Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stuffed corn muffins

Welcome to the first installment of allergen free baking!  I indulged my inner Betty Crocker today and tried out a couple of gluten free/egg free/dairy free recipes.  One of my favorite food blogs is What's for Lunch in Our House.  I've talked about her before, she's super creative, packs awesome bento lunches for her munchkins, I get a lot of inspiration from her site.  One of her bento lunches for her little dude included a taco muffin.  Ever since I've been determined to find an eggless corn muffin recipe I could use for Paulo.  I found one this morning on  I already had some cooked breakfast sausage and chorizo sausage set aside.  After this morning's not so successful corn pancake endeavor I started baking.

The recipe is very simple.
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour *
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk **
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening, melted***
* I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten free all purpose flour
** I subbed in original Rice milk
*** I used coconut oil which I warmed and melted, I'm not totally sure I'll do that the next time.  I might just stick with a good olive oil, or melt the Earth Balance spread.

Sift and mix the dry ingredients.

Add the milk and shortening.  After I mixed the wet into the dry ingredients I added my precooked sausage and gave it a stir.

Pour into greased muffin tins (I used muffin papers) and bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

The result:
A very tasty, meaty muffin!  The muffin has breakfast and lunch possibilities.  Paulo loved it.  Had one for lunch today with diced tomato and avocado on the side.  He's already excited about the idea of me putting these in his lunch box instead of the same old, same old sandwich.  There is a lot of possibilities for variations, I could use ham or GF hot dogs, I could add frozen corn before baking or I could do a tex mex muffin and add black beans with the meat for extra fiber. 

I'm happy to find a recipe that will fill his tummy during school and keep me from losing my mind from the boredom of making sandwiches day in and day out!

1 comment:

  1. Wow good options for me too!

    And I do believe earth balance comes in baking sticks like regular butter =)


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