so much for sharing your gift!! I know that none of us would wish to have struggled with what so many are blessed to take for granted - way to go making lemonade out of these lemons!!

2 cups namaste perfect flour blend
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil @ a mostly liquid form temp
3 eggs
1 cup cultured buttermilk
1/2 cup blueberries