Cooking With Kayla: Cinnamon Apple “Dutch Baby”

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This morning, Kayla and I made breakfast together.  I had been anxious to try Herban Momma’s Apple Cinnamon “Dutch Baby” recipe every since I saw it posted on Allergy-Free Wednesday earlier this week. I happened to have (almost) all the ingredients, so we decided to give it a try! I am so glad we did! I can tell this is going to be a staple in our household in future.

We followed the original recipe exactly, except for just one change: Except for the arrowroot powder, I used my Gluten-Free Flour Mix. It turned out wonderfully. I haven’t had it using the arrowroot, so I’m sure that’s yummy too, but the GF Flour Mix worked splendidly.

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Kayla is becoming a pro at cracking eggs: With 8 eggs, she only dropped one shell in, and was able to fish it out immediately.

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I love how this recipe uses a cast iron pan. I got a fabulous deal on a cast iron pan about a year ago, but I haven’t tried baking in them yet. This recipe utilized the cast iron on the stove top and then in the oven.

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Go here for the full recipe.

As with all recipes, make sure your ingredients are gluten-free and meet your family’s dietary needs!


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Cooking With Kayla: Gluten-Free Blueberry Crisp

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I found a recipe for Blueberry Crisp and wanted to see if I could make it gluten free. It was a smashing success, probably THE best Blueberry Crisp we have ever had. The girls had just gotten their baths for the evening and were watching a movie, so I started in on it myself, but Kayla immediately asked if she could help, so of course I wasn’t going to turn her down! Blueberries are one of her favorite foods, so I’m sure sneaking an occasional blueberry was an added motivation. ;)

Here’s our recipe:

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1) Stir together the following in a large bowl, then layer in a baking dish. Mine I think is somewhere around 6-1/2 x 10 but I’m not sure. An 8 x 8 square one would probably work as well.

  • 6 cups blueberries (we used 3 pints of thawed from frozen but you could use fresh)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Dash of salt

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2) Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl:

  • 1/2 cup Gluten-Free Flour Mix 
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar

3) Cut in 6 tablespoons of softened butter with a pastry blender. Crumble mixture over blueberries.

4) Bake at 375 for 45-60 minutes. Keep an eye on it. It should be bubbly in the middle and a light brown on top. Don’t burn it!

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Enjoy!

As with all recipes, make sure your ingredients are gluten-free and meet your family’s dietary needs!


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Gluten-Free Strawberry Cake Recipe

GLG Strawberry Cake Recipe

Check out the recipe for this scrumptious-looking Gluten-Free Strawberry Cake by Ginger Lemon Girl! This looks so yummy, fresh, light, and summery! Can’t wait to grab some strawberries and try this out!


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Gluten-Free Egg and Cheese Breakfast Bake

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I’ve been promising you a Breakfast Egg Casserole recipe on my Weekly Menu Plan for several weeks now. I have (finally) had a few spare moments to sit down and type up the recipe. Thanks so much for your patience with me!

I was introduced to this casserole on our moving day, when a friend was gracious enough to make breakfast for our family and all our movers. We had talked about it beforehand and she modified the original recipe to make it gluten-free. After tasting it, I knew this was going to become a staple in our household. It is so easy, inexpensive, and best of all, gluten-free! Which is why it’s landing on my blog. ;)  I love that it doesn’t use bread or even potatoes. Potatoes are delicious but I hate shelling out for the shredded kind at the store, and shredding potatoes isn’t my idea of a good time!

Here’s the recipe, modified to be gluten-free! I don’t actually know where this came from. I got it from a friend, who got it from a friend, and on and on. You know how it goes!

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1) Mix together the following in a large bowl:

  • 1 cup GF cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup Gluten-Free Bisquick (I have not tried my GF Flour Mix in this yet, but have actually stuck to my Aldi knock-off Bisquick that I got such a great deal on; if you try it with my flour mix, let me know how it works!)
  • 2 teaspoons dried diced onion (you could use a small onion chopped as well)
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese (use the sharp – if you use mild you will need to use more to get the same flavor!)

2) Add to the above mixture diced ham, sausage, bacon, veggies, whatever you’d like based on your family’s preference.

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3) Grease a baking dish. I think mine is 8-1/2 x 11, but you could probably use a 9 x 13 as well. Pour mixture into baking dish.

4) Bake at 350 for 45 minutes, uncovered, or until well browned on top.

Enjoy with fresh fruit or smoothies for a yummy breakfast! It’s easy to whip this up the night before and just pop into the oven in the morning.

As with all recipes, make sure your ingredients are gluten-free and meet your family’s dietary needs!

This recipe has been shared at Allergy-Free Wednesday!


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Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Here’s a nice idea for cooking sweet potatoes in the slow cooker! Anything to make life simpler! Head over to Food Allergies on a Budget to learn how to do it!


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Honey-Sweetened Truffles Recipe

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Head over to Money Saving Mom for the recipe for these Honey-Sweetened Truffles. These look so delicious!


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Cooking With Kayla: Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

This week for Cooking With Kayla, we made a Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar together. I had actually intended to just whip it up myself and have the girls play together, but as soon as Kayla saw me getting things out in the kitchen, she wanted to do it. So I let her, and just supervised!

This is a recipe we have done before (and actually posted about before) but it wasn’t on my Recipe Page and I really had to search, so I figured if I had to search for it, everyone else probably did too.  So we’re redoing it, and I made a few changes!

I found this recipe a while ago (it’s been around various blogs so I’m sorry that I’m not sure who to give the credit to)! The only recipe I can find is mine. Anyway, I found it to be so interesting because it uses chickpeas.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 2 cans (or approximately 3 cups) Chickpeas or White Beans (make sure to drain and rinse very well, as this minimizes the bean taste)
  • 1 cup Gluten-Free Oats
  • 1/3 cup Applesauce (I used sweetened, and I used a little bit more)
  • 4 tablespoons Oil of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons Gluten-Free Vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1-2 cups Chocolate Chips

1) Blend all ingredients except the chocolate chips together in a blender. It probably needs to be a pretty sturdy one. I used my Blendtec.  Once the batter is well-blended, pour into a separate mixing bowl and mix in the chocolate chips.

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2) Pour into 2 buttered round glass pans (mine were about 8-9 inches across).

3) Bake at 350 for approximately 25 minutes. You can serve this warm (although it’s a bit mushy) or let it sit in the refrigerator. We found that it is even better cold. It tastes like refrigerated cookie dough! :)

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This is our finished product!

As with all recipes, make sure your ingredients are gluten-free and meet your family’s dietary needs!


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Abe’s Market: GF Sale + 20% Off + FREE Shipping

Abe's Market Peppermint Mocha Brownies

Reminder: Today (5/17) is the last day to snag the FREE shipping! The 20% off coupon code is still valid through 5/19. 

Update: If you are having trouble getting all these deals to stack, try carefully following these instructions: 

1. Click through this link.

2. Add products to your cart, then proceed to checkout.

3. You’ll see a list of items in your cart, and on the left, a field where you can enter a coupon code. Enter SPRING20 and click apply. If you do not have an account with Abe’s Market, you will be prompted to create an account. After your account is created, use the shopping cart link on the top right of the page, or on the lower left side of the page, to return to your shopping cart in order to continue checkout.

4. After you’ve entered the coupon code (created an account if necessary), continue the checkout process. The next step will be the page prompting you to make a pledge for free shipping. Make your pledge, and then continue on. Voila, 20% off and free shipping!

In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, Abe’s Market is having a huge sale, with many gluten-free items up to 50% off!  On top of the already reduced sale prices, they just released a coupon code for 20% off! Just use code SPRING20 at checkout (coupon code valid May 13-19). Plus, you can score FREE shipping on all purchases at Abe’s Market (offer valid May 13-17). Just pledge to do one thing this week for a healthier life and a healthier planet. All of these promotions are stackable! Head over to Abe’s Market to see what’s on sale! Click on Then, filter by “Biggest Savings”!

And…if you’re drooling over that brownie, here’s the recipe!

Gluten Free Mocha Brownies

Brownie Ingredients
15 Medjool dates, pitted, soaked and drained
¼ cup water
9 T raw cocoa
¼ cup agave syrup
¼ cup coconut oil, soft, not liquid
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
4 eggs
½ tsp baking powder
2 T espresso, ground fine

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Blend dates (in a blender) and ¼ cup water on high until it becomes a paste
3. Add eggs, cocoa, agave, coconut oil, baking powder, and espresso; blend until smooth
4. Add garbanzo beans; mix on high until entire mixture is well incorporated, thick and smooth
5. Evenly distribute mixture into mini muffin tins (fills 30-32)
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes (until it passes the toothpick test); remove and cool on a wire rack

As with all recipes, make sure your ingredients are gluten-free and meet your family’s dietary needs!

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Gluten-Free Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes Recipe

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Check out this recipe for Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes over at Money Saving Mom. This appears to be a naturally gluten-free recipe! I can’t wait to try this one. Maybe I’ll do it for our next Cooking with Kayla!

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Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake Recipe

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Here’s a delicious recipe for you! We made this just the other day. I have had the recipe posted on my blog for a while, but this time we added in broccoli and it turned out so yummy I thought I’d repost!

1) Combine in a 9 x 13 baking dish the following:

  • 3-4 tablespoons Cream Soup Dry Mix
  • 1/2 t. onion powder or garlic powder
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 t. pepper
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice

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2) Top with 1-1/2 lb chicken (boneless/skinless breasts or thighs are delicious – we prefer thighs because they’re more tender!).  Sprinkle chicken with additional pepper if desired.  You can throw in broccoli as well here, as much as you want! Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and rice is done.  Uncover.  Sprinkle cheese over chicken and bake uncovered until the cheese melts.

NOTE:  Sometimes I double the rice portion and all the other ingredients, except the chicken.  Saves on meat and there’s still plenty!

As with all recipes, make sure your ingredients are gluten-free and meet your family’s dietary needs!


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