All posts tagged: glutenFree

Spelt Cinnamon Raisin Bread

This bread will honestly melt in your mouth and oozes yumminess (the truth though, you’ve got to eat it right out of the oven with butter) otherwise it definitely tastes as healthy as it sounds. I got the recipe from Texanerin Baking and followed it pretty much exactly. If you’re following some kind of special diet (which chances are you’re trying, since it’s that time of year) you could have it with earth balance “butter” instead and feel even better about eating half of the loaf in one sitting. Treat yourself to a cup of tea and slice (or the whole loaf) and enjoy!  

guilt free fudgy, chocolate blondies

New year, new diet, or really ancient caveman diet. Depending on which version of the Paleo diet you follow, this little treat may fit into your dessert menu perfectly. I got the recipe for the fudgy pumpkin blondies, from here and not only were they easy to make, they were delicious! Even my husband got into them and if it passes his sweet tooth test, we a have winner folks.

Sweet Potato Brownies 

  These brownies are unbelievable! They have no refined sugar in, are gluten free and actually taste like brownies! Ingredients  1 sweet potato baked and mashed  2 eggs  1/2 cup of honey  1 tbsp vanilla  1/2 cup of coconut oil melted  1 cup of cocoa  1 tsp of baking powder  1/2 tsp baking soda  2 tbsp of coconut flour 2 tbsp of cacoa nibs  Icing  3 tbsp cocoa 3 tbsp melted coconut oil 3 tbsp of coconut milk  3 tbsp of honey  Mix ingredients together and let sit for 30 mins – icing will get thicker.  Brownies Preheat oven to 365f. Mix sweet potato, vanilla, eggs, coconut oil and honey together in a bowl. Mix cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and coconut flour together. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Bake for approximately 20 mins or until knife comes out clean when inserted. Once cooled add icing and top with cacoa nibs. 

Peach BBQ Sauce (for sugarfree September)

This month, my husband and I are trying to be sugar-free, it’s turning out to be a lot easier than I anticipated. At first, it was definitely a struggle, especially giving up dark chocolate. However, as time as progressed I find myself craving it less, I have more energy and feel less hungry. The one time of day I still find the hardest is after dinner, I’m so use to having a little something sweet and I really crave it. With each passing day the cravings are getting easier and as long as I get myself out of the kitchen fast I seem to forget about them. We’ve been making ribs in our slow cooker a LOT and usually dump a bottle of Diana’s in there, with some onion and garlic. Well, Diana’s isn’t going to make the sugar-free list that is for certain! So I made up a batch of this, smothered the ribs in it and cooked them on slow for most of the day. Easy Peasy! Ingredients 3 slices of bacon 3 …

Gluten-Free Coconut Buttermilk Biscuits

We’re going camping this weekend and I’m responsible for breakfast on one of the mornings. The tricky thing is that we all have a variety of dietary restrictions. I found a recipe for gluten-Free biscuits and adapted it slightly so that it met everyone’s needs. They were easy to make and are very tasty. Once I had made the dough I divided it into two parts, added blueberries to one batch and carob nibs to the other (you could really add just about anything to the dough, peaches, raisins, walnuts, the list is endless). I also doubled the recipe as I needed more than 9 biscuits, I did this by simply doubling the measurements, it worked out well. Ingredients 1/2 cup Buttermilk 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter 1 Tbsp of Baking Powder 2 tbsp of Starch (potato or cornstarch) 1 tsp Sugar 3/4 cups of Brown/White Rice Flour 1/4 cup Coconut Flour Your choice of fruit or chocolate chips (about two handfuls) Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray, set aside. Sift …

Strawberry Tarts

Not only are these easy and delicious, there’s also the option of making them gluten free. You can purchase gluten free graham cracker crumbs and the rest of the recipe doesn’t include any gluten. The prep time takes about 20 minutes and they’re the perfect dessert to serve along side a scoop of ice cream at your next dinner party. You can also substitute the milk with almond milk for a healthier version. Ingredients (for 12 tarts) 12 muffin cups 12 tbsp of graham cracker crumbs 12 tbsp of melted butter 2 tbsp of butter 8 squares (1 ounce each) of dark chocolate 1/4 cup of milk/almond milk 6-8 strawberries 1 handful of blueberries Directions Preheat your oven to 275F Line your muffin tray with muffin cups. Add 1 tbsp of graham cracker crumbs to each cups. Pour 1 tbsp of melted butter into each muffin cup. Bake the muffin cups in the oven for about 10 minutes (keep your eye on them, take them out when they turn to a golden brown). Use a …