Monday, November 23, 2015

Gluten Free Christmas Treat Link Up

I love Christmastime and all of the baking that comes with it. I love putting together a list of recipes that I would like to make and then seeing them come to life. I love surprising my family with a tray holding a variety of fudges, or any other kinds of treat, and I love the warm and cozy atmosphere that Christmas brings.

To me, baking has long been associated with the upcoming season, and if you agree with me on that, or if you would like to get more into baking during Christmastime, then check out the recipes below and link up some of your own!

Since I love Christmas recipes so much, I though that Christmastime would be the perfect time for me to put up a gluten free recipe link up. I'm excited to see what you all share.

  • Link up any and all gluten free Christmas treat recipes. 
  • Add as many recipes as you like, and be sure to visit some of the other recipes, as well.
  • It's not mandatory, but feel free to leave a link back to this post in your post. 

I can't wait to see the recipes that you all add!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Gluten Free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

If you are like me, then you are probably always searching for new treats to make around Christmas. It is fun to surprise loved ones with a new recipe once in a while, especially around Christmas.

These chocolate thumbprint cookies are new to me, and they are the perfect Christmastime treat. They are soft, chewy and have the perfect balance of sweetness and chocolate flavor. Plus, with a dollop of colored frosting on top, they are completely festive and ready for the upcoming holiday season.

These cookies didn't turn out with as deep of an indent as I thought that they would, but it still worked to fill them with frosting, and I think they turned out pretty.

 Who's ready for Christmas to come already?

Gluten Free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
  • 3 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 2/3 Cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  1. Heat water about 20 seconds in the microwave. Add flaxseed meal to it and set aside 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium size bowl whisk together rice flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, xanthan gum and salt.
  3. In the bowl of your mixer, combine butter and sugar. Beat until fluffy.
  4. Add the flax-egg to the butter/sugar mixture and beat.
  5. Add the flour mixture while beating slowly. Beat until all combined.
  6. Refrigerate dough at least 20 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Scoop dough by the rounded teaspoon. Form into balls and place on parchment lined baking sheets, using the tip of your finger to make an indent in each.
  9. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool and fill with frosting.
  10. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
Adapted from this recipe.

What new recipes are you excited to try this Christmas season?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Easy Gluten Free Flour Tortillas

These gluten free flour tortillas are amazing. They are soft and roll-able, and they taste especially great when filled with beans, cheese and all of the toppings of your choosing. Plus, they are super easy to throw together! Give them a try and you will be sure to love them.

Easy Gluten Free Flour Tortillas
  • 1/2 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter, heated in microwave about 10 seconds
  • 1/4 Cup Water plus up to 2 Tablespoons more
  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients.
  2. Add the softened butter and mix in with fork or fingers. Add the water, enough until a soft, sticky ball forms.
  3. Divide into 3 to 4 balls and roll in rice flour.
  4. Cut off two sheets of plastic wrap and sprinkle one with rice flour. Put one ball on top and top with second piece of plastic wrap, roll out, and place the tortilla in a preheated pan. Cook about 30 seconds on each side. Repeat.
Adapted from this recipe.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fudgy Chocolate Black Bean Cookies

What could be better than a fudgy chocolate cookie?

Chocolate cookies are an indulgence. They are something that most of us feel like eating when we are stressed or when we just want to allow ourselves to have a treat.
So, what if I told you that these cookies are not only fudgy and decadent, but that they are also good for you? Would that make you happy?

I have really gotten into cooking with black beans, chickpeas and NuStevia lately. When I combine the zero calorie sweetener with beans I know that I will be able to create something that will not only be healthy, but that will also be very tasty. And that makes me happy.

These cookies are the perfect, decadent treat. They will satisfy a craving for chocolate and sweets without making you compromise in any way.

So, go ahead and make these cookies the next time that you are craving something sweet and don't want to feel bad about what you are eating. They will be sure to leave you feeling satisfied!

Fudgy Chocolate Black Bean Cookies
  • 2 Cups Black Beans, drained
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons NuStevia Cocoa Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • Dark chocolate, chopped into pieces (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of your food processor combine all ingredients besides dark chocolate. Puree until free of lumps.
  3. Scoop small portions onto parchment lined baking sheet and flatten slightly.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
I hope you enjoy them just as much as I did!

Although NuNaturals sent me the products, all of the opinions and the recipe are by me.

p.s. Make sure to check out the NuNaturals GIVEAWAY that I have going on right now!