If you are like me, a committed gluten-free eater, then you probably every-now-and then want to sink your teeth into a warm piece of bread or muffin. I love to bake. I practically grew up in a bakery in high school and college where I was given the permission to bake large batches of brownies, muffins, breads, and more. I love being in the kitchen, I love creating new twists on recipes, or more commonly known for not using a recipe at all. I do have to say it has been a bit challenging to recall or even write down some of my recipes because I more often throw together something and not measure or think about it. I made these on a whim, and they turned out pretty good. They are best if you eat them right out of the oven. And for the name...
I guess I like to bring peace into my life as much as I can, and if baking some muffins calls for some creative time in the kitchen and something sweet smelling coming from the oven, then how else could you fill your house with peace. So that's the name.
1 cup of Bob's Red Mill sweet sorgum flour
1/2 cup of organic brown rice flour
1/2 cup organic buckwheat flour
3 ts. of baking powder
1 ts. of arrowroot powder ( or guar gum)
1/2 ts of sea salt.
1 ts. of cinnamon
1 ts. of nutmeg
dashes of allspice
3/4 cup of sucanat (dehydrated cane sugar)
drizzle 1/4 cup of local honey
1 mushed ripened banana
2 cage-free, grass-fed chicken eggs
1/3 cup of almond milk
1/3 cup of light oil ( olive or walnut)
2 large skinned and chopped bosco pears
After mixing the wet all together and adding it to the dry mixture, you can add in the 2 large chopped bosco pears to the batter and slightly fold the pears into the mixture.
This will make about 18 smaller muffins, or about 1 dozen med/large muffins.
Bake for 25-30 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. I always check with a tooth-pic to see if the middle doesn't come up goey and if it does, leave it in the oven, checking ever minute or so to see if it is burning.
There is always the option to add a little nut flavor by sprinkling walnut pieces or add some date pieces or raisins. Be creative with your combo, or just stick to the basics.
Enjoy with a cup of hot tea!