Monday, June 15, 2015

Carrot Cake Muffin Recipe, A Free Cookbook, and a Link to Bottlecap Jewelry Making! Summer Fun!

Hopefully this kinda unappetizing photo of a Carrot Cake Muffin will give you a smile, for this Smile Power Day! Recipe follows.

It's time for summer fun, so let's start out with what to take on a picnic. These muffins are gluten, soy, egg and dairy free and delicious, I promise! They also travel and freeze well.

Gluten Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free Carrot Cake Muffins

Crusty outside, moist inside

Makes 6 good sized muffins


1 ½ cups gluten free flour mix (consistency will differ a little depending on mix)
¼ cup dark brown sugar or molasses (muffins will not be very sweet, can add more sugar if you prefer, molasses will make a bit sticky)
2 teas bicarbonate of soda
2 teas baking powder
2-3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¾  to 1 cup food processed until fine carrots
½ cup sultana raisins (may be omitted, I always omit these because I don’t like raisins in food)
1 cup nuts, walnuts or pecans (may be omitted)
¼ cup vegetable oil (coconut oil works best)
 2 teas apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
1 cup applesauce plus ¼ cup coconut, almond, cashew or rice milk
2-3 teas vanilla

Add the ingredients into a mixing bowl in the same order as listed.
Mix well. Mixture will not be terribly thin, if it is add flour
Place muffin papers in a large muffin pan.
Scoop mixture into papers until well filled. Gently tap down until you have a imperfect “muffin top.”
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

More easy, cheap and "regular" dessert recipes can be found in The Mall Fairies Sweet Tooth Recipes, along with short stories of the fairies from my Mall Fairies  series FREE today only here.

Bottle Cap Jewelry are fast, cheap and easy to make gifts, here are a few ideas for Christmas ones.

Visit my post on Lois Winston's blog Killer Crafts and Crafty Killers for how to make cheap, easy bottle cap jewelry, great for summer fun for kids and adults alike! Lois is the editor of Bake, Love, Write: 105 Authors Share Dessert Recipes and Advice on Love and Writing. On page 99, you'll find my recipe for Soda Cracker Pie, another easy recipe and cool and delicious for those long hot summer nights!

Enjoy! Celebrate! And what's your favorite thing about summer?

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