Savory Carrot Muffin. I want to add more vegetables to our diet by adding a vegetable to breakfast items. However, I added shredded carrots to the muffin. Not only that, the applesauce keeps the muffin moist while adding walnut gives the baked good a lovely crunch. Also, the ginger balances the muffin. The cinnamon gives the baked goods a wonderful aroma.
Firstly, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then, line the muffin liner in a baking tray.
Secondly, with a bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Whisk.
Take another bowl, stir together oil, applesauce, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract.
Next, mix dry and wet ingredients together. Following, fold in the carrots and nuts.
Furthermore, scoop the batter into the baking tray and sprinkle nuts on top.
Finally, bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
Tips for baking muffin
First and foremost, do make freshly shredded carrots rather than using frozen ones. Not only that, freshly shredded carrots are easier to use and taste better. To save on time whenever there is time, do shred carrots and ahead of time and store them in the fridge. Thus, the carrots, applesauce, and maple syrup keep the muffin extra moist. Moreover, add walnut and chopped almonds on top for more texture. Therefore, I love the crunchiness of the nuts on top and in the muffin. Hence, top the muffin with orange zest for a refreshing smell.
Nutty Pie Crust. Not too long ago. I bought a pie from a close-by farm made from fresh fruits grown there. After returning home, I baked the pie. Furthermore, I love the aroma of freshly baked goods especially with a crispy crust and juicy center. Not only that, my son loves the fruity center which he focused on. Therefore, I bought a pie mold that I was very excited to attempt homemade pies.
Then, add all the ingredients to the food processor. Blend.
This makes four small ones. Secondly, press onto the mold to make sure the dough is evenly spread out. (Do leave some of the dough for the top of the pie. Also, poke holes in the dough. Bake for 15 minutes. Next, let it cool.
First, take the pie crust. Hence, add the apple filling to each pie crust.
Moreover, cover the top with the rest of the dough.
Bake for 15 minutes. Following, let the pie cool.
Tips to Make Nutty Pie
In addition, it is important to purchase a food scale to weigh gluten-free flour to prevent adding too much to the recipe. Also, apple types can make a difference for example to retain shape. Therefore, some apples can get extra mushy after being cooked or too soft. Moreover, Granny Smith and Red Delicious are some of the ones that stay in shape.
High Protein Chocolate Muffin. My daughter loves muffins. Regularly, I would make chocolate chip flavor muffins. Sometimes, I would make blueberry, strawberry, or blackberry-flavored muffins. Not only that, these muffins are high in protein mix with gluten-free oat flour. Also, the batter is moist due to the brown sugar and ripe banana.
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then, line the muffin liner in the baking tray. With a large bowl, add in dry ingredients oat flour, almond flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and 1/2 cup of non-dairy chocolate chip.
Secondly, with a second bowl add wet ingredients egg, banana, non-dairy milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk. Thus, combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients.
Hence, scoop batter into muffin pan. Do try to have an equal amount in the muffin pan.
Finally, bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
Let it cool.
Tips for Gluten-free Muffin
Furthermore, do make a large batch of muffin and store in the freezer for later. Not only, will this taste great, but they can also save time when you have a very busy week. Moreover, muffins do not need to be cut into slices, and worry about the thickness or thinness of the loaf. In addition, muffins can easily add toppings on tops like a crunchy texture with nuts or a crumble to make it into a dessert muffin. As well as that muffins are moist but not as challenging as a loaf of bread.
Rich Chocolate Cake Pop. Cakes, my children love them they want cakes during birthdays, celebrations or special occasions. Thus, they are sweet and colorful. However, you can’t have them all the time why not make cake pop they are cakes in smaller quantities. Also, they are similar to a lollipop fun and colorful. Hence, this time I want to make cake pops.
First, with a food processor blend avocado and sea salt.
With a small bowl, melt the dark chocolate in the microwave or on the stove. (warm for 15 – 30 seconds). Take a fork to mix with avocado with chocolate.
Secondly, store in the fridge for 30 minutes. Next, form a ball with your hand to about 1 inch in size. And then, place stick in the center.
Afterward, freeze for 30 minutes.
Following, with a small bowl add the remaking amount of the dark chocolate melt in the microwave. Then, stir in non-dairy milk.
Finally, remove the cake pop from the freezer and dip in the chocolate mixture. Moreover, sprinkle chocolate powder on top with sea salt. In addition, my children love sprinkle. (Store cake pop in the freezer)
Cake Pop Tip
Thus, if you have a favorite cake recipe, you can use this recipe to make cake pop by cutting out round shapes or round balls to make cake pop. Then, just dip it in a chocolate dip. Also, to make perfectly round balls use a fruit scoop to form round balls. Apart from this, do use Enjoy Life brand of dark chocolate which is gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and allergy-free.
Chicken Parmesan. I had bought premade bought chicken parmesan from the store and my husband loves it. Thus, it is always fun and exciting to try new dishes, it will be a family favorite one. Hence I wanted to make chicken Parmesan for my family. Nevertheless, it is fun to be able to make new dishes. Furthermore, this dish contains a marinara sauce on top of the chicken coated with gluten-free bread crumbs and a cheesy coating.
First, if the chicken breast is too thick do the slice it into two. Season with salt and pepper.
Then, with the knife handle the flat part flatten the chicken breast by hammering it.
Secondly, crack one egg or two eggs in a bowl whisk the egg or eggs. And with another bowl, pour in the gluten-free bread crumbs. Following, prepare the baking pan by placing aluminum foil and dip the chicken breast first in the egg mixture. Next, in the gluten-free bread crumb and place on the baking tray.
Do bake for 30 minutes. Moreover, remove foil and bake for another 10-15minutes.
Finally, let it cool. Then, scoop marinara sauce on top of the chicken before serving.
Firstly, take a saucepan and add olive oil and then add garlic until it has softened.
After the garlic has softened, add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.
Next, stir in sugar, salt, oregano, and basil.
Let it simmer. Following, lower the heat and let it cool.
This is sauce for the top of the chicken.
Tip for the Dish
Thus, chicken parmesan is full of flavors with a crispy surface and saucy tomato sauce on top. In addition, who can resist melty cheese coating? For a tender chicken breast, important to flatten and also season with salt and pepper. Not only that, to maintain the juicy protein cover the chicken while baking in the oven to retain the juice. Also, crispiness is from the gluten-free bread crumbs. Not only that, when removing the foil and bake for another 15 minutes gives the chicken a very crispy surface. To ensure, the chicken is completely cooked do use a thermometer to test the center.
High Protein Chocolate Muffin. My daughter loves muffins. Regularly, I would make refreshing muffins like blueberries, strawberries, or blackberry flavor muffins. Not only that, these muffins are high in protein mix with gluten-free oat flour and almond flour. Also, the batter contains both brown sugar and ripe bananas. Therefore, the muffin is moist.
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then line muffin tin with muffin liner in the baking tray. With a large bowl, add dry ingredients oat flour, almond flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and, 1/2 cup of chocolate chip
Secondly, with a second bowl add wet ingredients egg, banana, non-dairy milk, and vanilla. Whisk. Thus combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients.
Hence, scoop batter into muffin pan. Do try to make it as even as possible with all the muffin tin.
Finally, bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
Also, let the muffin cool.
Tips for Gluten-free Muffin
Furthermore, do make a large batch of muffins and store them in the freezer for later. Not only will this taste great, but they also save time on busy days when you have no time. Then, do take one from the freezer and warm it up in the microwave. Moreover, muffins do not need to be cut into a loaf so do not need to worry about the thickness of the slice.
Homemade Strawberry Strudel. I have breakfast. Breakfast is always fun to have. Hence, breakfast is important to energize the body and keep the body healthy. Therefore, it is important to have a nutritious breakfast. With my children, I often make gluten-free breakfast items with dairy-free ingredients. Also, I try to make simple healthy breakfast items so I can have a lot of time with my children. This time I made homemade strawberry strudel a fun breakfast with delicious jam on the inside.
Firstly, in a bowl mix dry ingredient flour, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum. Stir.
Then, slowly pour the non-dairy milk into the dry ingredients. Next, shape the dough into a ball.
Secondly, roll the dough then fold. To continue this several times. Next, take a knife to split the dough in half.
Thus, take 1 dough and roll 7 times. Do form a rectangular shape 5″ x 6″. With a spoon, scoop strawberry filling onto the middle of the strudel, leave the edges clear.
Finally, fold the dough in half with a fork to crimp the edges.
Brush butter on the top of the strudel. Following, bake the strudel at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
When the strudel reaches 20 minutes. Let it cool.
This strawberry strudel is similar to a pop tart but healthier with less sugar. For a healthier option, can add fresh sliced strawberry inside or strawberry jam for the filling. Furthermore, the sliced strawberry makes it refreshing. Also, the chopped strawberry gives a delicate texture. Not only that, sift the flour before mixing the dry ingredients with wet ingredients to give a smoother texture.
Delicious Dip For Cucumber. I want my children to have more vegetables during snack time. Also, children love dips. Not only that, dips are what make it fun. Therefore, this will encourage children to eat more vegetables like cucumber and carrots. In addition, tzatziki sauce tastes great with cucumber or for vegetables. Besides tzatziki is good for salads. Nevertheless, this dip is refreshing and a healthy dip. As well as that the dip has greek yogurt, garlic, cucumber, lemon juice, and dill.
For thicker yogurt, do strain yogurt with a cheesecloth.
First, wash the cucumber with a cheese grater. Then, place the cucumber in the cloth to squeeze out the water. Sprinkle salt. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, add in minced garlic, zest of lemon, lemon juice, 2 tbsp. dill, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tbsp olive oil. Stir.
Last, season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate.
Encourage More Vegetable
To encourage more vegetables, do use a dip with flavor will make children more willing to try more vegetables. Also, people who consume the very little vegetable in a day is not healthy. With children, it is important to expose them to the same vegetable over and over again. Children are more willing to accept when exposed to constantly over time.
Hamburger Gluten-free Bun and Patty. My children do enjoy a juicy burger. I do love homemade baked goods; they do taste very good. Also, the feeling of accomplishment of being able to succeed in making a delicious homemade burger. Thus, the bun is soft and light. Hence, the patty is flavorful.
In a bowl, combine ground beef, gluten-free bread crumb, egg, Worcestershire, non-dairy milk, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper.
With hands, mix the ingredients and form a ball and flatten. Next, cook the patty on the grill.
This can be frozen by placing two parchments in between the patty to prevent from sticking. Do store in a freezer Ziploc bag.
When baking gluten-free baked goods, do not bake with a glass container instead use a metal loaf pan because this is better to retain heat. Hence, do place parchment paper on top of the baking tray and brush with oil. Not only does this give the baked goods a nicer appearance, but this will also make easier removal. Also, to ensure the gluten-free bun is baked through, do use a thermometer to check the temperature on the inside of the bun.
Easy Gluten-free Waffle Breakfast. Breakfast is a lot of fun from muffins, omelets to pancakes. Thus, breakfast is one of my favorite meals of my day. Not only that, breakfast can be in a sandwich, granola bar, or burrito. Undoubtedly, a waffle would be a great breakfast item. Furthermore, the batter can combine with blended pumpkin seed for a high protein diet.
First, take a large bowl mix in egg, sugar, vanilla, and vegetable oil.
And then, add in the following gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, and egg. Whisk.
Moreover, add in non-dairy milk. Then, scoop batter in waffler maker. Next, cook until golden brown. Continue this step until the batter is all used up.
Tips for making Waffle
Furthermore, for a healthier option add oat flour to the batter instead of gluten-free flour while using the waffle maker. Once the batter is done mixing, do allow the batter to sit for 10 minutes for better flavor. Do cook the waffle for 3 1/2 minutes for a crispier result. . After making the waffle, do place the waffle on a rack for a crispier taste. If you are short on time, can pre-mix the batter to store for later use. Hence, the waffle can be frozen for later. Also, store the frozen waffle in a Ziploc bag.
Soft Sandwich Bread. I love making and eating sandwiches. Moreover, my children love bread especially the soft fluffy ones. Hence, who can resist the aroma of freshly rice flour, tapioca flour, and sorghum flour? First, do try a simple gluten-free recipe with little ingredients. Also, do rely on a scale to measure flour. Furthermore, do consider using more liquid because gluten-free bread tends to be is drier.
First, in a large bowl mix all dry ingredients. Whisk. Set aside.
With another bowl, add in egg, chia seed, olive oil, and honey. Then, with a small bowl of warm milk to 110 degrees F add yeast. Let it sit for 10 minutes until it froths. Hence, combine the egg mixture with the yeast mixture.
Moreover, mix the dry ingredients with wet ingredients.
And, scoop the batter into the loaf pan with parchment paper. Following, with a spatula evenly spread the batter. Last but not least sprinkle flour, sunflower, and sesame on top of the loaf. Subsequently, press the toppings down.
Apart from this, for proofing cover the loaf pan with a warm towel. Then, turn on the oven at 200 degrees F for 30 seconds and turn off the oven. Thus, place the loaf pan in the oven for 1 hour but check when the time reaches 45 minutes.
Finally, preheat the oven at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes and cover with aluminum foil to prevent the surface from browning too fast. When the time reaches 35 minutes, remove foil and bake for another 20 minutes.
About the Flour
To conclude, three gluten-free flour has been used in this bread recipe. First, sorghum flour is a mild flour. This is best for pastries and cakes. Also, good for more sweet and savory baked goods. Thus, brown rice flour is made from brown rice. Additionally, brown rice flour is mild and has a nutty flavor. Therefore, brown rice flour is best for pancake, muffin, and gluten-free bread. Finally, tapioca flour makes bake a good chewy, light, and crispy texture. Therefore, it is good it learns about the flour use for gluten-free recipes.
Flavorful Cauliflower Casserole. Also, a gluten-free dish fantastic for those who are sensitive to gluten. Not only that this is a dish that contains a large number of vegetables, cauliflower. Furthermore, if you get bored of stir fry vegetables, you are looking for a fun delicious vegetable dishes cauliflower casserole would be one of them. Moreover, this dish contains high protein for children. Cauliflower casserole contains lots of cheesy goodness.
Flavorful Cauliflower Casserole Recipe
1 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
4tbsp vegan butter(melted)
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
2 cup shredded non-dairy white cheddar
1/2 cup vegan shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup gluten-free bread crumbs
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. On the stove, cook the cauliflower until softened. Then, place in a baking dish.
Following, in a medium-size bowl beat the eggs and add melted butter. Whisk. Moreover, add seasoning, pepper, garlic salt, salt, and onion powder to the egg mixture. Stir.
Pour the liquid mixture all over the cauliflower. Not only add non-dairy shredded white cheddar and mozzarella all over the cauliflower dish.
Finally, evenly spread the gluten-free bread crumbs all over the top.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes until golden brown on the top.
Hence, cauliflower is a wonderful vegetable to add to dishes. This vegetable is a filling vegetable that can be used a bowl of rice or cauliflower rice. Certainly, do choose to mash cauliflower instead of using potatoes to make mash potatoes. Also, instead of using regular pasta noodles substitute them for a cauliflower mac and cheese dish. Or, if tired of regular vegetables why not a cauliflower leek soup.
Easy Aromatic Pizza Crust. Moreover, this gluten-free pizza uses only a few ingredients almond flour, seasoning, vegan butter, and eggs. Not only that, I use dairy-free cheese for the topping. Also, the combination of dried Italian seasoning and garlic powder is a wonderful smell. Furthermore, this recipe makes one large pizza, which does not leave a lot of leftovers. Or, do double the portion to make two large pizzas.
To begin, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Then, line with parchment paper on the pizza pan or brush oil pan.
With a large bowl, mix in flour, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt. Next, add in egg and butter.
Following then scoop, the batter into the baking pan, press the dough against the pan.
Last but not the least, bake at 400 degrees F for 10 – 14 minutes.
Let the crust cool.
Take a spoon and spread the tomato sauce all over the crust except leave the edges.
And then, sprinkle basil on top of the tomato sauce.
In addition, slice the ham. Next, chop the pineapples into chunks. Further, sprinkle non-dairy cheese all over. Bake 10 – 15 minutes.
Tips to use Almond Flour
Almond flour can be used in many ways. Also, this flour makes dishes low in carbohydrates and very good for anyone sensitive to gluten. Again, this makes for a high protein diet. Moreover, for pastry do use blanched almond flour is finer in texture. Hence, almond flour can be thicker. Nevertheless, almond flour cannot replace gluten-free all-purpose flour in a recipe by just substituting it in a recipe. As a result, it would need to be tested before using to replace the ingredients in the recipe. Using almond flour, do not press down while measuring the flour. Thus, scoop the flour and level with a butter knife.
Fluffy Gluten-free Buns. Unfortunately, I do struggle making soft gluten-free loaf. Therefore, gluten-free buns would be a little easier. Also, the portion size is smallar. If they don’t turn out well, there would not be a large amount I would need to finish. Thus, these buns are very soft. And they are like tray buns so the size are perfect for children. Not only that, the buns are soft due to the almond flour and coconut flour. And, they do not contain yeast. Furthermore, the buns contain low carbohydrate.
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Then, in a medium-size bowl combine dry ingredients psyllium husk, coconut flour, almond flour, and baking powder.
Following in another bowl, mix egg white, one whole egg and hot water. Whisk.
Furthermore, mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Let it sit for 1 – 2 minutes (this is more affective for psyllium husk).
Additionally, separate dough to four parts.
With a baking tray line with parchment paper, then form a ball and sprinkle sea salt and seaseme on top.
Moreover, cover with warm slightly wet towel and place over try. Morever, start the proofing process by preheating oven to 200 degrees F for 30 seconds and turn off oven. Allow the bun to rise for 30 minute to one hour. Once done.
Finally, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place a larger tray with water under the baking tray with the bun. Next, bake for 25 minutes.
Last but not least, remove from the oven and let it cool.
Tips for making Gluten-free Fluffy Bun
To make delicious fluffy bread, they can be extremely tricky. For instance, it is important for bread not to be dry. Hence, do not forget oil and eggs, which adds great taste and makes the bread soft. For this reason, do try mayonnaise in the recipe or an oil like olive oil. With gluten-free, certainly beneficial for the ingredients to be in room temperature. The rising process would have more success. For this reason, do leave the ingredients out half an hour to one hour before using for baking. To have more success with the rise of the bread, do add water with bubbles.
Black Elderberry Juice. Lately, my son has been having a lingering cough. Therefore, I was trying various ways to strengthen his immunity. Besides the medicine from the Doctor, I was using home remedies to improve his condition. Furthermore, I was doing some research on black elderberry. Therefore, this black elderberry helps to fight and speed up recovery.
Benefits of the Berry
This berry plant helps to reduce influenza. Also, it helps to fight against bacteria. Not only that, it helps to shield against UV. As well as it helps with depression. Besides the above, it contains high amount of vitamin C. The elderberry products in the market are either in syrup form, tablet, juice, tea or jam.
First, wash the berries. Then, in a small pot, add water and the berries. And, let it cook on high to medium heat for 30 minutes.
Then, turn down and let it simmer.
Separate the berries from the juice with a strainer, let it cool.
Finally, stir in honey. (Store in the fridge).
Benefit for a Cold
The elderberry is from a Sambucus tree. When taken in the 48 hours of a cold it helps to speed up the recovery. Also, could regularly add black elderberry to food or dishes like black elderberry wine, make pies with elderberry or elderberry jellies. Therefore, this increase the intake of elderberry in everyday food.
Nourishing Pear Drink for Cough. Unfortunately, it is a cold season with this constant change in weather. My little one has been coughing. Earlier, I should have not given him any cold yogurt drink, which made him worst. Nevertheless, his cough had gotten worst. Also, I stop giving him fruits, which contain sugar that can cause mucus. And, according to Chinese medicine fruits are cooling items unless the fruit is cooked. Then, I gave him lots of bone broth to have. Not only that, I made him lots of pear drink to soothe his throat.
Nourishing Pear Drink for Cough Recipe
2 Asian Pears (can use other ones like Bosc or Bartlett)
3 dried figs
1 small to medium size rock sugar
First, rinse the pears. Then, peel and remove the core, then cut into chunks. Next, set aside. Following, take a small to a medium-sized pot and fill it with water. And, add pears and dried figs. Let it cook in the high setting.
Hence, after 20 minutes turn down the heat. Let it simmer.
Turn off in about half an hour. And then, let it cool.
Before serving, warm slightly in the microwave. Do not drink it is cold because it will trigger coughing.
Not only does pear helps with the coughing the rock sugar help as well by hydrating the throat. This drink is good for children and is safe to have. Above all, the soup nourishes the lungs. Also, it is good for dry throat, which happens during the wintertime due to the heat. Or, even just from regular dryness. Not only that, this soup will benefit by having other ingredients such as dates, longan, and sweet bitter almond. In particular, the pear is great for digestion. For those who do not enjoy a sweet drink, this can be made with pork bone a more of a salty flavor.