Mince pies, Christmas pudding, and turkey sandwiches are all off the menu over the festive season if you have a gluten intolerance.
Even if you’re avoiding the major culprits, you can still find gluten in sausages – no pigs in blankets! – bread sauce and stuffing. But this year you can indulge without making yourself ill; just follow our delicious recipe for gluten-free Christmas morning muffins.
Christmas Morning Muffins
- 150g gluten-free plain flour
- 1½ tsps baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground mixed spice
- 2 pieces of stem ginger
- 50g marzipan
- 75g golden caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 140g natural yoghurt
- 75g light olive oil or sunflower oil
- Cut large squares of baking parchment or greaseproof paper and fold slightly so they line the cups in a muffin tray. The paper will stay in place once the weight of the muffin mixture holds it down
- Sift the flour, baking powder and spices into a mixing bowl.
- Lightly beat the eggs in a basin and gently add the yogurt and oil.
- Dice the stem ginger and marzipan and fold into the flour with the sugar
- Using a wooden spoon lightly beat the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and spoon into the paper lined muffin cases.
- Bake at 190ºC/180ºC Fan/Gas 5 for about 20 minutes until the muffins are risen, golden, and an inserted skewer comes out clean.
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This article has been adapted from longer features appearing in Healthy, the Holland & Barrett magazine. Advice is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP before trying any remedies.