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Gluten Free Cinnamon Cranberry Flax Muffins
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Contributed by: Cathy Added: Feb 21, 2008 at 01:50 PM


Light and fluffy and great for holidays!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type B (4 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 1 cup flax seed meal
  • 1/4 cup of rice/arrowroot flour mix or other compliant flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of agave nectar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cranberries [optional: currants]
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Liberally grease muffin tins, paper liners do not work well.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl.
  4. Mix all wet ingredients in another bowl.
  5. Mix the dry with the wet.
  6. Let stand for 10 minutes to thicken.
  7. Fold in the cranberries.
  8. Fill each muffin cup about half way, and sprinkle with the chopped walnuts.
  9. Bake between 15 and 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

    To make Cinnamon Currant Flax Muffins, substitute 1 cup of dried currants that has been soaked in boiling water for 5 minutes. Makes about 12 muffins. Keeps up to a week in refrigerator or 3 months in the freezer.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup  N N N N N N N N
Flax Seed (Linseed)1 B B N N N N B N
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N
Egg (chicken)2 N N N B N N N N
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Olive Oil2 ,3 B B B B B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pecan/Pecan Butter2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Walnut (Black)2 ,3 B B B B B B B B

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cranberry2 B B B B B B N N
Currants (Black/Red)- N N N N N B N N

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

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Cake/Flour1 ,2 ,3 B N B B B B N N

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Vanilla- N N N N N N N A
Allspice2 N N A A A A N N
Cinnamon2 N N N N A A N A

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

  • 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 By: Lola
    • Revised Feb 29, 2008 at 01:25 PM By: Don