With the upcoming nuptials of the United Kingdom’s Prince William to Kate Middleton, it seems like everyone is getting British fever. Why not let your breakfast join in the Union Jack-lovefest with a gluten-free English muffin or two?
English muffins are, well, quintessentially English. They instantly conjure images of fancy teatables and silver spoons and doilies. However, the best thing about English muffins are those rough little “nooks and crannies” which allow melted butter to pool so that you get delicious buttery mouthfuls with each bite. Getting the elasticity and airpockets of a true English muffin in a gluten-free English muffin is not always easy, due to the lack of gluten protein. However, these brands are leading the way in making tasty gluten-free English muffins the Queen herself would approve of.
– Ener-G offers plain gluten-free English Muffins and Brown Rice English Muffins With Flax.
– Food For Life sells wheat & gluten-free Brown Rice English Muffins as well as Multi-Seed English Muffins.
– Foods By George sells gluten-free English muffins in Plain, No-Rye Rye, and Cinnamon Currant flavors.
– Glutino offers GF Premium English Muffins.
If you want to make gluten-free English muffins from scratch, check out this recipe round-up from various GF bloggers. In addition, Terri Gruss from About.com’s recipe has got a great recipe for gluten-free Buckwheat and Honey English muffins which you can use to make her gluten-free Eggs Benedict recipe with ham, poached egg, and Hollandaise sauce.
In addition to Eggs Benedict, I like to use English muffins to make a breakfast sandwich layered with cheese, bacon or sausage, and egg. I also like to use them to make mini-pizzas, spooning tomato sauce on top of the open-face muffins and topping with cheese and pepperoni. And of course, there’s nothing like a freshly toasted English muffin with butter and honey melted into those nooks and crannies.
How do you like your gluten-free English muffins? And do any Brits out there know what exactly the difference is between an English muffin and a crumpet?