Baked Goods

Gluten-Free Apricot Jam Cookies

These yummy cookies are easy to make and store well in the freezer.

Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter or GF margarine or transfat free shortening
  • 2/3 cup fructose
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Dry ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup white rice flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca or cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons GF baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp xanthan gum
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
Equipment

Cookie sheet.

Process

Beat first five ingredients together in the mixing bowl.

Blend dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, then add to wet ingredients in the mixer.

Mix lightly until dough forms.  Make one inch balls.  Place evenly on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.  Using thumb, indent a hole in the middle then fill with apricot jam or your choice of other fruit jam.

If you like, sprinkle tops with chopped nuts as a variation.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes.  Do not allow the bottoms to brown.  Sprinkle with fructose while hot for added sweetness.

Gluten-Free Banana Flax Bread Recipe

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

Our Guide to Low Carb Diets Laura Dolson explains that “While flax is not technically a grain, it has a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains, while the amount of fiber, antioxidants, and Omega 3 fatty acids in flax leaves grains in the dust.”

All good reasons to add naturally gluten-free flax to your diet! Our recipe for gluten-free banana flax bread is deliciously moist, has all the flavor of our original gluten-free banana bread even though 25% of the gluten-free flour blend has been replaced with freshly ground flax.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: One 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf Read More »

Gluten-Free Berry Cornbread Muffin Recipe

Jenny Manseau Gluten Free Works

For me breakfast is the hardest meal of the day. For starters, I get up at 4:00 am and I just can’t eat that early, so I normally take something with me and eat it on my way to campus. My breakfasts usually consist of a Greek yogurt or a scone that I have baked.  This is also the only meal that I get jealous of people without celiac disease, because they could eat just about anything they wanted for breakfast. We with celiac do not have the convenience of stopping at Starbucks (which we have two on campus) to grab something quick to eat.

Making eggs, or pancakes in the morning is just not an option.  It would take too long, can’t really eat it on the go, and I would take the risk of making too Read More »

Gluten-free Biscotti Recipe

Gluten free biscottiThis is often how things work with me. I decide at some point that I want something. Pizza, cookies, a madeleine…and since I’m eating a gluten-free diet, I can’t always go to the store to buy it. Or, maybe I can but it’s not always good.

So it was, that day, when I really wanted a good biscotti. Believe it or not, I’ve never even made them, even with gluten! The next part of the journey began with finding the right recipe.

I wasn’t in the mood for lemon pecan or orange walnut. I didn’t want chocolate either. Cinnamon almond was coming to mind so that’s what I decided to Read More »

Gluten-free Buttermilk Biscuit Peach Cobbler Recipe

gluten free peach cobbler

Peaches – Cut into half inch slices

One of my passions in life is baking, but once I learned I had to go gluten-free, I felt I had lost this ability.  Not only was I horribly mistaken, but gluten-free baking can actually taste better than baking with wheat flour, yes, even better!

My favorite magazine for the last 15 years has been Food & Wine. Every month when I receive it in the mail, I cannot wait to open it to the index to see what recipes await.  The dessert section is the first category I explore, and try.  I was so disappointed when I thought I would no longer be able to create the wonderful baked goods published in this bible of mine.  Then I saw this recipe, by New York’s Bobby Flay, and decided I have to give it a try. Read More »

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

gluten free carrot cake

Gluten Free Carrot Cake. Courtesy: Teri Gruss

Moist and luscious, gluten-free carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is a gluten-free favorite at my house. The cake freezes well and the recipe makes one round layer cake, one 13×9-inch sheet cake or 36 cupcakes. Three cups of grated carrots add healthy carotene, a nutrient that the body uses to make vitamin A. Not bad for a cake! Read More »

Gluten-Free Cheddar Cheese Crackers Recipe with Video

Cake Darla Gluten Free Works

honeyville almond flourSince I have this brand new bag of blanched almond flour that Honeyville sent me burning a hole in my pantry, I decided to try one of the savory recipes from Elana Amsterdam’s book. My kids love Cheddar Bunnies and Goldfish snack crackers, so I made these cheddar cheese crackers, hoping they’d be something we could all enjoy. I’d never attempted homemade crackers before, and I was pleasantly surprised by how easy they were.

For the cheddar cheese crackers, you’ll need:

2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
¼ tsp sea salt
½ baking soda
1 cup freshly grated cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons coconut oil (original recipe calles for grapeseed oil) Read More »

Gluten-Free Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Try this twice-baked cookie for a delicious treat that’s yummy to the last bite.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup fructose
  • ½ cup butter, softened or substitute fat
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup rice flour
  • ½ cup tapioca
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 3/4 cup almonds (optional)

 

Equipment

Aluminum cookie sheet.
Oven.

Process

Preheat oven to 350 degree F.  In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and fructose until light and fluffy.  Add extracts, then beat in eggs one at a time.

In a medium bowl, mix together flours, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt, and cocoa.  Add to creamed mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon until blended. Stir in almonds then cover dough and chill 10 minutes to make easier to handle.  Divide dough into 2 parts.  Place each part on a lightly greased cookie sheet and shape into a uniform loaf about 10 inches long.  Bake 25 minutes.

Remove from oven. Let rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then place loaves on a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes. With a thin, sharp knife cut each loaf into diagonal slices about ½ inch wide.  Place slices on cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees F for 10 minutes.  Turn over and bake 8 minutes.  Cool on wire rack, then store in airtight container.  Makes about 36.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Bar Cookies (An Experiment)

 

Yesterday I mentioned that I was trying something different. I love Elana Amsterdam‘s recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, only I make it with coconut oil instead of grapeseed oil and maple syrup (the good stuff!) in lieu of agave because I hate agave. But everything else is the same, unless I sub out a handful of the almond flour for coconut flour. This makes more of a dense, soft cookie that doesn’t spread when baked.

I’m the kind of person who usually wants something sweet after dinner, and chocolate should be involved somehow. When I don’t have a healthier alternative, I eat junk. I decided to stop buying junk earlier this year, so I make this recipe all the time.

While eating these cookies, I get ideas. Such as, what would they be like as a crust? Could I make them bigger and really thin, then shape/roll them like brandy snaps? How would they do sandwiched together with chocolate ganache or some other kind of filling? And so on.

Instead of just making more chocolate chip cookies, yesterday I decided to see if I could bake the dough as one big rectangle and make bar cookies out of it. Read More »

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