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                         Currant and Orange Muffins
 
 Recipe By     : the California Culinary Academy
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:45
 Categories    : Breads, Muffins & Rolls          Low Calorie
                 Dairy-Restricted Diets
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         safflower oil -- to coat muffin tin
    1      cup           rice flour
    1      tablespoon    baking powder
    1      teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  cup           rolled oats -- ground
      1/4  cup           honey
    1      tablespoon    maple syrup
      1/4  cup           safflower oil
      1/2  cup           ground almonds
      1/2  cup           orange juice
    1      teaspoon      grated orange rind
    2                    eggs
      1/2  cup           dried currants
 
 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a 12-hole muffin tin.
 
 2. In a large bowl combine rice flour, baking powder, baking soda, and ground
oats. In a separate bowl combine honey, maple syrup, and the 1/4 cup oil until
very smooth. In a blender or food processor, puree almonds and orange juice, then
strain. Add almond liquid to honey mixture along with orange rind.
 
 3. Separate eggs. Stir yolks into honey mixture. Beat egg whites until stiff
peaks form.
 
 4. Combine dry and wet ingredients, then stir in currants. Fold in egg whites.
Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling each three fourths full. Bake until
muffins spring back when pressed lightly in center (about 20 minutes).
 
 Makes 1 dozen muffins.
 
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 Per serving: 192 Calories; 8g Fat (38% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 27g
Carbohydrate; 31mg Cholesterol; 206mg Sodium
 
 NOTES : This recipe is made with rice flour instead of wheat and contains no milk
products. The batter uses a creamy nut milk made from almonds pureed with orange
juice and is sweetened with a small amount of maple syrup and honey.
 
 Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 4307 0 0
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