gluten free pecan breakfast cookies with coconut flour-recipe from knowgluten.me

Gluten Free Pecan Breakfast Cookies with Coconut Flour

Gluten free pecan breakfast cookies made with coconut flour are a healthy way to celebrate National Pecan Month!! Continue reading

Chocolate Muffin from know gluten.me

Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Muffins

I have a feeling that if we were to go back in time to the early 80’s and eat a muffin, we’d be disappointed. Are you old enough to remember disco era muffins? Let me set the stage. Picture Mom, slim, young and pretty, in her brown plaid, ruffle front shirt, and her swoopy hairdo, apron tied on, (unneeded) weight watchers book in one hand, bottle of liquid sweetener in the other, making muffins. Small, hard, low fat muffins. Raisins added in to compensate for the fact that you had to eat them with a mouthful of milk just to make them go all the way down your throat. Enough bran that even the neighbors would be regular this week. They’d usually sit on the counter for a few days and the ones that Dad didn’t drown in margarine would eventually be donated to the NHL as practice pucks.  Continue reading

Gluten Free Banana Pancakes with Bob's Red Mill Rice Flour - knowgluten.me

Gluten Free Banana Pancakes with Bob’s Red Mill Brown Rice Flour

Breakfast can be a dilemma for a mom with a large family. Some days I just point everyone to the cereal cupboard, but most days, I want everyone to start the day with something healthy that will keep them going. (Especially on those busy days out when lunch is delayed… um… until dinner). Continue reading

Gluten Free Coconut Quinoa Porridge

My parents are coming to visit from Canada in two weeks!! We’re all very excited here; we haven’t seen them for six months. My mom is also gluten free, and she’s dairy free, and she’s one of those people who needs to eat breakfast every day. Living in Canada she has access to gluten free cereal and rice milk. Unless she’s going to survive on eggs, Thailand is going to be a bit of a breakfast challenge. I’ve only seen gluten free cereal at one grocery store. It’s ten dollars a box. So, I’ve been experimenting with quinoa. This morning I made a quinoa porridge with coconut milk and raisins. It was so good I made it again for dessert tonight. I topped mine with milk because I find plain coconut milk bitter. I’ll make fresh rice milk for my mom.

This recipe is made with cooked quinoa so it’s a great way to use up left-overs. I used raisins, but you can use any dried fruit, or omit it, whatever. If you’re not sure how to make quinoa, check out my quick tutorial here: How To Make Quinoa

Gluten Free Coconut Quinoa Porridge

  • 1 cup cooked Quinoa
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  1. Combine quinoa, coconut milk, raisins, sugar and cinnamon in a medium sauce pan
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring often until coconut milk has been absorbed
  4. Serve immediately topped with milk or a milk alternative and sugar to taste
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Flourless Mock Bran Waffles

In my quest to make a waffle that I can use a substitute for flavorless toast, I discovered a mock bran muffin waffle. If the thing you miss most being gluten free is starting your day with the, um, unique flavor and texture of a bran muffin, you might enjoy this easy flourless waffle made with flax meal.
I don’t particularly enjoy bran or anything with a branny texture, but I managed to get one of these down with a generous amount of butter and homemade jam.
I paired it with carrot juice because it just seemed right.

Flourless Mock Bran Waffles

Gluten Free Peanut Flour Waffles

I’ve been experimenting with flourless waffles trying to find an inexpensive, flavorless substitute for gluten free toast. I’ve tried peanut butter and almonds and cashews, but in Bangkok peanut butter and almonds and cashews are really expensive. Finally I realized that I could use peanuts the same way I’ve been trying to use nuts and peanut butter. And for some reason, peanuts here are really cheap. So I now have an abundance of peanutty waffles in the freezer ready to reheat in the waffle maker. These aren’t the flavorless toast success I was hoping for, you can really taste the peanut in these, but they’d be a good base for a chicken satay and peanut sauce sandwich and what could be better for peanut butter and jelly than a peanut waffle.

Gluten Free Peanut Flour Waffles