Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Olive, Feta & Rosemary Mini Muffins - Gluten Free & Fructose Friendly

Hello friends!
I have been busy cooking up a storm in the kitchen lately and I thought it might be a good idea to share some of the recipes here :-) I often get asked for the recipes to my little treats, as it seems even now folks are still having trouble finding nice, easy, cheap, fast recipes that cater for people with dietary restrictions such as gluten intolerance, celiacs disease, and fructose malabsorption/intolerance.
So here is a quick easy recipe for some delicious savoury mini muffins that can be enjoyed on their own or as a side to a tasty soup or hearty stew with lots of sauce to mop up :-)

Olive, Feta & Rosemary Mini Muffins - Gluten Free & Fructose Friendly 
2 cups gluten free self raising flour **
50g butter
1 egg
100g feta cheese, cut into 1cm cubes (or smaller)
1 cup milk (you can substitute with soy milk)
1 cup chopped, pitted kalamata (black) olives
1-2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary (can substitute with dried rosemary)
cracked black pepper to taste

Pre-heat oven 190C (170C for fan forced). Grease mini muffin tray (I used Olive Oil cooking spray) Sift flour into bowl. Melt butter, allow to cool slightly then beat egg into melted butter. Add butter & egg mixture, olives, feta, milk, rosemary & pepper to flour. Mix to just moisten (don't over mix :-) Three-quarter fill greased mini muffin tray.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden on top and when muffin springs back when gently pressed. 
Makes about 35-40 mini muffins. Serve warm!

**If you have no dietary restrictions this recipe works just as well with regular wheat self raising flour as well :-)

If you're not going to serve your muffins warm from the oven, simply zap them in the microwave for 10 seconds to warm them through, they're much more delicious warm!

I like to take these along to gatherings/parties/picnic/BBQs etc where guests are asked to "bring a plate" as they travel well, almost everyone can enjoy them and because there always seems to be an abundance of sweet treats when everyone brings something to share :-)

Just remember that not all of the ingredients in these muffins will be suitable for everyone with a dietary restriction, so if you're unsure, ask whoever you're making them for about each ingredient :-)
Enjoy! :-)

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