Healthy Way to Eat

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Makes 15 muffins

This recipes uses coconut oil, a healthy alternative to the hydrogenated fats and butter found in many baked goods.

2 ¾ cups gluten-free flour blend
2  tablespoons coconut flour
2  tablespoons cream of rice cereal
¼  cup modified tapioca starch, optional
3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼  teaspoon xanthan gum
¼  teaspoon salt
¾ cup organic sugar
1  cup fresh blueberries*
2  tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
1  cup warm coconut milk (mix well before measuring)
2  medium-large ripe bananas, mashed
–  Cinnamon sugar or organic unsweetened shredded coconut, optional

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease muffin tins or use muffin liners and lightly spray with cooking oil.

2. Mix together gluten-free flour blend, coconut flour, cream of rice, modified tapioca starch, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt and sugar.

3. Gently fold in blueberries.

4. Make a well in the batter and pour in coconut oil, coconut milk and mashed banana. Blend but don’t over-mix.

5. Pour batter into prepared muffin tins. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or shredded coconut, if desired.

6. Bake about 20 minutes until muffin tops are golden and a sharp paring knife inserted in center comes out clean and hot to the touch.

7. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

TIP Not crazy about coconut? Replace coconut flour with rice bran or gluten-free oat flour. Replace coconut oil with vegetable oil or margarine of choice. Replace coconut milk with milk of choice.

*TIP  You can also use frozen blueberries. Don’t defrost before adding to recipe


Gluten-Free Flour Blend

Mix It Up!

Rebecca’s Gluten-Free Flour Blend

MAKES 4¾ CUPS

This blend is a great all-purpose baking mix.

1 cup sorghum or chickpea flour
1 cup tapioca starch
1 cup potato starch, corn starch or arrowroot
½ cup amaranth, millet, quinoa or gluten-free oat flour
½ cup fine brown rice flour
¾ cup sweet rice flour

Mix ingredients together until well blended. Keep refrigerated until used.

From the Kitchen of Living Without

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About Tami Rogers, RMT, CHt.

Tami, both a practitioner and a teacher in the healing arts has studied with many amazing and gifted teachers along the healer’s path and continues her journey to work with many more. Her beliefs are rooted in strength that a life filled with learning is a blessed part for soul growth. Tami is certified as a Master Hypnotherapist; Regressionist, and Gestalt therapist with the Randal Churchill; Hypnotherapy Training Institute in California. She is also certified in Therapeutic Transpersonal Hypnotherapy and Past Life Regression Therapy with Alliance Training Programs; Paul Aurand, Director of Education for The Michael Newton Institute, and a certified member of the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, The American Council Hypnotist Examiners, and the National Guild of Hypnotherapist. Tami is certified as a Reiki and Karuna Master Teacher, Crystal Healing therapist, and Reiki Drum Healer with the International Center for Reiki, Sedona, and a certified member of the International Association of Reiki Practitioners and International Center for Reiki. She is also a practicing Shaman with teachings from The Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Foundations of Indigenous Spirituality, and many other indigenous teachers. She is a member of Foundation for Shamanic Studies and The Society for Shamanic Practitioners. Tami, an avid fisher-woman is a Maine native Registered Master Maine Guide and co-owner of Maine’s Outdoor Learning Center. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Science for Natural Health and Wellness, she has been practicing energy medicine, teaching classes, and leading Wellness Retreats throughout Maine since the late 1990s. Each year, she offers four weekends of Reiki training at Camden Whole Health as well as Retreats and other workshops in various locations. www.tamirogers.com For more information: Tami L. Rogers, RMT, CHt. Camden Whole Health 91 Elm Street Camden, Maine 04843 (207) 290-1496 www.tamirogers.com
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