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Monday, November 19, 2012

Gluten Free Dutch Babies (German Pancakes)

Last week at work, I did something that I've always secretly feared I would do. 

I sent a response to an email I received from a student and gave him my cell phone number instead of my work number. 
5 minutes later, my cell phone rang and I thought "Why is a Utah number calling me?" 
So I didn't answer. 2 minutes after that, one of my co-workers told me there was a call for me, so I went back to my desk to take it. When I looked at the caller ID, I saw that it was the same number and instantly realized what I did. I was mortified! I've always worried that I would do that, and now I have. I am so embarrassed! Luckily the guy was really nice about it. 

That has nothing to do with this recipe, but these would be the perfect I-just-embarrassed-myself-beyond-belief-and-I-need-to-eat-some-comfort-food recipe. German pancakes are supposed to be fluffy and full of ridges. I was worried that using gluten free flour would make them really flat and thick, but they actually still had the ridges! They didn't really hold once they came out of the oven, but the dutch babies were still soft, fluffy and delicious. Dutch babies are such a fun breakfast-they are pretty easy and so delicious, and I'm happy I found a way to make them gluten free! 

Gluten Free German Pancakes
adapted from AllRecipes
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon xantham gum
1/4 cup sorghum flour
3/4 cup brown rice flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 pinch salt
1 pinch nutmeg
1-2 tablespoons butter

Optional:
1 apple, sliced
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F and place a 10 inch cast iron skillet inside the oven.
2. Beat the eggs with a whisk in a medium bowl until light. Add the milk and stir to combine. Whisk in the flour, nutmeg and salt.
3. Remove the skillet from the oven and reduce the heat to 425 degrees F. Melt the butter in a hot skillet so that the inside is completely coated with butter. Pour the batter in the skillet and place back in the oven.
4. Bake about 12 minutes, or until lightly brown and puffed.
5. While the pancake is cooking, combine the powdered sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
6. Remove the pancake promptly once done and sprinkle with apples, powdered sugar, and cinnamon.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

I found the recipe for these Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies on Pinterest a while ago, but I was a little bit hesitant to try it. It only has 4 ingredients, so I was skeptical as to how they would turn out. I was quite surprised that they turned out with great flavor and texture. They were soft enough that they were chewy, but still had a nice crunch. I love whoever created this recipe because it is so easy! And even better because they are gluten free and you don't have to make any substitutions. You can also use this recipe with peanut butter instead of Nutella.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies
from pbs


1 cup white sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
1 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth) 
1 teaspoon vanilla 
1 egg 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
2. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir until fully incorporated. 
3. Using an ice cream scoop or your hands, roll into 1 inch balls. 
4. Roll in the remaining sugar, then place on a baking sheet. 
5. Use a fork to make a criss cross pattern across the top of each cookie. 
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. 

See? So easy. This is probably the easiest gluten free dessert recipe ever. 


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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins

Chili and cornbread is hands down my favorite fall combination. Growing up, my mom always let us pick what we wanted for our birthday dinner. For my mid-November birthday, I always chose chili and cornbread. On Halloween, we always had chili and cornbread. Its something I will never tire of!

One of my co-workers had chili for lunch sometime last week, and I instantly had that good old fall-combo craving. Since we've been trying to eat healthier, I wanted to lighten the cornbread up a bit, so I made some substitutions. I was actually really surprised with how well they turned out!


Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins 
(adapted from Food Network)

1 c yellow cornmeal (make sure its gf)
1 c rice flour*
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk (I used Silk PureCoconut)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup honey

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Combine the cornmeal, rice flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, eggs, yogurt and honey. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and gently stir until just combined.
3. Place cupcake liners in a muffin tin. Evenly divide the cornbread mixture into the papers. (I filled mine just a little over 3/4 the way up). Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

*If you're making these with regular flour, simply use 1 cup as written and omit the xanthan gum.

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