This is a modified version of a dessert from Clean Eating Magazine (www.cleaneatingmag.com). I make it GF and dairy free by replacing the granola, yogurt and vanilla with appropriate ingredients. My kids really love this and it is VERY easy to make.
1 cup GF granola
2 cups fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, etc…)
3 cups plain yogurt (use plain coconut milk yogurt or soy yogurt if needed)
1/3 cup agave nectar
1 teaspoon GF vanilla extrat
Line an 8″ square baking pan with foil. Sprinkle granola evenly on bottom of pan and set aside.
In a blender, mix together berries, yogurt, agave and vanilla until blended. Pour mixture over granola, smooting mixture to edges of pan. Cover with foil and freeze until firm, approximately 4 hours. Keep frozen until serving.
To make life easier, cut the into squares before the mixture totally freezes or allow to slightly thaw before cutting into squares.
I have had a few people ask about the GFCF Chocolate Pie recipe that I posted last week. The great thing about this recipe from Betsy Hicks is that you can serve the pie filling as chocolate pudding.
My kids have been eating “pudding” with berries all week for breakfast. Since the pudding is actually cashews and coconut, it is a healthy and sweet breakfast option. The berries act as nice fiber and the kids are full and happy for the morning.
If you haven’t made the pie yet, here is the recipe. GFCF Chocolate Pie made with Cashew Creme
I think that every gluten free cook deserves a few neat gadgets in their kitchen. After all, we have to be creative with our recipes and a few great kitchen appliances make me REALLY happy.
This week I found a VillaWare waffle maker at the discount store. I thought it made regular shaped waffles and came with a flower attachment. This was not the case. It makes three beautiful waffles – one rose, one daisy, and one sunflower, but not regular shaped waffles. That is just fine, because I am hooked on these adorable flower waffles.
We used Pamela’s Products pancake mix and followed the recipe for waffles on their website. They tasted great and looked beautiful.
Other uses: Take the sunflower shape and make strawberry shortcake. You could also dip the daisy in cinnamon and sugar for a nice doughnut. My husband wants me to use a savory batter and make appetizers using a cream cheese and salmon topping. Lots of options and a lot of fun for your GF kitchen!
You can purchase the waffle maker at our website by clicking here.
Here are some other delicious waffle recipes:
I Am Gluten Free Recipe
GFCF Banana Walnut Waffles from Gluten Free Blog
Berry Buckwheat Waffles
Sorghum Waffles from AmityMama
Pumpkin Waffles from Baking For John
This is a delightful salad that can be served for breakfast, as a side dish or for dessert. Now that spring is here, we have mint growing in our garden again. It makes any fruit salad taste better.
Cut all fruit into bite sized pieces. Pour 1/4 cup of orange juice over the fruit and mix. Toss chopped mint in the salad and stir.
1 honeydew melon
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
I am hooked on cashew creme! Try using it in smoothies. My kids love them and they are both nutritious and delicious.
Banana Berry Fruit Smoothie
1 cup cashew creme
1 banana, cut into small pieces
2 Tablespoons honey
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup orange juice
Blend all ingredients together in a blender to the desired consistency.
This is one of the most versatile non-dairy cream replacers. It is nice and thick and you can use it to thicken soup, make pies, as a dessert topping, for smoothies, etc…
It is not sweet and if you are using for a sweet purpose, such as a smoothy, you will need to add honey, agave, sugar, or a sweetener of your choice.
To Make 4 cups Cashew Cream:
In a blender, blend 2 cups raw cashes (prefera
My kids just declared that they want blueberry pancakes for lunch. I made fabulous GF Blueberry pancakes with my favorite pancake mix by Pamela’s Products. This mix seems to never fail me.
Orange Blueberry Coconut Pancake Recipe
Pancake Mix and necessary ingredients listed on package
Frozen Wild Blueberries
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Follow the directions on your GF pancake package. Replace the liquid (usually they call for water or milk) with orange juice. Add 1/2 cup wild blueberries. Replace the oil with coconut oil. Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon (it’s good for your heart!) and mix well. Cook as directed