Its been just over a week into our gluten free journey and already I’ve had a bit of fun in the kitchen.
First, I made bread from scratch. The only good part that could be agreed upon by my husband and me, was the texture. The bread itself didn’t taste bad, but it also didn’t taste good. It actually tasted like…nothing.
It was my first try, so I’ll keep searching for that perfect homemade gluten free bread recipe to share on the blog.
In the meantime, I’m going to make my own gluten free flour in an effort to reduce the cost of my bread-making experiments. For the one loaf of bread I made, I had to use three fourths of a box of GF flour. That box was six dollars.
Basically what that means is the loaf of bread I made (that we may not even finish) cost me over six dollars, after factoring in the cost of other ingredients. Considering I had a hard time spending more than three dollars per loaf of bread before, six bucks is a hard pill to swallow.
But it looks great in the picture!Next I made gluten free pumpkin muffins. Which also happen to be sugar free. And they are delicious. I mean, these are some seriously tasty muffins.
My friend gave me the recipe, and let me tell you, she is my new BFF! My family and I love them! I even made some for a birthday party last weekend. I decorated them and placed them with the cupcakes for the folks that are GF.See how I made the spiderweb cupcakes..
1 can pumpkin purée
2 cups peanut butter (we prefer creamy)
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients. The batter will be very wet.
Fill 2/3 of the way up in your muffin tins (I use muffin cups).
Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20.
Check the center with a toothpick for doneness.
My kids love these muffins. The day I made them the first time, my husband wasn’t so sure. However, the next day, he decided they were fantastic!
These are perfect for breakfast or just a snack on the go! Even if you aren’t GF, I still highly recommend trying them. Nobody will know they don’t have any flour. I promise.
I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine does!!
So for my first week of GF baking, I’ve had a win and a fail. No biggie! I think it’s all part of any new journey!
Do you have any favorite gluten free recipes? Please share!