I can recall a few times in my life where I felt this way. For instance, when we lived in Hawaii, everyone of course celebrates the Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. but feasting on stuffing, hot apple cider, and pumpkin pie just didn't feel right when your sitting at the dinner table on the Lanai (aka porch) with your flip flops and tank top. So instead, we did things a little different. We still had a turkey and cranberry sauce but we also made lots of grilled veggies and Pu Pu Platters!
|sunset from my father in law's old coffee farm in Kona (during the HOLIDAYS)!|
|I think this was actually the day before the blizzard, July 3rd. Burr!!!|
|and here's our July 4th! Pool time anyone? Maybe hot tub instead!|
Okay okay, so the whole point of this post was talk about a recipe. Yes, a Fall-ish Recipe that similar to pumpkin or zucchini bread but also TOTALLY different.
GF Carrots n' Spice Muffins
These gluten free muffins freeze well and can be served plain or with your favorite jam, jelly, or just plain butter.
• 2 tbsp coconut oil
• 1/2 cup Turbinado Sugar
• 1 large Eggs
• 1/4 cup plain kefir or yogurt
• 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
• ½ cup Amaranth Flour
• 2/3 cup rolled oats
• 1 tbsp flaxseed
• 1 ½ tsp. Baking Powder
• 2 tsp. ground Cinnamon
• 1-1/2 tsp. Xanthan Gum
• ½ tsp. Salt
• 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
• 1 cups finely grated carrots
• 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
• 9 prunes or figs (chop in food processor w/ carrots)
1. Preheat oven to 350º. Grease muffin pans.
2. In large bowl, cream oil, sugar, eggs, kefir, and vanilla together with electric mixer until very smooth. Add flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, xanthan gum, salt, and cloves. Mix thoroughly on medium speed until thoroughly combined.
3. Quickly (but gently) stir in carrots, seeds, and chopped prunes. Batter will be somewhat thick. Turn batter and scoop into muffins tins.
4. Bake 35-40minutes at 350F. Place foil over bread during final 20 minutes of baking to reduce over-browning. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then slice the middle open and pat with a little butter (heavenly!!).
Makes 9-10 muffins
I hope you enjoyed some rhetorical thinking during this post. Try not to think too hard. haha!
Cheers to being SIMILARLY DIFFERENT!