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Gluten Free Recipes & Reviews

Banana Bread Breakfast Pudding ~ Gluten Free Grain Free Paleo

Banana Bread Breakfast Pudding Top 8 Allergen FreeBanana Bread Breakfast Pudding Top 8 Allergen Free

I often blog about my breakfast. I can’t help it. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. The foods are simple, the coffee is hot, and I am still in that warm half asleep state. It is my time to relax first thing in the morning before I switch over to my always on the go super busy life. I have been eating this meal everyday for about a month. It is so simple I did not think to share it with you guys, until now. After eating it everyday for a month and smiling every morning over this hot bowl of banana breakfast pudding (aka paleo oatmeal) I decided this recipe was long over due for sharing.

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The Ultimate Coconut Flour Guide: Which Coconut Flour Is Best For Baking? 7 Coconut Flours Compared

Coconut Flour Mug Cake Showdown Comparison

I love coconut flour. I bake with it as often as I can and eat it at least once every day. Some people would call me obsessed. Low calorie, high protein, low carb, high fiber, this flour has amazing benefits! What’s not to love? I have tried my fair share of coconut flour recipes from other food bloggers. Most worked out fantastically, but some flopped. After reading a bajillion comments on those recipes the common consensus was that the brand of flour may be the reason for the recipe failure. Coconut flour absorbs a ton of water. Coconut flours differ in how finely they are ground and how much fat they contain as well. I really wanted to figure out which flours worked best and why.

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Paleo Roasted Brussels Sprouts Gluten Free

Paleo Gluten Free Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I often shop at our local salvage grocery store. I actually enjoy picking through the slightly irregular fruits and veggies. Sure it takes longer than shopping at a chain grocer, but it  is a relaxing shopping experience, a time I give to myself every week to unwind, think, and discover possibilities in foods that would otherwise have been out of my price range. I can get all of the fruits, and veggies to feed Alan and I for two weeks for around 27 dollars. That is incredibly cheap considering the high volume of produce we consume.  That 27 dollars can stretch to around 35 dollars and include specialty items like cashews, gourmet chips, Mexican cheeses, and the occasional box of Pop-tarts for Alan. If you have not already checked out your local salvage grocery, it is worth the trip. Always check expiration dates and expect to only buy what you will use or freeze in the next few days to a week.

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Paleo Brussels Sprouts Veggie Chips

Gluten Free Healthy Brussels Sprouts Chips

Recently I picked up a huge pile of brussels sprouts on the cheap.  I have been seeing recipes for kale chips posted everywhere and wondered if the tough outer brussels sprout leaves that would normally go to waste would lend themselves well to becoming a crispy snack. I quickly tossed them in some bacon grease and liberally coated them in kosher salt.

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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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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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Simple Low Calorie Gluten Free Peanut Butter Icing

Bowl of Healthy PB2 Peanut Butter Icing

I love to bake. If I didn’t I probably would not be writing a food blog. I began by baking gluten free recipes I found on various sites and not worrying what the calorie content was. I ate these baked goods like they were going out of style. I watched my waist expand quickly and realized I needed to make a change. I am a sweets addict especially when it comes to chocolate. I needed to figure out my own way to incorporate my sweet tooth into a lower calorie diet.

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