Rice Flour Muffin Variations!!


I have been playing with the Rice Flour Muffin recipe I wrote about previously.  This is all new territory for me!  Give me a sewing pattern or crochet pattern and I can make changes “on the fly”.  But play with my food?  I tried that one time and it was a complete bomb.  Inedible.  Ugly.  Blech!

But I have this plate of over ripe bananas sitting there, looking at me.  I’d post a picture, but they are not pretty to look at!  And I didn’t want to make banana bread yet again.  And I already have w-a-y too many ripe bananas in the freezer.  These MUST be used – soon.

So I got to thinking… yes dangerous for me I know!  lol  Anyhoo… I got to thinking.  The original recipe (access in the link above) stated that with the addition of the marmalade (which I am now out of) would keep these from falling apart.  Could I substitute and still have an edible outcome?  I know bananas keep gluten free muffins moist for days and dispense with the need to freeze or refrigerate to keep them edible.  And I have bananas!

Why not try, what’s the worst thing that could happen… I’d have to throw out one batch of muffins and come up with something else for breakfast.  Let’s go for it!

Hey, who said that!??  Me??

Timidly at first, I took my mixing bowl in hand and tried yesterday using just one banana and some cinnamon.  I think about 1/2 of a teaspoon.  I did use raw sugar in my recipe, the full 2 tablespoons.  I have no photos of those as my family ate them up… eagerly!!  The banana taste was quite mild but they could have used more cinnamon.  They did not fall apart in the least and no gums used!

Hmmm, just how far can I push this recipe??  I truly can not believe that is ME thinking like this.  But I tried again this morning.  And I have a large container of blueberries in the fridge just waiting to be used.  Let’s play some more!

It has been perfect weather for baking.  Cold outside, and always needing more warmth inside.  It snowed here yesterday!  Since we heat our home with a pellet stove (single point source of heat) our home can be pretty cold in the farthest places from the source.  But add in some baking and you have triple duty going on – heating the house, making yummy food to nourish my family and discovering new gluten free recipes.  What’s not to love??!

Once I am done playing with my food I will repost the original recipe with all my variations.  But I couldn’t wait to share these with you!

This is also a post for Blueberry Muffins for the “Our Spunky Holiday – July

And you know how I love poetry…


Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb,

Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum

In the cavernous pail of the first one to come!

And all ripe together, not some of them green

And some of them ripe!
You ought to have seen!

Robert Frost


~Mrs. R