Sugar and wheat free muffin recipe

wheat free and sugar free muffinLittle Miss Green’s behaviour changed over the past few weeks. She was very argumentative, seemed very frustrated and angry and wet the bed a few times.

We had some good chats about anything that was on her mind, but she couldn’t come up with anything. Then she asked me a couple of times to test her foods. “Something’s not right” she told me.

Like the great parent that I am, I ignored her wisdom and continued feeding her in the usual way.

A week ago, she asked me to test her again. Sighing, and anything for a quiet evening, I agreed.

Well, waddya know. She tested with an intolerance for sugar, wheat, sunflower oil, carrots (I give her them every day – healthy right?) and potatoes 🙁

How bad did I feel?

The results were instant. As soon as I gave her the foods to hold she was itching, jumping about, acting fragmented, angry and unable to sit still.

She’s really good at putting her mind to things; so once I explained what foods were in what recipes she was determined to give things a go.

I had a new child in just 24 hours. Calm, polite, attentive and sleeping well (with no wet bed in the morning).

It’s pretty easy to adhere to dietary guidelines during the week; Sunday though is a bit of a special day. We have a roast dinner and ‘something decadent’ for pudding. For something decadent, read chocolate and cream flavoured sugar and wheat.

Off to the kitchen I went to experiment and I came up with these muffins. They aren’t your usual light, airy muffins; they are a bit crumbly. But the taste is there and they satisfied a 7 year old’s palette:

Recipe for 12 sugar and wheat free muffins

Combine in a bowl:
6oz barley flour
2oz rye flour
1 tsp bicarb (I don’t know why I didn’t use eggs; I think that might give a better texture and will try it next time)
3 tbsp cocoa powder

Rub in 6oz butter or vegan alternative

Stir in 6tbsp pure apple juice concentrate (the stuff that has the consistency of syrup), made up to 1/4 – 1/2 pint with water until you get a thick, spoonable batter.

Place in muffin tin and bake at 180 for 20 mins

If you have any wheat / sugar free tried and trusted recipes, please let me know!


  1. russell on July 21, 2008 at 5:01 am

    Hey, great recipe. We avoid wheat, and out little one has all sorts of food intolerances that we have worked out through trial and error and lots of sleepless nights. It includes potatoes (and celery!). We were thinking about testing but got told it is not very accurate – how did you test LMG? You said she held the potato?

  2. Mrs Green on July 21, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Hi Russell, sorry to hear that your LO has so many intolerances. Hopefully s/he will grow out of some of them. I know LMG is not as sensitive as she used to be now.

    I’m a kinesiologist so I did the testing you’ve probably been told is not very accurate 😀 But I believe in it, and past client’s recoveries are testament to the accuracy of the testing.

    Done professionally by an experienced practitioner, kinesiology is around 80-90% accurate. but with all walks of life, you get charlatans who just take your money and don’t know what they are doing.

    I give the client homeopathic files of the food to hold (we do double blind testing so that I cannot influence the results) and test for any differences in the muscle tone of their arm.

    Hmm, all sounds a bit weird, doesn’t it?! Perhaps I’ll put up a post about kinesiology sometime and attempt to explain it better.

    I did a test on someone, who, unbeknown to me had had a hair sample analysis done. Afterwards the lady showed me the results and they were about 90% the same as the hair sample. She was blown away by it and has been a convert ever since….

    Do let me know how you get on or feel free to ask any questions; I love talking about this 🙂

  3. russell on July 22, 2008 at 2:56 am

    Thanks for that, not weird to me at all. Would have been 12 months ago but I been taught lots of great things in my Cognitive Hypnotherapy training which has opened my mind and experience to such things. We use a pendulum sometimes which magnifies tiny muscle movements which can be used to communicate with the unconscious mind. Do you think kenesiolgy would work with a 14 month old?

  4. Mrs Green on July 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Hi Russell,

    Kinesiology works on any age; that is one of the wonderful things about it. For a 14 month old, a practitioner would use a proxy tester. So, your babe would lie on you or your partner and the actual testing would be done through you.

    This is where it starts to *really* test one’s open mindedness 😀 The food sample is in contact with your baby (I used to stuff it down their sock or back of their neck if they weren’t old enough to hold without picking things apart 🙂 ) so that the test is for them and NOT the person being tested, if that makes sense.

    Tbh though, if you dowse then why not do that? Just get together some samples of food (you could wrap them in paper if you want to blind test) and take each individual one and ask the question ‘Is this food ok for xxxx (your baby’s name)? Or if your baby is asleep, you could put the food on their tummy and dowse over them.