Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Oat Potato Vanilla Muffins

Potato starch (not flour - see here) is commonly used in gluten-free baking. It is great for smoothing out the grainy texture of other gluten-free flours (such as rice). 

Okay, so you have probably heard about potato starch. But what about baking with potato in a different form? Baked potatoes, anyone? Sure! (something we have A LOT of right now). Don't gross out - really. Think about it - potatoes are pretty bland (especially if you can dress 'em up with oats, vanilla and cinnamon). 

If you make these, tell me what you think. How could they improve? Have any ideas?

What a hit they were at the soccer field Sunday where we yelled "Portado! Portado!!". And those who don't know Spanish yell "Potato!!" ;). (Potato muffins? Oh, you mean something else ;).

I didn't get a picture of these muffins, but here is one of my favorite soccer pictures (my brother in the beginning of this year).

Since this recipe turned out great (as I used this same outline here), I may come up with some more interesting ideas. (cranberries? Hhhmmmmm). 

Oat Potato Vanilla Muffins (Gluten, Dairy, Corn-free)
Hanunyah Creation

2 cups mashed potato*
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons each: baking soda, cream of tartar
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
2 1/2 cups oat flour
1/4 cup water

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease muffin pans**.

2. Beat the potato, oil, eggs and sugar until creamy, making sure there are no potato chunks. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

3. Spoon into prepared muffin pans about 1/2 to 3/4 full. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or until medium-brown on the top or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

*You can use left-over mashed potatoes or mashed-up baked potatoes.
**This recipe makes about 18 muffins.

~ Hanunyah

P.S. Check out my other blog for drawings I've done pictures around the ranch and soccer!!

Linked Parties:
Gluten-Free Wednesdays @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker
Food on Friday @ Carole's Chatter


  1. I don't think putting potato in muffins is that weird. It sounds very good!

  2. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about potatoes! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

  3. thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday. We now have 120 great potato/sweet potato links. Wow! Have a great week.
    I have just signed up to follow your blog. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers

    Ps If you would like email reminders of future Food on Fridays, just pop by and comment and include your email - I won't publish it - and the reminder will be by bcc so it will remain private


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