Since my daughter got married last July (taking two of my cute grandkids with her) and then moving with my husband to a new house in October, I admit, I’ve not beenvery enthusiastic about baking! My husband and I eat a very simple and healthy diet so desserts don’t temp me much. Unless it’s my birthday and then I NEED cake! My husband is now working to get that small layer of winter warmth off so PLEASE don’t tell him I made this!!! I hope the smell doesn’t linger when he gets home!
It was surprising to see what I actually have (and don’t have) in my cupboard. I was hoping for some almond meal since I love using it in baking. No worries, I had plenty of other great things to use.
As you can see I made two apple desserts. One for me and one for, well, me! One of my large apples was enough for two ramekins. If you know me very well, you know I don’t love to measure so I usually eyeball or use “abouts.” I squeezed honey and then sprinkled cinnamon over the apples.
In a small bowl I stirred up (about) ¼ cup GF oats, 1/8 cup millet flour, 1/8 cup quinoa flour, ¼ cup raw cashews, 1/8 cup raw brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 cup softened butter or coconut oil. I used a fork to smash/stir it into pieces. Then it goes on top!
The ramekins are placed in a pan with foil to avoid drips into the oven.
I baked these at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. And look, I happen to have some lactose free ice cream in my freezer!
I love cooking healthy, quick meals. This dish is about 400 calories and adds a generous amount of broccoli to pasta with meatballs and sauce. These meatballs are delicious and use quinoa instead of bread crumbs. This dish is a hit with my hungry husband, and I get very full with just one portion. This recipe serves 4. Get the recipe here.
So many of my wonderful new neighbors have brought plates, bags and cute containers of wonderful sweets to celebrate the holidays! They call this neighborhood “Mayberry.” I love it! I’m not going to spoil the fun and tell them I’m gluten free, after all my husband can enjoy sharing the wonderful treats with his co-workers. I have been making MANY batches of my gluten free Chex mix, for me and for others. I plan to give this for gifts too. I’m using cute container from Dollar Tree to put mine in. For me, a tasty, salty snack is just right!
If you need a new a new idea, instead of your regular plate of cookies and candies, give this a try! It’s SO DELICIOUS!
See post below for recipe.
I LOVE salty snacks! My sister Susie has always made a super delicious Chex mix. I’m CRAZY about Glutino brand pretzels so I make my own delicious mix!
I use 3 cups Corn Chex, 3 cups Rice Chex, 2 cups Glutino brand pretzels, 2 cups Scoops Fritos or Tostidos (crunched into bite size pieces), 1 cup mixed nuts, 1 cube butter, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder.
I melt the butter in the microwave, stir the Worcestershire sauce and seasonings into the butter, then pour over my big bowl of Chex, pretzels, chips and nuts, then toss well. I microwave the mix for 5 minutes then pour the mix on a paper towel to cool.
I store some in an air-tight container but can’t resist putting some in a bowl to enjoy right away! Mmmmm! Great for the holidays!
We have MOVED! My baby girl got married during the summer so now it’s just my husband and I. We made a move to the country and are excited to spend the holidays with kids and grandkids coming to celebrate and eat lots of good food! I would love to debut a new recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you have any ideas please leave your suggestions in the comments. Have a wonderful holiday season!