Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcakes

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcakes
Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcakes
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Servings: 10
Preparation Time: 25 minutes

In a mixing bowl, combine flours, arrowroot starch, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening or butter until mixture is crumbly. Add in apple cider vinegar, vanilla, and honey. Slowly pour in milk until mixture forms a dough ball.

Form dough into 10 biscuits. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 375° F for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Cut biscuits in half and place on serving dishes. Add a dollop of whipped cream and top with fresh strawberries.

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Sprouted Flax and Raisin Cookies

Sprouted Flax and Raisin Cookies
Sprouted Flax and Raisin Cookies
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Servings: 20 cookies
Preparation Time: 45 minutes

  • 1 cup sprouted flax meal
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup whole cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter or ghee, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.5 cups raisins

Preheat oven to 375° degrees.

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Fold in the raisins.

Use a regular size cookie scoop to place batter on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten the balls slightly.

Bake about 12 minutes.

Cool cookies on a cooling rack; serve with your favorite milk beverage.

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Flax seeds can be enjoyed in a number of ways from raw, soaked, sprouted, boiled or ground and can be treated as you would other seeds or nuts. However, flax seed must be finely cut into a meal to get maximum benefits of the OMEGA-3 oil and dietary fiber. We recommend that you buy a coffee grinder and dedicate its use to grinding flax seeds. Once ground, the flax seeds should be consumed quickly, as the oil inside the seeds oxidizes rapidly.

The recommended daily amount of flax seeds to eat is about 1–2 Tbsp. The most beneficial amount for maximum nutritional value of ground flax seed is 2 tablespoons daily. It can be mixed into 10–12 oz. of juice or water. Make sure you use plenty of water when adding flax seed to your diet.

Ground flax seed can easily be added on top of dishes including: baked products, stir-fry dishes, soup or stews, cereal and yogurt.

Flax seed is 35–40% oil so a similar amount may be omitted from any recipe requiring oil that also includes ground flax seed. Similarly, about 1 Tbsp. of ground flax seed steeped in 3 Tbsp. of water for 2-3 minutes will substitute for one egg in recipes. Flax seed contains NO GLUTEN for those with gluten allergy.

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Gluten Free Flour-Blend Sweet or Savory Scones

Gluten Free Flour-Blend Sweet or Savory Scones
Gluten Free Flour-Blend Sweet or Savory Scones
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Servings: 8-12
Preparation Time: 50 minutes

Scones

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 cup cashew meal or *almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup melted ghee, or butter, or coconut oil
  • 6 free-range eggs

Optional mix-in ideas

Some other flavor ideas

  • Cinnamon raisin
  • Lemon zest & poppy seed
  • Cranberry orange
  • Strawberry almond
  • Cherry & chocolate chip
  • Jalapeno cheddar
  • Pesto parmesan
  • Fig and rosemary
  • Blueberry
  • Ginger lemon
  • Raspberry
  • Apple cinnamon
  • Hazelnut chocolate
  • Maple walnut
  • Sausage & red pepper
  • Sundried tomato & garlic
  • Carrot, cinnamon, & raisin
  • Rhubarb and vanilla

Optional icing for sweet scones

In a bowl, simply stir together:

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

This recipe can be made into any flavor you desire: sweet or savory.

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Mix all of the basic ingredients with an electric mixer. Then add in any mix-ins you desire.

Spread the batter into a greased 9-inch pie plate and smooth the top. It will be thick.

Bake for 35 minutes or until browned. Check with a toothpick.

Cool slightly before serving. Spread with optional icing.

Store covered in the fridge.

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Lemon Rosemary and Yogurt Cake

Lemon Rosemary and Yogurt Cake
Lemon Rosemary and Yogurt Cake
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Servings: 1 loaf cake
Preparation Time: Approx. 15-20 minutes+baking and cooling

Cake:

  • 3/4 cup cultured butter or grass-fed butter or *coconut oil, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • zest from one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cultured plain yogurt
  • 3 farm fresh organic eggs from your local farmer or organic eggs from the market
  • 1 1/2 cups non-GMO all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped

Glaze:

  • 1 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • fresh rosemary sprigs

Preheat oven to 350° F.Cream butter and honey together, about 3 minutes. Add fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla. Add yogurt then add the eggs one at a time. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and freshly chopped rosemary.

Cream butter and honey together, about 3 minutes. Add fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla. Add yogurt then add the eggs one at a time. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and freshly chopped rosemary.

Mix for an additional minute, scraping down the bowl, until mixture is well combined and smooth.

Pour batter into a loaf pan that has been greased with coconut oil.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes.

Remove cake from the pan and finish cooling on a wire rack.

Make the glaze by whisking powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice. Add more sugar and lemon juice as needed.

Drizzle glaze over cake and add rosemary sprigs. Let glaze stand until completely set.

Serve with fresh homemade coconut milk.

*See: How to Use Coconut Oil in Baked Goods

“Swapping out butter for coconut oil is fairly straightforward for most recipes.

The main issue in the butter and coconut oil swap would be the fact that butter is a “water-in-oil emulsion” and is made up of butterfat, milk proteins and water. Coconut oil at the most will have a .1% total amount of H2O, and thus the way these two fats act in many recipes will vary. In order to mimic a more butter-like quality, try adding 1/2-1 teaspoon of water per 1/2 cup of coconut oil used in any recipe that usually requires butter.

If you think avoiding suspicious non-food ingredients and experimenting with a new, fun ingredient in baked goods sounds like a good idea, give coconut oil a try. Whether you use it in baking as a natural non-stick product or as a shortening and/or flavoring, coconut oil is an easy and very versatile product to use.” (Source.)

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
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Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 15 minutes + baking time

In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, spices, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together thoroughly.

In a small bowl, combine pumpkin puree, coconut oil, and eggs. Mix thoroughly.

Add wet ingredients to dry – slowly stirring until well combined. Add in chocolate chips and combine.

Coat bread pans with coconut oil before baking. Slowly pour mixture into pans.

Bake at 350° F for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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Gluten Free Crustless Pumpkin Coconut Pie

Gluten Free Crustless Pumpkin Coconut Pie
Gluten Free Crustless Pumpkin Coconut Pie
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Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 10 minutes active + baking time

Preheat oven to 350° F and prepare pie pan with coconut oil.

Beat eggs and stir in all ingredients except shredded coconut until well combined.

Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Bake until set, approximately 1 hour.

Homemade Fresh Coconut Milk

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Dairy Free Cranberry or Blueberry Lemon Scones

Dairy Free Cranberry or Blueberry Lemon Scones
Dairy Free Cranberry or Blueberry Lemon Scones
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Servings: 10
Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Scones

Preheat oven to 450° F.

In a bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon peel, salt, and baking soda. Using a mixer or pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Add dried fruit; toss until well mixed.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add coconut milk all at once. Stir until just moistened.

Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing for 10 – 12 strokes, or until dough is nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll dough until 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough with a floured round cutter.

Place dough circles on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake about 10 minutes, or until golden. Remove biscuits from baking sheet; cool about 5 minutes.

After cooling drizzle scones with prepared Lemon Glaze if desired and serve warm.

To Make Lemon Glaze

In a small bowl combine 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, and 3-4 teaspoons fresh coconut milk; enough to reach glazing consistency.

To Make Fresh Homemade Coconut Milk

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies
Black Bean Brownies
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Servings: 9-12
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Mix beans, cocoa powder, oats, salt, honey, coconut oil, vanilla, and baking powder in food processor. Blend until very smooth.

Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

Pour into oiled 8×8 pan.

Sprinkle 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top of brownies and press in slightly.

Bake for 18-20 minutes. Serve warm or chilled with a glass of fresh farm milk or homemade nut milk.

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