All posts tagged: grain 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 …

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 …

Blueberry Syrup

Remember when you used to go to Denny’s as a kid and you’d always have at least three different flavors of syrup to choose from? I’d forgotten how delicious those were until I whipped up some blueberry syrup for my Seahawks-inspired panckakes–i.e. “Hawkcakes.” (That’s right—Seattle girl, here!) YUM, this stuff is SO delicious. Just another example of the joy the Seahawks have brought into my life in the past couple years. 😉 Enjoy! M Blueberry Syrup Condiment | Vegan, Gluten-Free Ready in: 30 min Yields: About 2 cups of syrup Ingredients: 1-1/2 cup blueberries 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup maple syrup Directions: In a medium saucepan on medium-low heat, melt butter, then stir in lemon juice and brown sugar. Stir until sugar is melted, about one minute. Add blueberries, stirring occasionally until they get a little softer, 3 to 5 minutes. Once the blueberries are soft, use a fork to gently smash them to allow juices to flow out. Reduce to low heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, …

Grain-Free Biscuits

I’ve been gluten-free for a few years now, and while I’m very comfortable coming up with lunches and dinners that work, I’ve always said I leave gluten-free baking to the experts. Well, I’m no expert, but I think I may actually be getting the hang of this. I’m really happy with how this biscuits came out—they’ll be a great treat for weekend breakfasts. And maybe Fridays? Smother these little guys straight out of the oven with butter and your favorite jam. Hope you like ’em! M Grain-Free Biscuits  Prep time: 20 min | Cook time: 11 min | Ready in: about an hour Yields: 12 1-1/2-inch biscuits Ingredients: 1-1/2 cup coconut flour + more for dusting 1/2 cup tapioca flour 2 tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter 1 cup hemp milk (or whatever type you like) Preheat oven to 425. Sift flours, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl. (I actually just did this in a food processor by pulsing a few times.) Cut butter into pats and add …