sweet saturday: gluten-free mini muffins
Sweet Saturday: Take Three... Success!
Since more and more people I know and love are being diagnosed as celiac, I'm constantly keeping an eye out for gluten-free recipes. This one fell in my lap out of the blue. I was watching what I thought was a regular episode of Giada at Home about a kid's party called Treasure Hunt, and lo-and-behold, the carrot and zucchini mini-muffins she made as dessert were gluten-free! Yay!
Most of the ingredients were readily available. I got to make good use of the awesome Canadian maple syrup that I recently received (thank you Nora!). Tracking down the flours (almond and brown rice) was a little challenging, and after visiting several places one would think would logically carry them and leaving empty handed, I eventually found them at my neighborhood Ralphs (another reason why Studio City is a cool place to live).
I followed the recipe exactly, which is what I do the first time I bake a new recipe. I usually have to tinker it a little bit afterwards but this one was delicious at first try and I intend to make it a staple at our home. Even the whipped cream and honey frosting, which I initially thought might be a problem, was perfect.
We gave this recipe six thumbs up!
The best part was being able to send some to my mom.
Sweet Saturday to you, too!