Gluten Free Carrot, Tomato and Parsley Muffins-Suitable for Baby Led Weaning 

These are my favourite muffins to bake the smell in my kitchen when these are in the oven is fantastic. They smell so good that my partner asked to try one, he’s the only gluten eater in my house at the moment and he’s been by my side since before I got my diagnosis and he has tried some pretty awful gluten free food over the years solely to support me (he’s a keeper). He was amazed at how good these tasted and really couldn’t tell that they were gluten free. 

Annie is also a big fan of these, only yesterday we sat in weatherspoons eating lunch while she ate these from her lunch box. 
Ingredients 

  • 150g of gluten free plain flour (I used Asdas own)
  • 110g of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 75g of cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 200g of carrots diced
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp of water

Makes 12

  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 3/ 170c /225f
  2. In a small frying pan, dry fry the onions on a medium high heat until soft then add the carrots to the pan and pour over the water. Cook until soft and the water has disappeared.
  3.  Remove from the heat and place on kitchen roll to cool and remove any extra moisture.
  4. Place the gluten free flour, baking powder, butter and eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk with an electric whisk for three minutes until the mixture is smooth in consistency.
  5. Stir in the parsley and cherry tomatoes.
  6. Add the cooled onions and carrots then stir with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are well mixed.
  7. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin/large bun cases and divide the mixture equally between the cases.
  8. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes until light gold and fluffy.
      The onions and carrots cooking

    The cooked carrots and onions cooling
    The batter ready for the onions and carrots to be added

            Annie enjoying her lunch box goodies
              I’m finding I’m spending lots of money on bun cases at the moment so I’ve decided to upgrade my muffin tin to this 12 Cup Silicon / Silicone Muffin Tray Cupcake Cake Cases, moulds. Available in pink, blue or red.Edit I’ve ordered a blue one, I’m really not a fan of pink. It probably cost around the same as packs of bun cases. I hope I can use it without the bun cases and it won’t need scrubbing clean afterwards. I think I’ll have to use spray oil with in but I’d rather do that than clean it all the time and spend a small fortune on paper bun cases to bin after use. 

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