Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Low-FODMAP Bakery-Style Blueberry Muffins

Low-FODMAP Bakery-Style Blueberry Muffins {Gluten-Free & Gum-Free}  /  Delicious as it Looks

I have to admit that I've been working on this recipe for the past two years! It's not that it's been difficult to develop, it's just that I get so easily distracted. I have a hard time focusing on just one recipe. I made my initial version of these two years ago, then never followed up with it. I recently decided to revive the recipe when I had a bunch of blueberries to use before they went bad. This time I was determined to get it finalized and posted.

I would have liked to have gotten this recipe up when blueberries were still in season, but I just didn't get it done before we went on vacation, and now it's a bit past peak. Well, there are still fresh blueberries in the store and they don't cost too much yet. Plus the spiced crumb topping on these muffins are very fall-like. Perfect to eat with a cup of tea on a cool morning.

Low-FODMAP Bakery-Style Blueberry Muffins {Gluten-Free & Gum-Free}  /  Delicious as it Looks

My secret ingredient in these muffins is Lorann Superstrength Blueberry Oil, which I purchase from Amazon (affiliate link). These muffins are amazing without the oil, but are absolutely incredible with it. It just enhances the natural blueberry flavor and makes them irresistible. I highly recommend this ingredient! Seriously, try it.

These muffins are inspired by a recipe I made years ago on allrecipes.com: To Die For Blueberry Muffins. I have fond memories of these muffins because they are one of the first things I photographed with my "new" DSLR camera. I say "new" because the camera was a hand-me-down from my dad, but it was new to me. I was so excited because I could finally get the look I was going for that I couldn't get with a non-DSLR camera. It's still the camera I use today and I think it does a fine job. I tried to recreate my blueberry muffin photo on allrecipes for my own version. Here it is!

Low-FODMAP Bakery-Style Blueberry Muffins {Gluten-Free & Gum-Free}  /  Delicious as it Looks

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Bakery-Style Blueberry Muffins
Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free, Gum-Free
makes 12 muffins


1/4 cup Dianne's Gum-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-FODMAP Flour Blend
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

2 large eggs
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup lactose-free milk or almond milk
1/16 teaspoon Lorann Superstrength Blueberry Oil (optional)
1 1/2 cups (about 6.75 oz. or 193 g.) Dianne's Gum-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-FODMAP Flour Blend
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh blueberries

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-count standard muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. To make the topping: in a small bowl, combine the 1/4 cup flour blend, 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the butter and work it into the flour-sugar mixture with your fingers until small crumbles form.
  3. Lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl. Stir in the oil, milk and blueberry oil (if using). To measure the flour, lightly spoon into measuring cup and level off with the back of a knife or weigh with a kitchen scale. Add the 1 1/2 cups flour blend, 2/3 cup sugar, baking powder and salt to the egg mixture. Stir until smooth. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  4. Fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full. Sprinkle the topping mixture on top, evenly distributing. Bake 22 to 25 minutes, or until muffin tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool and serve.
 Inspired by allrecipes.com: To Die For Blueberry Muffins

Low-FODMAP Bakery-Style Blueberry Muffins {Gluten-Free & Gum-Free}  /  Delicious as it Looks

Nutrition Information Coming Soon!

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Grilled Cuban Spiced Pork Chops

Low-FODMAP Grilled Cuban Spiced Pork Chops  /  Delicious as it Looks

I know it's back-to-school time already, but it's still perfect weather for grilling. Speaking of weather, I hope you had some clear skies for viewing the solar eclipse last week! It was cloudy here in Iowa, but luckily I was able to join my aunt and uncle in a drive down to Missouri to be in the path of totality. They drove all the way down from Minnesota where they spend their summers to witness the event.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Green Beans with Walnuts and Blue Cheese {Low-FODMAP}

Low-FODMAP Green Beans with Walnuts & Blue Cheese  /  Delicious as it Looks

Fresh green beans are excellent this time of year here in Iowa. August is probably the best time of year for fresh home grown produce in the Midwest. Sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans, it's all so good right now!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Food Photography with Dianne Part 1: Setup & Lighting

Food Photography Lighting & Setup with Delicious as it Looks

I've been taking photos of food for quite a while. I first started in 2009. I was bored one day and decided to make some cookies. I found a cookie recipe on Allrecipes.com that I decided to make and saw that you could upload a photo of your food. I thought, "why not?" I had just gotten my first digital camera and decided to see what it could do. It wasn't a very fancy camera, just a point and shoot (not a DSLR), but I made it work.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

California Quinoa Salad with Mojito Dressing {Low-FODMAP}

California Quinoa Salad with Mojito Dressing {Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free}  /  Delicious as it Looks

L.A. and Art

My husband and I don't travel much. Most of the time we think it's too much of a hassle and we are usually content to just stay in the comfort of our home. Every once in a while we venture out when we have the opportunity. We recently had the chance to fly out to Los Angeles. I haven't been to LA since I was 12 years old (so that makes it 30 years ago!) and my husband had never been to California before, so we were excited.