Monday, June 20, 2011

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

This recipe originally comes from this blog. It's a very good recipe. I've changed it to have less sugar and no sorghum flour which I personally find to be heavy. This recipe is YUMMY!

1 Cup mashed bananas
1/4 cup light olive oil or coconut oil
1 C agave nectar (original recipe is 1 Cup brown sugar)
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar (original calls for mild rice vinegar)
1 cup buckwheat or quinoa flour (original is sorghum)
1/2 Cup potato starch
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Mix wet ingredients together. In a seperate bowl mix dry ingredients. Mix all ingredients together. Place muffin batter in a muffin tin. Bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 15-18 minutes.

Egg Pasta

This is another recipe that I found online but don't know the source. It's a good one!

1 C tapicoa flour
3 Tbs potato starch
3/4 tsp salt
4 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
3 lg eggs
1 1/2 Tbs olive oil

Combine flours, salt and xanthan gum. Beat eggs and oil. Combine dry and wet ingredients. Add water if necessary. Roll out pasta as desired. Boil pasta 10 - 12 minutes.

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

I wish I could give credit to the blog I found this recipe on. I just don't know where I found it. I've changed the recipe slightly but not quite enough to call it my own. Sorry to the original poster! This is a really good recipe. Gluten free doughs are difficult to master at first because the dough is so different in texture than glutenous dough.

1/4 cup millet flour (I use buckwheat)
1 C brown rice flour
3/4 C tapioca flour
2 tsps zanthan gum
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbs sugar (I use honey)

1 tsp sugar (honey)
2 1/2 tsp yeast
3/4 C warm water

2 Tbs ricotta cheese or cottage cheese or almond meal (my preference)
2 eggs
2 1/2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs honey

Prepare liquid ingredients and set aside. Proof yeast with sugar/honey and water. Mix dry ingredients. Mix all ingredients together. Dough should look like stiff cake batter, hold swirls and be shiny (not dull). Pre-heat pizza stone. Shape dough onto pizza stone. It works best if you use parchment paper under dough. Pre-cook pizza crust @ 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Add toppings and cook until cheese is the way you like it.

Gluten Free Pie Crust

This is a really good pie crust!

1/3 C brown rice flour
1/3 C tapioca flour
1/3 potato starch (arrowroot would probably work for this but I haven't tried yet)
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C unsalted butter, chilled (I bet coconut oil could be subbed but haven't tried it)
1 egg
1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Sift dry ingredients, cut in butter. The dough should hold together when squeezed. Beat egg w/vinegar and mix in dough. Form dough in to a ball. Roll dough out with tapioca flour. Form in pie plate. Pre-bake pie crust in a 450 degree oven for 18 minutes.

Baked Meatballs

These are super yummy and versatile. I'm not even a big meatball fan and I love these.

1 egg
1/4 cup milk (soy or rice if you can't have casiene)
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs (gluten free bread or dehydrated potato flakes or ground gf oats)
1 lb ground beef
2 TBS finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp worcestshire sauce

Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Shape in 1/2 inch balls. Place in ungreased baking dish. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes!