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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Sweet Incredible Banana Bread- Gluten Free

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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

Pinterest Recipe Fail- Banana Pancakes

When I started I said I would share the good and the bad when it came to cooking.
This morning after church I was in the mood for pancakes but I was fresh out of my GF Bisquick.

I remembered pinning a quick and easy recipe on Pinterest so I figured why not give it a shot!
Gluten Free/ Dairy Free Banana Pancakes
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Chocolate Mug Cake- Gluten Free

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Don’t let gluten free baking be intimidating. I pull up recipes all the time and I see this crazy complicated list of ingredients- multiple types of flour listed and ingredients that if you are new to gluten free you would have never heard of. I have been gluten free for over 2 years and I love to cook and bake. My advice to anyone is unless you are very adventurous and have a lot of time on your hands if you see one of those recipes close it! You can make great gluten free desserts without all the hassle of mixing flours and getting all confused.

What I would tell everyone to do is find a Gluten free all purpose flour that you like and have that be your base for everything. I love Gluten Free Pantry.

I wanted to share this recipe I have been tweaking for a few weeks now.

One night I really wanted dessert but really didn’t have anything in the house. I remember pinning these mug cakes on Pinterest so I went to my boards to take a look. The first one wasn’t GF and I was missing 1/2 of the ingredients so I couldn’t even just substitute the flour. The gluten free/ dairy free mug cake I found called for 3 different flours and again a bunch of ingredients I didn’t have. I decided I knew enough about baking to give this a shot and just wing it.

Even my 1st attempt was super yummy but after 3 trials I have it perfect.

Here is what you need: Continue reading