Hypo-Allergenic Diet — Meal in a Muffin

  • September

    *Adopted with permission from the Institute of Functional Medicine

    For more information on eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet see the end of the post.

    Meal in a Muffin Makes one dozen

    This is a great recipe for those with busy mornings and busy days. Have a nutritious muffin for breakfast or as a snack to keep your energy going. Feel free to replace the brown rice flour for a vegan protein powder to help balance out your blood sugar levels and keep cravings down.

    Adapted from “Wheat-free Sugar-Free Gourmet Cooking” by Sue O’Brien, Gig Harbor, WA, 2001

    • 1 medium carrot, grated
    • 1 large apple, grated
    • 1⁄4 cup canola oil
    • 1⁄4 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • Egg Replacement to equal 2 eggs (refer to recipe on page 26)
    • 1/3 cup Mystic Lake Dairy sweetener
    • 2 tsp. vanilla
    • 1⁄4 cup garbanzo bean flour
    • 1⁄2 cup brown rice flour
 (or vegan protein powder)
    • 1⁄4 tsp. cinnamon
    • 1⁄2 tsp. baking powder
    • 1⁄4 tsp. ginger
    • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
    • 1⁄4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
    • 1⁄2 cup dates

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together all wet ingredients and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients then mix both together. Lightly coat muffin tins with oil spray. Fill 3/4 full and bake 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool on a rack.

    What is eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet?

    Hypo-Allergenic is also known as Oligoantigenic or Elimination diet.

    This means that we avoid eating the most common ingredients that cause people inflammation and digestive issues. IT IS NOT A DIET TO LOSE WEIGHT. It should be viewed more as a food sensitivity TEST.

    The top 5 offenders include: wheat, dairy, corn, soy, and eggs.

    Note that some of the foods on the list are very nutritious, so if you are not sensitive to the food, bring them back into your diet (ie. eggs).

    Also remember, many gluten-free and dairy-free foods may not be healthy. Just because they remove those ingredients does not mean they haven’t replaced them with other poorer quality ingredients.

    Try and stay away from packaged, canned, processed and deep fried foods. And be cautious of dehydrated and dried foods for they often contain added sugars and preservatives. Raw and fresh is often your best bet for optimal health.

    To get your free comprehensive Hypo-Allergenic eManual including dietary guidelines, recipes for a 7-day meal plan, shopping lists, and food re-introduction schedule, sign-up HERE.

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This website is NOT to be used as a diagnostic or treatment tool. Always consult with your Conventional Medical Doctor or Naturopathic Doctor for specific concerns. In cases of medical emergencies visit your nearest hospital or call 9-1-1.