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Lessons, Tips, & Recipes — Muffins & Quick Breads


Sweet Cream Biscuits and Strawberry and Peach Shortcake

Nothing says summer more than Strawberry Shortcake! Enjoy these tasty Sweet Cream Biscuits for your next summer dessert. They are sure to impress your guests and your family. Change it up a bit and make Peaches and Cream. Just use fresh peaches in place of the strawberries. These light and flavorful biscuits are also perfect served with butter and jam during your summer brunches on the patio.

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Once Upon a Huckleberry

Montana is known for being God’s Country, and if you have ever had the opportunity to hike in the beautiful mountains of Montana you understand why. I have been awaiting the opportunity to take a good hike in the mountains this summer. I have taken a few short hikes close to town which have been wonderful.

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Espresso Pumpkin Bread

The aroma of fresh baked bread in the oven with the scents of pumpkin and cinnamon filled the air today as I spent the day baking. My house smells so good this time of year, makes me feel like inviting friends over. A week ago I was invited to a good friend’s house for a day of stamping. I felt so welcomed and blessed as I drove up to her home that was so beautifully decorated with the look of fall with cornstalks and pumpkins. When I walked into her home I was greeted with the fresh aroma of fall scents like pumpkin and cinnamon. It was so cozy and inviting. It made me feel like staying all day, and...

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Gluten Free Popovers

All week popovers have been calling my name. Every where I look, there is another picture of them, or something on food network reminding me of them. I even dreamed about popovers! Then I was contacted by a customer this week requesting a recipe for gluten free popovers. So therefore, I could not avoid the kitchen any longer.

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Agave Zucchini Bread-Gluten Free-Dairy Free

Mama’s Health Agave Sweetened Zucchini bread is a great choice for a quick bread using an alternative to regular sugar or organic sugar. We get lots of requests for sugar free recipes and or recipes using alternative sugars. I added Flax Seeds and Chia Seeds for extra nutrition, however, the Chia seeds are optional but I highly recommend them

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Gluten Free Orange Breakfast Muffin w/ Natural Alternative Sweeteners

The other day I was looking at my bowl of clementines and I was inspired to test out a easy, all purpose gluten free  breakfast muffin. I wanted something that would be bright and fresh. Different from the heavy pumpkin or sweet potato muffins I have been making all winter. I ended up taking a standard muffin recipe I found in my old Betty Crocker Cook Book and messing with it a bit.

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Gluten Free Fresh Peach Ginger Muffins

I love summer with all the fresh fruits and vegetables available to us. Whether you have company coming or just want light and delicious mid-morning treat, Mama’s Fresh Ginger Peach Muffins will sure to delight your taste buds. The fresh peaches make the muffins sweet and the crystallized ginger pieces are a burst of flavor in your mouth. You can use frozen peaches too, but if you do, increase the liquid by 2-3 Tablespoons.

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Lemon Zucchini Bread (Dairy Free)

Lemon Zucchini Bread (Dairy Free) 1¾ cups Mama’s Almond Blend or Coconut Blend Flour1 tsp. ground ginger2 tsp. baking powder¼ tsp. baking soda½ tsp. salt1½ tsp. xanthan gum½ cup walnuts (optional) ⅔ cup oil (canola, safflower, soybean)2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice2 eggs1¼ cups zucchini, grated1 cup sugar1 tsp. lemon zest Glaze ½ cup powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. lemon zest Directions Preheat oven to 350 °. In a small bowl combine flour, ginger, baking powder, baking soda, salt, xanthan gum and walnuts. Mix together and set aside. In a mixing bowl combine oil, lemon juice, zucchini, eggs, zest and sugar. Mix on medium speed until well combined. Pour in half of flour mixture and mix on low until...

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Gluten Free Mama’s Easy Gluten Free Cornbread

Just wait till you sink your teeth into this deliciously light, moist, and flavorful gluten free cornbread.  You will be surprised how easy it is to whip up and how quick it will be devoured by your family and friends. In fact, animals love it too!  When I was enjoying a piece hot out of the oven, my St. Bernard stared at me and drooled until I was forced to give in to her sweet little face and gave her my last bite.  She was so happy.  I think she was spoiled.

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Gluten Free Espresso Chocolate Chip Quick Bread

Sometimes I want coffee and sometimes and want coffee flavored food!  If you are a coffee lover you will love this delicious gluten free Espresso Chocolate Chip Quick Bread.  Now when I say quick…I am really meaning quick.  It is so easy to throw together and its done baking in 35 minutes if using the mini bread pans and about an hour using the regular pan. 

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Banana Applesauce Streusel Muffins ~ Gluten Free

Gluten Free Mama’s delicious Banana Applesauce Streusel Muffins make for a delicious light breakfast or mid-morning snack.  The banana and applesauce are a natural sweetener to these muffins and the streusel topping will delight the taste buds.  I made a batch up and between my children, all teenagers and their

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Gluten Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins

My family has been on a muffin kick lately.  Who knew that my kids liked muffins so much? I didn’t!  If I did, I would have been making a lot more for them.  So this week, I made Gluten Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins.  There are so many varieties and flavors of muffins and cakes these days, but today I just wanted a classic muffin flavor…Blueberry-Lemon. 

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Gluten Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins

My family has been on a muffin kick lately.  Who knew that my kids liked muffins so much? I didn’t!  If I did, I would have been making a lot more for them.  So this week, I made Gluten Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins.  There are so many varieties and flavors of muffins and cakes these days, but today I just wanted a classic muffin flavor…Blueberry-Lemon.  Sometimes you just need flavors that make you feel at home.  Do you ever just crave the flavors of home?  I just love the flavor of lemon and blueberry together.  This is the kind of muffin I grew up on and it makes me feel at home. What is not ordinary about this muffin though is that texture is amazing! Let...

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Gluten Free Orange Poppy Seed Bread

It’s officially spring time in Montana!  The sun is shining, the big blue sky Montana is famous for stretches for miles, the view of the mission mountains is spectacular, the lake is glistening, and the flowers and trees are beginning to blossom and pop out of the ground.  It makes me happy. I have been waking up, opening all the curtains in the house so that the sun can peep in through the windows.  I don’t get out of the house much due to my illness, so being able to have a little sun popping through brings me joy.  Some mornings I like to grab a quick snack and sit on the porch and let the sun soak in as...

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Gluten Free & Paleo Guest Post from The Big Man’s World Plus 3 Recipes!

I am so excited to share this guest blog of Arman from The Big Man’s World.  He is a blogger from Australia.  I stumbled upon his blog on accident.  I was extremely impressed, so I reached out to him.  After meeting him I also posted a couple of his recipes on my Facebook page, as well as introduced him to some of my gluten free blogger friends. He just recently moved to New York in Queens.  He just recently had the opportunity to try my flour blends, Mama’s Almond and Coconut Blend Flours and he was extremely impressed.  He said they were very consistent and made his recipes taste great. I was thrilled!  After a few weeks getting to know this young man, I...

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Gluten Free Banana Bread with Crumb Topping

Fancy recipes with fancy names are all the rage these days.  I will admit, I am guilty of trying to create recipes outside the box, or name them fancy names, however, sometimes there is just something special about the old fashioned recipes like grandma made.  They are simple and sweet and everybody loves them.  Come home with me and enjoy the recipes grandma or even mom used to make and enjoy my Gluten Free Old Fashioned Banana Bread wtih Crumb Topping. My exchange student from Thailand was home visiting wtih our family and she loves bananas.  There were a couple of very ripe bananas that she was about to throw away and I was like, NO!!!!  She says they aren’t...

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Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins

After a long drive through the mountains of Montana this weekend, I found myself staring at the beautiful landscape beginning to change to colors of rich yellow, deep orange, and rust brown.  It was so beautiful and that was just the beginning!  No matter what part of the country you find yourself in right now, you may be noticing the changing of seasons. To welcome Fall in, I can’t think of a better time to introduce you to Heartland Gourmet’s Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix.  Don’t worry if you aren’t gluten free, we have a regular version too!  Today though, I enjoyed making our gluten free version.  They made my house smell like fall and were wonderfully moist and...

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Cardamom Spiced Apple Bread ~ Gluten Free

The weather is finally cooling down in my neck of the woods and the colors of the trees are beginning to turn beautiful shades of rust brown, mustard yellow, and dark orange.  I love this time of year for two reasons.  This is the time I get to start wearing long sleeve shirts, just a cozy idiosyncrasy I have and I get to get in the kitchen and bake again.  Nothing says fall like apples, zucchini and pumpkin.  So the next few recipes you get from me will have this theme.  I hope you don’t mind! On the schedule today is my Gluten Free Cardamom Spiced Apple Bread.  A beautiful, moist and delicious quick bread filled with apple chunks and...

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