Fruit Nut Muffins
1 cup rice flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ cup oat or corn flour
¼ cup chopped cashews
¼ cup honey
¼ cup safflower oil
1 cup nonfat milk (or plain soy milk)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup chopped dried apricots
½ cup fresh or frozen cranberries or blueberries (or other fruits of your choice)
Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly oil and flour a 12-cup muffin pan.
Combine rice flour, baking powder and oat flour in large bowl.
In separate bowl, combine cashews, honey, oil, milk and eggs. Combine
egg mixture with flour mixture, stirring gently. Stir in apricots and
berries. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake 20 minutes or
until muffins are lightly browned and springy to the touch.
Wheat and Gluten Free Pizza Crust
This crispy pizza crust tastes so delicious that your guests won't
know it's wheat and gluten-free. You can hold a slice in your hand
and it won't crumble! You may also shape the dough into four
1 tablespoon gluten-free dry yeast
⅔ cup brown rice flour or bean flour
½ cup tapioca flour
2 tablespoons dry milk powder or non-dairy milk powder*
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin powder
1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
⅔ cup warm water (105°F)
½ teaspoon sugar or ¼ teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
Heat oven to 425° F.
In medium bowl using regular beaters (not dough hooks), blend the
yeast, flours, dry milk powder, xanthan gum, salt, gelatin powder,
and Italian herb seasoning on low speed. Add warm water, sugar (or
honey), olive oil, and vinegar. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. (If
the mixer bounces around the bowl, the dough is too stiff. Add water
if necessary, one tablespoon at a time, until dough does not resist
beaters.) The dough will resemble soft bread dough. (You may also mix
in bread machine on dough setting.)
Put mixture into 12-inch pizza pan or on baking sheet (for thin,
crispy crust), 11 x 7-inch pan (for deep dish version) that has been
coated with cooking spray. Liberally sprinkle rice flour onto dough,
then press dough into pan, continuing to sprinkle dough with flour to
prevent sticking to your hands. Make edges thicker to contain the
toppings. Bake the pizza crust for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
Spread pizza crust with your favorite sauce and toppings. Bake for
another 20-25 minutes or until top is nicely browned.
Crust only: Calories 138, Fat 1 g, % Fat Cal 8%, Protein 2 g,
Carbohydrate 30 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 286 mg, Fiber 2 g
Exchanges - Carbohydrate 2, Fat ¼
*Dairy Alternative: 2 tablespoons tapioca flour or sweet rice flour
in place of the 2 tablespoons dry milk powder or non-dairy milk
powder. However, the crust won't brown as nicely.