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Gluten-Free Baking Inspiration From Bigelow Tea

December 19, 2014

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It’s Gluten-Free Baking Week and Bigelow Tea has whipped up some delectable recipes for GF treats to eat any time of day! Each is a palate pleaser that uses Bigelow Tea in the recipe, but no gluten (both in our teas and the recipes)… so go ahead and get your bake on! Pair it with your favorite Bigelow Tea!

Spice-y Chai Apples with Crispy Oats

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bigelow tea spiced chai

Ingredients

  • Filling:
  • 3-4 medium Apples sliced in thin wedges, approx. 3 ½ cups -try granny smith, gala or john gold
  • 1 cup tea concentrate
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 TBSP corn starch
  • ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup instant cooking Oats
  • ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter-cold (may use salted with good results)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

When preparing this recipe please be sure to check all labels on all products you use to insure that all items are gluten free.
*Use Gluten Free certified Oats to be totally Gluten Free when making this recipe

Instructions

Heat oven to 400 F. Place tea bags in boiling water; steep for 5-8 minutes. Remove tea bags and squeeze to remove liquid; discard bags. Add the black pepper, cardamom, and vanilla to tea concentrate. Set aside while you slice apples. Place apples in a bowl large enough to hold all the filling ingredients, pour tea concentrate over apples and toss well. Let the apples sit with the tea concentrate for a minimum of 5 minutes and up to 10 minutes. Once your apples have soaked, add brown sugar and corn starch to the bowl-stir well. Pour filling into prepared pan and place the pan uncovered in the oven for approx. 20 minutes. Stir the apples after 10 minutes. Continue cooking another 10 minutes -until apples are tender and the tea sauce is bubbling before you add the topping. While apples cook make your topping; gather the brown sugar, oats & spices together in a small bowl. Chop the cold butter fine, add to the topping ingredients. Toss well; it will be lumpy with large crumbs. Set aside. When apples are ready, spread the topping over the apples. Return to the oven for another 10-12 minutes or until the topping is well browned and crunchy looking. Cool slightly before serving. Serve plain or with a dollop of Greek yogurt, whipped cream, heavy cream or vanilla ice cream.  

Gluten Free* Ginger Oatmeal Muffins

bigelow tea gluten free muffin

Ingredients

  • Muffins:
  • ⅔ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup tea concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free flour
  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats*
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon Xanthan Gum**
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup dried currants
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

When preparing this recipe please be sure to check all labels on all products you use to insure that all items are gluten free.

*Use Gluten Free certified Oats to be totally Gluten Free when making this recipe

**Definition of Xanthan Gum – Produced from the fermentation of corn sugar, xanthan gum is used as a thickener, EMULSIFIER and STABILIZER in foods such as dairy products and salad dressings.

BIgelow Tea Ginger Snappish

 

Instructions

Place tea bags in a 1-cup glass measure. Add water to equal 1 cup. Steep tea for 10 minutes. Squeeze all liquid from tea bags into cup. Discard tea bags. Heat oven to 350 F. Spray 12-cup muffin tins with baking spray; set aside. In large mixing bowl add brown sugar, vegetable oil, molasses, and eggs. Mix at high speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Add tea concentrate and ginger. Continue mixing at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 minute). In medium bowl stir together gluten-free flour, rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda, Xanthan Gum, and salt. Add to tea mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in currants. Fill muffin tins about ⅔ full. Sprinkle top of each muffin with about ½ teaspoon sugar. Bake until very light brown (14 to 18 minutes) or until wooden pick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven. Cool.

*What is Gluten Free and Gluten-Free Recipes? All vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, beans, nuts, rice, potatoes, and corn are gluten free in their natural state. Also milk and most hard cheeses and creams are naturally gluten free. Recipes using any of these items would be naturally gluten free. The recipes designated Gluten free do not include the following ingredients: wheat, rye, barley, or oats; or ingredients that might contain these, but Bigelow Tea does not assume liability for information reported on our recipes. However, anyone who needs or wants to follow a gluten free (GF) diet should check ingredients and products to ensure they are GF. (For example, sesame seeds are naturally GF, but it’s always wise to check with the manufacturer to make sure that gluten was not introduced to the product during processing.) Bigelow Tea makes no guarantees that the recipes are appropriate for your diet. Individuals should consult with their physician or other medical professional.



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