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Gluten Free Recipes & Reviews

Gluten Free Plantain Banana Pancakes

Plantain Pancakes Gluten Free

I have been discovering all kinds of fantastic new to me foods at my local salvage grocer. In an effort to cut my grocery bill down to a manageable size and eat super healthy at the same time I have quit shopping exclusively at my local Kroger and Walmart for food items. Ever since I discovered Fresh to Frozen a few months back I have totally changed my shopping plan.

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Gluten Free Raw Cookie Dough Bites For Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls For Ice Cream

I have been craving cookie dough ice cream ever since I became a celiac. I finally came across some made by So Delicious. It is dairy free and gluten free and has the most incredible cookie dough chunks I have ever had! I ate the entire pint in one sitting. The pint cost about 5.50 which is way out of my price range for a pint of ice cream. I wanted to save my money and buy it again, but then I had a better idea.

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No Bake Cheesecake With Mrs. Glee’s Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust

Cheesecake with Mrs. Glee's Graham Cracker Mix Crust

As you all may know I love coconut flour for its high protein content and fiber content. In looking for other protein and fiber rich gluten free flours, I came across Mrs. Glee’s Gluten Free Navy Bean Flour. Mrs. Glee’s whole bean flour is milled from the best Michigan grown beans sourced from a facility that only processes dry beans (i.e. no soybeans) They are milled using a unique process to minimize the bean flavor and effects. You can find out more about Mrs. Glee’s products on their site on Amazon.

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Easy Low Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies Gluten Free

Easy Low Sugar Peanut Butter Cookie Gluten Free

What does this girl do when asked invited to a last minute gathering? She makes these super quick cookies.

I love my friends. This fourth of July Alan was scheduled to work leaving me with nothing to do until fireworks time. I asked around on Facebook and my friend Emily invited me to spend the day with her, her husband, and her five children. I had not been grocery shopping in a while and did not have mayo for potato salad, slaw, or any other quick fourth of July favorites. That’s when my mind turned to cookies.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Paleo Oatmeal ~ Coconut Flour Recipe

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Paleo Oatmeal

I bought a can of pumpkin to make the famous paleo pumpkin pancakes I had heard so much about. I tried them and for me they were way too eggy. I much prefer the two ingredient banana pancakes as far as texture and flavor. So I had most of a can of pumpkin left for experimentation. I was growing tired of eating my brownie batter paleo oats* after eating them 7 mornings in a row on our road trip. Don’t get me wrong they are delicious I was just finally on chocolate breakfast overkill.

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Healthy Chocolate Brownie “Oatmeal” Sinfully Paleo, Gluten Free, and Low Carb

Healthy Chocolate Brownie "Oatmeal" Sinfully Paleo, Gluten Free, and Low Carb

I have been eating this paleo oatmeal everyday for months. It is that fantastic. I usually get  bored with the same breakfast day in and day out but this is so rich and fudgy it will never get old. This gluten free paleo oatmeal reminds me of eating  warm brownie batter- minus the guilt!  A whole large bowl has only 145 calories!

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Easy Apple Pie “Oatmeal” With Coconut Flour (Gluten Free, Sugar Free,Grain Free, Paleo)

Easy Apple Pie "Oatmeal" With Coconut Flour (Gluten Free, Sugar Free,Grain Free, Paleo)

My new favorite obsession is apples and cinnamon. I have been trying to eat even healthier and replace some of my sweets with fruit. Don’t get me wrong I still love chocolate but am trying to break my addiction to it. I have created this variation on my Copycat Coco Wheats to satisfy my breakfast sweet tooth. The use of coconut flour keeps this recipe lower carb and low calorie while being grain free and gluten free as well. Who doesn’t like apple pie for breakfast? If you want an even more decadent experience you could drizzle a bowl of this with honey or maple syrup and sprinkle some crushed almonds on top. Go ahead indulge your senses then tell me what your favorite hot breakfast cereal combo is. 🙂

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Quick Easy Gluten Free Apple Pie Ala Mode

Gluten Free Apple Pie Ala Mode

Quick Easy Gluten Free Apple Pie Ala Mode
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2 to 4
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan combine everything except for the apples. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thick and bubbly.
  2. Add apples and continue to stir and cook until desired thickness or about 2 minutes. Let cool slightly (no burnt tongues allowed)
  3. Toast Pastry until desired toastiness is achieved.
  4. Place pastry in a bowl.
  5. Top generously with ice cream and apple mixture.
  6. Inhale and enjoy!

I was outside enjoying the warmth of the first really nice day of spring when a craving hit me. I must have warm apple pie filling over ice cream. All day I could taste how good the cinnamony slightly caramely apples would taste as they oozed over the cold vanilla ice cream   I knew I had some apples already cut, blanched and in the freezer waiting to be used up. I was going to make this happen as soon as I got home. I stopped at the local Kroger and bought Breyer’s All Natural Vanilla Ice Cream and headed towards the land of desserts (aka my kitchen). When I got home I realized that I could make my fantasy dessert even better by adding something akin to a pie crust. I thought about toasting tortillas and drizzling them with maple syrup and cinnamon but I didn’t have any handy. That’s when I went to Alan, my genius of a boyfriend, for help. He had a fantastic idea right away. I had won a gift basket of Glutino products in a facebook contest and still had a fair amount of them left. In that basket just happened to be their amazingly tasty Glutino Apple Cinnamon Toaster Pastries.  The crust on those things is to die for. So we toasted up one apple and also a Strawberry one for fun and used them as a base for our dessert concoction. It was heavenly. I had hit upon what will become a staple dessert in our apartment… Gluten Free Apple Pie Ala Mode! Here is the rather simple recipe. It can of course be made even simpler by using canned or jarred apple pie filling. We like to make as much real food as possible so here is our take on apple pie filling.

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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