Gluten free Sausage and Courgette Muffins

These muffins make a delicious quick breakfast or handy lunch. I used Marks and Spencer Gloucester old spot gluten free pork sausages which are delicious. Any gluten free sausages would work well.

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Sausage and Courgette Muffins –

240g gluten free plain flour

2tsp baking powder gluten free

1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda

1tsp sea salt

60g parmesan

2 large eggs

250g full fat Greek yoghurt

4tbsp olive oil or melted butter

200g grated courgette

100g cooked chopped gluten free sausages add more if you prefer

1 tbsp herbs or 1tsp paprika

Pre heat oven 200c

First mix dry ingredients

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in a second bowl mix wet ingredients yoghurt, eggs and oil

Add wet ingredients to the flour etc

Stir in well, then add courgettes,parmesan, cooked sausages and seasoning

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spoon into muffin cases. try silicone or waxed cases to avoid muffins sticking to case.

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Bake for 18-20mins at 200c

cool and enjoy.

The muffins freeze well too.

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store in airtight container, refresh in microwave for 10-20 seconds

Happy gluten free Baking!

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Scrummy Bacon and Cheese muffins, gluten free too!

Today I thought I would try another new gluten free savoury muffin recipe. Inspired by some of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s recipes. This time Bacon and Cheese perfect for breakfast or lunch on the run!

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Bacon and Cheese Muffins

recipe-

1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil

100g streaky bacon chopped

1 onion ( I used a courgette finely diced )

250g gluten free S R Flour I used Doves Farm

2tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/4 tsp salt

2 large Eggs

80g melted butter

200ml buttermilk or greek full fat yoghurt

1 tbsp herbs

150g cheddar ( I used red Leicester and cheddar )

Pre heat oven to 200c

fry bacon then onion ( or courgette) in the oil. Leave to cool

Mix flour, bicarb, salt and baking powder together

Add wet ingredients yoghurt, eggs and cooled melted butter

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mix together

then add fried cooled bacon and onion ( or courgette )

stir so everything is combined

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spoon into muffin cases

bake for 20-25 mins

eat straight away or store in airtight container

The muffins freeze very well too

to eat at their best refresh 20 seconds in the microwave. but also lovely cold

Happy gluten free Baking!

Wow! muffins

Based in Wymondham, just outside Norwich WOWmuffins are a small gluten free business. Making the most amazing sweet and savoury muffins, many are dairy free too. Selling at farmers markets in East Anglia and available to order online.

I first met Karen a few months back at Creake abbey farmers market near Burnham Market, Norfolk. I literally went Wow! when I saw her stall.

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The stall was easy to spot with a big sign saying “muffins for everyone” and bright red gazebo. With a huge array of the most delicious looking gluten free goodies, I was a very happy lady!

I have never been a big fan of supermarket muffins as they always seem to me to be quite heavy in texture. But WOW muffins are quite different. Freshly made, they have a short shelf life, like all homemade bakery goods. But they freeze well on day of purchase. Or you can eat them immediately like I do.

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‘Muffinettes’

Light and airy in texture and available in two sizes regular and muffinettes, half the size and perfect if you are trying to be good or can’t decide which flavour to buy. They are also a lovely size for children, and would be great for a birthday party.

ImageA selection of sweet and savoury muffins from this weeks visit to the farmers market.

 

Even more exciting than the sweet muffins, I think are the savoury ones. Sausage, sun-dried tomato and paprika. which has a real kick to it. Feta, basil and sun-dried tomato my favourite, The feta cheese works perfectly. I really could eat a large amount of these!  Also bacon and cheddar and red onion ones which look amazing but am unable to try as I am intolerant to onions. But I would love the combination of bacon and cheese.

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Perfect as part of gluten free lunch.

 

The muffins are best eaten warmed for about 30 seconds in the microwave maybe slightly less. I think I over warmed my banana fudge muffin yesterday and the fudge centre had virtually disappeared. still very yummy though. I had mine with a big cup of tea for pudding. But they would be perfect for breakfast, I have a blueberry one lined up for breakfast today.

 

 

Karen has a good knowledge of all things gluten free as she herself is wheat intolerant and has friends who have Coeliac disease. 

I urge you to go online today and have a look at the website. Or if you are up in East Anglia seek them out at your nearest farmers market.

Creake Abbey farmers market, North Creake, Fakenham

Wymondham farmers market, market place Wymondham

Mildenhall  farmers market, jubilee centre . near Bury St Edmunds

You can also follow WOWmuffins on twitter @wowmuffins and on facebook

I think it is really important to support our local small businesses, especially when they produce gluten free produce.

April 2014

Unfortunately Wow Muffins has ceased trading, hopefully one day soon they will be baking again. Will blog about it when they are up and running again