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Desserts, Cakes & Pies

Gluten-Free Banana Strawberry Smoothie

Smoothies are among my favorite treats!

Even my husband, Al, loves this Gluten-Free Banana Strawberry Smoothie… almost beyond reason. If I forget and set mine down and walk away…leaving it momentarily unguarded… Well, I guess you can imagine what happens then :-(

… He’d probably say something quite male like: “If you snooze, you lose” or “You got what you deserved”… The bottom line? I don’t usually do that… EVER! But, that’s enough about Al.

Not only is the flavor of this smoothie like a dessert but… It’s good for me, too… For breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. It’s full of powerhouse nutrients, vitamins and minerals!

There are many different ways to make smoothies, but this is a good way to start if you’ve never done it before…

… Or, if you love smoothies, I want you to know that this is my favorite smoothie recipe of all time!!!

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Gluten-Free Vanilla Pudding with Layers of Strawberries Is Sure to Excite Your Taste Buds!

When I have fresh, juicy strawberries, I like a simple, gluten-free vanilla pudding to accompany them.

The pudding is a traditional dish made with milk, cornstarch and egg that is so easy to stir together on the stovetop.

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Easy Gluten-Free Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

These easy gluten-free banana peanut butter muffins are quick to make and have for breakfast or snacks without a lot of fuss and bother, and, to make it even better, they taste great.

The other day I baked some of these for an easy breakfast and enjoyed two of them right away. Then I unexpectedly found I had to take a family member to the doctor immediately.

That trip took a lot longer than I expected. About half-way through waiting for our turn to see a doctor, I realized I should have taken a couple of these muffins with me. They would have packed easily into my purse and they would have made a terrific snack!

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Fresh, Ripe Strawberries

Several years ago when my sister emailed me a recipe for something called “flourless chocolate cake.” I had no idea what it would be like, but it looked intriguing.

When I tried it, I realized it was delicious and not quite like any other cake I’d had before. No flour… Really, NO flour, no rice flour or almond flour or tapioca flour… Not even cornstarch.

A short ingredient list and simple instructions make this elegant gluten-free recipe.

The outcome is a dessert fit for a celebration!

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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Applesauce Snack Cake

If you are like we are at my house, everyone is looking for snacks.

Personally, I like snacks that are healthier and good too!

To accomplish that, I usually try to make something with more fiber and less refined sugar so I won’t worry about “health issues” when the “munchies” attack.

The applesauce, oatmeal and raisins in this recipe provide fiber, vitamins and other “health conscious” nutrients. And, to make it sweet, the fructose sugar in the apples and raisins provide a positively lovely, delicate sweetness and aroma. The brown rice syrup adds more sweetness and helps the bars stick together.

This snack cake is easy to make. It works well for snacks, lunch boxes and it even works well with yogurt. Of course, it’s a “no-brainer” to have or serve it with a big glass of milk.

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