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Amaranth Spelt Muffins
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Contributed by: Shelly GroganAdded: Jan 07, 2010 at 11:28 PM


These chewy muffins are a great power breakfast or mid-morning pick me up without being too heavy or sweet. These muffins are not a good late night snack unless you plan on staying up all night!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 1 cup amaranth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup chopped sweetened dried cranberries [check for avoids]
  • 3/4 cup soy milk [check for avoids][or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar [agave]
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder [baking powder recipes]
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Stir all dry ingredients together, mixing well.
  3. Cook amaranth in the 3 cups water, bring to boil and then simmer until water is absorbed.
  4. Warm cranberries in apple juice until boiling, then turn off and let rest.
  5. Beat egg into soy milk and add vanilla.
  6. Stir in cooked amaranth, then the cranberries and apple juice.
  7. Stir in dry ingredients and then the pecans.
  8. Fill greased muffin cups or liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-25 minutes, or until tops look dry and muffins are springy.
  9. Let cool and enjoy, recipe makes about 2 dozen muffins.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Amaranth  B B B B A N N N
Spelt Flour/Products2 ,3 ,4 ,5 N N N N N N N A
Clove  N N N N N N N N
Vanilla  N N N N N N N A
Rice Cake/Flour3 ,4 ,5 B N B B B B N N
Cranberry1 B B B B B B N N
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider1 ,2 ,4 N N N N N N N A
Pecan/Pecan Butter1 ,2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Milk4 N N B B B B N N
Soy Milk4 B N N A A N N A
Almond Milk1 ,2 N N N N N N N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Allspice1 N N A A A A N N
Cinnamon1 N N N N A A N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be common allergens.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • 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 11, 2010 at 10:08 PM By: Joe