Monday, August 14, 2017

Gluten Free Applesauce Bread

If a bread that is super moist and lightly flavored with vanilla and cinnamon sounds good to you, then you are going to love this gluten free applesauce bread!

This bread is the perfect item to make as a side to a breakfast smoothie or for an afternoon snack. No matter how you eat your bread, though, you are going to love it!



Gluten Free Applesauce Bread
  • 3 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup White and/or Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  1. Heat the water and add the flaxmeal to it. Set aside for about 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
  4. Cream together butter and sugar.
  5. Add applesauce, vanilla and flax-egg and beat again.
  6. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and stir just until combined.
  7. Pour into a 8.5 by 4.5 inch loaf pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

Adapted from this recipe.

-Bethany

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter S'mores

S'mores are a delicious and easy dessert, and these chocolate peanut butter s'mores are even better than the original! And they are made in the microwave, too, so you can have them anytime!

If you love chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallows, then this is the dessert for you. It's an easy single serve treat that will satisfy all of your cravings at once.

I used WOWBUTTER soybutter and Dandies vegan marshmallows in my s'mores, but you can use the "real" versions if you want. Whatever works best for you.






Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter S'mores 
  • 2 Chocolate Cookies (like these)
  • 1 Tablespoon Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Peanut Butter (or soybutter like WOWBUTTER)
  • 1 Marshmallow (I used vegan Dandies)
  1. In a small microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave 15 seconds at a time, stirring, until melted.
  2. Place one cookie on a plate and put the marshmallow on top. Microwave until the marshmallow is puffy.
  3. Spoon the chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the marshmallow and top with the second cookie. Eat while still warm.

Enjoy!
-Bethany

Monday, August 7, 2017

Gluten Free/Vegan Chocolate Cookies

A gluten free and vegan cookie that tastes just as good as any chocolate cookie you would bite into? I say, yes! These cookies are easy to make and taste so good you won't know they are gf and vegan!

I have been trying to experiment a bit with vegan recipes lately, ever since I realized that I don't have many of them on my blog. There are some people who have to eat dairy free, or who are vegan by choice, and I want to offer them more delicious dessert options.

So, here is one delicious, easy-to-make, and amazing vegan cookie recipe. Try it, and I know you'll love it!




Gluten Free/Vegan Chocolate Cookies
  • 2 Tablespoons Applesauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons Brown Rice Flour
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine applesauce and baking soda. Set aside for a few minutes.
  3. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, sugar, brown rice flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, and salt. Whisk together.
  4. Add the applesauce mixture, oil, and vanilla to dry ingredients and mix until fully combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop cookies onto a parchment lined sheet pan and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Enjoy!
-Bethany