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I've got a solution for your busy weekday mornings. These grain free pumpkin spice breakfast cookies are so easy to make and loaded with good stuff. Plus kids love them!

Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies {Plus A GIVEAWAY!}

I’ve got a solution for your busy weekday mornings. These grain free pumpkin spice breakfast cookies are so easy to make and loaded with good stuff. Plus kids love them!

*I am working with Perfect Supplements for this post. I have been compensated for my time commitment, but all opinions are my own. Some links are affiliate links. Using the links will not change the cost of anything for you.*

I've got a solution for your busy weekday mornings. These grain free pumpkin spice breakfast cookies are so easy to make and loaded with good stuff. Plus kids love them!

Life is just a tad bit crazy right now. Who knew selling your house was so much work?

Busy life = less time for making good food.

But I’m not giving up! No way. I came up with the perfect fall breakfast that you can prepare in advance. You can even make a double or triple batch to stock your freezer for weeks.

Allergy Friendly Ingredients.

These pumpkin spice breakfast cookies are loaded with nourishing ingredients. Plus they taste great! They are super allergen friendly too. No grains, dairy, nuts, eggs or soy.

There is one secret ingredient that is really the star of the show.

Gelatin!

I recently tried the grass-fed gelatin from Perfect Supplements. I love it!! There is no strange smell. It gels beautifully. And since I do a lot of egg free baking it is my go-to ingredient.

These pumpkin spice breakfast cookies are also packed with pumpkin and and coconut oil for vitamins, minerals and healthy fat. Combine that with gelatin and garbanzo bean flour for protein. Plus tapioca flour for starch. It’s a complete breakfast that you can hold in your hand.

Grab a couple for the road, pair it with bacon and fresh fruit or pack one in your child’s lunch box. You get the flavors of fall in a nutritious cookie.

I've got a solution for your busy weekday mornings. These grain free pumpkin spice breakfast cookies are so easy to make and loaded with good stuff. Plus kids love them!

Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies
Yields 15
An allergy friendly breakfast cookie loaded with healthy protein, fat and carbs.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup amaranth flour
  2. 3/4 cups tapioca flour
  3. 3/4 cups garbanzo bean flour
  4. 3/4 cups water
  5. 2 Tbsp. Perfect Supplements collagen
  6. 1 Tbsp. organic lemon juice
  7. 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  8. 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  9. 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  10. 3 tsp. Perfect Supplements gelatin
  11. 1/2 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  12. 1 tsp. baking soda
  13. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  14. 1/2 - 1 cup mix-ins of choice: raisins, dried cranberries, mini chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine the flour, water, collagen and lemon juice.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Cover and let sit at room temperature 7 - 24 hours.
When ready to bake
  1. Heat oven to 375*F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat.
  2. Add the coconut oil and pumpkin to the soaked mixture. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the sugar, gelatin, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix well.
  4. Stir in your mix-ins of choice.
  5. Drop by large mounds onto the prepared baking pans.
  6. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes on baking pan.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  9. Store in a sealed container at room temperature for 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to a year.
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Prep Ahead.

I soak the seed and bean flours to help with digestion. I also prep the rest of the ingredients the night before. In the morning I just pour, mix and bake. I can have a batch of pumpkin spice breakfast cookies in the oven in about five minutes. Then we can eat some fresh and stick the rest in the freezer for a quick breakfast any day of the week.

Add whatever mix-ins you like. Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, mini chocolate chips, raisins, dried cranberries…they’re all good.

My kids LOVE these cookies. I think my toddler ate THREE one morning (yes, the toddler that used to barely eat anything). They are that good.

I've got a solution for your busy weekday mornings. These grain free pumpkin spice breakfast cookies are so easy to make and loaded with good stuff. Plus kids love them!

More To Love.

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Collagen.

Like the collagen that I also use in the pumpkin spice breakfast cookies. I use it in all of our smoothies (like this blueberry spinach smoothie or this squash cherry smoothie). It was a life saver (literally) for my toddler when she was barely eating (check out how I got her to eat again with this “squash milk”).

Liver.

Another favorite of mine is the desiccated liver. I use it every single day. I really need to boost my vitamin A. And I am NOT a liver fan. The Perfect Supplements desiccated liver has been pivotal to my health. I use it on my salads, in my soups or in this salted caramel. Believe it or not I actually enjoy the taste of this liver and sometimes even crave it.

Greens.

We also recently tried both the fermented kale powder and the aquatic greens. They are perfect for smoothies. And the aquatic greens are especially great for those with allergies (imagine my disappointment that my toddler reacts to them!). I use it for my big kids as often as possible.

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I've got a solution for your busy weekday mornings. These grain free pumpkin spice breakfast cookies are so easy to make and loaded with good stuff. Plus kids love them!

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I've got a solution for your busy weekday mornings. These grain free pumpkin spice breakfast cookies are so easy to make and loaded with good stuff. Plus kids love them!

What is your favorite way to use gelatin?

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Need more ideas for fun ways to add gelatin or collagen to your diet? Try these:

Strawberry Kiwi Gummies

Lemon Elderberry Gummies

Dairy Free Grilled Cheese

Homemade Fruit Snacks

Healing Hot Chocolate

Molasses Tonic

Squash Milk

Allergy Friendly Vanilla Cake

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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My Favorite Gluten Free Flour Mix | Just Take A Bite

My Favorite Gluten Free Flour Mix

Gluten free baking can be intimidating and challenging. There are so many flours to choose from! I’m helping you out with my favorite gluten free flour mix.

My Favorite Gluten Free Flour Mix | Just Take A Bite

If you’ve ever tried gluten free baking you know it can be tricky. I can make the same recipe ten times and it turns out just a little differently every time. Though that may have more to do with my lack of precise measuring when I bake.

At any rate, gluten free baking is not nearly as forgiving as baking with wheat.

The ratio of sugar to fat is very important. But the real key to successful gluten free baking is using the right blend of flours.

Use all starchy flour and you’ll get a dry, crumbly mess. Use all seeds and you might have a gooey, dense blob.

There are so many flours to choose from when it comes to gluten free baking. My recipes usually call for a gluten free flour mix of your choice. Everyone has different things on hand. And a variety of flours will work.

But after years of experimenting I have come up with my favorite gluten free flour mix.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you some exact flours to use. This is a general rule. Then use what you have on hand.

My gluten free flour mix is:

My Favorite Gluten Free Flour Mix | Just Take A Bite

Not sure which is which? Here is a quick rundown of some common flours.

My Favorite Gluten Free Flour Mix | Just Take A Bite

For your next recipe that calls for two cups of gluten free flour use one cup of grain, a half cup of seed, nut or bean and a half cup of starch. Choose from the above lists. Play around with combinations to see what flavors you like best.

Give my gluten free flour mix a try and see how your gluten free baked goods turn out!

Note that white rice can be used as a grain or a starch. It is technically a grain. But white rice behaves similar to a starch.

My Favorite Gluten Free Flour Mix | Just Take A Bite

What is your favorite blend of flours?

I often use a combination of sorghum, amaranth and tapioca. My baked goods always come out well using those three.

Find your favorite combinations. Then mix up a whole batch so baking is simple. No measuring three or four flours at a time. Just use your mix!

Create a variety to rotate through different types of flour. Gluten free baking just got a little bit simpler.

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Sunbutter Breakfast Cookies | Just Take A Bite

Gluten Free Sunbutter Breakfast Cookies

In need of an allergy free easy breakfast? These sunbutter breakfast cookies only take a few minutes of prep time and are free of gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts, rice, corn, soy and coconut.

Sunbutter Breakfast Cookies | Just Take A Bite

When I ask my kids what they want for breakfast nine times out of ten they say breakfast cookies.

I don’t blame them.

Who doesn’t want a cookie for breakfast?!

I’ve been making a variety of breakfast cookies for years. But recently we experimented with an egg free diet for my oldest. So I had to come up with yet another version.

Sunbutter makes a great allergen friendly substitute for eggs. Not to mention it is delicious! It also replaces the fat. So there is no need to use dairy or coconut.

I also add some ground flax seeds to make sure the cookies hold together.

Sunbutter Breakfast Cookies | Just Take A Bite

Start them the right way.

Sunbutter breakfast cookies start with a long soak to reduce the phytic acid content. This is especially important when using oats as they are very high in phytic acid.

If you’ve never soaked your grains before rest assured it’s a very simple thing to do. Mix the grains with water and lemon juice. Done.

When you are ready to bake all you have to do is add the remaining ingredients, mix, scoop and bake.

Get the kids in the kitchen.

This is a great recipe to let little ones help with. No chopping. No egg cracking. No butter melting. Just measure, pour and mix.

They can even sample the ingredients as you go. Somebody has to make sure the honey tastes good, right?!

You can add whatever extras you like to sunbutter breakfast cookies. My kids always ask for mini chocolate chips. Dried fruit, nuts, seeds and coconut all work, depending on your dietary needs.

Sunbutter Breakfast Cookies | Just Take A Bite

Add a fall twist.

For fall you could even add a touch of pureed pumpkin and ground cinnamon. Or some diced apples and cinnamon would be fun too.

Are you looking for an allergen friendly breakfast treat for your family? Sunbutter breakfast cookies will be a family favorite.

Stock up.

Be sure to make a big batch so you can stock the freezer for effortless breakfasts on busy school mornings. Or add them to lunch boxes for a delicious and healthy treat.

I have to share a fun fact that I learned while making these.

When you mix a lot of baking soda with sunbutter it turns green!

Don’t worry. I adjusted the recipe so you won’t have green cookies like we did. But it is perfectly safe to eat them even if they are green.

Sunbutter Breakfast Cookies | Just Take A Bite

Gluten Free Sunbutter Breakfast Cookies
Yields 20
A simple breakfast cookies that is free of gluten, eggs, dairy, nuts, rice, corn and coconut.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups gf oats
  2. 1/2 cup sorghum flour (or brown rice or amaranth)
  3. 3/4 cups warm water
  4. 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  5. 1/2 cup sunbutter
  6. 2/3 cup honey
  7. 1/2 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  8. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  9. 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  10. 1/2 cup add-ins: chocolate chips, dried fruit, coconut, seeds, nuts
Instructions
  1. Combine the oats, sorghum, water and lemon juice in a bowl. Cover and let sit 24 hours.
  2. Heat the oven to 350*F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Add the honey, salt, soda and flax seeds to the oat mixture. Mix well.
  4. Stir in the add-ins.
  5. Scoop mounds onto the prepared baking sheet (as large or as small as you like).
  6. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes (less time for smaller cookies, more time for larger cookies).
  7. Let cool.
  8. Store in sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to a year.
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Salted Caramel Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Glaze | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Salted Caramel Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Glaze

Looking for a unique treat that is both salty and sweet? Salted caramel cupcakes with maple bacon glaze are the perfect solution. They are free of gluten, dairy, corn and nut but full of flavor.

Salted Caramel Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Glaze | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

When it comes to dessert cupcakes top the list for fun, portable and easy to eat. No need to fuss with cutting or plating.

Simple. Just the way I like it.

There are so many cupcake flavors to choose from. Chocolate, vanilla and yellow are traditional flavors. Or you can add some fun with strawberry and coconut.

But if you really want to kick your cupcakes up a notch try a salted caramel cupcake base with maple bacon glaze.

The cake is properly prepared with soaked gluten free grains. The glaze is made with only four simple ingredients, including bacon grease and urefined sea salt!

Salted Caramel Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Glaze | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

The family consensus.

I thought these salted caramel cupcakes were amazing! I am a sucker for anything sweet with a pop of saltiness. Add bacon on top? You’ve got a winner. I would have gladly eaten the whole batch myself.

And I may have eaten a few for breakfast!

My husband enjoyed them, but wasn’t sure he liked quite so much bacon flavor in his cupcake.

The kids felt the same – good cupcakes, pretty strong on bacon.

You can adjust the bacon flavor to your liking by adjusting the amount of bacon grease used in the glaze. It will also depend on your bacon. Ours is quite smokey and has a very strong flavor.

Salted Caramel Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Glaze | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

The cake.

Salted caramel cupcakes have a great balance of salty and sweet. They are actually good without adding any frosting or glaze.

You could go for a simple vanilla buttercream on top too if you like more sweet. Chocolate frosting would also pair well with the salty base.

The cake itself is soft and moist from soaking the gluten free grains. Not too dense but also not crumbly. It holds up well in little hands.

Allergen friendly.

These cupcakes are gluten, dairy, nut, corn, rice, soy and coconut free. If you can’t have eggs you could use an egg replacement.

In other words they are safe for just about everyone!

Bring on the birthday parties. Salted caramel and bacon are the perfect combination for a celebration.

Are you a salty and sweet fan? Looking for a confection that’s unique and allergen friendly?

Salted caramel cupcakes with maple bacon glaze give a whole new meaning to dessert. Easy, fun, salty, sweet goodness.

Salted Caramel Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Glaze | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Salted Caramel Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Glaze
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An allergen friendly salty and sweet cupcake perfect for birthdays and holidays.
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Cupcake
  1. 1/4 cup amaranth or brown rice flour
  2. 1 cup sorghum or white rice flour
  3. 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  4. 1 cup warm water
  5. 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  6. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  7. 1 tsp. organic vanilla (use corn free if allergic to corn)
  8. 1 1/2 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  9. 1 tsp. baking soda
  10. 1 egg or egg substitute
  11. 1 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  12. 1/4 cup organic cane sugar or coconut sugar
Glaze
  1. 2 Tbsp. melted bacon grease
  2. 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  3. 4 Tbsp. organic cane sugar
  4. pinch sea salt (optional)
Cupcake
  1. Combine the amaranth, sorghum and tapioca flour. Whisk to remove any lumps.
  2. Add the water and lemon juice. Mix and work out any lumps.
  3. Cover and let sit 7-24 hours.
  4. Heat the oven to 325*F. Line a muffin pan with muffin cups.
  5. Add the syrup, vanilla, salt, soda, egg, oil and sugar to the soaked mixture.
  6. Beat until well combined.
  7. Fill muffin cups almost full.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool completely before glazing.
Glaze
  1. Combine the melted bacon grease, syrup, sugar and salt. Mix well.
  2. Top the cupcakes with glaze.
  3. Refrigerate to solidify the glaze.
  4. Serve at room temp or straight from the refrigerator.
  5. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
Notes
  1. Some or all of the bacon grease can be replaced with melted lard, butter or coconut oil to reduce the bacon flavor.
  2. The cupcakes freeze well. Freeze without glaze.
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Gluten Free Pizza Crackers | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Gluten Free Pizza Crackers: Super Healthy Kids Post

These gluten free pizza crackers make the perfect on-the-go snack or lunch addition that your kids will love without filling them up on empty calories.  They are also very allergen friendly so you can share them with all of your friends.

Gluten Free Pizza Crackers | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Summer is in full swing!  That means lots of time outside and outings to the park, the zoo, etc.  Kids are bound to get hungry while you are out having fun.

Healthy, portable snacks are a must.

Gluten free pizza crackers are just what you need.

With lots of herbs and just a pinch of sugar these gluten free pizza crackers have the flavor of pizza without the mess.  You don’t even need cheese!

What you do need are a few simple ingredients, including vegetables.  Pizza crackers have the “cheese” and sauce baked right in.

My kids raved about these gluten free pizza crackers.  They are fun to serve alongside soup, with slices of raw cheese or dipped in hummus or pummus – perfect for a simple lunch or snack.

These crackers even smell like pizza!

Want to learn how to make a batch?  Head over to Super Healthy Kids where I share my recipe for gluten free pizza crackers.Gluten Free Pizza Crackers | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

 

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Gluten Free Inside Out Oreos® | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Gluten Free Inside Out Oreos®

This homemade version of gluten free inside out Oreos® is a fun, allergen friendly treat that is perfect for birthdays or Father’s Day.Gluten Free Inside Out Oreos® | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Father’s Day is just around the corner!  It’s time celebrate all the special dads in your life.

What is the best way to a man’s heart?  Through his stomach of course!  A special dessert is just the thing to show your husband, father or grandfather how much you love him.

Remember to take care of that stomach, though.  Don’t serve sweets with artificial ingredients, food coloring and hydrogenated oils.  Instead make a homemade dessert that he can’t resist using real ingredients.

Enter gluten free inside out Oreos®.  They are both fun and delicious.  They will also last a while so your special man can enjoy them the whole week.

The kids can even help make gluten free inside out Oreos®.  You can make them in advance so there is plenty of time to work on them with the kids.  Then they will be so proud to give them to dad.

These tasty cookies are also perfect for birthday treats.  I recently made them for my son’s cow spotted birthday.

I love how easy they are to make…and how little mess they make when my kids eat them.

Gluten free inside out Oreos® do contain cocoa powder.  But you can substitute carob if you need to avoid it.

Maybe you’re thinking these look great…but what about all the sugar?

Each cookie contains less than two teaspoons of sweetener.  Plus there is plenty of healthy fat in the cookie to help metabolize the sugar.  The combination of the cookie and the frosting actually does have a purpose!

You also have to remember this is a treat.  Itis not something to eat all the time.Gluten Free Inside Out Oreos® | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Homemade Oreos® are definitely a family favorite.  We usually make them with the traditional combination – chocolate cookies with vanilla frosting.  Sometimes we get really fancy and make special holiday versions.

Now we can add gluten free inside out Oreos® to the list.

Homemade Oreos® are even very allergen friendly.  They contain no gluten, dairy, nuts, corn, rice, eggs or soy.  With a family like mine that is very important.  I don’t like anyone to feel left out.

Are you still trying to decide what to make your special man for Father’s Day?  Or do you need a fun birthday treat?  Gluten free inside out Oroes® are just what you need.  They:

  • are free of allergens
  • are easy to make
  • can be made in advance
  • are a fun project for kids to help with
  • can be eaten without a big mess

This Father’s Day don’t just go for the traditional cake or chocolate chip cookies.  Surprise all the special dads in your life with this fun, allergen friendly dessert that will make his heart and his tummy happy.  Gluten free inside out Oreos® are the perfect way to say I love you.Gluten Free Inside Out Oreos® | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Gluten Free Inside Out Oreos® {dairy free, nut free, corn free, egg free}
Yields 30
A fun, allergen friendly version of Oreos®...flipped inside out!
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Cookies
  1. 1 cup sorghum flour (or white rice)
  2. 3/4 cups tapioca flour
  3. 1/2 cup amaranth flour (or brown rice)
  4. 1/2 cup organic cane sugar or coconut sugar
  5. 1/2 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  6. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  7. 1 tsp. vanilla
  8. 6 Tbsp. honey
  9. 1/2 cup melted butter, coconut oil, palm shortening, lard or tallow
Filling
  1. 1/2 cup palm shortening OR 1/4 cup palm shortening + 1/4 cup butter (at room temp)
  2. 3-4 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  3. 1 Tbsp. carob powder
  4. 10 Tbsp. tapioca flour
  5. 1/4 - 1/3 cup maple syrup
Cookies
  1. Heat the oven to 350*F. Cut 3 sheets of parchment paper the size of a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt and soda. Stir to remove any lumps.
  3. Add the vanilla, honey and melted fat. Stir to combine. Use hands to form a ball of dough.
  4. Split the dough in half. Place one half on a piece of parchment paper. Roll until 1/4" thin.
  5. Cut the dough into desired shapes and transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Repeat this process until all of the dough is used.
  7. Bake the cookies for 12-13 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the cookies in for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool completely.
Filling
  1. Beat all of the ingredients together in a medium size bowl.
Fill the cookies
  1. Use a spoon or a piping bag to put filling on one cookie. Top with another cookie and gently push down. Repeat until the filling is gone.
  2. Keep the cookies in the refrigerator for the filling to harden.
Notes
  1. This makes three trays of cookies if cutting shapes. Alternately you can simply roll the dough and cut it into squares and bake them without having to transfer the cookies to another sheet. You will only need two baking sheets of cookies with this method.
  2. You can replace the gluten free flours with whole wheat or all purpose flour.
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Soaked Gluten Free Noodles

Soaked Gluten Free Noodles | Homemade Dutch Apple PieI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  When you have a lot of allergies to deal with you can’t just go to the store and buy simple items like bread, crackers and noodles.

This is especially true if you are gluten free and can’t have rice or corn (like my son).  Removing wheat, corn and rice eliminates just about any kind of convenience food you can buy – especially noodles.Soaked Gluten Free Noodles | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

But I really don’t want to take all pasta based meals off our menu.  So I set to work making noodles my son can eat.  Additionally, I wanted to be sure they were properly prepared.

The result is an easy to make pasta that works well for soup, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese…whatever you like (as you can see in the photos I’ve used them in a variety of dishes).  The other great thing about these homemade noodles is that they cook in about three minutes – perfect for making a quick lunch for hungry kids!

Simply mix the dough and cut the noodles.  Then let them sit for a day before using them.  The leftovers can be kept in the fridge for up to two weeks or in the freezer for a few months.Soaked Gluten Free Noodles | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

You can be really creative with these noodles and cut them into fun shapes to liven up a bowl of chicken noodle soup.  Or go really simple by cooking them in broth and adding salt and butter or coconut oil for a quick side dish.

Although my son is the only member of the family that can’t have store bought pasta, we all eat these and enjoy them!

Homemade pasta does not have to be complicated.  This is a simple recipe that is sure to please the whole family. Soaked Gluten Free Noodles | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Soaked Gluten Free Noodles
Homemade noodles that are properly prepared and free of gluten, dairy, nuts and corn.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup tapioca flour (or white rice)
  2. 1/2 cup sorghum flour (or white, brown rice, millet, buckwheat or amaranth)
  3. 1/2 tsp. gelatin
  4. 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  5. 3 Tbsp. warm water
  6. 1/2 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  7. 1 tsp. organic cane sugar
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Mix the gelatin and lemon juice. Let sit one minute.
  2. Combine the flour, warm water and gelatin mixture.
  3. Add the satl, sugar, egg and oil to the flour mixture. Mix until well combined.
  4. Place the dough on a baking sheet size piece of parchment paper. Place another piece of parchment paper on top.
  5. Roll the dough between the parchment paper until desired thickness.
  6. Remove the top paper and use a pizza cutter or knife to cut noodles into desired shapes.
  7. Cover with parchment paper or towel and let sit 7-24 hours.
  8. When ready to use simply add the noodles to soup or cook in water or broth for 3-4 minutes.
  9. Store unused noodles in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to a month.
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Soaked Gluten Free “Whole Wheat” Bagels

Soaked Gluten Free Whole Wheat Bagels | Homemade Dutch Apple PieHave I mentioned before that I love bagels?  I wish I had them on hand at all times.  I recently shared a recipe for sourdough bagels with strawberry cream cheese.

The sourdough bagels are great!  But not if you’re gluten free.

So I figured I better come up with a gluten free recipe too.  This is my “whole wheat” bagel that is soaked (for your digestion), gluten free, dairy free, nut free and corn free.  The teff gives a wheat flavor and color to the bagel.Soaked Gluten Free Whole Wheat Bagels | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

The outside is a bit chewy.  The inside is soft.  The texture is perfect for kids – not too hard to chew.

I used a donut pan to make these bagels. If you don’t have a donut pan you can make them in a muffin pan – there just won’t be a hole in the middle.

Homemade bagels are great for a quick breakfast or they are easy to pack up for a school lunch.

Bagels also freeze well.  So you can make a double or triple batch and keep your freezer stocked for easy meals.Soaked Gluten Free Whole Wheat Bagels | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Try the bagels with a variety of toppings – butter, coconut oil, jam, cream cheese, cashew butter or nut butter.  You can also turn it into a sandwich with egg salad, salmon salad, chicken salad or locally made lunch meat.

You really can’t go wrong with a bagel.  And this version is safe for almost everyone!  An added bonus is that there are no gums or fillers in these bagels.  Just pure, simple ingredients.

Do you enjoy bagels as much as I do?  You have to give these a try.

Soaked Gluten Free Whole Wheat Bagels | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Soaked Gluten Free "Whole Wheat" Bagels
Yields 6
A "wheaty" bagel that is gluten, dairy, nut and corn free.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  2. 1/2 cup sorghum flour (or white rice)
  3. 1/4 cup amaranth flour (or brown rice)
  4. 1/4 cup teff flour
  5. 1/2 cup warm water
  6. 1 Tbsp. lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  7. 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
  8. 2 tsp. cane sugar
  9. 1 Tbsp. water
  10. 2 egg whites
  11. 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  12. 1/4 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  13. 2 tsp. cane sugar
  14. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  15. 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
Soak the flour
  1. In a large bowl combine the flours. Stir to remove any lumps.
  2. Add the water and lemon juice. Mix. Cover. Let sit 7-24 hours.
Make the bagels
  1. Grease a bagel or muffin pan.
  2. Combine the yeast, 2 tsp. sugar and 1 Tbsp. very warm water. Let sit 5 - 10 minutes.
  3. Add the egg whites and olive oil to the flour mixture. Beat one minute.
  4. Add the yeast mixture to the bowl. Beat 20 seconds.
  5. Add the salt, sugar, soda and cream of tartar to the bowl. Beat 20 seconds.
  6. Immediately pour the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling to the top.
  7. Place the donut pan in the oven. Turn on the oven light.
  8. Let rise 45 minutes.
  9. With the pan still in the oven, turn the oven on to 400*F.
  10. Set timer for 25 minutes.
  11. Remove the bagels from the pan and cool.
  12. Store in a bag at room temperature for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  13. Slice in half and serve with your favorite toppings.
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Soaked Gluten Free Tortillas {dairy free, nut free, egg free, corn free}

Soaked Gluten Free Tortillas | Homemade Dutch Apple PieWhen you have to eat gluten, corn and rice free there isn’t much convenience food you can buy at the store.  So a simple meal like tacos gets pretty boring when you have no shell or chips for your meat – especially for a kid!

But no need to cross taco night off your menu – you can make your own tortillas!  My son inspires me to create homemade versions of things you just can’t get at the store without his allergens.  So when we had tacos recently I decided to make homemade tortillas.

This tortilla is soaked and free of gluten, corn, rice, eggs, dairy and nuts.  Simply mix the dough, roll the tortillas, let them sit and then cook for about a minute when you are ready to eat.  If you have a tortilla press (that will be on my next gift list!) they would be even easier to make.

You can also make a double or triple batch and stock your freezer so you have some on hand at all times.  They thaw in minutes.Soaked Gluten Free Tortillas | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

My son loved these!!!  He was so happy to be able to eat a regular taco like everyone else (I was pretty happy that I could have one too!).

You can also use them for any sandwich creation – chicken salad, salmon salad, ham and cheese or even peanut butter and honey.  Homemade tortillas make a fun substitute for a hot dog bun too!  They are perfect for fun lunch foods.

I personally liked them to snack on – simply spread butter or coconut oil and dash of salt on top for the perfect energy booster.

I use gelatin to bind the flour and give some flexibility to the tortilla.  Plus it boosts the nutritional value!

If you need a homemade tortilla because you are allergic to the store bought versions or you simply don’t like all the unhealthy ingredients in them this is the perfect recipe!  Get your flour soaking for delicious tortillas.  Taco night just got a little healthier.Soaked Gluten Free Tortillas | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Soaked Gluten Free Tortillas {dairy free, nut free, corn free}
Yields 8
A simple homemade tortilla that is very allergen friendly.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  2. 1 cup amaranth flour
  3. 1/4 cup warm water
  4. 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  5. 2 tsp. gelatin dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water
  6. 1 1/2 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  7. 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Mix until a ball of dough forms.
  2. Split the dough into 8 balls.
  3. Roll each ball of dough between two pieces of parchment paper until about 1/8" thick/desired tortilla thickness
  4. Layer tortillas between pieces of parchment paper. Place under a towel or in a bag and let sit 7-24 hours.
When ready to serve
  1. Cook the tortillas on a hot, ungreased skillet - about 20 seconds per side.
  2. Place the warm tortillas in a bag or under a towel until ready to serve to keep them soft and pliable.
To reheat
  1. Place the tortillas in a wet paper towel and warm in the oven/toaster oven for a minute or two. This will also help soften them.
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Honey Date Muffins {soaked, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, corn free}

Honey Date Muffins {Soaked Gluten Free Dairy Free Nut Free Corn Free} | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Two of my favorite natural sweeteners are honey and dates.  They are such simple foods loaded with flavor.  In fact, they are so good you can eat them plain for an easy treat.  My kids love a spoonful of honey or a couple dates as a snack.

I decided to combine them into one delicious muffin that is made with soaked grains.  Plus these muffins are gluten and dairy free.

The end product is a mildly sweet muffin the whole family will love.  Spread on a healthy dose of butter or coconut oil and you are on your way to great breakfast.  Pair the muffins with a protein source like eggs, bacon, nuts or yogurt for a balanced meal. 

Honey Date Muffins {Soaked Gluten Free Dairy Free Nut Free Corn Free} | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Honey date muffins are so easy to make.  Soak the flour one day.  Mix in the remaining ingredients and bake the next.  These muffins also freeze well.  So you can make a big batch, eat some fresh and freeze some for later.

Do you love salty and sweet combinations as much as I do?  You could add cooked, crumbled sausage right into the batter for a complete meal all in one!

Honey and dates – simple yet full of flavor. They are the perfect combination for a breakfast or snack for the whole family.  Get your flour soaking now so you can enjoy this nutritious treat. 

Honey Date Muffins {Soaked Gluten Free Dairy Free Nut Free Corn Free} | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Soaked Honey Date Muffins {gluten free, dairy free, nut free, corn free}
Yields 15
A simple soaked muffin with a touch of sweetness from honey and dates.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups any combination gluten free flours
  2. 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or butter
  3. 2 Tbsp. lemon juice.
  4. 2 Tbsp. warm water
  5. 1/4 cup coconut sugar, maple syrup or honey
  6. 1/4 cup honey
  7. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  8. 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  9. 1 tsp. tapioca flour or arrowroot
  10. 1/2 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  11. 2 eggs
  12. 1/2 cup chopped dates
Instructions
  1. Combine the flour, water, lemon juice and fat.
  2. Cover and let sit 7-24 hours.
  3. Heat the oven to 325*F. Grease a muffin pan or line with muffin cups.
  4. Add the sugar, honey, soda, cream of tartar, tapioca flour, salt and eggs to the soaked flour.
  5. Beat until well combined.
  6. Stir in the dates.
  7. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter.
  8. Bake 25 - 30 minutes.
  9. Store in an airtight container.
Notes
  1. The muffins freeze well.
  2. The muffins can be made with whole wheat, spelt, kamut or einkorn flour if you are not gluten free.
  3. Stir 1/2 cup cooked, crumbled sausage or bacon into the batter with the dates before baking for a complete meal in one.
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