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.
Chocolate and crunchy join together in a gluten-free bar that is sweet but not full of refined sugars. With honey and peanut butter to hold it all together, the cocoa powder and chocolate chips add another level of flavor to the crispy rice cereal.
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This chocolate-rich bar is one of my favorites. It’s made with almonds, brown sugar, vanilla and, of course, chocolate. It can satisfy my sweet tooth just about any time. This recipe is easy to make and sure to please even picky eaters.
Although this may not seem such an exciting recipe for many cooks, for me this is an exceptional treat.
Even if the new Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Gluten Free cereal weren’t whole grain rice…I’d still make this gluten-free snack at least once just to celebrate the first time in about 12 years that I could make an old favorite. You see, I haven’t had Rice Krispies® in a long time, but now they are available in a gluten-free version. So, after enjoying a couple of breakfasts out of that cereal box, I set out to make some of those quick and easy, crowd-pleasing treats from long ago. They really are easy!
Yesterday I was trying to find a new way to make some of my favorite things. I was contemplating different combinations, varying shapes and textures, flours with more fiber. Gluten-free oatmeal snacks with walnuts instead of pecans. Bars instead of cookies.
Some people think that gluten-free cooking always tastes bad, or at least that it’s always worse than “gluten-y” food. They would be wrong.
No one wants poor imitations of good food. Gluten-free living should have wonderful food that is also gluten-free. No reason it shouldn’t also be nutritious…full of fiber, vitamins and minerals just like everyone should have. Even cookies can have some healthy ingredients along with their sweetness: whole grains, high protein flours, nuts and eggs, for example.
To prove the concept that gluten-free cooking is attractive to more people than just celiacs, consider the simple Peanut Butter Cookie. Sweet, tender, rich and a little crunchy, it’s a favorite of many who have no intention of eating anything gluten-free.
“Yum!” I heard as I was setting up a photo of the Butterscotch Bars I’d just baked. I turned around to see my husband grabbing a whole handful of them from the pan as he was finishing his first mouthful. He’s usually not so interested in my gluten-free cookies, but these really were outstanding.
Maybe it’s because I grew up in south Texas — where we had pecan trees in our yard — that pecan pie is one of my favorite desserts. Maybe it’s just because pecans in any form are among my favorite flavors. Whatever the reason, these Pecan Pie Minis are the best combination I have found of pie, candy and bite-size dessert.
Gluten-free and Gluten-y family members alike will all absolutely love this beef round steak with vegetables from the crock pot recipe.
It's a classic stick-to-the-ribs family-style meal that is every bit as good as your favorite stew... And, you can thicken the delicious broth that you'll get after simmering for several hours in your slow cooker into a silky-smooth gravy that will make the meal even better.
This meal only takes 20-minutes or so to put together and then can simmer for as long as necessary... Whatever that means in your world. It's a low preparation-time recipe that you and your whole family are sure to enjoy.
This week's Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan is high-lighted by a quick-and-easy 30 minute meal featuring Roasted Chicken Breasts garnished with veggies. I've used some of my favorite cut vegetables in Day 5's treat. However, you can modify the recipe to use yours!
But, no matter what you top it with... Steaming hot from the oven, it's sure to look good and taste delicious too!
... I usually use my own preference for the proportion of pasta to vegetables in this dish. Try it and decide what works best for you. I often cook more veggies than the recipe calls for. And, I'll keep them in a separate dish so that I can add more of them to my plate if the mood strikes me. Depending on how many carbs I've already had that day, I may skip the pasta entirely and just have my sauce with the veggies... I really like just the veggies in sauce sometimes. This is one of my family's favorite gluten-free ground beef recipes. The gluten-free sauce combined with the ground beef seasoned perfectly to your taste can be a marvelous addition to your meal time.
… As I looked around the Internet recently I noticed articles and comments about individuals becoming ill because they used condiments which were not gluten-free. I understand from first-hand experience how very easy it is to accidentally contaminate your food with condiments such as Worcestershire sauce, bouillon cubes and things like this. I’ve done it myself... I don't know how many times.
This week's Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan is highlighted by the fact that it's got 2 Slow Cooker Meals and 5 quick, 30 Minute Meals. The meals are all quick or "no-brainer" easy! I guess it reflects the fact that I've been out of the office for several weeks on a temporary assignment. So I'm "knockin' 'em out" fast and furious today.
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