Any time of year is my favorite time for gluten-free snacks, but in the summer I like to make things that take less time in the kitchen. These little bars of oatmeal and molasses are so easy to stir together that I don’t even need the mixer. I stir them together, pop the pan in the oven, set the timer and come back later.
These bars are sweet, so you might like them with less sugar than what I’ve called for. When I follow this recipe, my husband will eat them, too. That’s great because then I don’t need to make a separate pan of treats for him.
I baked this gluten-free zucchini bread with some of the squash that is so plentiful in local gardens right now. The moist and flavorful quick bread has a good texture and just enough sweetness to make a great gluten-free snack.
It tasted good alone. It also tasted good with apple butter, and also with cream cheese…also with strawberry jam, elderberry jelly, peanut butter and regular butter. The sandwiches were easy to make and kid-friendly!
For an easy-to-make, easy-to-eat bread, muffins are among the best, and this recipe for gluten-free muffins is also dairy-free and low in refined sugars.
I made these muffins for my gluten-free diet and was surprised by how much my gluten-loving husband liked them. He enjoyed the sweet flavor of the honey and applesauce and the texture of the muffin with its dried fruit, nuts and whole grain rice flour.
Honey drizzled over warm cornbread…wonderful! Raspberry preserves spread over a another wedge…delicious!
During a week of making extra-easy meals, I really enjoyed a simple pan of crusty cornbread. Some of it went with soup. I toasted another wedge in the oven to go with chili and beans. The last piece was pan-grilled to go with eggs for breakfast.
Most people don’t realize that pumpkins are loaded with Vitamin A – over 100% of the daily, FDA-recommended value is in just a half-cup serving — plus good amounts of Vitamins C and E, iron and fiber, to name a few of its other benefits. This low-carb, low-fat nutritional powerhouse vegetable is a natural to combine with a low glycemic sweetener like agave nectar.
I made a batch of these gluten-free pumpkin muffins with agave this week. And, I’m glad I did!
They rose well and have a smooth, attractive crust. And, they hold their texture when broken open, not crumbling apart like some muffins do.