Sometimes I'm craving a good ol' baked good that I can just sink my sweet-tooth teeth into... Let's just say this next recipe hit the spot! I even managed to make it dairy free as well. NBD. (PS, that means "No. Big. Deal." for those not familiar with the abbreviated lingo...) ;)
For those of you that CAN handle the milk from the cow- regular cream cheese will work just fine too.
So enjoy! But...not too much. Because seriously, something this good could not be good for you! And if you follow my blog because I post healthy gluten free options, please ignore this post. Ha ha. Sorry.
Gluten Free Cheesecake Swirled Brownies
(Gluten Free, Can be Dairy Free)
Created by jalene
5. Then stir the brownie dry ingredients into the wet brownie ingredients. Spoon 1/2 the brownie batter into the prepared pan. Pour the entire Cheesecake mixture evenly over the 1/2 brownie layer. Drop the remaining 1/2 of the brownie mixture over the cheesecake layer in large dollops.
6. Using a knife cut through the 2 batters to create a swirled effect. (See attached picture- my 3 year old helped me with that one!)
Bake about 35 minutes. A toothpick should come out clean and the top should be set.
If you're gluten free, you can probably sympathize with just about anyone who has to be on a restricted diet. Mainly because you know how it feels to go without! Hopefully this website is starting to help you realize you don't have to go without! We just mix things up a little differently, that's all. ;)
As some of you may know my two sweet girls have Gluten and Dairy allergies so anytime I become a nursing mom that means I have to be very strict with my diet. But, after I first had my 2nd child not only was I gluten and dairy free but now I also had to be Chocolate free for the baby! Good grief. Now THAT is just like a kick in the pants hard. :(
So, when a birthday celebration roled around and all my extended family was all enjoying my crazy good gluten free chocolate cake I had to come up with some way to get my chocolate fix too (minus the chocolate of course)! This next recipe is the result. It's Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Chocolate Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, and can even be Rice Free but you wouldn't know it. They just taste like an amazing Carob cupcake. I also lovingly call these babies my "Chocolate Free Chocolate Cupcakes" because believe it or not, top them with my Orange Buttercream Frosting and you can convince yourself they're close to the real thing.
PS- This recipe also features one of my new favorite flours: Teff! Try it out! It's super good for you. Enjoy!
Gluten Free Carob Cupcakes
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Chocolate Free, Can be Rice Free)
Adapted by jalene
Makes 12-16 cupcakes
If you haven't seen this combination before you're probably thinking I'm crazy... But trust me, it's actually quite delicious! Let's be honest though, chocolate has a way of making everything a little better don't you think? ;)
This is a great way to sneak some healthy food in your kid's dessert. Just don't let them watch you make it!
But why avocados you ask? They're simply incredibly good for you and have some surprising health benefits. Among other things, can you believe they help prevent birth defects and cure bad breath? Crazy I know! Those are just 2 out of the 15 amazing things they can help do. (Click this article for the other 13 benefits.)
Avocado Chocolate Pudding
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Can be Vegan)
Adapted by jalene from a recipe by fearlesshomemaker.com
OH! Do I have a great gluten free holiday pie recipe for you! Here's a new twist on a classic favorite... all made gluten and dairy free thank you very much. ;)
Can I just say, I love the contrast of the colors in this pie. It reminds me of a candy corn or something. It's almost too pretty to eat!
The crust alone on this pie is a pure winner. I'll be using it again and again. It's so quick to make and would compliment other great pies like a blueberry cheesecake or coconut cream. I love that it's packed full of nuts too! Kind of gives a healthier feel to it. At least that's what I told myself so I didn't feel guilty eating 2 slices. ;)
(Gluten Free, Can be Dairy Free)
Created by jalene but inspired by a multiple of recipes including one by Betty Crocker
Yields (1) 9-inch pie
Do you ever get jealous when you see those easy recipes that use a box mix and then 1 or 2 other ingredients to create this awesome new creation? Well, the other day I saw an angel food mixed with pumpkin and, let me tell ya, it about did me in. Oh my goodness! If you follow my blog you probably know that I'm obsessed with pumpkin but did you know I also love me a good angel food cake? Infact, when I was little I would request angel food cake instead of regular cake for my birthday!? I heart it that much.
So, you can only imagine my joy of the thought that angel food could marry pumpkin in one perfect union.
If you haven't ever attempted an angel food cake from scratch you should really try it. It's fun and you feel super cool when it's all finished knowing that you did it all completely from scratch! So here's my super coolness. Hope you LOVE it! ;)
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
Created by jalene
This next dessert is to die for! And believe it or not my father-in-law introduced me to it! (He even carved the strawberry rose to go on top! Isn't that awesome?!) He's not much of a dessert man but he does have a tender spot for my gluten free chocolate cake... He used it as the base and then layered it with pudding, whip cream, strawberries, and chocolate chips! It's a crowd pleaser for sure!
Chocolate Pudding Trifle Cake
(Gluten Free, Contains Dairy)
Created by Jalene's father-in-law Gerald
I have a wonderful recipe idea for you via pinterest. Often times we think of gluten free desserts we start thinking copy-cat gluten recipes likes cakes, cookies, or other goodies. When the simple truth is, there's many naturally gluten free desserts we can enjoy!
I love this next one so much I'm sharing it with you. All it contains is fruit!
And thanks mudandcamo for the great idea!
Pssst... I've included a great Patriotic article from my husband below the recipe so be sure to check that out too! He's also offering a FREE class so if you're in the area you should come!
Patriotic Gluten Free Fruit Dessertpicture via pinterest, click to see the link
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Corn Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, etc.)
Recipe by: http://mudandcamo.tumblr.com
A Patriotic Message from my husband, Dr. Nielsen:
"Happy 4th of July!
I spent 2 years as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Costa Rica. I feel very fortunate to have spent 2 years in such a beautiful and exotic place like that. The Costa Ricans love their soccer. I think they love soccer about as much as we love to eat.
Although Costa Rica is a very poor 3rd world country, I found it amusing to observe that every household had a rice cooker, a pressure cooker (to cook black beans quickly), and a television. Yes, everybody had a tv to watch soccer of course. If you were walking down a street you could actually hear who was winning the game without even watching the game, because everyone in the neighborhood would have the soccer game tuned in.
During my time in Liberia, the Costa Rican National team was scheduled to play the US National team in preparation for the FIFA World Cup. One Sunday morning my companion Elder Brady, from Utah, and I were passing by peoples homes to invite them to go to church. We were walking down a very hot and dusty road when the neighborhood began to ring out the National Anthem. Yes, it was our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. We had forgotten that that Sunday morning was when USA was playing Costa Rica.
We were so overly thrilled to hear this familiar heart stirring song. We immediately stopped in the middle of the road and put our hands over our hearts. Tears of joy welled up inside of me as Elder Brady and I joyfully sang our National Anthem. We were so proud, 2 boys from America far from home, far from anybody checking in on us, far from the luxuries we all have and enjoy, but in the moment - so close and connected to our Mother Country The United States of America. We felt so much respect, gratitude, and honor to be a part of such a wonderful country.
Last week my family and I went to support the local Lehi Roundup Rodeo. I had dropped off my family and went to park the car. I parked close enough that I could hear the announcer preparing for the event to start. As I got closer I could hear him say that The Star Spangled Banner was going to be sung next. I started running down the sidewalk to make it into the arena and find my seat. I was short by 100 yards when The National Anthem began to be heard. I immediately stopped, put my hand over my heart, and listened as The Star Spangled Banner was sung. Very few people stopped, most kept hurrying on to make it to their seats. I couldn't help but notice from the corner of my eye the people's body language of wonder and stupor as to why some guy had stopped in the middle of the sidewalk and stood there with his hand over his heart during The Star Spangled Banner. Really? I mean who does that these days anyway? I do! And I will because I stand for Freedom!
This great America and those who have gone before, deserve my respect, my gratitude, my will to continue to let freedom ring in these The Great United States of America. I am willing to carry the torch as one who wants others to experience freedom too! I have noticed more and more the feeling that we can't change our country, but I am here to say, you can. You start with you. You are the one that starts the change. You fight for freedom in your mind and body. You no longer need to wait for the right timing or permission to go for it. To live for freedom, to Breakthrough, is to be living the dream life and it starts today with you! The greatest battle of freedom is the battle of overcoming our own weak carnal self.
I look forward to seeing you at my upcoming FREE seminar on Tuesday July 9th at 7PM. Again, Have a Happy 4th of July - see you soon
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Don't you think it's about time for another dessert?! I have the perfect one to share with you. We've been devouring these the past couple of days as I perfected this recipe. They are super easy to make, super yummy, and can be altered so many different ways you'll never get bored of them. Enjoy!
Gluten Free Jam & Oatmeal Cookie Bars
(Gluten Free, Can be Dairy Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Egg Free)
Adapted by jalene from a recipe by Bob's RedMill
Makes 9 bars (about 2 inch by 2 inch)
Note from jalene:
Pst...I decreased the sugar (from 1/2 to 1/3 cup) and the jam (from 2/3 to 1/2 cup). We're just not big sweet-toothers but you won't miss it! Add it back in if you need to.
On one batch I was experimenting with I used some freezer jam and the results were magical- the jam caramelized and made them so delicious!
I'm so excited about this next recipe! I nailed it on my first attempt and was really pleasantly surprised with the results! The puffs turned out big, golden brown, almost flaky, and very similar to the gluten-infested version! These puffs are very simple (with no sugar added) and make a great base for whatever you choose to fill them with!
Whenever I think of making Cream Puffs I always have to snicker to myself. When my sister and I were a lot younger I was trying to teach her how to make these. The only problem was she isn't much of a direction follower -so all of the ingredients ended up in the saucepan at the same time (which made a big yucky blob instead of the correct recipe.) I helped her, taught her how you need to add ingredients at specific times in order for the recipe to turn out, and then I let her try it again.
Then, she did the same exact thing again!
All the ingredients ended up in the pan in a big yucky blob! We had to just laugh and I decided to start teaching her to cook with 1 step recipes instead.
This gluten-free version is no exception to following the directions! Be sure to read the directions on when each ingredient is to be added before attempting. ;) You'll get better results.
Gluten Free Cream Puffs
Adapted by jalene from a recipe by Better Homes & Gardens
Makes 5 Puffs
I'm still on the search for a really good strawberry shortcake recipe. The only problem, I'm not really sure I have ever tried the gluten-infested version! All the shortcake recipes I have tried are dense and blah.
These cream puffs make a great replacement. I filled mine with strawberries and my Coconut Whip Cream.
You can use this same recipe to make gluten free eclairs as well! Simply spoon the dough into a decorating bag with a round 1/2 inch tip (or place into a ziplock back and cut a 1/2 inch slit in the corner) and pipe 6 strips of dough that measure 4 inches long, 1 inch wide, and 3/4 inch high. Bake, cool, and split just like you would a cream puff then fill with whip cream or pudding. Then cover with a chocolate glaze.
I haven't mastered these cream puffs dairy free as of yet but I'll keep working on it! If you do, be sure to share with us!
I've tried a TON of different brownie recipes, some with teff flour, some with black beans, others with no grains or beans... but this next recipe, is definitely my favorite! I adapted it from a Ghirardelli recipe and the rest is history!
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
Created by jalene but inspired from a Ghirardelli recipe
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