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Universal Muffin Recipe (all GTD and BTD)
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Contributed by: KatsyAdded: Sep 21, 2009 at 07:43 PM


From 'The Tightwad Gazette' books comes a recipe that was made to be adapted to the ingredients you have on hand. Modify it according to your blood or geno-type, and it is good for Hunters, Gatherers, Teachers, Explorers, Nomads, and Warriors.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (7 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Breakfast
  • 2-2 1/2 cups grain (flour or up to 1 cup cooked grain)
  • 1 cup milk (buttermilk, soy milk, yogurt, etc.; could probably also substitute juice)
  • Up to cup fat (ghee, oil, butter)
  • 1 egg (or substitute)
  • Up to cup sweetener (honey, agave, molasses, etc.)
  • 2 teaspoons [baking powder Recipes]
  • teaspoon Sea Salt
  • Up to 1 1/2 cups additions (nuts, fruit, seasonings, etc.)
How to make it:
  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. Combine wet ingredients.
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined; the batter should be lumpy.
  4. Grease muffin tin and fill cups two-thirds full.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 for 20 minutes (give or take 5 minutes).
  6. Or, bake a double batch in a 9x13 cake pan.
  7. When done, cut into 15 pieces.
  8. If you use a cooked grain, separate your eggs and beat the whites stiff before folding it into the batter. Or, blenderize all wet/moist ingredients together (except for those that need to retain their texture), which beats and fluffs up the eggs.
    This recipe can be easily altered to make either sweet(like with fruit) or savory (cheesy-herb) muffins, depending on your preference.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup  N N N N N N N N
Rice (White/Brown/Basmati)/ Br...1 ,2 N N B B N N N N
Flax Seed (Linseed)2 B B N N N N B N
Sea Salt3 N N N N N N N N
Egg (chicken)3 N N N B N N N N
Rice Milk2 N N B B B B N N
Quinoa  N N N N N N N N
Raisin3 ,4 N N N N N N N N
Walnut (English)3 ,4 B B B B N B B B
Ghee (Clarified Butter)3 N N N B N B N N
Molasses  B N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Almond Milk3 ,4 N N N N N N N A
Buttermilk3 A A A A N N A A

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider3 ,4 N N N N N N N A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter3 A A A A N N N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Amaranth- B B B B A N N N
Rye Flour (whole rye)1 ,3 B B B B A A N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 22, 2009 at 11:28 PM By: Lola