Strawberry Quick-bread: gluten, dairy, soy, egg free

Since going gluten & egg free, I’ve wanted to learn how to bake some of my old go-to quick bread recipes. After a disastrous attempt at banana bread, I gave up the thought.

Recently, I read a tip that breads should be baked with gluten free flour blends without gums. Maybe that was the problem. So, I bought 1-to-1 all purpose blend and decided to try this recipe from Strength & Sunshine.

I changed a few things, which I’ll note in a minute.

Another note: the batter tasted delicious. Then the aftertaste hit me. WHO’S THE JOKER WHO PUT FAVA BEANS IN THE STRAWBERRY BREAD??!! 🤢

However, the loaf baked up beautifully with no strange tastes or aftertastes.

Changes I made to the original recipe are as follows. I made a double batch, so be sure to halve my measurements if following the regular recipe!

  • Use unsweetened applesauce instead of strawberry preserves.
  • Add 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 c. cane sugar + 1/2 c. coconut sugar in place of 1 cup sweetener
  • Half the strawberries I chopped small, the other half I blended in the food processor.
  • No strawberries on top.
  • Alternative: sprinkle decorative sugar on top before baking.
  • I used regular almond milk
  • Flax egg substitute- 1/2 cup when reconstituted.

Click here for the rest of the recipe from Strength & Sunshine.

Enjoy!!

Procrasti-baking

Procrasti-baking. verb: When a person should be lesson planning, but decides to try three new recipes instead. 👩🏼‍🍳

#iregretnothing

#glutenfree #eggfree #dairyfree #soyfree #quickbreadrecipe #strawberrybread #blueberrybread

Cinnamon Roll Saturday (with recipe)

Rainy day baking happiness

Recipe: https://justwhatweeat.com/cinnamon-rolls-gluten-free-vegan-refined-sugar-free-yeast-free/

Notes: I subbed sorghum flour for millet and used half coconut sugar half unrefined cane sugar (because I ran out of millet flour and coconut sugar). I used almond milk instead of coconut milk for the same reason. Also, use an 8×8, rather than 9×13 pan.

Vegan and gluten-free triple chocolate cake with buttercream frosting

Thundery, cloudy, rainy day baking.

Cake recipe: https://theprettybee.com/easiest-gluten-free-vegan-chocolate-cake/

Chocolate Buttercream Icing recipe: https://lovingitvegan.com/how-to-make-vegan-chocolate-frosting/

Notes:

For the cake: add 2 Tbsp dark roast coffee and use half coconut/half cane sugar for a deeper chocolate taste. Can sub coconut or grapeseed oil.

For the icing: I used earth balance soy free buttery spread

#glutenfree #dairyfree #eggfree #soyfree #vegan #nutfree #baking happiness

No bake cookie dough bites

My new favorite “indulge” snack comes from The Beaming Baker (click for recipe).

7 ingredients only (I added a bit of salt and a little extra oil) and free of all the things that make my tummy hurt, just enough sweetness, and filling with the knowledge that they are actually healthy!

Tips: Add salt to taste. Let them sit to absorb moisture and add coconut oil as needed. These refrigerate well and keep a couple days. I used a Tablespoon to mold the balls, so the recipe made about 12. Enjoy!

Holiday Nog Scones: eggnog scones that are gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and nut free

It’s probably no secret that scones are my favorite thing to bake. I still had leftover coconut milk holiday nog and wondered how this recipe might taste with that change.

These scones have an overall vanilla taste, with just the right amount of sweetness and hint of cinnamon and nutmeg- perfect for a holiday brunch. I served these at a girls’ get together and they were a hit!

So, here is the original scone recipe modified for the holidays:

Holiday Nog Scones (makes 14)

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. Gluten free flour blend (Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 in the blue bag)
  • 1 c. Sweet sorghum flour
  • 1 c. Brown rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 1 c. Coconut cream (just the thick part off the top, allow a 12 oz can to sit undisturbed for a few days before opening the longer the better)
  • 1/2-3-4 c. Vanilla coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 c. Holiday nog

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 390 F.
  1. Grease two round pans – I used coconut oil.
  1. Add all ingredients to the bowl, then stir until just mixed. Note: The dough should be maleable and not too sticky. Add a bit of flour, if needed.
  1. Turn dough out on floured surface and “roll” until about 1- 1 1/2 inches thick. (I just pat it down instead of using a rolling pin.
  1. Using a floured 2-3 in. cookie cutter (or plastic cup), cut out the scones and place in baking dish.
  1. Brush tops of scones with holiday nog and sprinkle with sugar.

  • 7. Bake for 25-30 min, until the top is firm and slightly crunchy. Let cool 5-10 min in pan.
  • Make some coffee and enjoy!

    Post- Christmas Pancakes: Holiday Nog Edition

    Due to circumstances beyond my control, I ended up with quite a bit of leftover holiday nog.

    I love the taste of holiday nog – whether it tastes like eggnog or not, I wouldn’t know- but two cartons is a bit much for one person to drink. Naturally my mind turned to baking… and breakfast and scones and pancakes and muffins… and finally, came a new recipe! So, here they are, gluten-dairy-egg-soy-nut free holiday nog pancakes!

    Holiday-Nog Pancakes (for 1… or two if they’re not very hungry)

    INGREDIENTS:

    • 1/2 c. Brown rice flour
    • 1/2 c. Oat flour
    • 1/2 c. Sweet Sorghum flour
    • 1 tsp. Baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp. Salt
    • 1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
    • 1 Tbsp. Oil (I used avocado oil.)
    • 1 tsp. Apple cider vinegar
    • 1 Tbs. Honey
    • 1 Tbs. flax seed
    • 3/4 c. Holiday Nog

    *Note: I made a flax seed egg by letting it stand 5 minutes in 1-2 Tbs. water. However, the dough needed more help thickening, so I ended up sprinkling another 1/2 tablespoon on top. Next time, I will try just adding the flax seed and letting it gel in the pancake batter.*

    DIRECTIONS:

    Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl snd stir until blended an few lumps.

    Let the mixture stand to thicken. It should look about like this:

    I added avocado oil to the skillet because it is not a strong-tasting oil, so it wouldn’t mask the flavor of the nog. Word to the wise, use a really good non-stick skillet so that you can use as little oil as possible. If you aren’t avoiding cooking spray, that would be best. Too much oil makes the edges a bit crumbly…

    But they make good, thick pancakes nonetheless. I used a full 1/4 c. measuring cup to pour the pancakes into the skillet once it was to temperature (water droplets sizzle when dropped in pan). To help the pancakes rise, I cover for the first few minutes with a lid. I had more trouble with this recipe burning… maybe because of the extra sugar in the holiday nog.

    This recipe made six pancakes and taste delicious!

    Sixth pancake not pictured because I was already eating it…