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Amaranth Gingerbread Muffin
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Contributed by: MsRubyLuAdded: Jan 15, 2011 at 01:13 PM


Very cake like muffin with a not sweet gingerbread flavor. Easily adapted for any bloodtype or Genotype.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (8 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (8 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (10 beneficials)
  • Type B (8 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 1-1/4 cups quinoa flour
  • 1/2 cup amaranth flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup millet flour [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder or equivalent
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1/4 cup ghee or approved oil
  • 2 cups liquid (milk,nut milk,water,yogurt and water)
  • 2 eggs
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together.
  3. If using ghee, cut it in until mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs.
  4. Combine eggs, milk, and molasses(add oil substitution here), then stir the liquids into the flour mixture.
  5. Bake in greased or papered muffin pan for 25 to 30 minutes.
  6. Makes about 1-1/2 dozen muffins.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Flax Seed (Linseed)1 B B N N N N B N
Clove  N N N N N N N N
Rice Cake/Flour1 ,2 B N B B B B N N
Sea Salt3 N N N N N N N N
Cream of Tartar  N N N N N N N N
Egg (chicken)3 N N N B N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)3 N N N B N B N N
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Cardamom  N N N N N N N N
Molasses (Blackstrap)  B N B B B B N N
Millet2 N N B B B B 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
Milk (Goat)- N A B B B B A A
Coconut Milk3 A N A A A A A A
Milk (Cow-Whole)- A A A A B N A A
Rice Milk1 N N B B B B N N
Soy Milk1 B N N A A N N A
Milk (Cow-Skim or 2%)- A A N N B N A A

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Safflower Oil3 N A A A A A A A
Sunflower Oil3 ,4 N N A A A A A A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cinnamon3 N N N N A A N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Molasses- B N N N N N N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Wheat (White Flour Products)2 ,4 N A N A N A A A
Amaranth- B B B B A N N N
Oat Flour2 ,4 B N B B B N N A
Teff- A N A A A A N N
Wheat (Refined Unbleached)2 ,4 N A A A N A A A
Spelt Flour/Products2 ,4 N N N N N N N A
Wheat (Whole Wheat Products)2 ,4 N A N A A A A A
Rye Flour (whole rye)2 ,4 B B B B A A N N

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

  • 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.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 15, 2011 at 01:20 PM By: Lola