Monday, April 30, 2012

Gluten Free Strawberry Vanilla Muffins

I found a cranberry vanilla muffin recipe a while back that I've been wanting to try.  But since I'm not wild about cranberries, I though I'd use strawberries instead....and since I had some wonderful strawberries from the local farm here, I thought I'd make them this morning!  They turned out soooo yummy!

I did make a few changes to the original recipe. Here's a link to the original recipe from Once a Month Mom.

Here's what I did...


  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon gf baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg 
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon gluten free vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease muffin tins w/ GF butter or use paper liners  Set pan aside.
In a mixing bowl whisk the dry ingredients together well.  Mix in the wet ingredients, except strawberries until batter is smooth using a mixer.  Do not over beat.  Fold in fruit.  Fill muffin tins 3/4 full with batter.
Bake for 20 – 25 minutes at 350 until muffins are done, using a toothpick or thin sharp knife to see if batter is baked through.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

GF Cookies that are just, well...awesome!

The other day I was headed out for the day and since I knew I'd be gone for a while, I stopped by the store to grab a few GF snacks to have on hand. I noticed that Enjoy Life had a variety of snacks that I had not seen before, so I grabbed a box of their Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies. These are by far the BEST GF packaged cookies I have tried so far. They are just delicious! My kids, who aren't gluten free, LOVE them too :) I was so pleased to see they are nut free as well, so my kids can enjoy them. Here's a link to the Enjoy Life website.

Friday, April 6, 2012

GF Strawberry Cobbler.....yum!

Every year around here, folks wait with great anticipation for strawberry season....that's because we have a local farm here that has, by far, the BEST strawberries ever! They are just unbelievably wonderful! Well, my Dad stopped by yesterday with a fresh basket of them. I had been wanting to try a gluten free version of my go to cobbler recipe with these strawberries, so that's what I did!

What is my go to cobbler recipe, you ask? Well I'll tell you.... :) Paula Deen's awesome recipe for Peach Cobbler is one I made a lot before going GF. It's kind of your basic cobbler recipe with a few extra steps that make it extra good!! Here's the original recipe

Here's what I did to make a GF version :) ....


  • 4 cups capped and sliced strawberries
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons GF butter (a GF butter stick works best)
  • 1 1/2 cups GF flour mixture (See note)
The original recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour. Since I don't have self rising GF flour, this is what I did...I combined 1 1/2 cups Betty Crocker All Purpose GF  Rice Flour, 2 tsp Clabber Girl GF Baking Powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Put these three ingredients together in a bowl, stir well and use as you would self-rising flour. ~ Found this helpful tip online here

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Ground cinnamon, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the strawberries, 1 cup sugar, and water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Put the butter in a baking dish and place in oven to melt.
In a separate bowl mix remaining 1 cup sugar and flour (measure 1 1/2 cups from the flour mixture you made earlier ~ don't just throw in all the flour, as the mixture turns out being more than the recipe calls for) and then add milk slowly to prevent clumping.
Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir.
Spoon fruit on top, then gently pour in syrup. Sprinkle top with ground cinnamon, if using.

Batter will rise to top during baking. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until done.
I used an 8x8 baking dish, and the cobbler began pouring out over the sides and making a mess, so use a larger deeper dish if possible :) Also I baked mine for about 35 minutes and it turned out great!

To serve, scoop onto a plate and serve with GF ice cream or non-dairy frozen dessert :)

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