Daily Archives: March 26, 2010

Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free March: Guiltless Pleasures

This month’s Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free is hosted by Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free. This month’s theme is “guiltless pleasures.” I love baking, so it makes sense that one of my guilty pleasures is whatever dessert I feel like making. Most desserts are high in calories, sugar and fat. (anything with icing, anyone?) I wanted to try to make some healthier muffins, so I made a variation of these Strawberry Yoghurt Muffins courtesy of the Culinary Wannabe.

Strawberry – Blueberry Yoghurt Muffins

1 1/3 c. brown rice flour
1/3 c. each tapioca starch and sorghum flour
1 tsp. xathan gum
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. plain yoghurt
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. chopped strawberries
1/2 c. to 3/4 c. frozen blueberries

  1. Heat oven to 375F.
  2. Whisk together flour, xathan gum, sugar and baking soda.
  3. Whisk together yoghurt, applesauce, eggs and vanilla extract.
  4. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just mixed.
  5. Add strawberries and blueberries and stir to distribute berries throughout batter.
  6. Spoon into muffin tin lined with paper cups.
  7. Cook for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out dry.
  8. Cool and enjoy!

The muffins had a fairly good texture and were quite tasty thanks to all the fruit.

These babies were about 140 calories each according to fitwatch.com. The only way that I could think of making these healthier is to use something like agave nectar in place of the sugar.

What is your favourite guiltless pleasure?


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