Peanut Butter Energy Bites

I was looking for something to satisfy my sweet tooth but also had some healthy bits with it? Too good to be true ?!

Say hello to gluten free Peanut Butter Energy Balls! Easy to whip together! Plus your kids will enjoy!

Ingredients

1 cup peanut butter (we like Kraft)

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 cups gluten free oats (we like Bob’s Red Mill)

Mix ingredients together. Then refrigerate for 30 minutes.

The mixture will now easily form into little balls – bite size of your choice!

These are so great for snacks and when on the go!

You can also add shredded coconut and other things as you wish!

Enjoy!

Ice Cream Cake ~ Gluten Free

We miss Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cakes. So for my husband’s birthday I attempted to make the best copy cat cake.

I started out by reviewing many recipes online. Then meshed then all together.

You will need:

Chocolate ice cream – one large package

Vanilla ice cream – one large package

Epicure Chocolate fudge mix

Kinnikinnick chocolate sandwich creme cookies (crumbled)

Icing For decorating

I used a 9 inch cake pan and lined it with cellophane (to make removal of slices easier later).

I then packed the carton of chocolate ice cream to the bottom of the pan.

Spreading the fudge

I whipped up the Epicure Chocolate Fudge and let it cool before I spread it over the chocolate ice cream. I then let the cake set another 30 minutes before putting the cookie crumble layer on.

Setting the cookie crumble

I couldn’t find gluten free cookie crumble, so I bought a package of Kinnikinnick chocolate creme filled cookies. I then crushed them to make the crumble.

Then put the cake back in freezer for 30 minutes to set.

Add the vanilla layer of ice cream next.

Put back in freezer to set while making icing.

Decorated

Enjoy!

We really liked it! Hope you do too!

Gluten Free Cake Cookies

Sometimes you are an adult when you are exposed to a new recipe! A friend told me about Cake Cookies! Who knew I could use a cake mix and turn it into a cookie ?!

Pick you favourite cake mix (I used Duinkerken)

2 eggs

3/8 Cup olive oil

Mix well. Then make small (about the size of 2 heaping tablespoons) balls. Place on a cookie sheet that has parchment paper.

Place in an oven pre-set to 350 degrees

Cook for about 15 minutes. Bottoms will be browned.

For a decant dessert, icing cookings and put two cookies together.

Review: Duinkerken Gluten-free Muffin mix

I was soooo excited to see on their online site that they had a special, where I could get a sampling of their products (18 for $99)

I’ve heard so much about how great Duinkerken is. So how could I not resist?!

My first product to try is their muffin mix.

It comes plain so you can make it and add your favourite fruit or flavours. My daughter requested chocolate chip muffins.

I added 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. But also a few (about 1/4 cup) of the chocolate- white chocolate chips from PC.

I was so happy to see that this mix fills 12 muffin tin slots.

As promised on the box, they were cooked perfectly in 30 minutes.

They smell heavenly coming out of the oven

And WOW these taste amazing! You would never guess they are gluten free: moist, spongey, flavourful. These 12 muffins will not be lasting long in our household.

What is your favourite muffin to make with this mix? Let me know!

Gluten Free Breakfast Bars

I wanted something easy, quick, and that my daughter would want to eat for breakfast or for a snack!

These peanut butter bars are just the trick!

You will need:

3 cups Gluten Free Oats

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 cup peanut butter

Mix ingredients. Then pat into an 8×8 pan.

Put in fridge to set. Cut into bars and serve.

Easy and the best part is everyone in the family will enjoy!

Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts

Who can resist a donut? Now…who would like a Gluten Free Donut?

I bought an Epicure Perfect Portion Bagel & Donut Pan to make homemade ones.

To ensure these donuts are for everyone’s taste buds I bought Kinnikinnick gluten free chocolate cake mix as my base.

Bet you can’t eat just one!

1) make up the cake mix as per directions – *i do use milk instead of water

Preheat oven to 400Degrees (if using a silicone donut pan)

2) I did butter and flour the donut pan and place on a sheet pan (for better stability)

3) spoon the batter into the wells.

Cook for 15 minutes. Immediately take out of oven and off sheet pan. let sit for 5 minutes before removing donut to a cooling rack.

I did up a chocolate glaze to drizzle over the donuts.

I used the Lantic chocolate frosting recipe:

2 tablespoons butter

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate

6 tablespoons milk

1 1/4 cup icing sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Put all ingredients into a saucepan over low heat. Whisk until smooth. Pour over donuts.

Decorate to your liking

The Epicure pan is going to be well used I think! I may need to buy another one to help speed up the cooking process

Apple Crisp Pie

When you want a pie but your husband wants apple crisp – make an Apple Crisp Pie!

Start with a gluten free pie shell and fill it with freshly sliced apples (about 6). Spritz lemon juice on the apple slices.

Get your pie shell ready

Then put in the apple slices.

Then in a separate bowl add:

1 1/2 cups gluten free oats

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 1/2 cups gluten free flour (that has xanthan gum)

1 cup melted butter

Spices – 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 salt

* I ended up doubling the recipe so the entire top was even. And to be honest, we all love the topping!

Mix well.

Careful pack onto the apples.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 60 minutes (if it wasn’t in a pie shell it would be cooked in about 30 minutes.)

Yum! It was delicious!

Serve warm with ice cream.

Hope you enjoy too!