What’s the problem with how traditional caramel corn is made? The primary ingredients are usually corn syrup and refined white sugar (not at all beneficial to our health or mood). Also, you often have to fight to keep the caramel corn on the baking sheets as you stir it during baking. All these problems have been solved with this new recipe. Natural sweeteners replace the corn syrup and white sugar and the mixture is baked in a casserole dish. Easy and yummy! I’m also always amazed by how large a batch is made with such a small amount of ingredients.
Pop ½ cup of popcorn (produces 2-3 quarts of popcorn)
3 Tbsp. coconut oil/butter
1/3 cup honey and/or maple syrup (more…)
It’s that time of year again… when you allow yourself to bake with real butter… and lots of it! At first I was planning to make this recipe with margarine (since that’s what I had), but my mom adamantly informed me that shortbread is made with REAL BUTTER, and anything less is sacrilege. It’s Christmas after all, right? But what if I would rather not gain ten pounds over the holidays? Apparently buttlerless shortbread cookies are not an option. And I’m not sure that eating less of them is an option either… these things seem to call your name from the freezer. (more…)
Gluten-free holiday snack mix recipe 2011 (c) Teri Gruss
Everyone loves Chex-style snack mixes. Our holiday blend is a twist on the original recipe. Poultry seasoning, dried cranberries and crisp gluten-free crackers add just the right holiday flavor in this fast and easy gluten-free snack mix recipe.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Yield: About 12 cups snack mix
Now that there are Gluten Free Rice Krispies available at the main stream grocery store, my family will be making these classic treats for many occasions. The kids LOVE helping to make these sweet treats and they couldn’t be any easier. 4 ingredients and you are done.
5 Tablespoons butter or non-dairy butter (we use Earth Balance Buttery Sticks)
1 bag of 40 marshmallows
7 cups of Gluten Free Rice Krispies by Kelloggs
Icing or Frosting for decorating
In a large pot melt the butter over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted.
Slowly add the cereal and stir until combined. Transfer to a spray-oiled 9×13 pan. Press into the pan. Allow to cool and then cut into pieces. Decorate if desired.
Homemade caramel corn is buttery, crunchy, sweet and best of all it’s naturally gluten free. And it’s so buttery fresh, a quality hard to find in a can or bag! If you like, use organic popcorn, butter, sugar and agave syrup for an extra special treat.
Last year (almost to the day) I posted a recipe for Fruity Pebble Treats after I had gotten “glutened” by eating a rice krispy treat – silly me for missing the MALT flavor ingredient (see my post about the new gluten-free Rice Krispies here). So instead of making the same mistake twice, I followed the advice of one of my readers, Kristi, and made the crispy treats using Fruity Pebbles (I’ve also made them with the cocoa pebbles and both are awesome!). Before making these I called Post to double-check that these two cereals were in fact gluten-free and was assured that they were gluten-free. You can check out the original post here.
A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from Post with the following information:
Thought you might be interested in hearing that longtime favorite Post cereals, Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles, are gluten-free and can be enjoyed on their own or in gluten-free treats!
They also generously sent me a box of each the Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles to review. I decided that I would make something with the Fruity Pebbles because as I found out last year Bryan really really likes the Cocoa Pebbles and pretty much (more…)
Gluten-free pumpkin doughnut “holes” are easy to make using a mini muffin pan. This recipe is baked, not fried but these delicious pumpkin-rich pastries are anything but fat-free. The warm mini muffins are dipped in melted butter and rolled in spiced sugar.
Based on the contents of my past few CSA boxes, zucchini is doing really well this year. Or at least there’s a lot of it growing. It’s a veggie that you can easily add to just about anything, and that’s pretty much what I’ve been doing with it. Grated, it makes a wonderful “raw” pasta substitute, I love it lightly stir-fried with other veggies, it’s delicious sauteed and added to salads, omelets, or whatever else is cooking, and then of course there’s always zucchini bread. My grandmother used to make it every summer. She would bake it in loaves, and then sandwich softened cream cheese between thin slices. It tasted like cake, and I suppose it practically was the way she made it. YUM.
I started looking online for gluten free zucchini bread recipes, and I came across some zucchini mini muffins with chocolate chips over on Elana’s Pantry. I love that website, and I have her Gluten Free Almond Flour cookbook, which I use regularly. She now also has a Gluten-Free Cupcakes book, which is now on my wish list, if anyone is feeling generous.
This delicious gluten-free cake has a warm spicy flavour from its three types of ginger – fresh, crystallised and dried. The flavour improves when the cake is kept for a few days, so it is great as a bake ahead treat.
This recipe is based on the Ginger Butter Cake in Williams-Sonoma “Essentials of baking” p 100.
140g crystallised ginger, minced
80ml Grand Marnier
250g gf flour (40%urid, 40% tapioca, 20% cornmeal)
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground ginger
185g unsalted butter, room temperature
150g icing sugar
1 tbsp golden or agave syrup
4 large eggs, at room temperature
Grated zest 1 orange (more…)