Sunday, October 6, 2019

Gluten free banana bread w/ walnuts, makes 2 loaves

mash 5 medium Naners set aside

Wet Ingredients:
4 eggs
1 cup avocado oil ( or neutral tasting oil)
1 cup whole milk plain yogurt
1 1/2 cups sugar

Dry Ingredients
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups Bobs Redmill 1 to 1 Gluten free flour
1 cup almond flour ( I use Costco)
1/2 cup P and G Gluten free whole grain flour

Cream together eggs, oil, and sugar. Add Yogurt then Naners.

Mix flours, salt, and baking powder

Slowing add dry ingredients to wet until well combined. Add 1 Cup raw Walnuts.

Grease 2 standard loaf pans with butter, fill equally. Bake at 350 for 50 -60 min. Check at the 50 min mark with the tooth pick test.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Maple Pecan Crispy Cookies

It's officially fall! I'm in the mood to bake all sorts of comforting foods that I probably shouldn't be eating. Be that as it may, I will enjoy the process and the sharing of my creations. I was inspired by this recipe but I cannot say what these taste like. I have taken her recipe and have adapted it to be Gluten free and a bit healthier with fiber and more protein. So if you like traditional cookies and don't have access to the ingredients listed I would give her recipe a try!


Wet Ingredients
1 stick of softened butter
1/3 cup coconut oil, not melted
2 tablespoons avocado oil or neutral tasting oil
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup Maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp maple syrup extract
1 egg

Dry Ingredients
2 cups Bob's Redmill 1 to 1 GF Flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup P and G gold GF wholegrain flour
2 tsp corn starch
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt, use less if its pink salt

Sugar for the tops
1 1/2 cups of chopped dry unsalted toasted pecans (Trader Joes)

Using a mixer, Mix Butter, oils, and sugar. Add Maple Syrup and vanilla, and egg. In another bowl Mix together all dry ingredients. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet. Add Pecans and Mix. Refrigerate for an hour give or take.

Line a baking sheet with Parchment paper. Scoop out little balls, about a small golf ball size. Using bottom of cup, press one cookie down to get cup sticky and dip in sugar. Press all cookies repeating the sugar dip for each cookie -or you could just sprinkle the tops but I wanted flat cookies. :)

Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mother's Day Almond Waffles, Gluten Free

Happy Mother's Day! We are playing hookie from church this morning to have a family day. My husband has been requesting waffles or pancakes, so I thought I'd make Almond Waffles, one of his favorites.

I have a Cuisinart waffle maker. The waffles are approximately 4.5" and this recipe makes 14 waffles. I make extras so I can freeze the remaining and pop them in the toaster on a busy morning. My husband likes traditional maple syrup, but today I had berry syrup made by Kodiak Cakes and it pairs so nicely with the almond flavor, pictured above.

Plug your waffle iron in and set to desired shade. I like a little bit more golden waffles.

Wet Ingredients
3 3/4 cups whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup avocado oil
1 table spoon almond extract
1/4 cup sugar
4 eggs

Dry Ingredients
1 cup blanched almond flour, I use Costco's brand. Great price for the amount of flour.
1 cup PG whole grain gluten free flour
2 cups Bob's Red mill 1 to 1 gluten free flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tablespoons plus 2 tsp of baking powder

1 rounded cup of sliced almonds, add later.

Mix wet ingredients in a large bowl. Mix Dry ingredients in a bowl. Slowly add Dry ingredients to Wet ingredients. Mix well. Add sliced almonds.

Cook as prescribed by your particular iron.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Easy Breakfast Eggs

I love eggs in the morning, especially I love eggs with veggies. These eggs are creamy too, thanks to avocado! This recipe makes enough for a family of 4 when you add whole grain toast too.

7 eggs cracked and scrambled in bowl
1 avocado, cubed
4 oz of Feta cheese (1/2 a package) , I used garlic herb feta from Athenos
spinach 1.5 to 2oz, a few handfuls.
salt and pepper to taste

I buy Trader joes organic bag of spinach. Put the bag in freezer overnight. Before you use it, un-opened, begin to twist the bag of spinach until crumbled. It looks like chopped spinach without the work of chopping.

Use pan of choice on medium heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil. Add eggs. Let them cook for a minute or two to firm up. Add Feta, avocado, and spinach. Cook to desired firmness. I like my eggs Medium. Not runny wet, not crusty brown.

Serve with a few slices of toasted Multigrain bread. I use Trader Joes Gluten Free Multigrain bread.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Blueberry Bundt & Blueberry loaf

Preheat oven 425, you will need to reduce to 375 once you put them in.

Dry Ingredients
4 Cups Flour
(This is what I do to make it healthier -3/4 cup blanched almond meal, 3/4 cup Gluten free PG wholegrain flour, 2.5 cups Bobs Redmill Gluten free 1 to 1)
1 tsp pink salt
4 tsp baking powder

Wet Ingredients
1 cup avocado oil
4 eggs
1.5 cups sugar
1 cup plain yogurt (Reg or Greek ok, I prefer some fat 2% or whole)
1.5 cups sugar

3 cups blueberries, or berries of choice

Mix Dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix wet ingredients in another. Combine dry to wet. Add blueberries

Prepare pans by greasing each cups with butter and sprinkle lightly with sugar. 
Fill each pan about 1/2 to 3/4

Once pans are filled, sprinkle with sugar on top, very important! :) put in oven. If your oven is big enough bake both. If not, I bake my Bundt in the oven and my loaf in the toaster oven.


Bake for 35 to 45 min, golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool, dust with powdered sugar

Same recipe can be used for blueberry muffins, make about 22 using a #12 scoop

Monday, October 29, 2018

Reduced sugar Cranberry Steel Cut Oatmeal Cookies with white chocolate chips

Well I didn't think about posting these cookies at first because I didn't know how they would turn out. Sorry for lack of pictures. As it turns out we liked them a lot! Hope you will too. Makes about 45-50 cookies, 2" round

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Prepare steel cut oats in advance. I used Bobs Red Mill Organic Quick Cooking Steel Oats. I took 2 cups of the oats and put it in a 4 cup glass measuring cup and put hot water over them and microwaved it for about 5 mins stirring every 1 min or so to prevent boil over. They're hot -be careful. After they cooled a bit I dumped them over into a mesh colander and rinsed them to remove excess starch. Press down on oats in colander to remove excess water.

2/3 cup white sugar
3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) salted butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt, I used pink salt
1 cup almond flour
2 cups of pre-prepared oats (see above)
1.5 cups Gluten free flour, I use Bobs Red mill All purpose GF Baking Flour
1 cup dried cranberries
2/3 cup white chocolate chips

Combine Sugar, Butter, and Vanilla. In another bowl mix flours, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add flour mix into creamed butter mixture. Using a fork or spatula. Mix until consistency is crumbly with no large chunks of butter.
Add oats to cookie mixture and mix in with spatula. Add cranberries and white chocolate chips, mix again.

Line 2 cookie sheets with silicone sheets. I got 20 cookies blobs to fit on each pan. With enough dough left over for about 5 -8 cookies. So I froze the remaining dough for another day.

Bake 1 sheet of cookies at a time. Each sheet of cookies takes between 15 to 20 min to bake, I like them a bit golden on the peaks. They will be partly crunchy on the outside and chewy on inside.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Carrot Raisin Ginger Muffins - Gluten Free

1 Lb Carrots, shredded. About 33/4 cups of baby carrots, I shredded them in food processor
8oz of Thompson raisins, mine were kinda dry so I soaked them in hot water while preparing
4oz crystallized candied ginger - chopped up
1 cup super fine almond flour
3 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking flour
1 cup gluten free Oats plus 3 table spoons
4 eggs
1 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
2 sticks butter
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pink salt
2  cups brown sugar, plus sugar to sprinkle with oats on top
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup walnuts chopped (optional)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger powder
Topping optional - 3 tablespoons GF Oats, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, sprinkle on top of muffins before baking

Preheat oven 425 while preparing, turn down to 375 right after putting muffins in oven
Mix flours, salt, baking powder together in a bowl. In another large bowl melt butter then add sugar, vanilla, eggs, and yoghurt. Mix dry ingredients into wet. Mix well. Add shredded carrots, crystallized chopped ginger, raisins, and walnuts, and oats.
grease muffin tins and sprinkle with sugar. It a #12 (2 3\4oz) ice cream scoop till muffin tins.
Place in Oven For 30 min Until Golden Brown

Gluten free banana bread w/ walnuts, makes 2 loaves

mash 5 medium Naners set aside Wet Ingredients: 4 eggs 1 cup avocado oil ( or neutral tasting oil) 1 cup whole milk plain yogurt 1 ...