Pumpkin Spice Bread- Gluten Free!!!

Well after almost a year off all I can say is life got in the way…

Nicholas and Giada are both in preschool part time and we are expecting #3 in a few short months.

I was looking through the pantry and came across a large can without a label on it. I remembered that last year during the holidays my daughter peeled the label off of a can of pumpkin and all of a sudden I had a craving for Pumpkin Spice Bread- you know how those pregnancy cravings work. So I grabbed the unlabeled can and opened it hoping to find pumpkin.

Thank goodness! It was pumpkin 🙂

Now it was time to come up with a recipe to make a gluten free and dairy free pumpkin bread.

I have said in many posts that gluten free baking doesn’t have to be hard. There is no need to fumble around with multiple types of flours. If you find a recipe that calls for a bunch of different flours just close it- there is a better way!!!

I grabbed a loaf pan and pre heated the oven to 350 degree F.

This is what I came up with.

Here is what you’ll need…

Ingredients:

1 & 1/2 cups of pumpkin puree
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all purpose Gluten free flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 1/2 Tbsp. almond milk

Plus (for topping)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. sugar

In a large bowl mix together all ingredients.
For topping mix together additional cinnamon and sugar in dish and set aside.

Spray loaf pan with non stick spray.

Pour the batter in the pan. The batter will be very thick!
Take the additional cinnamon sugar and sprinkle over the top.

Into a 350 degree oven it goes for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

The house started smelling great within 10 mins of it being in the oven!!!

Let cool in pan for about 15 minutes then lift out and place on a cooling rack.
Now you can wait until it is completely cooled or you can dig in!

It is amazing! A fantastic Gluten Free, Dairy/Casein free Pumpkin Spice Bread that is soft, fluffy and not crumbly like a lot of other GF products.

Enjoy!!!

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Sorry it has been so long since my last post. My iPad got thrown by my toddler and it shattered making it a little more difficult for me to have time to get to a computer…

Anyways back to business 🙂

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I remembered I had a container of egg whites in the fridge from a recipe I had made the week before.

Egg whites are the main ingredient for one of my favorite cookies- Meringues!
They are a great pallet for many different flavors and mix ins. They are also natural gluten/dairy free.

For basic meringues here is what you will need… Continue reading

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My neighbor makes home-made strawberry jam. Let me tell you it is absolutely AMAZING!!! This year he was kind enough to give me a container of it. 🙂

Since they were so sweet to share I decided to make them some cookies in appreciation.

I had been wanting to make peanut butter cookies that my daughter and I could eat (Gluten and Casein Free) so I decided to make a double batch.

Even better than peanut butter cookies I decided to use some of the fresh strawberry jam to make peanut butter and jelly cookies!

Now if you don’t have a neighbor that brings you fresh strawberry jam- don’t let it stop you. Any kind of jam will do.

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I was walking through my kitchen and noticed I had 3 very ripe banana’s in the fruit basket.
The first thing that popped in my head was banana bread! Oh how I missed banana bread- I hadn’t had any since I went gluten free 3 years ago.
I decided it was time to change that. I was going to have banana bread and so was my daughter!
I had basically just placed an order for a gluten free, dairy/casein free banana bread and now I had to figure out how to do it. Continue reading

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For months I have been trying to find a cake- including frosting recipe that the whole family could enjoy. With Giada being Casein/dairy free on top of both her and I being gluten free I thought it would be a pretty tall order to fill.

Turns out I was wrong! It just took me stepping out of my comfort zone for a second and the result was amazing! Continue reading