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Cheddar Cornbread Waffles (Gluten & Dairy Free)

I’ve been meaning to try this recipe out for awhile now. And i have to say….not only is it delicious, its super quick and easy to make too! I did cut it down so it only makes 2, which is perfect for us, since there’s just the 2 of us! But you can double or triple it or whatever you want to fit your needs. You can also make a big batch and freeze these, then just reheat in your toaster or toaster oven when you want one. Ive done this with other waffles and they’re actually pretty good! LOL I love cornbread, but it takes so long to bake compared to these tasty little guys! Plus, I got a new Belgian waffle iron for Christmas (thanks mom!) and it worked so so so much better then my old one! The secret ingredient in these is club soda if you can believe it or not!? And the great thing about it was there was leftover club soda so i dug out my flavored syrup and made us some Italian soda’s! YUM! It’s been awhile since I had one of those! Anyhow….these were a big hit with hubby….ya can’t go wrong feeding a man cornbread and chili right?! LOL  I bulked up some canned chili with some extra shredded pork we had leftover, but it’d be even better with home-made chili. I just didn’t have time ….and you can sub out the cheese for soy cheese to make it completely dairy free if you need to. So if you need a quick, easy, relatively healthy meal, give this one a try and enjoy! 🙂

Cheddar Cornbread Waffles (Printable Version)Cheddar Cornbread Waffles


1/3 cup gluten free flour

1/3 cup cornmeal

1/4 tsp xanthan gum

Heaping 1/2 tsp baking powder

Heaping 1/4 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

1/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

1 large egg

1/3 cup almond milk + 1/4 tsp lemon juice

1/3 cup club soda

1 1/2 Tbsp canola oil

cooking spray



Sift together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in cheese. Combine egg and next 3 ingredients; gently stir into dry ingredients just until blended. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray.  Spoon batter onto preheated waffle iron. Cook 3-5 minutes or until crisp and done. Repeat with remaining batter. Top with chili and cheese.

Makes 2

Baked Cheddar Chicken (Gluten-Free)

Moist, tender chicken coated in a crispy, baked, cheese coating? Could a girl ask for more? Uh… yes, seconds please! LOL I wanted to try something different, and I needed something quick for dinner. Again, I’m LOVING the disposable bowls for this, no cleanup! YAY! These are super easy and fast to make. You could turn these dairy free by using soy cheese instead, but this is one that I just had to splurge on! The cheese kinda melts and then bakes and you get this wonderful crunchy baked cheese on the edges. Mmmmm. I also added some dried parsley to the coating, just to make it pretty! The thinner you can get your chicken the better. The only chicken they had at the store was realllly thick and even slicing it in half they were still really thick, so mine took like 50 minutes to cook thru, but it was still nice and moist. I would start with the 30 minutes and then check temps and go from there. So, we’re taking a break from the kitchen reno and gettin away for a long weekend. About to hit the road….. and I’m not even packed yet (typical woman right?) but I just had to share this before I left! LOL  Hope you all have a great weekend and when I get back I’ll have some more amazing recipes to share! Enjoy! 🙂

Baked Cheddar Chicken (Printable Version)


  • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup GF Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup GF Rice Krispies
  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line baking sheet with foil and grease.
  2. Mix the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, beat the egg.
  4. In a third bowl, combine the cheese, bread crumbs, and cereal.
  5. Coat chicken in the flour mixture, dip in the eggs, then press it in the bread crumb mixture to coat.  Really push the chicken down in the bread crumbs.  Transfer to your baking dish. Spray to coat.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until coating is golden brown and temperature reaches 180 f or higher.

Bacon Cheddar Scones (gluten-free & dairy-free)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day yesterday. I know WE started out the day right with these amazing bacon cheddar scones! I don’t know if it’s a guy thing… but all the men I know seem to LOVE bacon, so I figured ya can’t go wrong with bacon! Add some cheddar cheese and put it in a handy grab & go form (scones) and what’s not to love! These were certainly a hit with hubby! (even though he’s not a daddy yet… I still like to spoil him!) I didn’t get to the rest of my Father’s Day feast (my own dad couldn’t do anything until tonight) so I’ll have some other great “man” recipes soon!

Kitchen update:  Spent the weekend listening to the wonderful sounds of a tile saw! (sarcasm here!) Guess thats what i get for wanting diagonal 18 inch tile! LOL. Maybe tonight the epoxy will go in and I’ll have a FINISHED floor! Woop woop! 🙂

I’m also hoping today is a gonna be a breakthrough day for me! For those of you who know me well, you know that I’ve been struggling to find the answer to whats “wrong with me” (haha, probably a lot of things right!?) For the last 10 years I’ve been to dr after dr, test after test, with little change in how I feel. The only thing that has even remotely helped is finding out I had food allergies/intolerances. Which is what led me down the path to blogging in the first place! I’ve tried seemingly everything including acupuncture (which seems to help some!) and naturopathy. I’ve tried “medicine”….why don’t drs realize that pills really don’t help! LOL  Anyhow, a friend referred me to cranial-sacral therapy and after a month of waiting… is finally the day!! So wish me luck….keep those fingers crossed! This is my last resort and I’m hoping for an answer, a cure, anything but a temporary “fix.” And you’ll know if it worked or not…..because if I post something chocolate tomorrow…. I’ll be celebrating!! Chocolate is  my one vice! 😉

Anyways….. back to the recipe! Here it is….give it a try and enjoy! 🙂

Bacon Cheddar Scones (Printable Version)


1 1/2 cups gluten free flour

¾ tsp xanthan gum

1/2 Tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

Dash ground black pepper

¼ c cold non-dairy butter

3/4 cup grated (soy) cheddar cheese

2-3 chives, chopped or 1/2 Tbsp dried chives

1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon

3/4 cup almond milk

1 large egg for the egg wash



Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender. Stir in the cheese, chives and bacon. Add the milk and stir until dough forms a ball.   Transfer the dough to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and pat into a 6-inch disk.  Slice the dough into 6 wedges.  Brush with the egg wash. Bake at 400 F for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


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