Desserts

S’mores: Gluten-free

I haven’t had a S’more in decades, not since my Girl Scout camping days. That is, not until recently. Now there are vegan marshmallows available for purchase and Graham Crackers are easy to make at home. Get that campfire going, here come the S’Mores. 12 Graham Cracker squares 36 small vegan gluten-free marshmallows (We use…

Graham Crackers, Gluten-free

Graham Crackers are simple cookies that go well with so many things, like peanut or almond butter, jelly or just plain dipped in tea.  But the best thing to do with them is to make S’mores.               Makes about 12 to 16 crackers 1/2 cup brown rice flour 1/3…

Strawberry Shortcake: Gluten-free

Breakfast at Wimbledon, July 4th brunch or any summer celebration, this Strawberry Shortcake recipe is a winner. 2 pounds fresh organic strawberries 2 Tablespoon sugar/evaporated cane juice (optional) 1 Tablespoon lemon juice Cashew cream 6 individual gluten-free shortcakes Rinse and pat dry strawberries. Remove stems and cut in quarters. Place in a medium bowl and…

Coconut Waffle: Gluten-Free

It’s amazing – sometimes the most creative ideas come from using up what’s left in the refrigerator. Coconut waffle topped with Apple Ginger Compote. Tropical flavors meet the waffle. We call it, the Traffle! 1/2 cup oatmeal flour or rolled oats ground into a flour 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour 1/2 cup ground flax…

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: Gluten-Free

These are perfect anytime, for holidays, celebrations and especially everyday moments like treating children to warm oatmeal cookies after school or for dipping in your afternoon tea. 2 sticks (1 cup) vegan butter 1 cup sugar (vegan, evaporated cane juice) 1 cup brown sugar (vegan) 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds 4 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon…

Sesame Cookies: Gluten-Free

These cookies were inspired by Sharon Valencik’s recipe in her cookbook Sweet Utopia. I love the sesame flavor so much! I could not give them up and had to make a gluten-free version. 2 cups white rice flour 1/3 cup raw white sesame seeds 1/3 cup raw black sesame seeds (white may be used instead)…

Chocolate Dipped Mint Chocolate Cookies: Gluten-Free

Of all the Girl Scout cookies, Thin Mints were my favorite. This vegan, gluten-free recipe, sans hydrogenated oil and whey is so much better! Cookies 1½ tablespoons tapioca starch ¼ cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) ¼ cup brown sugar pinch of baking soda ¼ cup cocoa powder ½ cup brown rice flour 1 teaspoon xanthan…

Nut Butter Sandwich Cookies: Wheat-Free

Below is a recipe inspired by the Do-si-dos, Peanut Butter Sandwich Girl Scout Cookies. Here natural peanut butter is used, made only from peanuts! Conventional peanut butters contain sugar, hydrogenated oils and a long list of unnecessary ingredients. Other nut or seed butters may be used, like almond butter or sesame tahini, for delicious variations.…

Coconut Caramel Chocolate Dipped Cookies: Gluten-Free

Based on the Girl Scouts’ Samoa or Coconut-deLites, these cookies are so much more delightful!                 Cookies: 1/3 cup Earth Balance natural shortening ¾ cup sugar 2¼ cups white rice flour 1½ teaspoon xanthan gum ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ cup applesauce 2 teaspoons…

Basic Shortbread Cookie: Gluten-Free

This cookie recipe can be used as a base for so many different kinds of cookies. Just replace the ginger and lemon with other flavors and top with sprinkles, sugar, chopped nuts, powdered sugar, shredded coconut – use your imagination. 1/3 cup vegetable shortening ¾ cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) pinch ground ginger ½ teaspoon…

Wild Blueberry Whole Wheat Shortcake and Cream

This is a lovely vegan version of buttermilk biscuits topped with a warm blueberry sauce and coconut cream. Biscuits (makes 1 dozen) 2/3 cup coconut milk 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 cup white flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 3 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar Preheat oven to 400…

Oat Waffles With Tofu Cream And Raspberry Coulis, Gluten-Free

I love waffles for breakfast. These waffles taste so decadent, but it’s simply a bowl of oatmeal in another form. Indulge yourself! Blend together the following ingredients: 1 ¼ cup rolled oats or 1 cup oats and 1/4 cup cornmeal 4 tablespoons ground flax seeds ¼ cup sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons cornstarch or…

Apple Oatmeal Crumble, Wheat-Free

This recipe is so easy. It makes a wonderful dessert, snack or breakfast dish. 6 tart medium apples or pears (peel if not organic, finely sliced) ¼ cup agave nectar or other sweetener ¼ cup margarine (Earth Balance, Smart Balance – no hydrogenated oils!) ½ cup oats ½ cup raw almonds Place sliced apples or…