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Gluten Free Recipes & Reviews

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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World’s Best Iced Coffee Protein Powder Latte

World's Best Iced Coffee Protein Powder Latte

This gluten free girlfriend has been trying to get buff over the last few months. I have a lot of work to do and it is certainly an ongoing process. I have been eating a pretty high protein diet and supplementing it with protein shakes for muscle building. I don’t want to look like a bodybuilder  I am just aiming for not looking like a bowl of jello in a bikini. I have tried many flavors of protein powder many tasting awful. I have found that the Dymatize Elite Gourmet series is my favorite flavor wise. I really love the milk chocolate and that is what I buy most often.

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Laurie VS The Glutenator – A Gluten Free Beer Review

The Glutenator Gluten Free Beer

My local Wine & More finally got a new gluten free beer option. I love it when I come across something new to try especially when it will help me relax at the end of the day. First of all I LOVE the name. It makes me feel like I need to conquer this beer to keep everyone safe. I like a beer that gives me a mission. I chose to accept it. 🙂

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Glutino Gluten Free Pretzel Chips Review

Glutino Gluten Free Pretzel Chips

We here at My Gluten Free Girlfriend entered a facebook contest to win a basket of Glutino goodies about a month ago. We were so overjoyed when we ended up as one of the three winners that we took it upon ourselves to write a few reviews of the best and worst products. These babies were supposed to be in the basket but were not quite ready yet. We received them a few days ago in a separate shipment and man are they amazing! These Glutino Pretzel Chips have not even hit the store shelves yet so we are pretty stoked to get to try them. Winning feels good!

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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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Glutino Apple Cinnamon Toaster Pastry Review

Glutino Apple Cinnamon Toaster Pastry

I have already extensively reviewed the amazing life changing drool worthy crust for these toaster pastries in my Glutino Strawberry Toaster Pastry review. Go check it out and then immediately run to the store to buy some. I’ll skip right to the juicy filling now. I love the combination of apples and cinnamon. The flavor reminded me of a warm apple pie in a convenient toastable easy to take along anywhere form. The Glutino Apple Cinnamon Toaster Pastries gave us here at My Gluten Free Girlfriend an epic recipe idea. Alan thought it up Easy Gluten Free Apple Pie Ala Mode (pronounced Ah La Mode E) I will post the recipe as soon as I finish eating it. Nom Nom Nom 🙂

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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.

Why Coconut Flour Works for Me

Bag of Nutiva Coconut Flour

I have finally found satisfaction in flour. I am gluten free and mostly grain free. I have been struggling with losing that extra 20 lbs my whole life. I have been in love with cooking and baking everything I could since going gluten free three years ago due to Celiac . It is hard to shed these extra pounds while battling a monster sized sweet tooth. This is where coconut flour comes in. It is naturally gluten free, grain free, and low carb.

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