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Summer Foraging

In our walk in the woods this evening we found and picked some wild butternuts ( also known as white walnuts) and hazelnuts before the critters got to them. Now they are laid out on a screen in the greenhouse to dry. I am so happy with today’s discovery.

Fresh butternuts and hazelnuts

Hazelnut Muffins

This weekend is filled with gardening and yard cleanup, so I got a quick start on our two days of outside fun by making gluten-free English muffins for Sunday and hazelnut muffins for today.

gf english muffins

Hot herbal tea and a couple of hazelnut muffins high in nutrients and fiber were a great way to start the day.

hazelnut muffins


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup teff flour
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 eggs or egg substitute (to make it vegan)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened apple juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray a 12 unit muffin pan with oil.
  3. Combine sugar, flours, tapioca starch, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nuts and raisins.
  4. Mix eggs, oil and apple juice and add to flour mixture, mixing quickly.
  5. Fill prepared muffin 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Serve at room temperature and freeze all leftover muffins to keep them fresh.
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