Fight Hunger with Gluten-Free Muffins

30 Jul

banana choco-chip muffins (2) copyHave you ever thought about the issue of hunger in America? Well, 17 million children face a greater risk of hunger during summer because hunger relief programs (reduced and free school lunches) are difficult to access and are underfunded!   Hunger will never go away unless we take action and fight against it! Today Move For Hunger which I’m interning at partners with moving companies and realtors to collect food donations from individuals moving out. Their moving partners deliver these food donations to local food banks. They collected over 2,000,000 lbs of food which provides 1,670,000 meals across North America as of today.

I’m pledging to fight against hunger with my baking and with your help, we can assist the 50 million Americans who struggle to find their next meal.
Update: I WON the first Move For Hunger Intern Challenge by raising nearly $2000 (thanks to Home Depot for their matching gift program and social networking)! I received 2 round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the USA! It’s a mind-blowing opportunity and a pure blessing to me & my family! Thank you to those who donated, supported and believed in this cause with me! As my father says, “Never Give Up!”, anything is possible…

Bake these gluten-free muffins for your local soup kitchen, community cafe, homeless shelter, and other civic service centers AND even for your mailman/lady! 🙂

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Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Yields 12 muffins. Modifications: Cut ingredient measurements in half, 1 1/2 c oat flour, used brown sugar.
Modified from Domestic Bliss Squared

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour (rolled oats grounded in blender or food processor)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 tsp vingear
  • 1/2 cup of hot water
  • 1/2 cup mashed bananas (1 banana)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Preheat oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray canola oil/cooking spray onto muffin tin.
2. To make oat flour, place rolled oats into blender or food processor. Blend until the oat is very fine & powdery.
3. In a large bowl, mix egg whites, vanilla extract, vinegar, mashed bananas and hot water together. Add dry ingredients-oat flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt into mixture. Mix well until smooth and thin.
4. Spoon the muffin mixture into muffin tin. Fill it either half way or 3/4 of the way. (I filled mine 1/2 way and the muffins didn’t rise too much.) Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of mixture.
5. Bake muffins for 15 minutes. Let the muffins cool off!

Serve and devour these little guys with a glass of milk, tea or coffee! So tell me how will you fight hunger or give back to your community?

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