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Commitment: Do something new for 30 days. What the hell, do something new that scares the shit out of me for 30 days.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day three-Muffin top

photo by Nels Kloster © 2011 - All rights reserved
On day three, my belly and I found ourselves at Sweeties drooling over the muffins and scones. I can't eat them, not because I am on a diet but because I have an allergy to dairy. I often wonder why I am the only one in my family that can't have dairy.
When I was 19, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. When I was 32, I eliminated dairy from my diet. I can keep the ulcerative colitis at bay through a dairy-free and now gluten-free diet, but stress still seems to be a factor.

Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour mix that contains xanthan or guar gum
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup light canned coconut milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup raisins or nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350° F
In a medium bowl combine dry ingredients and mix well.
In a separate bowl combine, coconut milk, sugar, eggs, olive oil, pumpkin puree and vanilla. Stir well. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Add raisin or nuts (optional).
Fill greased muffin tin with muffin batter.
Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean.

1 comment:

  1. I love this photo! And I love your blog.
    Thank you for celebrating your belly and for
    giving other women the courage to do the same.
    You Are Beautiful!