It’s estimated that 1 in 133 Americans suffer from celiac disease, which is a severe intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains.
Thankfully, consumers are now seeing more gluten-free items popping up in grocery stores and on restaurant menus, giving them more choices to be healthy without sacrificing taste.
California Raisins are completely gluten-free, and we’ve got a great list of tasty, gluten-free recipes here.
Check out the recipe for one of our favorite gluten-free treats that are perfect for the holidays:
Cook time: 15 minutes
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. canola oil
1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
15 oz. mashed pumpkin
2 c. gluten free all-purpose flour*
2 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
3 c. California raisins
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups with paper liners and spray with cooking spray. Set aside. Beat eggs, vanilla, honey, oil, applesauce and pumpkin together until well combined. Set aside. Mix all dry ingredients together. Then, stir in egg mixture; add raisins and nuts. Mix just until blended. Fill 24 muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 350°F for 12 to 15 minutes, until done.
*May also be prepared with whole grain sorghum flour.
Nutrition Information (per serving)
Calories 170 (23% from fat); Total Fat 4.5g (sat 0g, mono 2g, poly 2g); Cholesterol 20mg; Protein 3g; Carbohydrates 31g; Fiber 2g; Iron 1mg; Sodium 85mg; Calcium 31mg