This time of year my house is always smelling of baked goods. I love cooking for the holiday season. One of the things I do is make sure I give our delivery people a nice little treat. Last year I made them my pumpkin bread. This year I thought I would use my Sweet Creation Mini Loaf Pan and make them some Poppy Seed bread.
Growing up my Grandma would make the greatest pumpkin bread. It was always moist and delicious. It turned into a tradition where each year for Christmas each Grandchild would get 2 loaves (it would be 1 pumpkin and 1 Poppy Seed Bread). My younger sister and I were disappointed when we had to go gluten free because that meant no more Grandma’s bread. So when I found out that I can use my Gluten Free Pantry all purpose flour and make the poppy seed with no difference in taste and texture, I had to try it on the pumpkin bread recipe.
Today I decided to experiment. My son asked if I knew how to make an apple bread. While he loves my Banana Bread he has always loved apples more. So I set out to figure out an apple bread recipe. To be honest it was really easy. I just used the flour basics on the banana bread and then added/removed a few things. I tasted the batter and it was heavenly. I was hoping the bread would actually turn out as good as it tasted. It did!!!!!!! It was light, and moist and not dry one bit!
Came across this recipe online. There are a ton of pretzel recipes out there and they all pretty much have the same ingredients. This is a gluten and dairy free recipe and can easily be made egg free by substituting the egg with honey or butter (to keep dairy free use a dairy free butter). This was really good and easy to make. I think the dough can be very versatile and I plan on using it for a Ham and Cheddar loaf and some pizza bites.
Here is a really good and easy corn bread recipe. These are a favorite with some Chili and usually go quick! This yields 12 servings (12 muffins)
Every now and then we always end up with a few extra bananas that seem to be just to ripe and I can’t get the kids to eat them. Here is an easy Banana bread recipe that we really enjoy. This yields 1 loaf
One of the things I have missed since going gluten free is Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits. About a year ago I found a recipe (before I was gluten free) that explained how to make them. So I thought I would give it a try. The original recipe only called for 2/3 cups of milk and as you know with gluten free stuff- that wasn’t enough to even moisten the dough. So I tried something. I combined the biscuit recipe from the GF box of Bisquick with this recipe. And it worked! My dad (who is not GF and used to work at Red Lobster) said it reminded him of their biscuits and I told him that was my goal.
In our house a tradition has been to have freshly made Cinnamon Rolls on Christmas morning. This is the recipe I have used for the past few years. I will post it as is with notes as to what I did to make it gluten free. They turned out wonderful and taste great the next day if you have any left overs.
I decided to have my first go at a gluten free bread that I can use for sandwiches. This recipe is really easy and tastes fabulous. I have made a honey wheat bread before I had to go Gluten Free but never attempted a simple white bread. This is another regular recipe that I used a gluten free flour on.