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Copycat COCO Wheats featuring Coconut Flour Gluten Free/Grain Free/Paleo/Low Carb/Sugar Free

Gluten Free Copycat COCO Wheats

COCO Wheats hold a special place in my heart. To me they come with a sense of freedom. I took a risk and moved states away with not much money and only one friend who needed a roommate at the age of 19. One of my first breakfasts cooked by myself in my shiny new tiny apartment was COCO Wheats.

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My Favorite Sesame Spinach Gluten Free

This Asian inspired dish is low in calories and huge on flavor. I have always loved spinach and was looking for new ways to fit it into my diet. This time I decided to put an Asian spin on it and came up with this wonderful mouth watering side dish. The flavors are light enough to compliment the spinach and not overpower it. I could eat this with every meal. I have eaten this whole recipe as my meal. I just can’t stop going back for one more mouthful Yes, it is that good!

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5 Minute Coconut Flour Gluten Free Low Carb Muffin with Variations

Gluten Free Low Carb Coconut Flour Muffin with Variations

Coconut flour is amazingly versatile. My first foray into coconut flour baking was this muffin. I was looking for a healthy grain free, gluten free flour that was low calorie and low carb. I had previously been using almond flour for my baked goods, but then I began adding up the calories and realized I needed a change. I found coconut flour which is

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Coconut Flour Gluten Free Low Carb Southern Style Buttermilk Biscuit for one

Low Carb Southern Style Buttermilk Biscuit

I was born and raised in the south the land of buttermilk biscuits, grits, corn pudding, and other amazing foods. I moved to Pennsylvania at the age of 19. They didn’t have anything quite like southern cooking up there. I was introduced to a whole new style of cooking with  more Italian and polish flavors. I am not here to talk about northern favorites, though.  That will be a whole different post. I’m here to talk about southern style buttermilk melt in your mouth biscuits.

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Almond Meal Graham Crackers – Grain Free, Gluten Free

Photo of Grain Free, Gluten Free Graham Cracker

Summer vacations are some of the times I remember most from being a child. No school and endless warm days stretched ahead of me.

My brothers were both cub scouts and my father was the scout master for their troop. The cub scouts did a ton of fun summer activities which I got to tag along on with my mom as a chaperon. My favorite of those activities were the camping trips.

Being cub scouts they were not much more involved than a night or two at a state park campground, but to me at age 7 they were the height of adventure. There was fishing and exploring by day and a roaring campfire by night. There were homemade dutch oven meals and of course smores. I have never been a big fan of the gooey marshmallow and prefer to eat my chocolate bars unmelted. I did enjoy the fact that I could eat as many graham crackers as I pleased while watching the boys run around with flaming marshmallows.

Graham crackers have been one of the items I have missed since going gluten free. I tried a few different recipes before finally settling on this one as my favorite so far. I will be working on a recipe that relies less on almond flour in the future as I know many of my readers have nut allergies. For now enjoy your summer, eat a graham cracker, and feel like a kid all over again.

Almond Meal Graham Crackers - Grain Free, Gluten Free
 
These are quite easy to make and a delicious grain free gluten free alternative to store bought graham crackers.
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Recipe type: Snack, Dessert
Serves: 8
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 325
  2. Mix all dry ingredients well.
  3. mix in wet ingredients, slowly.
  4. Chill dough ( I put mine in the freezer for 15 minutes)
  5. Roll dough between two sheets of parchment to desired cracker thickness. *make sure dough is evenly rolled or thicker toward the edges. If edges are thinner than middle the edges may burn (still yummy though)*`
  6. Remove top piece of parchment.
  7. Score with knife to cracker size. This makes them easy to break apart after baking.
  8. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes.
  9. Cool and break apart.
  10. Eat and Enjoy!
  11. Place bottom parchment with dough on cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.