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Gluten Free Banana Pear Applesauce Muffins (blueberries optional) April 1, 2012

Filed under: Recipes,Snacks — celiacmama @ 9:49 pm
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These are absolutely delicious!  My girls don’t like walnuts in their banana bread, so I just made it sweet with fruit!  The applesauce really helps make these muffins moist, rather than crumbly like a lot of gluten free products.  (Also, I am definitely not a food photographer.  Trust me that these are delicious!)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten free flour (I used Pamela’s)
  • 1/2 – 2/3 cup brown sugar (depending on how sweet you want them)
  • 1-2 tsp gluten free vanilla (I almost always double the vanilla)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2-3 mashed bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pear diced or mashed
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 pint of blueberries (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F.  Spray muffin pan with cooking spray (make sure it doesn’t have flour in it!).

Combine wet ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and stir.  Then, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until all dry ingredients are wet.  Don’t over mix!  Pour into muffin pans.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool for about 10 minutes and then transfer muffins to cooling rack.

Enjoy!

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Back to blogging! March 30, 2011

Filed under: Health Concerns,Introduction — celiacmama @ 7:53 am
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I have been on a break from blogging and tweeting, but have decided to get back on the ball. Somehow in the past year, we have learned a ton about Celiac disease, gluten free diets, and everything associated with them. I also am back to tweeting! If you would like to follow, go here: CeliacMama. I remember when my little girl was first diagnosed with Celiac disease at almost 12 months, it seemed so daunting. Now, figuring out what she can eat is second nature! And, she has gained over 9 lbs in this one year of gluten free living. She was at the 70th percentile for weight at 6 months and dropped to less than the 10th percentile from about one year to 15 months and now at 2 years old is back up to the 50th percentile! It is so rewarding to see that eating gluten free really does work for my Toddler Celiac. And, who can resist chubby cheeks??

Unfortunately, she has some other health issues going on as well. I mentioned in a previous post about leg fractures (she has now had two), but she also has a pretty significant speech delay and gross motor delay. And, she has a referral to a neurologist for tremors/shakes. I feel like the poor girl can’t get a break.

Well, I look forward to connecting with other people with a gluten intolerance or Celiac disease. I am by no means an expert, but I can give some tips on gluten free toddlers!