Gluten-Free YumminessMarch 25th, 2010 by michellewhite
Just like any good Washingtonian, I like me some coffee.
Since we moved here 12 years ago, I have come to really appreciate that magic bean. The one negative thing (only to my waistline) is that I need to eat something sweet while drinking it. Really. NEED.
About a year ago I found out I had a wheat allergy. Not a big deal for me, because there are lots of substitutes for it. I like Rice.
The area it hurt the most was in my sweet tooth. Some gluten-free desserts are just not equal to, let’s see…donuts or brownies for example.
Slowly over the last year, I have developed a list of gluten-free tasty desserts that I enjoy with my coffee. I’d like to share a few of them (just the list now, you’ll have to make your own) with you.
- Namaste Chocolate Cake Mix. Fantastic if you are missing chocolate cupcakes. These pass the test even with gluten eating peoples. They are so good.
- Namaste also has a Perfect Flour Blend, that is really it. Perfect. I love it. There is a recipe on the back for oatmeal cookies (I add chocolate chips). They are just the thing to eat with coffee. Mmmmmm.
- Peanut Butter Cookies. I have a simple delicious recipe for you.
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 Tsp baking powder
Mix together, and then roll into balls. Roll balls into sugar. Place on baking sheet and take a fork and press down in an “X”. Bake for 10-12 minutes on 350.
- Lastly, but not least-ly~ Granola Bars: There are a bunch of recipes out there for Gluten-Free Granola and Granola Bars, but I have an absolute favorite recipe that the whole family loves! I tweeked one,that I found significantly, so I feel confident in sharing this as my own.
2 1/2 cups Gluten-free Oats
3/4 chocolate chips
1/2 Cup of Almond butter
2 TBSP Sunflower seeds
2 TBSP Pumpkin Seeds
1 TBSP Vanilla
3/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Tsp salt
1/4 cup of brown sugar
Press mixture into a greased 8×8 pan . Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Wait 10 minutes for them to cool, then cut into bars. Oh so good!
What are your favorite Gluten-Free sweets??
-Michelle is a mom of 2 who loves to sew, create, thrift~ and to be a Mom. You can read more about Michelle at her blog Falafel and The Bee (formally Noggin’ Toppers), where she has been blogging and creating since 2008.