Friday, May 24, 2013

Going Gluten Free- Part 4

This was, and still is, the hardest part for me.  Playing with gluten free baking ingredients.  
I'm going to be really honest with you here; I struggle with trying new foods.  I like the foods and textures that I grew up eating.  All of these other things and textures kind of scared me!  
However, I wasn't going to show that fear to my kids.  I slapped on a smile and bought a small fortune of baking ingredients.  
I decided that the easiest thing to do would be to find one or two recipes and play around in the kitchen a few days a week.  I firmly believe that treats are just that, treats, and so we only have them in the house once or twice a month.  However, I did not want to be scrambling around at the last minute if I needed a special dish!
I went to Google and found a banana bread recipe and a brownie recipe.  These are our two favorites so I wanted to have a good recipe for both.  
Well the banana bread came out "okay" but the brownies were a disaster! 
I have actually not really found a brownie recipe that we love but I will keep hunting until I do. 
 I have really learned to experiment more in the kitchen and accept failure as it comes, and trust me I have made some seriously nasty stuff.  However, I have actually made some delicious dishes as well! 
Next week I will share our favorite gluten free desert with you!


  1. favorite gluten free, sugar free, dairy free dessert: 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/4 cup honey, 1/2 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter, about 1/2 tsp vanilla. put it all in a saucepan and melt together, pour into cupcake molds, makes 6, and refrigerate.

  2. Sounds delicious and easy. Peanut butter cups?

  3. Sounds delicious and easy. Peanut butter cups?

  4. basically it is a reese with a coconut flavor. the coconut is a bit strong for me so I play with the amounts of cocoa and coconut to get what I want. you can also add things like chopped almonds, coconut flakes, craisins, etc.