Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Easy Gluten Free/Vegan Mug Cookie Recipe Video

A cookie that is packed with chocolate chips, microwaved, and ready to eat in a minute. Oh, and that is gluten free and vegan, too. Does it get any better than that?




I originally posted this recipe back in January. My younger brother helped me put together this video, so I thought that I would post it again.
My brother and I have been working on several of these recipe videos lately. He's done the hard work of editing them, and I've had the easier job of making the recipes. It's been fun. I hope to improve in making them as we keep learning.

Here's the recipe. If you haven't made it yet, I encourage you to do so now. It only takes such a short amount of time, and it tastes great!

Gluten Free and Vegan Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Applesauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons White Rice Flour
  • A pinch Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Chocolate Chips
  1. Measure all ingredients besides the chocolate chips into a mug. Stir together until well combined.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Microwave for about 60 seconds.
  4. Remove from microwave and be careful not to burn yourself. Top with a bit of ice cream (optional) and eat.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

There has been a lot going on in my life recently. From the release of my first published novel to baking 100+ cupcakes for my sister's wedding, but I am still here! And I have a delicious recipe to share with you today.

Some mornings call for something rich, chocolately and fudgy. All of your cravings will be satisfied with one of these moist, double chocolate muffins.

I made mine with dark cocoa to give them an even richer chocolate flavor.






Gluten Free Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
  • 1 Flax-Egg (3 Tablespoons Water, 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal)
  • 1 Cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder (I used dark)
  • 1/3 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, melted
  • 1/3 Cup Applesauce
  • 1/3 Cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Zucchini
  • 2/3 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  1. Prepare flax-egg.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl, combine brown rice flour, sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt. Whisk together.
  4. In another, combine flax-egg, melted butter, applesauce, milk and vanilla.
  5. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the wet, stirring until well combined.
  6. Fold in the zucchini and mini chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop into a greased muffin tin (makes 12) and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
Adapted from this recipe.

Enjoy!
-Bethany

Monday, August 8, 2016

Gluten Free Soft M&Ms Cookies

These M&Ms Cookies are super soft, packed with chocolate, and extra tasty. They have a special ingredient to help make them soft, and they are going to become your new favorite cookie!

Make up a batch of these Soft Gluten Free M&Ms Cookies, and no one will guess that they are missing the gluten!




Gluten Free Soft M&M Cookies
  • 3 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 2/3 Cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Tapioca Starch
  • 1 3.5 oz Box Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup M&Ms
  1. Heat water about 20 seconds in microwave. Add flaxseed meal to it and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine white rice flour, cornstarch, vanilla pudding, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt. Whisk together.
  4. In the bowl of your mixer combine butter and sugars and beat for 2 minutes.
  5. Add flax-egg and vanilla to butter/sugar mix on low until combined.
  6. Stir dry ingredients into wet ones, mixing only a few times before adding chocolate chips and M&Ms. Mix until incorporated.
  7. Scoop, roll in your hand and place on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. 
Enjoy!
-Bethany