Monday, August 14, 2017

Gluten Free Applesauce Bread

If a bread that is super moist and lightly flavored with vanilla and cinnamon sounds good to you, then you are going to love this gluten free applesauce bread!

This bread is the perfect item to make as a side to a breakfast smoothie or for an afternoon snack. No matter how you eat your bread, though, you are going to love it!



Gluten Free Applesauce Bread
  • 3 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup White and/or Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  1. Heat the water and add the flaxmeal to it. Set aside for about 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
  4. Cream together butter and sugar.
  5. Add applesauce, vanilla and flax-egg and beat again.
  6. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and stir just until combined.
  7. Pour into a 8.5 by 4.5 inch loaf pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

Adapted from this recipe.

-Bethany

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter S'mores

S'mores are a delicious and easy dessert, and these chocolate peanut butter s'mores are even better than the original! And they are made in the microwave, too, so you can have them anytime!

If you love chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallows, then this is the dessert for you. It's an easy single serve treat that will satisfy all of your cravings at once.

I used WOWBUTTER soybutter and Dandies vegan marshmallows in my s'mores, but you can use the "real" versions if you want. Whatever works best for you.






Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter S'mores 
  • 2 Chocolate Cookies (like these)
  • 1 Tablespoon Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Peanut Butter (or soybutter like WOWBUTTER)
  • 1 Marshmallow (I used vegan Dandies)
  1. In a small microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave 15 seconds at a time, stirring, until melted.
  2. Place one cookie on a plate and put the marshmallow on top. Microwave until the marshmallow is puffy.
  3. Spoon the chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the marshmallow and top with the second cookie. Eat while still warm.

Enjoy!
-Bethany

Monday, August 7, 2017

Gluten Free/Vegan Chocolate Cookies

A gluten free and vegan cookie that tastes just as good as any chocolate cookie you would bite into? I say, yes! These cookies are easy to make and taste so good you won't know they are gf and vegan!

I have been trying to experiment a bit with vegan recipes lately, ever since I realized that I don't have many of them on my blog. There are some people who have to eat dairy free, or who are vegan by choice, and I want to offer them more delicious dessert options.

So, here is one delicious, easy-to-make, and amazing vegan cookie recipe. Try it, and I know you'll love it!




Gluten Free/Vegan Chocolate Cookies
  • 2 Tablespoons Applesauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons Brown Rice Flour
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine applesauce and baking soda. Set aside for a few minutes.
  3. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, sugar, brown rice flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, and salt. Whisk together.
  4. Add the applesauce mixture, oil, and vanilla to dry ingredients and mix until fully combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop cookies onto a parchment lined sheet pan and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

Monday, July 31, 2017

Easy Chocolate Caramel Fudge

Chocolate and caramel are the perfect pair, and they come together in this delicious, easy-to-make treat! This easy chocolate caramel fudge takes only a few ingredients and is simple to put together!

Fudge is one of my all-time favorite treats. It is so simple to make, and there are endless flavor combinations. If you love fudge, too, then you should check out my other recipes for it.

This fudge is a rich chocolate with caramel bits thrown in. It is great for parties, for the holidays, or for eating all alone. It is so simple to make and only takes a few minutes to put together, making it easy to enjoy for any occasion!





Easy Chocolate Caramel Fudge
  • 1 1/2 Cups Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Caramel Bits (NOTE: they are not labeled gluten free. Use under own discretion.)
  • Dash of Salt
  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or lightly greased foil.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring, until melted.
  3. Add the vanilla, caramel bits and dash of salt and stir until combined.
  4. Pour into prepared loaf pan and spread out evenly. 
  5. Place in the refrigerator until hard. Then cut, eat, and store leftovers in a covered container in the fridge.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

Monday, July 24, 2017

Double Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

These gluten free brownies have a fun and easy twist with the addition of marshmallows and chocolate chips! 

If you love marshmallows and chocolate, then you will fall for these brownies! They are fun, delicious, and simple to put together.





Double Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies
  1. Prepare brownie batter as normal, and put into oven. Bake until 10 minutes remaining.
  2. While the brownies are baking, take the marshmallows and cut them in half. Measure out the chocolate chips.
  3. When there are 10 minutes remaining on the brownies take them from the oven and put the marshmallow halves all over the top. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over, too.
  4. Continue baking for 10 more minutes. Remove from oven and serve while slightly warm, cool, or reheated.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

Monday, July 17, 2017

Gluten Free Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes

Who doesn't love a cupcake with sprinkles inside? These gluten free funfetti cupcakes are fun and delicious!

These are the perfect cupcakes for a birthday party or any occasion! They are colorful and great for children, or for any child at heart.





Gluten Free Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Flax-Eggs (recipe on side of blog)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup Hot Milk
  • 1 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • Sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
  3. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar for five minutes, until light and fluffy.
  4. Add a bit of the flax-eggs at a time, with the mixer on, then add the vanilla and beat until fluffy again.
  5. Add in half of the dry ingredients and blend. Then add half the milk and blend again. Repeat, and then beat it all together for about two minutes. 
  6. Fold in sprinkles.
  7. Divide batter between 18-24 paper lined muffin tin holes and bake for 16-20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. 
Enjoy!
-Bethany

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Easy Chocolate Cake Cups

Love cake and frosting? Try it in a new way in these chocolate coated chocolate cake cups!

These are like a mashup of cake pops and peanut butter cups (without the peanut butter), and they are so, so yummy! Chocolate coats a layer of cake and a layer of frosting. Need I say more?






I'm not using exact measurements for this recipe simply because no measurements are really needed. It will all depend on how much cake versus frosting you want inside of the cups.

Easy Chocolate Cake Cups
  1. Line a mini muffin tin with 12 paper wrappers.
  2. Crumble the cake with your fingers and set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, melt white chocolate.
  4. Divide half of the white chocolate between all 12 wrappers, spreading it around up the sides of the wrappers. Chill until solid.
  5. Cake a bit of the cake crumbles and put them inside of each cup, pressing down slightly.
  6. Top cake crumbles with a dab of frosting.
  7. Top the frosting with more white chocolate, spreading it evenly over the tops. Sprinkle, if you desire.
  8. Chill until solid and consume. Keep leftover cake cups in the fridge.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Summertime Is Ice Cream Time! 6 Easy To Make Homemade Ice Creams - Gluten Free, No Machine

Whether you love peanut butter in your ice cream, or cookie dough, there is everything you need in the 6 easy homemade recipes below! Chocolate or vanilla, brownies or cake, you can have it all, and without a machine!

These recipes are so simple, and ice cream is really a summertime staple. It comes together quickly, and each one of these recipes is so delicious that your family will be begging you to make it over and over again!

I love making ice cream, and I am always trying to come up with new recipes for it. I am developing a few new recipes as we speak, so stay tuned to the blog for more recipes coming soon!

And for now... here are 6 amazing, easy to make, gluten free, no machine, ice cream recipes!







Enjoy!
-Bethany


Monday, July 3, 2017

Peanut Butter Pretzel Puppy Chow

If you love peanut butter, then this is the puppy chow for you! It has a bold peanut butter flavor and has pretzels and M&Ms mixed in to make it extra tasty!

Puppy chow is so easy to throw together, and it is a great quick gluten free snack! You will love every bite of this peanut butter pretzel puppy chow!

This is perfect for summer road trips, parties, or whatever activity you have planned!





Peanut Butter Pretzel Puppy Chow
  • 1/2 Cup White Chocolate
  • 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter (or WOWBUTTER or another soybutter)
  • 3 1/2 Cups Rice Chex
  • 1/2 Cup Gluten Free Pretzels
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup M&Ms
  1. In a medium size microwavable bowl, combine white chocolate and peanut butter. Heat in the microwave, 20 seconds at a time and stirring, until melted.
  2. Add rice Chex and pretzels to the peanut butter/chocolate mixture and stir until evenly coated.
  3. Add the powdered sugar and toss in the bowl.
  4. Stir in M&Ms.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

Monday, June 26, 2017

Three Ingredient Fruity Pebbles Fudge

Love Fruity Pebbles? You can have them for more than just breakfast with this easy white chocolate Fruity Pebbles fudge!

This fudge only takes three ingredients and is delicious! It is the perfect, tasty treat for kids and adults alike.

I wasn't sure exactly how it would taste of if I would even enjoy it when I first came up with the recipe, but I really like it. The white chocolate mixed with the fruity pebbles gives this fudge a really interesting, unique and delicious taste. I'm happy I made it, and I think you will be, too!




White Chocolate Fruity Pebbles Fudge
  • 1 1/2 Cups White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Can, 7 oz., Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Fruity Pebbles
  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or foil (if foil, grease lightly.)
  2. Measure the Fruity Pebbles into a sandwich or storage bag and close the seal. Crush cereal with a rolling pin.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave 20 seconds at a time, stirring, until melted.
  4. Stir in about 2/3 of the Fruity Pebbles.
  5. Pour fudge into the prepared pan, spread out, and sprinkle the remaining Fruity Pebbles on top.
  6. Refrigerate until firm. Slice, and eat. Store leftovers in the fridge.

Enjoy!
-Bethany

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Fluffy Buttercream Frosting

Love buttercream and whipped cream? Can't decide on which one to make? The two come together in this fluffy buttercream frosting! It is light, airy, and full of buttercream flavor.

This is the perfect frosting for cupcakes, cake, and more! I especially liked it on these funfetti cupcakes, and on a dark chocolate cake!



Fluffy Buttercream Frosting
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  1. In the bowl of your mixer, add butter and sugar. Beat until well combine.
  2. Add the heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Scoop into piping bag and pipe onto cupcakes or cake.
Enjoy!
-Bethany

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Milk Duds Crispy Treats

Milk Duds are melted down and combined with crispy rice cereal to create these delicious caramel/chocolate cereal bars!

If you like Rice Crispy Treats, or if you love Scotcharoos, then you will be a big fan of these bars! They have a delicious caramel flavor, just a hint of chocolate, and are the perfect chewy texture.




Milk Duds Crispy Treats
  • 1 Box Milk Duds
  • 2 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 1/2 Cups Gluten Free Crispy Rice Cereal
  • Pinch of Salt, optional
  • Chocolate for drizzle, optional
  1. In a double boiler over low heat, combine the Milk Duds and heavy cream. Stir occasionally. Takes around 20 minutes to melt.
  2. Remove from heat and add butter. Stir until smooth, then add the crispy rice cereal (and pinch of salt, if using) and combine. 
  3. Spread in a greased 8x8 baking dish. Pack down. 
  4. Drizzle the top with melted chocolate (optional), slice (you might want to try refrigerating them a bit first, so that they stick together better), and eat.

Enjoy!
-Bethany

Monday, June 5, 2017

Homemade Chocolate Cake Ice Cream

Love ice cream with your cake? How about cake with your ice cream, with this easy homemade chocolate cake ice cream!

This vanilla ice cream has cake mixed all throughout it, giving it a great texture and flavor. And it is super easy, too, using only a few ingredients and being made without an ice cream maker!






Homemade Chocolate Cake Ice Cream
  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 (14 oz.) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1/2 (8x8 inch) Chocolate Cake
  • Sprinkles
  1. Chop about half of the cake into bite size pieces and freeze. Crumble the other half and let sit.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large bowl with hand mixer) add the heavy whipping cream. Beat until peaks form.
  3. Combine the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and a dash of salt. Slowly add in while mixing.
  4. Add frozen cake pieces, cake crumbles, and sprinkles to the ice cream. Fold in gently.
  5. Transfer to a freezer safe container with a lid and freeze for at least 6 hours, or until firm.

Enjoy!
-Bethany