Time to put my one of my birthday presents to good use! This recipe makes the best ever gluten free chocolate chip muffins! For those of you that are gluten free, enjoy!
I combined the following to add up to 1 3/4 cups GF Flour:
- 1/4 Cup Potato Starch
- 1/4 Cup Brown Rice Flour
- 1/4 Cup White Rice Flour
- 2/3 Cup Sorghum Flour
- 1/3 Cup Tapioca Flour
I then added the following:
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
- 2 TB organic cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup + 2TB canola oil
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Pour all of the liquid ingredients into a measuring jug. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Spoon into the prepared muffin tin. Sprinkle some extra chocolate chips on top and then bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are dark, risen and springy.
Makes 12 Mmmmuffins
Photo Credit: Rosa Pearson Design for Flutter Flutter
The boys and I spent this afternoon dancing and singing to Bedouin Soundclash while making cookie dough. It was a rare moment of perfection. I savored every laugh, jump, hug, and squeal. Before we started I typed in “Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies” into Google, and these cookies by Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef were the ones that called my name. The recipe was featured on Oprah.com a couple of years back, and is the gluten free version of David Leite’s famous cookies. How can I go wrong? Well, I now have a large batch of chocolate chip cookie dough in the fridge. Waiting. You see, it seems I missed the part where the cookie dough needs to be chilled for 36 HOURS!!! Oops. Talk about delayed gratification…. but then again… maybe not.
UPDATE: Those were some really good cookies, and one of my favorite recent memories.
Photo Credit: Rosa Pearson Design
There are certain things that make Saturday mornings complete around here. Pancakes (gluten free, of course), PJ’s, coffee for him, a latte for me, my fuzzy socks, and family adventures. Saturday is our day to just be together, with nothing scheduled other than an adventure of some sort. This weekend the pancakes were heart-shaped, using the Norpro heart egg/pancake ring. Since the handle swivels, I can use it as a decoration after the pancakes are made, lol. Okay, maybe not. But they did remind me of these cute photo clips I saw here.
Today’s adventure involved swimming and making Valentine’s. And, of course, what romantic Valentine’s weekend would be complete without a group date night of go karting! (that was sarcasm, in case that’s not your language : ) But seriously, it was great! So fast it was freaky, but so much fun! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend too!
This weekend the boys got to attend a ninja themed birthday party! The hostess of the party, my friend Jessica, was quite busy making all things ninja, including these awesome ninja heads! When I followed the link to see where she had found her inspiration, I discovered Bakerella’s site! WOW! How could I have not heard of cake pops before now! I’m about as proficient at baking as I am at keeping plants alive, so I’m very impressed at what some people can do with cake batter. I think my boys would love to have the Star Wars cake pops at their next event.
While the boys were at party central, we blasted to Starbucks, and then down to Ikea to buy some items for the slowly moving master suite… more on that soon. I’m liking how it’s coming along!
How about you? What did you get up to this weekend?
Do you ever have those days when you open the fridge door to see what you’ve got and it turns out that you’ve got nothing? Well, today I’m having the opposite problem. I’ve got a fridge full of food, but zero desire to actually make anything. We’re on day six with no hubby, and my energy to go above and beyond in the kitchen has boiled dry. So instead of my new favorite gluten free meal, Baked Mediterranean Chicken, we will be feasting on fried egg sandwiches and tomato soup. It’s Amy’s organic tomato bisque, so maybe that makes it okay?