I love to bake, it is my go to when I am feeling down. Baking gives me comfort. Baking for my family made me feel whole, so imagine when you’re told that your baking is hurting your kids!? First my eldest daughter and now we are realizing my youngest daughters, are gluten intolerant. I avoided baking for a while but I learnt how to bake gluten-free and make my girls treats again. The girls wanted muffins last week and I wanted to make them. I had just picked a large zucchini in the garden, that was the catalyst for these tasty Gluten free Apple Muffins.Want to make some Awesome Gluten free Apple Muffins today? Recipe is here Click To Tweet
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How to make Awesome Gluten Free Apple Muffins with a secret ingredient
Not only do these Gluten Free Apple muffins contain Apple they contain Zucchini. I know some of you are wondering – Zucchini in a Muffin? Really Amber!! Think of it this way, you eat Carrot in a cake and it is so good.
Zucchini is moist in a muffin and takes in the taste of cinnamon and vanilla and it is yum. It is a devilishly easy way to get veggies into your kids. Tell them they are Apple cakes they will not even notice the difference!
These are great in lunch boxes, they are a tasty and nutritious treat. And the great thing is they are totally gluten free.
WHY EAT GLUTEN FREE? ISN’T IT JUST A FAD?
No, it is not a fad! Coeliac disease (also known as celiac disease) mainly affects the part of the gut called the small intestine. It can occur at any age. Coeliac disease is caused by a reaction of the gut to gluten. Gluten is part of certain foods – mainly foods made from wheat, barley, and rye. Various symptoms can develop including tummy (abdominal) pains, tiredness, and weight loss. Symptoms go if you do not eat any foods that contain gluten. You can Learn more about it here The Coeliac Society Ireland
What is coeliac disease?
Coeliac disease is a condition that causes inflammation in the lining of part of the gut (the small intestine).
Coeliac disease is not a food allergy or a food intolerance. It is an autoimmune disease. The immune system makes white blood cells (lymphocytes) and antibodies to protect against foreign objects such as bacteria, viruses, and other germs. In an autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakes part or parts of the body as foreign. Other autoimmune diseases include type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and some thyroid disorders.
The lining of the small intestine contains millions of tiny tube-shaped structures called villi. These help food and nutrients to be digested more effectively into the body. But, in people with coeliac disease, the villi become flattened as a result of the inflammation. This means that food and nutrients are not so readily digested by the body.
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