Monday, November 27, 2017

12 Gluten Free Desserts Perfect For The Holidays

From chocolate cookies to crunchy peanut butter cups, these 12 gluten free holiday desserts will keep you and your guests happy and full!

One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to bake cookies and make fudge and all kinds of treats. Below I have listed twelve amazing gluten free desserts that are sure to make your holidays special.
1. Chocolate Kiss Cookies. These cookies have a rich chocolate flavor and are so pretty they will make any holiday treat tray better.

2. Chocolate Brownie Peanut Butter Cups. These are a fun take on peanut butter cups with a delicious chocolate twist, and you and your guests will love them. They would also make a great gift idea!

3. Gluten Free/Vegan Chocolate Cookies. If you are a vegan, or you know a vegan, then these delicious cookies are the perfect treat for you to make around the holidays, or anytime!

4. Two Ingredient White Chocolate Cups. These little cups are simple to make and have a great white chocolate flavor. Put sprinkles on top and they will look festive!

5. Peanut Butter Pretzel Puppy Chow. This is a fun take on the classic puppy chow and is perfect for serving at a casual get together. 

6. Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies have the perfect look for Christmas and are super tasty.

7. Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bites. These little guys couldn't be any cuter or easier to make!

8. Four Ingredient Mint Chocolate Fudge. Fudge is the perfect treat for this time of the year, and this fudge is simple to make and full of mint and chocolate deliciousness.

9. Dark Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. They are not only pretty, but they are also delicious and perfect for any chocolate lover!

10. Crunchy M&M Peanut Butter Cups. Another fun take on the classic peanut butter cup, these treats are extra special and perfect for gifting or serving to guests.

11. Chocolate Chip Vanilla Snowball Cookies. Treat yourself to a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth treat with these snowball cookies.

12. Easy Mint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies. What is better than an easy to put together dessert? These cookies look and taste like you have put a lot of work into them even while being easy!

Happy holiday baking!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Gluten Free "Oreo" Cookies

Gluten Free "Oreo" Cookies. These are fairly simple to make, are super tasty, and will bring back all kinds of childhood memories.

The dark cocoa in these cookies really gives them an Oreo flavor, and if you are a big fan of the real thing, then you will be sure to love these homemade, gluten free treats. They aren't quite as crunchy as the real thing, but they are still amazing!

Gluten Free "Oreo" Cookies
  • 1 Flax-egg (directions on side of blog)
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/3 Cup Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  1. Prepare flax-egg (see directions on side of blog.)
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine sugar, white rice flour, cornstarch, dark cocoa powder, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt. Whisk together.
  3. In the bowl of your mixer, place butter and flax-egg. Beat until combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and beat again, until it's all combined.
  5. Cut two pieces of parchment paper and roll dough out between them (get it thin, but keep in mind that the thinner it is the crunchier they will be.) Place dough in freezer for 15 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Cut into 2" round cookies and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. and bake for about 6 to 8 minutes.
  8. Cool and then frost with frosting of choice.
Adapted from this recipe.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Mini Gluten Free/Sugar Free Black Bean Cupcakes

These little cupcakes contain no sugar, are gluten free and vegan, and are super tasty! They have a great texture, just like a "normal" chocolate cupcake, and they have a great chocolate-y taste, as well. 

Bake up these cupcakes, and no one will guess the ingredients that make them secretly healthy!

If you want to make these cupcakes extra tasty, try adding some of my Sugar Free Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting on top.

Mini Sugar Free Black Bean Cupcakes
  • 9 Tablespoons Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Flaxseed Meal
  • 2 Cups Black Beans
  • 2 Tablespoon NuStevia Cocoa Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put the water and flaxseed meal in the bowl of your blender and pulse a couple of times. Let sit a few minutes.
  3. Add all of the rest of the ingredients besides the baking soda and vinegar and blend until very smooth.
  4. Move batter into a medium size bowl and sprinkle baking soda over the top. Add the vinegar and fold in just until combined.
  5. Scoop into a greased 24 cup mini muffin tin. Bake for about 15 minutes.

Monday, November 6, 2017

11 Unique Desserts to Make In Your Mini Muffin Tin

Your mini muffin tin can be used for so much more than just muffins and cupcakes, and you will adore all 11 of these creative recipes! These treats are tiny and delicious, and you will have fun making them for your guests or as gifts!

From peanut butter cups to little brownie bites, here are some great fun and unique recipes for you to enjoy!

1. Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups. These cups are easy to make and are an extra special little treat!

2. Brownie Bites. They are delicious, pretty, and easy to serve!

3. Chocolate Scotcheroo Cups. The flavors of peanut butter, chocolate, and butterscotch are combined in these crunchy cups.

4. Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bites. They melt in your mouth just like a good shortbread should!

5. Salted White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. They are a fun take on the original and have a great salty white chocolate flavor!

 6. Cinnamon Roll Bites. They are the perfect fun and tasty breakfast food!

7. Easy Chocolate Cake Cups. Chocolate cake, frosting, and a chocolate coating. Does it get any better?

8. Birthday Cake Donut Muffins. They have sprinkles in them and frosting on top. The perfect little treat!
9. Chocolate Brownie Peanut Butter Cups. Peanut butter and chocolate come together well in these delicious cups!

10. Double White Chocolate Cups. Only two ingredients are used for these simple, tasty treats!

11. Peanut Butter Cups. These are the traditional peanut butter cups, but they can be made with soy butter for a nut free alternative!

I hope you enjoy these recipes and find a new use for your mini muffin tin!