I have always loved peanut butter on my waffles, so why not put peanut butter in the waffles? I wish I could claim this idea as my own, but I actually adapted a Martha Stewart waffle recipe that my sister’s family enjoys.
It seems to me that the best recipes typically come from those dusty, old recipe boxes that belonged to Grandma or her sister. Food was simple and seasonal. Forgot a mile-long ingredient list that require a special trip to the store, these folks cooked with practical ingredients they already had on hand.
Last time I was visiting my parents’ house my mom suggested I try to adapt my grandmothers Apple Pudding recipe to be gluten-free; she thought my kids would enjoy it. In fact, it’s a one-bowl kind of recipe that even a kid could make by themselves.
My sister makes an amazing Zucchini Blueberry Bread and I got the recipe from her years ago. However, I have never quite been able to replicate a gluten-free version. Then to complicate matters, my oldest daughter developed an egg allergy. I am not sure if egg-free baking is always problematic, but I can assure you egg-free, gluten-free cooking is no walk in the park.
Here is our take on the Purple Cow. It’s does turn out very purple thanks to the grape juice and blueberries, and actually tastes great. My daughter loved it, of course being bright purple didn’t hurt either.
It’s fast, easy and delicious. And chances are your kids will love it. What more could you ask for? We think it’s a great treat for a warm summer day, but it could also be a breakfast smoothie.
You know it is spring when the rhubarb is ready. I realize not everyone loves rhubarb, however, if you chop it small and bake a slightly sweet cake or muffin, it is hard to resist.
I think it’s difficult for most people to resist a cinnamon roll or cinnamon toast. The warm bread and the sweet cinnamon-sugar crunch; there is no doubt, cinnamon and sugar are a winning combination.
I love waffles. They don’t really need a lot of crazy embellishments, because a good waffle, is well, good enough. However, I read about waffles with a cinnamon-sugar topping baked right in, so I had to make my own version.
You know how those chain coffee shops have glass display cases full of enticing baked goods? Well, I got a glimpse of a blueberry bread with a lemon glaze and knew I had to create a gluten-free version.
So here it is. With lots of lemon and lots of blueberries, it’s a delicious quick bread that won’t cost you $2 a slice. And not only is it gluten-free, but I made it dairy-free as well. I think it’s the perfect quick bread. It’s super moist and flavorful, and the texture is perfect. Quite frankly, it’s one of my favorite gluten-free creations.
When I was a child, my mom would often make a big pot of oatmeal for breakfast. With four kids, I am sure it was a cheap and quick breakfast; but even with a spoonful of sugar and cinnamon, it was never my favorite food.
However, the leftover oatmeal would typically get transformed into something much better, muffins. These muffins were soft and moist and usually contained a healthy dose of cinnamon and raisins or, if we were lucky, chocolate chips.
I have a super easy, one bowl waffle recipe that I have used for years. It’s one of those reliable, always great-tasting recipes that you never want to lose.
So, naturally when we went gluten-free I adapted this recipe for my family. It was an easy adaptation, just trading out the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free blend. I’ve tried several of my all-purpose blends, and they all have worked. I’ve even used a store-bought blend (Gluten Free Mama, Mama’s Coconut Blend Flour) with great results! So my guess is any of your favorite, all-purpose gf blend will be fine here.
Recently, I’ve been exploring the world of dairy-free too. I’ve been using unsweetened soy milk in place of dairy milk in these waffles and it works wonderfully.
Apparently yesterday was National Pancake Day. I totally missed that one. My kids always love a good pancake, so we’ll still be celebrating this really important holiday, just a day late.
So, if you are like me and didn’t even realize there was a National Pancake Day, let alone observe it yesterday, here are some great recipes so you can celebrate pancakes at your house. Happy gluten-free baking and Happy Pancake Day!