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My favorite Gluten Free recipes

Posted by on Sep. 20, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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I think there have two been threads about GF, and a couple requests for recipes.  Figured it would be easier to start its own thread.  :)   Generally speaking meals are pretty easy.   Meat, veggies, fruit, rice noodles, potatoes, rice, etc...  Read labels, use whole ingredients, use GF crackers to bread cutlets, etc...  Its really not bad at all.  Where it gets tricky is desserts.  GF desserts take a bit more work and research.  The Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix and chocolate chip cooking mix are great.  Good quality and yummy.  Here are a few of my favorite made from scratch dessert recipes.

Monster Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12-ounce jar creamy peanut butter
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup multi-colored chocolate candies
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup raisins, optional
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal (not instant)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.

 

In a very large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and sugars. Mix well. Add the salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and butter. Mix well. Stir in the chocolate candies, chocolate chips, raisins, if using, baking soda, and oatmeal. Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.

 

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Let stand for about 3 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool. When cool, store in large resealable plastic bags.  

Options - substitute raisins for dried cranberries or cherries.  Substitute peanuts for pecans, almonds, etc...  Add butterscotch chips.  Have fun with it! 

 

 

 

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karamille
by Silver Member on Sep. 20, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Flourless Brownies

Makes 16

No one will ever guess the secret ingredient in this recipe: black beans!

Ingredients

1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
3 large eggs
1/3 cup melted butter, more for the baking dish
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cane sugar
1/2 cup gluten-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts

Method

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Butter an 8-inch baking pan. Place the black beans, eggs, melted butter, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Remove the blade and gently stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Bake the brownies for 30 to 35 minutes, or until just set in the center. Cool before cutting into squares.

Nutrition

Per serving (1 brownie/about 2oz/60g-wt.): 160 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 50mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 17g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 4g protein

karamille
by Silver Member on Sep. 20, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Carrot Date Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

Moist, sweet and subtly spiced, these muffins will become a new favorite.

Ingredients

2 medium carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 cup chopped pitted dates
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup melted virgin coconut or high-heat sunflower oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
3/4 cup amaranth flour or millet flour
3/4 cup ground almond flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Method

Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or oil with natural cooking spray and set aside. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place carrots and dates in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse and then blend until finely chopped. Add walnuts and pulse to finely chop. Transfer to a bowl; add oil, eggs and maple syrup, stir to combine completely. In a separate bowl, combine all remaining dry ingredients. Pour liquid ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition

Per serving: 240 calories (110 from fat), 13g total fat , 1.5g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 29g total carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 16g sugar), 6g protein

karamille
by Silver Member on Sep. 20, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Allison's Gluten Free Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 egg  (let sit out to reach room temp before starting)
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups warm skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/4 cup millet flour
  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

Directions

  1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select cycle; press Start. Five minutes into the cycle, check the consistency of the dough. Add additional rice flour or liquid if necessary.
  2. When bread is finished, let cool for 10 to 15 minutes before removing from pan.
alyciajoseph
by Alycia on Sep. 20, 2011 at 2:49 PM
Thanks a ton for posting this!!
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sweetcherry_59
by New Member on Jan. 29, 2012 at 3:43 PM

I love this post! I have Celiacs and I've been trying to find a good brownie recipe so I'm going to try this one tonight. Thanks!

michiganmom116
by Platinum Member on Jan. 29, 2012 at 7:05 PM

If you want more, I have many I'm willing to share.

alyciajoseph
by Alycia on Jan. 29, 2012 at 10:24 PM
I could always use more. They are for my friend, and she loves getting new recipes!!

Quoting michiganmom116:

If you want more, I have many I'm willing to share.

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michiganmom116
by Platinum Member on Jan. 29, 2012 at 10:45 PM


Quoting alyciajoseph:

I could always use more. They are for my friend, and she loves getting new recipes!!

Quoting michiganmom116:

If you want more, I have many I'm willing to share.

There are a lot to copy and paste; I invite you to check them out HERE




           Rhonda

sassymomntx1961
by Yvonne on Jan. 30, 2012 at 11:13 PM

What do you mean by choc candies,like m&m's?

karamille
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM


Quoting sassymomntx1961:

What do you mean by choc candies,like m&m's?


Yes.  :) 

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