Monday, September 27, 2010

Millet & Glutinous Rice Citrus Muffin

I don't remember when is the last time I made muffins or cupcakes. But I love trying something new everyday. Lately, I am reading something about gluten-free and have learned a lot from there. Plus, my tummy isn't feeling well these days maybe because of the digesting system. So, planning something gluten-free for myself.

And here's what I did.

Ingredients :

1 cup glutinous rice flour
1 cup plain rice flour
1/2 cup millet flour
4 tbsp sugar (omit this if you're using bottle juice)
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tspn salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup fresh key lime juice (or any juices)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup corn oil/olive oil
1/2 cup candied/preserved shredded nutmeg


Method :
(1) combine all dry ingredients (except nutmeg) into a big mixing bowl.
(2) stir in the wet ingredients and mix untill well combined.
(3) add in candied nutmeg and mix well.
(4) pour batter to cupcake tray lined with paper cups.
(5) bake at 180'c for about 20 mins.
(6) leave cool before serving.

Millet was first introduced to me by Divina @ Sense & Serendipity. Divina is now teaching at the International Culinary Art Academy of Cebu, Philippine. Since then, I have started taking boiled rice form millet. They are so tasty and aromatic. I even used millet in my Chinese Rice Dumpling. Simply yummy! And these gluten-free millet muffins look terrific as well and tasted extreme wonderful because of the key lime juice I've added in. Plus the addition of nutmeg.... they are my superstar! Hope you guys will like it too.

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Before ending this, I would like to thank my dear friend, Sutapa @ Tips for Delicious & Healthy Cooking for passing me this wonderful award. It's a great honoured and really appreciate it. I would like to invite everyone to visit her lovely blog. There are tons of fabulous recipes waiting for you and you'll be amazed.

Hereby, I would like to take this opportunity to pass the award to some wonderful foodie friends. Please do hop over to check them out.

(1) Terrianne @ Call Me Ree
(2) Claudia @ Foodessa
(3) Jessie @ Hearty Bakes
(4) Diana @ Voice In The Garden
(5) Bridgett @ La Bella Cook
(6) Megan @ Foodalution
(7) Luxibule @ le milles un delices de
(8) Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes
(9) Cathy @ Wives With Knives
(10) Abbey @ Everyday Champagne
(11) Karen @ Tasty Trials

Ladies, please feel free to drop by to collect the button.

54 comments:

elra said...

Congratulation for the award ! The gluten free muffins sound terrific Kristy.

reanaclaire said...

gluten free sounds good to me.. calories less too, right?

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I'm not much of a baker, and I have never baked with millet and glutinous rice flour. But I'm curious... :-) The muffins look and sound great!

Cheah said...

Kristy, what's millet in Chinese? Your muffins sound healthy.

smallkucing said...

looks a bit like "fatt Koh"

Belinda @zomppa said...

How original! Would love to try these.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Kristy, congrats on the award. The muffin looks so much like fatt koh leh.

My Little Space said...

Elra : Thanks! Hope you will like it.

Claire : Whoa, lunch time now... is it? haha.... Frankly, the Chinese 'Pak Toong Go' also very healthy.

Andrea : Yes, it is! This is my first attempt on using millet flour. Normally, I only take up millet grain. I love the natural colour of the millet, so bright & lovely!

Cheah : I have put up the link! You can check it out. Some people call it 'xiao mi'

smallkucing : Yes, it does look very much like fatt koh! It's made of rice flour mixture.

Belinda : Glad that you like it too!

Jess : No flour is used in this recipe! Most baked rice flour goodies more or less will look almost like this. They don't rise much compare to flour goodies.

Thanks everyone for visiting and spending your time here today. Hope you're all enjoying your day.

Cheers, Kristy

Jeannie said...

Wow! Love the colour of this muffin...how's the texture? Chewy? Would love to try if can get millet flour.

3 hungry tummies said...

This is completely new to me. Looks delicious!

Anncoo said...

Sounds so healthy and I must try to make this ;D

the lacquer spoon said...

I've never tried gluten-free sweets, but your recipe motivates me to bake one soon :)

MaryMoh said...

Well done for trying out a gluten free recipe. Looks healthy and delicious. Please take care.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Congrats on the award daaaaaahling, you so deserve it :D
I don't think I've ever tried gluten free food before. I wonder how this would taste.
*kisses* HH

alison said...

a gorgeous gluten free recipe,delicious muffins!congrats on the pretty award!

My Little Space said...

Jeannie : I have the link for you and already mail it over.

3HungryTummies : We're learning new things everyday, ain't that good?

Anncoo : Hope you will like it! It tasted pretty good. I like it and so is the black glutinous rice mochi cake. Happy baking!

Spoon : Great to see you back blogging again. Still very much looking forward to your upcoming post about Japan!

MaryMoh : Thank you and you too! Be good.

HH : It tasted very strong lime flavour and a little chewy. And the addition of nutmeg just amazing. Overall it's good! I'm not sure about you. Maybe it's pretty new to you. However, I think gluten-free is all about healthy living. Right? ^_^

Alison : Thank you, dear. Hope you're having a good day. No more nightmares. ^_^

Thanks everyone for stopping by and spending your time with me today. Hope you're all having a fabulous day and have fun.

Cheers, kristy

~Lexibule~ said...

Quel Honneur ma belle que tu me fais ce matin!! Je suis vraiment touchée que tu ais pensé à moi pour ce joli prix!! Aussitôt que j'ai un peu plus de temps car je suis dans la peinture (maison), je le postulerai avec d'autres prix qui sont en attentes. Merci du fond du coeur et je te souhaite une Merveilleuse journée;)xxx

Von said...

This sounds really interesting! I've never used glutinour rice flour, rice flour or millet flour in muffins before, let alone all together in one recipe! haha.....

Diana (Di) said...

Dear Kristy,

The muffins look and sound wonderful! and I especially love the gluten-free aspect. Recently I purchased some rice flour to use when one of our friends comes to dinner; she is gluten-intolerant, and should I need a "flour" product in what I am preparing, that is used instead for her.

Kristy, thank you so much for your "award", but I am sorry to say I do not participate in them. You are indeed so kind, and I appreciate your thoughtfulnes.

tigerfish said...

Millet in muffin? That is new. I usually use millet in cooking rice or porridge.

5 Star Foodie said...

These are very unique with all the different flours you use, and I would love the citrus flavor!

Cathy said...

Congratulations, Kristy, for your much deserved award. I enjoy your blog so very much as always look forward to coming to visit.

Many thanks for passing it along to me. I really appreciate it.

Emily Malloy said...

Those muffins look delicious!

Kumi said...

I love a citrusy baked goods!! This is something I'll definitely try. :-)

Hearty Bakes said...

Hi kristy, thank you for passing the award to me. Greatly appreciated!
Gluten free muffins look healthy and yummy! Bookmarked it, will try it :)

Anna said...

Awwwww...those looks so cute, loved the muffins case with little flowers. Adorable. And the muffin looks so fluffy. Have a great week Kristy.

Priscilla said...

aaww they look great, and I loved the little paper cups you used! I hope you feel better from you tummy!

Have a great day!
Priscilla

Barbara said...

That looks like such a tender muffin, Kristy. Good work on the gluten-free! I hope you notice a difference in your tummy soon....
I am not familiar with candied shredded nutmeg. Do you do it yourself or buy it already candied?

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is an interesting combination! Your muffins looks wonderful.

Cheers,

Rosa

Lyndsey said...

I like using different flours and some I have tried because of you. I like using chick pea flour in savory things. There are many more I want to try I just have to bake more! :D I love how you alwyas add little tidbits of goodies in your baked goods that give it an element of surprise!! Yummy!

Hope your tummy feels better! Cheers!xoxo!

Karen said...

My first award!!! Woohoo! Thanks so much Kristy!

Foodessa said...

Kristy...I totally get the tummy ache part. I may not be celiac...however, every time I make the efforts towards gluten free baking...I am generously rewarded with tummy peace of mind ;o) Thanks for making these muffins.

About the award that Sutapa gave you...how nice that you were recognized in this way...as well as you extending me the same recognition...much appreciated ;o) Thanks my friend.

Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Abbey said...

This is very sweet, Kristy. Thank you!!

Blackswan said...

Congrats, Kristy! Voted for u but sorry u didn't get thru cause I think u truly deserve to pass thru all the way.

What a healthy recipe u've got here! Nice :)

Angie's Recipes said...

I don't think I have ever had any muffins made with millet. You are simply creative!

My Little Space said...

Lex : You're welcome! You deserved it.

Von : Yeah, pretty cool right! I love millet but other family members are not so fond of it. I'm planning to make some steam cake from the flour. See, what will turn out! haha...

Diana : I've leave down message at your comment box.

Tigerfish : Millet flour is more expensive than whole millet grains. Actually, there's not much millet flour recipes at the site. Have to figure it myself. Hopefully, I can use them up before the expeiry date. haha....

Natasha : The citrus flavour is pretty strong here! I think lemon should be lighter.

Cathy : You deserved it and I enjoy your blog very much as well. Thank you.

Emily : Thank you!

Kumi : Maybe you can use fresh harvest from your garden! ^_^

Jessi : You're welcome!

Anna : You too and good luck to your 2nd challenge.

Priscilla : Yeah, hopefully! And thank you for your concern.

Barbara : I have the link to the nutmeg photo. Please check the link from the above. Thank you.

Rosa : Thank you!

Lyndz : I'm fine. Thank you! See, what happen when I started to buy all those flour. I have to use them up before the expiry date. Probably will try the chickpea flour after this.

Karen : You're welcome! You deserved it.

Claudia : You're welcome! I'm not a celiac but just trying to make something comforting for my tummy. That's all!

Abbey : You're welcome! Take care.

Shirley : It's alright! Hope you will enjoy the recipe.

Angie : Is it easier to get this kind of flour over in Germany?

Thanks everyone for visiting and spending your time here with me today. Hope you're all having a fabulous day.

Cheers, kristy

Blackswan said...

BTW, all the best for your cocktail submissions!

Do chk out mine too @ The Cocktail Challenge!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Congrats on your award Kristy :)

I only put millet grains in my home made bread but I've never done anything else with it - I'm seeing lots of gluten free recipes in the blogosphere - fortunately never had any problems with gluten but who knows, one day I might become intolerant so a recipe like this is good to know. It sounds delicious enough for me to want to try it!

Thanks for sharing Kristy and for doing all the kitchen research for us ;)

pigpigscorner said...

Very interesting!adn congrats on the award!

Peanutts said...

wow, first congrats on the award :), muffins look delish,

penny aka jeroxie said...

Congras! Well deserved :) And I miss Divina.

Fimère said...

félicitation pour le prix
tes muffins ont l'air bien moelleux et aéré
ps: pour les brioches au yaourt la température du four est à 180°
bonne soirée

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Congratulations on your award. Your muffins sound delicious.
Sam

Reeni said...

Your muffins look so soft and tender! Delicious Kristy. I have never had millet...you make it sound like I've been missing out. Thank you for voting for me! xoxo

Cook with Madin said...

This looks and sounds delicious. Millet, I should give this a try, When you mentioned that you started taking boiled rice form millet, I am very intrigue. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Cook with Madin said...

Hi again Kristy, Thank you for your message, that's so sweet of you. I am well, just too much on my schedule. But I'll try to visit sites more often like before. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Another masterpiece, Kristy. You are my cook hero! Amazing and beautiful dishes!

MacKenzie @ Fighting the Pudge said...

Another masterpiece, Kristy. You are my cook hero! Amazing and beautiful dishes!

Megan said...

Hi my darling dear! Good morning! You are too sweet and thank you so much for such an adorable award! I put it up on my page with a big thank you! By the way... I think I should try this recipe.. as I have been eating cooked millet, just not using millet flour - xoxo Megan

CheapAppetite said...

Kristy, Wow, this is an interesting use of flour combo. Hard to imagine the texture of it. But since you make it, I'm sure it is yummy! You always make good desserts. I can digest both gluten and non gluten muffins. hint hint :D

Shirley said...

Hey Kristy, I've always wondered what's the difference between a cupcake and a muffin? is it the same?

My Little Space said...

Pigpigcorner : Thank you!

Peanutts : Thank you very much!

Penny : She's extremely busy but we still write. You can write to her!

Fimere : Merci for keeping inform! That's very nice of you.

Sam : Thanks alot.

Reeni : Yeap, Kristy is very delicious! ^_^

Madin : Glad to hear from you! Hope to see you around. Take care.

Mac : That's so sweet of you! muchas gracias por tus palabras encantadoras.

Megan : Hi ya, I hope you're doing fine too. Will hop over after this.

Tana : I've made baked glutinous rice flour once and this time I'm trying it with millet flour. Well, gluten free goodies are not as fluffy as those wheat flour goodies. They are very much different but it nice to practice it once in awhile.

Shirley : Oh, good question! Basically, cupcakes are those decorated with icing cream or frosting and is for special occasions.
Muffins are those eaten at breakfast, don't have icing on them and often contains some sort of mixed fruits or flavours. And classic muffins will look like over filled mushroom top.

Thank you all for spending your time here with me. It's a great honoured for having you here. Hope you're all having a wonderful day.

Blessings, Kristy

Dimah said...

Kristy, congrats on the award. The muffins look absolutely nice and yummy.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog, your are so sweet :)

alwayswinner786 said...

Congratulation Kristy!
Millet muffins looks great!

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