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Rice Bran Muffins
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Contributed by: Melissa_JAdded: Oct 20, 2007 at 07:49 PM


Gluten Free Bran Muffins, adapted from Bob's Red Mill Rice Bran label.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (7 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (6 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (7 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (7 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 Tablespoons flax meal
  • 1 Cup rice bran
  • 1/2 cup amaranth Flour (millet flour can be substituted)
  • 1/2 cup sweet rice flour
  • 1/4 cup amaranth starch (or tapioca starch or arrowroot, as compliant for type)
  • 1/4 cup dried fruit or nuts (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder baking powder Recipes
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar (may substitute part or all with molasses)
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 dash nutmeg (optional, not for O secretors)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 cup walnut, almond or grape seed oil
  • More liquid as needed to make it a workable batter, it should be a bit thick.
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Combine boiling water and flax seeds, allow to sit while mixing other ingredients.
  3. Combine dry ingredients, mix well.
  4. Combine and mix wet ingredients with flax mixture, mix well.
  5. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients.
  6. Spoon into greased muffin tins.
  7. Bake for approximately 10 minutes.
  8. Makes 1 dozen regular sized muffins.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Flax Seed (Linseed)1 B B N N N N B N
Rice Cake/Flour1 ,2 B N B B B B N N
Sea Salt3 N N N N N N N N
Rice Bran1 ,2 N N B B B B N N
Ginger3 B B N B B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Currants (Black/Red)- N N N N N B N N

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Walnut Oil3 B B B B N B N B
Almond Oil3 N N N N N N N B

Additive Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Arrowroot- N N N N N N N N

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Nutmeg3 N N N N N N A N
Clove- N N N N N N N N
Cinnamon3 N N N N A A N A

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Amaranth- B B B B A N N N
Millet2 N N B B B B N N

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

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • 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 Oct 21, 2007 at 09:07 AM By: Rodney
    • Revised Oct 21, 2007 at 07:14 PM By: Melissa_J