Jump to content

Follow Us:  Twitter Facebook RSS Feed            




   arrowShare this page:
   

   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

 
Celiac.com Sponsor:                                    


Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

How To Create A Whole-Wheat/wheat-Bran Taste

baking muffins help recipe help

  • Please log in to reply

7 replies to this topic

#1 Wheatfreeleeshy

 
Wheatfreeleeshy

    Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 40 posts
 

Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:43 PM

Hiya! I'm creating a bran muffin recipe and the first batch turned out pretty darn good. I'd like to try to give them a little more of a dark whole wheat/wheat bran flavor...any suggestions please?

One bread recipe I found that said it had a whole-wheat taste had a little bit of cocoa powder in it. Does anyone know if that really gives more wheat-like flavor? I'd never have thought to do that and don't want to ruin a whole batch of muffins if it's not true!

Here's my recipe:

Berry Bran Muffins
350g whole grain flour mix (245g whole grains: 90g oat bran, 90g buckwheat, 40g sorghum, 25g almond meal + 105g starch: 50g potato, 40g tapioca, 15g cornstarch)
2 Tbsp flax seeds, finely ground
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
85g coconut palm sugar
1 tsp sea salt
2 extra large eggs
300 grams buttermilk
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar 
100 grams butter, melted
1/2 tsp orange zest
2 Tbsp molasses
3/4 cup blueberries
3/4 cup dried cranberries, rehydrated

Thanks much!!
  • 0

Celiac.com Sponsor:

#2 Wheatfreeleeshy

 
Wheatfreeleeshy

    Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 40 posts
 

Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:30 PM

Anyone? Pretty please? ;-)
  • 0

#3 notme!

 
notme!

    Advanced Community Member

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,126 posts
 

Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:13 PM

Anyone? Pretty please? ;-)

leeshy - i wish i could but i can't do oats or oat bran right now otherwise looks like a delicious recipe :)  do you think it would make a big difference to sub something else and what would you suggest to stay true to your tasty goal?  


  • 0

arlene

misdiagnosed for 25 years!
just as i was getting my affairs in order to die of malnutrition...
gluten free 7/2010
blood test negative
celiac confirmed by endoscopy 9/2010

 

only YOU can prevent forest fires - smokey t. bear

 

have a nice day :)

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator


#4 Wheatfreeleeshy

 
Wheatfreeleeshy

    Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 40 posts
 

Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:19 PM

I would sub the oat bran with an equal amount (weight) of rice bran. Most of the gluten-free bran muffin recipes I've seen call for rice bran anyway! I'm actually making a batch right now! I'll post the updated recipe with instructions once I see how my new modifications come out. Fingers crossed! :-)
  • 0

#5 love2travel

 
love2travel

    ńĆeznem da se u Hrvatskoj!

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,847 posts
 

Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:31 PM

Try more sorghum as it is known to best replicate wheat flour flavour. I use it a lot and am not sure I agree it is close but after baking with about 25 gluten-free flours it may be the best you can get. Cocoa is ok but does not add the wheat or bran element much at all. Quite simply there just is not a good substitute. :-(
  • 0
<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

#6 dilettantesteph

 
dilettantesteph

    Advanced Community Member

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,035 posts
 

Posted 07 September 2013 - 08:36 AM

I read this to give the same sorghum advice.  I found it to taste the most like wheat too.


  • 0

#7 moniego

 
moniego

    New Community Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
 

Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:38 PM

I did try this for you, but it didn't seem overly whole-wheaty to me.  On the other hand, I thought it was good, so you probably don't need to worry that the batch would be ruined if you try it :)

 

Good luck!


  • 0

#8 Wheatfreeleeshy

 
Wheatfreeleeshy

    Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 40 posts
 

Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:50 PM

Thanks so much everyone!! My latest batch came out REALLY good. Great texture and flavor. I'll post the recipe soon! :-) :-)
  • 0





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Celiac.com Sponsors: