All posts tagged: gluten free

Grain-Free Apple Pie Squares

So, apparently I have this thing with baking apple pie into different shapes. This time, I also sliced the apples a little differently…across the middle so that some of the finished squares would have a star in the middle. (CUTE!!) And, this will likely not come as a surprise to anyone, but apple pie is fantastic any way you slice or bake it. These ended up looking a little more messy than beautiful, but—and I think I’ve mentioned this before—I am a big fan of messes, just so long as they’re delicious messes. Hope you like these! M Grain-Free Apple Pie Squares  Yields: 16 to 20 squares  Prep time: 2o min | Bake time: 20 to 25 min | Ready in: 55 min Ingredients: Ingredients for Gluten-Free Pie Crust 4 Granny Smith apples 1/2 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Make Gluten-Free Pie Crust. You don’t need to refrigerate it as directions indicate. Line a 9×13-inch jelly roll pan with tin foil, making sure to leave …

Mini Apple Crumble Pies

Apple pie makes me…well, I think you can guess. (And the same goes for miniature-sized things!) It’s my favorite of ALL the pies and my go-to during the holidays—I am responsible for making it at Thanksgiving and Christmas in my family, while my dad makes almost literally everything else. (My sister, my mom, and I can usually be found giggling in the living room.) For this recipe, I wanted to create a version that would work at a pre-holiday, fall cocktail party—so I was thinking, tiny and fancy-looking. Enter: mini cheesecake tins! I love these because they are really easy to get the pies out of (there is a loose circle piece that sets inside each cup over a small hole in the bottom, so you can use your finger to push the little pies up), and the cylinder shape is quite classy. I’m also a big fan of the crumble top—I hope you are, too. Enjoy! M Mini Apple Crumble Pies Makes about 18-22 pies (using mini cheesecake tin) | Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Prep time: 45 min …

Marshmallow Monday: Sparklemallows

Ever think, I like marshmallows, but I wish they were a little more sparkly? Well, this is your lucky day. (It’s so weird how we are totally on the same wavelength!) I used gold pearl decorating dust I found at Sur La Table to give these marshmallows a glow-y look. It’s a really easy way to dress up these simple treats for a fancy occasion—these little sweets look ready to party, do they not? Enjoy! M Sparklemallows Dessert | Gluten-Free Prep time: 35 min | Ready in: 6 hours, 35 min Ingredients: Cooking spray 3 packages unflavored gelatin (vegetarian substitutions) 2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup powdered sugar Gold pearl decorating dust Cooking tools: A candy thermometer Tin foil 9×13-inch cake or jelly roll pan Directions: Line the inside of the pan with tin foil, then coat well with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine a 1/2 of a cup of cold water with the packets of gelatin and allow to sit until gelatin forms, about 15 minutes. In a medium saucepan on medium …

Gluten-Free Pie Crust

It’s tough to match the flakiness of a gluten-filled pie crust in a gluten-free one, but this is still pretty darn good. It more than does the job, and hopefully it will come in handy for all you gluten-free, grain-free eaters out there as the holidays get closer. There are lots of apple pies to be baked, am I right? I used this recipe to make an improptu pear tart at right a couple days ago (quickie recipe: 1 chopped pear, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and a sprinkling of walnuts—bake it all up in a mini springform pan for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F). Please disregard my poor plating skills. It wasn’t the crust, it was me, but I actually don’t mind a delicious mess. Hope you get a lot of use out of this one! Happy baking! M Gluten-Free Pie Crust Ingredients: 3/4 cup tapioca flour/starch 3/4 cup coconut flour 3/4 cup  almond meal/flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 14 tablespoons cold butter, cut into chunks 2 large cold eggs 1 tablespoon …

Hawkcakes with Blueberry Syrup

Okay, this one is for all the Seahawks fans out there—a.k.a. 12s—on the first “Blue Friday” of the official season. Although I am confident that even if you aren’t a fan, you will enjoy these pancakes all the same. Sunday’s kickoff is at 10am, so there was really just one way to go with the game day “snacks”: brunch! Adding spinach to the pancake batter makes these delicious Hawkcakes both green, and healthy. And I promise you, you will not taste it even a little. Have a great weekend, everyone–go Hawks! M Hawkcakes with Blueberry Syrup 3 to 4 Servings | Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy Free Ready in: 40 min First, make the Blueberry Syrup—find the recipe here. And then the Hawkcakes… Ingredients: 2 bananas 4 eggs 2 teaspoons oil (I used sunflower) 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 cup tapioca flour/starch 1 cup of spinach Optional: extra blueberries and chopped kiwi fruit. Directions: In a blender, process all ingredients until smooth. Coat a griddle or large skillet with cooking spray. On medium-high heat, spoon …