The Fall Harvest Muffin.

Via on Nov 8, 2010

Free of Top 8 Allergens, Gluten free, & Vegan! Yum!

I love to bake.

When my daughter was born, and we discovered her food allergies, baking disappeared from my life for awhile until I bravely began experimenting with various flours and recipes, looking to create a delicious muffin that we could all eat together.

After 3 years of playing and perfecting, I’ve created one and would love to share it with you so that you can bake too! It’s free of the top 8 allergens – no egg, dairy, peanut, treenuts, fish, shellfish, soy or wheat. It’s gluten free and vegan!

The proportions of certain flours do make a difference in the recipe. The first flour option has tapioca flour which help the muffin bind and stay together as the coconut and rice flour are soft and break apart easily. The second flour option has oat flour which for some reason balances the rice and amaranth to create a happy muffin.

I named this muffin in honor of my sweet daughter who has gifted me with both her presence as well as gratitude for our breath and our life. Happy Baking!

The Meleah Muffin

Choose your flour option and mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

  • Flour option #1
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder (aluminum free)


  • Flour option #2
  • 1 cup oat flour (gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup amaranth flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder (aluminum free)

Choose your wet option and add to the dry ingredients.

  • Wet option #1
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed pumpkin, spiced.


  • Wet option #2
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed banana or mashed yam, spiced.

Stir. Add a splash of water if the batter is thick. It will be on the thick side, but you want to be able to stir it. If you’d like, add 1/2 cup of raisins, berries, chips, or nuts of your preference. Use an ice cream scoop and fill your muffin liners with 15-16 scoops approximately 1/2 or 3/4 full. Bake at 350 for 23-27 minutes. Poke the muffins with a toothpick at 23 minutes. If the toothpick comes out clean, then they are finished baking. If not, proceed to 27 minutes.

Cool and enjoy!

If you make this muffin, let me know about it…how did you like it, did you do anything differently?

If you have other baking recipes that are free of the top 8 allergens, vegan, and gluten free, please do pass them on to me!

About Helene Rose

Helene Rose, MS, is dedicated to inspiring your inner radiance and passionate about supporting women to live uniquely brilliant lives. She offers private mentoring and group mentorship programs dedicated to supporting working women and mothers. Helene also works with corporations to bring balance to feminine leadership and help women and companies tap into and unleash creative feminine energy. Before founding Be Brilliant Network LLC, she completed a BS in Mechanical Engineering, a MS in Curriculum Development, worked within several large corporations, taught ninth-graders in an inner-city school, founded a non-profit to support mothers, and has been on the path of feminine empowerment and mindfulness since becoming a mother in 2004. She lives in Boulder, CO with her family. "Living a brilliant life means that you radiate joy and peace in all areas of your life. You live by your own set of unique values and are empowered to live an authentic, radiant life. Your relationships are nurturing and supportive. Your work is purposeful and meaningful. The earth glows with each step you take. When a woman fully acknowledges and embodies her brilliance, she is an authentic and successful contributor to society - no matter where she is and what she chooses to do. Her inner brilliance shines forth in all she does." - Helene Rose Register for Helene's next Be Brilliant Group Mentoring Program for women. HERE.


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5 Responses to “The Fall Harvest Muffin.”

  1. Denver Girl says:

    Honey is NOT vegan, just to let ya know :)

  2. Gluten free muffins is such a great idea. I indeed agree that this is perfect for oldies. I think I should also make some of this for my grand mom.

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