Archive for November, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Ok, I have to admit, this cold is kicking my butt today. 😦 Between Day Light Savings and this cold….I’m feeling a little exhausted this morning. But….on the upside…..look what i got to have for breakfast?! LOL A delicious apple cinnamon coffee cake. Its really easy to make, although it feels like forever mincing up those apples, but after a while you just kinda get into the zone! Its got a nice crunchy cinnamon topping which melds nicely with the moist cake. Mmmmm, apple anything is the best, especially when you get to use fresh local apples! I was actually feeling pretty good yesterday  and made myself the BEST chicken noodle soup, so that one will be posted next. Just in time for cold season (blegh, what an excuse to make soup huh?!) or just because its finally fall and nothing beats a hot bowl of soup on a dreary autumn day! On a side note, its supposed to be 68 degrees here today and sunny, which is unusual. Usually we’re foggy and wet by now, but I will take it without complaint!!  Hope you all have a better start to your day than mine and enjoy! 🙂

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake (Printable Version)

Cake Ingredients:

2 large apples, peeled, cored and minced
1-1/2 cups gluten free flour

3/4 tsp xanthan gum
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup non dairy butter, melted
3/4 cup almond milk
1 large egg, beaten

Topping Ingredients:
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Directions:
Grease an 8×8 pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees. In mixing bowl, combine flour, gum, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the melted butter, egg, vanilla, and milk. Combine the wet and dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the chopped apples.

Combine the nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread over the top of the batter. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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French Apple Pie (Gluten & Dairy Free!)

Wow, I did it again! Ive been slacking on my posts lately 😦 It’s crazy how life sneaks up on you and you find yourself without time for things! That and my kitchen has been taking over and getting all the finishing touches before our appraisal next week!! Even now, I am without an oven (again!) so the floor can get finished! I’ve got a ton of recipes just sitting here waiting to be posted, so I’m gonna try to get caught up! Especially since I’m trying to fight a cold, which means I’ve gotta take it easy…. guess I’ll just have to curl up on the couch with my laptop and start blogging right?! Heehee! OH! and I just realized that Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks away! And since I’ve let everyone know that Thanksgiving needs and WILL to be at my house this year because 1. I have a beautiful new kitchen to use and 2. I’m the one with food allergies, so it will just be easier for everyone to come here and let me cook! So…..the whole family (well almost, 1 sis is halfway across the world, maybe we can Skype her in?! LOL) will be here! YAY! I’m super excited, but there are a few things I need to do, like plan the menu and then do a test drive on my new recipes! Ive already done that with my GF & DF pumpkin pie, but now here is the apple pie! I mean, you can’t just have one pie right?! Options are wonderful! 🙂  And apple pie is just so American!! LOL This pie is amazing! Its the apple pie that I grew up eating….and now that i have a wonderful pie crust recipe that works AND tastes great, it was easy to make this one! It turned out fantastic too! You could also use the pie crust and topping from my 5-Fruit pie, if you want a little more substance to the crust and topping. Either way, they’re all delicious! I’ve got fresh apples to use up, and I’m thinking of making an apple crisp later! YUM! So….more coming, since this post is getting a little long. Enjoy! 🙂

French Apple Pie (Printable Version)

Pie Crust Ingredients:

1-1/2 Cups Gluten Free Flour

3/4 tsp Xanthan Gum

1-1/2 Teaspoons Sugar

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

6 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil

3 Tablespoons Cold Water

 

Filling Ingredients:

6-7 cups sliced apples

¾ cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

2 Tbsp GF flour

 

Topping Ingredients:

½ cup non-dairy butter

½ cup brown sugar

1 cup GF flour + 1/2 tsp xanthan gum

1 tsp cinnamon

 

Directions:

Combine all of the crust ingredients, and press the dough into a 9-inch pie pan. Mix the flour, sugar & cinnamon and combine with the sliced apples. For the topping, mix the dry ingredients & cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Spread evenly over the apples. Bake 45-60 min at 375 F. until the apples are cooked through. Cool on a cooling rack.

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