Friday, October 4, 2013

Oat Bran Muffins




I'm on day 3/60 of my candida diet! This recipe is OK on the candida diet, as it contains grains. Oat bran and quinoa are both allowed on the candida diet, however they are both a grain, which break down into sugar in the body. Especially since this recipe uses quinoa flour in particular, because it causes a higher spike in the blood sugar. So all in all, I was a little disappointed when I made these muffins because after eating them I used my brain (in the sugar-craving candida-killing state I was in), and put the puzzle pieces together about still consuming grains while on the candida diet. So like I said in the beginning of this paragraph; This recipe is OK if doing on a candida diet, and should only be eaten depending on the severity of the candida and at the later stages of the cleanse.


Oat Bran Muffins



Ingredients:

1 C Quinoa flour
1 C Oat bran
1/2 C Xylitol
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Cardamom 
1 tsp Freshly grated ginger
1 tsp Freshly grated lemon zest
2 Eggs
1 1/2 C Coconut milk

Directions:

Prepare your muffin tin with liners, and preheat the oven to 400°.

Combine the quinoa flour, oat bran, xylitol, baking powder & soda, salt, cinnamon, and cardamom. Stir it together so that it is spread evenly.

In a small mixing bowl, grate the ginger. If you don't have a zester thingy, you can just use the fine grating side of a cheese grater. Grate 1 tsp into a small bowl and grate the skin of a lemon (try to make sure that the lemon is organic, and freshly cleaned). Whisk the eggs, and then add the coconut milk. 

Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. The batter should be thin! 

Pour the batter into 12 muffin liners. Bake in the oven for about 12-14 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Mine were baked in a perfect 12 minutes. If you're looking for more of a breakfast muffin, try adding some raspberries or blueberries in them (ONLY if you are not doing a candida cleanse/diet). I might also suggest that you use a muffin tin that makes 6 large muffins instead of 12. 

Happy muffins!!





This made me super happy!!!! I had a little bit of batter left over from the muffins, and didn't want to put an extra batch in for 1-2 muffins. I decided to heat up a skillet and fry them like a pancake!! I melted a little bit of oil on the pan and poured 1/4 onto the pan, and cooked them just as I would a pancake. The result? Perfection. I love pancakes and miss them already :( only 2 more months to go on my cleanse and I can enjoy a freshly made pancake with real maple syrup from Ontario.... I'm drooling just dreaming about it.. only 2 more months to go! 



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