Sunday, April 21, 2013
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup rice flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 large egg, plus 1 large egg white
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted, plus more for skillet
1/4 cup low-fat milk (I’ve used cow and almond, both are good)
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more for serving
Fresh fruit or fruit preserves (optional), for serving
In a medium bowl, whisk together quinoa, flour, baking powder, and salt. In another medium bowl, whisk together egg, egg white, butter, milk, and syrup until smooth. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and whisk to combine.
Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with butter and heat over medium-high. Drop batter by 1/4 cup-fulls onto skillet. Cook until bubbles appear on top, 2 minutes. Flip cakes and cook until golden brown on underside, 2 minutes. Wipe skillet clean and repeat with more melted butter and remaining batter (reduce heat to medium if overbrowning). Serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Gluten Free Waffles
1 1/4 cups rice flour
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1/4 cup potato starch
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 3/4 cups milk (I've used cow, vanilla soy, and vanilla almond...ALL good)
1/2 cup cooking oil or butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix dry ingredients together. In separate bowl, mix wet ingredients together.
Then add wet ingredients to dry and mix until well blended and there are no lumps. Spoon batter onto waffle iron and follow your waffle iron's directions.
Makes 12 to 16 (4-inch) waffles.
THANK YOU, JESSICA!!!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Gluten-Free Corn Bread
Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl:
1/2 C. Rice flour
1/2 C. Tapioca flour
1 C. Yellow cornmeal
1/2 tsp Xanthan gum
2 Tbs Sugar
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Salt
In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients:
1 egg white
1 C. plain yogurt
2 Tbsp melted butter (I did pureed beans)
1/4 C. water
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to combine. Spoon into a greased 8” pan (mine was dirty so I did it in a 9” round pan and that worked well, too) and bake at 400 for 20-25 min. The top should “spring” when you press on it.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
I have survived moving across the country 5 weeks after having baby #3, and I’m finally ready to start making new things again. Hooray for that! I’ve tried a few new recipes I hope to post soon, but first I am posting this recipe for my favorite Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. I’m kind of amazed that it’s taken me this long to do it, since I’ve had the recipe since 2003. It’s in my recipe binder but suddenly I feel greatly inconvenienced when I can’t pull up a recipe I want online. =) Anyway…These are good cookies. I love them because they’re easy and very forgiving. I’ve used all sorts of flour blends depending on what I have and they turn out great. Also, they don’t require xanthan gum. Because I’m super cheap, that’s important to me. I love these cookies fresh out of the oven or out of the fridge, but my VERY FAVORITE way to eat these is warm with vanilla ice cream on top. Amazing.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/4 C. butter (softened)
1 1/2 C. sugar
(beat ‘til fluffy)
1 1/2 C. pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla
In a separate bowl, whisk together:
2 1/2 C GF flour (I used 1 C Rice, 1 C Oat, and 1/2 C. Corn starch, but I’ve used several different combos with Tapioca flour, potato startch, sorghum flour, etc. Use what you have.)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C. chocolate chips (I like the mini)
1/2 C. chopped walnuts (optional, but super good)
Slowly add dry mixture to wet ingredients and mix well. The batter should be pretty moist. Spoon batter by tablespoon onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 15-17 min.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
One of the “regular foods” I miss the most in the winter time is canned tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches. I’ve tried a few recipes for tomato soup and never quite loved it. This is a mix of several recipes I’ve tried and I think it’s awesome. I made this with my 4 year old daughter one afternoon last week and we had so much fun.
3 (15 oz) cans tomatoes (you can use whole, diced, whatever…it’s just going in the blender)
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 cup chicken broth
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp dried basil
1/2-1 cup chopped onion (I only did 1/2 cup but next time I’ll do more)
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup skim milk
Put all ingredients except the milk into large pot and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes. Pour soup into a blender (I did this in 2 batches) and blend on low for about 30 seconds, until smooth. Return to pot and add milk. Eat with grilled cheese sandwiches. =)
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
1 3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. milk (I used vanilla almond milk)
1/2 c. butter
4 Tbsp unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 c. crunchy peanut butter
3 c. gluten free quick oats
1 tsp vanilla
Combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa in a medium sauce pan. Bring the mixture to a boil and let boil for 90 seconds. Remove from heat immediately. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Add oats and stir well. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper and allow to cool.