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.
- 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)
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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