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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.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Flax Seed (Linseed) 1 B B N N N N B N
Rice Cake/Flour 1 ,2 B N B B B B N N
Sea Salt 3 N N N N N N N N
Rice Bran 1 ,2 N N B B B B N N
Ginger 3 B B N B B B B B

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

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 Oil 3 B B B B N B N B
Almond Oil 3 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
Nutmeg 3 N N N N N N A N
Clove N N N N N N N N
Cinnamon 3 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
Millet 2 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.

    Please Note:

    There are several cookbooks based on the Blood Type Diet that are available in print:

    Cook Right
    For Your Type

    Cookbook Type A

    Cookbook Type AB

    Cookbook Type B

    Cookbook Type O
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