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Gluten-Free Macadamia Nut & Raisin Muffins

 

Serve these to friends or kids as a test and they will never know how healthy they are!!

macadamia-nut-raisin-muffin

1 cup soya bran

1 cup (5 oz.) finely ground, roasted macademia nuts

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 tbsp. baking powder

2 lightly beaten eggs

4 tbsp. vegetable oil

4 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled

3/4 cup milk

1/2 cup (3 1/2 oz) raisins

4 tbsp. roughly chopped macadamia nuts

Preheat the oven to 375F (190C).  Grease a 12-cup muffin pan.

In a medium bowl, mix the bran, nuts, sugar, and baking powder.  In a large bowl, beat the eggs, oil, butter, and milk.  Add the flour, mixing until nearly combined.  Fold in the raisins and macadamia nuts.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan.  Bake for about 20 minutes.  Remove pan from the oven and cool for 5 minutes.  Then remove the muffins and cool on a rack.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Makes 1 dozen.

Variations

gluten-free almond & raisin muffins – Prepare the basic muffin recipe, substituting 1 cup (5 oz) ground almonds for the ground macadamia.  Replace the 4 tablespoons chopped macadamia nuts with 4 tablespoons chopped blanched almonds.

gluten-free macadamia nut & cranberry muffins – Prepare the basic muffin recipe, substituting 1/2 cup (3 1/2 oz) dried cranberries for the golden raisins.

gluten-free macadamia nut & cherry muffins – Prepare the basic muffin recipe, substituting 1/2 cup (3 1/2 oz) dried cherries for the golden raisins.

 

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