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Paleo Cranberry Orange Scones, gluten free, low carb, sugar free


Better than a Starbucks Cranberry Orange Scone
I was at Starbucks the other day and I saw my old beloved cranberry orange scones. How I loved them even if they are packed with gluten, sugar and fat.

They inspired me to come home and make myself these  healthy gluten free, grain free and sugar free Cranberry Orange Scone.

The scones turned out awesome. Tender with crisp edges and packed with protein and loaded with all the flavors I craved!



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Makes 8 scones

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups gluten free  Bob's Red Mill Almond Meal Flour  
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar or sugar free substitute, apx 7-8 packets of Stevia
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, room temp
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten   (or egg substitute)
  • 1/8 cup milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free pure vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces fresh or frozen cranberries, whole
  • Zest of one medium orange
  • 1 teaspoon psyllium husks, opt
Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Grease baking sheet
  1. In the large bowl of your stand mixer, combine the almond flour, baking powder, Truvia, psyllium, if using and coconut oil. Using the paddle attachment blend on medium until combined and sandy in texture.
  2. Add the beaten egg and vanilla, mix gently scraping down the sides a few times.  
  3. Change to the dough hook if you have one.  On low add just enough milk for the dough to come together. Add the cranberries and orange zest and stir. The dough should be thick but not dry.
  4. Using a large soup spoon, scoop out rounded ovals and drop onto baking sheet leaving space between as they will spread a little.
  5. Bake for apx 20 minutes or until firm to the touch and golden brown.
  6. Eat soon after baking for best results and a light fluffy interior.  These are delicate scones but hold up well in the first few hours.  Refrigerate for longer enjoyment.

Stunning Squash Brownies, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, grain free

Looking for ways to use up your squash?  How about baking them into a healthy brownie full of vitamins, antioxidants and fiber?  I know, I didn't think it would work either, but I have to say these Stunning Squash Brownies really take the cake!  Now, whenever I see squash in my box from Space Girl Organics, I will be making brownies!

PB&J Paleo Baked Doughnuts, GF, DF, SF

These little beauties are surprisingly light and fluffy!  I had some skinless peanuts in the freezer that I wanted to try grinding into flour and baking something paleo.  I've never used peanuts, not due to allergies, I just didn't think I would like the flavor in baked goods.  I expected it to be stronger, like peanut butter.  Actually, they turned out really yummy. The peanut flavor is mild, and topping them with jam is so good!
I was really pleased with how much easier peanuts are to grind than almonds, and they cost a little less.  I'm sure you can substitute whatever nut you prefer if you have sensitivities to peanuts.  Or maybe a combination of ground nuts and seeds would be good?  You might also like to try my Baked Chocolate Doughnuts if you want something a little more decadent  :)
Makes 6-8 large doughnuts

Banana Millet Pancakes, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free

No more expensive or confusing gluten free flour mixes!  You can make these healthy gluten free pancakes with a few economical ingredients in just minutes for your family.  The batter can be doubled and saved in the fridge to use the next day too! 
Millet pancakes are rich in iron, protein, potassium and B vitamins.  So good for you and scrumptious!  You might also like my new Peach & Plum Millet Cake.  It makes a great breakfast topped with my homemade Greek yogurt and fresh fruit.

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The Best 3 minute Carrot Cake for two, gluten free, sugar free

A wonderful spiced carrot cake in just 3 minutes?  Yes! These are the best I have ever made and they are low carb and sugar free!  Many of the microwave cakes that I've made tasted eggy or spongy and even though they were good, they didn't taste like a cake.  These came out with a crumb! They make a perfect desert with a little whipped cream or frozen yogurt.  Yum!

DIY Almond Milk, gluten free, dairy free, lactose free

DIY Almond Milk, gluten free, dairy free, lactose free
If you're paying for almond milk you need to try this!  In my opinion it's so much tastier and I feel like it's almost free!

It only takes 1 cup of raw almonds, but you get most of the almond meal back after blending and straining.  I scoop it back into my Homemade Almond butter tub and stir it in or use it in my baked goods.
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Skinny Gluten Free Banana Bread, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, egg free

It's a cozy day and I am revisiting my Skinny Gluten Free Banana bread recipe. I made it healthier for my friends who don't want dairy or eggs and more economical for those of us on a budget. 
I removed the sugar, eggs, half of the fat and the dairy that was in my old recipe. 

It came out soft, moist and delicious!  I really save money when I buy bananas that are very ripe and on sale for a $1.00 a bag.  Then I slice them up and freeze the chunks in a large freezer zip lock bag.  I use them for smoothies, ice cream and this wonderful bread.  
Skinny Gluten Free Banana Bread, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, egg free
I love Vanilla Liquid Stevia in this recipe (yes, it is a little expensive, but it lasts forever)  You can make your own for less with this  great recipe from Whole New Mom.

Gluten Free Toaster Waffles, DF, SF, xanthan free

My family loves waffles for breakfast or dinner.  Then the next day we pop these in the toaster for a fast gluten free breakfast or snack!

There's only two of us so I have plenty of leftovers.  I store them in the freezer or in the fridge in a large ziplock with a paper towel.
They come out of the toaster nice and crisp and have a wonderful flavor!

Skinny Gluten Free Papaya Sorbet, sugar free

There's a little magic that happens when you take ripe fruit and blend it into soft creamy Sorbet.  It's gloriously fresh and just tastes just like the fruit from the tree! So much better than what you can buy in the stores.  I read that adding a little vodka or liqueur will help keep your Sorbet soft in the freezer, I was out of Vodka so I can't tell you if that works or not, but even if it doesn't work, you will love this Papaya Sorbet. We did!

Skinny Gluten Free Fruit Turnovers!

Scrumptious little fruit pies, hand pies, turnovers, or meat pies, just think of the possibilities!  I had so much fun making these and I think you will too!

Skinny Gluten Free Fruit Turnovers, sugar free
Aren't they pretty?  Lower in calories than most turnovers and they are sugar free! 

Skinny Gluten Free Fruit Turnovers, sugar free
 This dough would be great for savory pies too.  Just remove the sweetener and add cheese or spices.

Skinny Gluten Free Fruit Turnovers, sugar free
It's a beautiful pliable dough.  I am tickled pink!

Skinny Gluten Free Fruit Turnovers, sugar free
You will need to roll out your circles a little more after cutting.
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1/7/13 follow up note.  This dough has been in my fridge for weeks and it's still good!  The recipe makes a lot, but it's great having the dough on hand to make Hubby a pie in just minutes.  I've found I like rolling out larger circles and making the pies bigger. My family loves them and you can get more filling into a larger pie.   Have you tried them yet?  What's your favorite filling? 

Scrumptious Masa Cornbread Waffles, GF, DF, SF option

Slightly sweet with a lovely cornbread flavor, these waffles are versatile and seriously scrumptious!!  I made them last weekend and then put the cooled leftovers in a baggie and popped them in the fridge.  They warm up great and make a super yummy treat for desert, fast breakfast or dinner. 

Skinny Gluten Free Key Lime Pie

I've lived in Florida for over two years now and I've never had a Key Lime Pie...can you believe it?  I think that's almost illegal here!
So, I decided to try making my own gluten-free Key Lime Pie and here's my results.  I hope you love it as much as I do.
Hubby gave it a big thumbs up and I'm sure I will be making it many more times in the future.  It's not hard to make and deliciously low in calories!
This Healthy Gluten Free Key Lime Pie Recipe is made with agave and stevia and so good you won't believe it's skinny
I made the crust with one of my favorite cereals.  I was out of almonds and decided to wing it.  I ground the cereal in the coffee grinder and mixed it with coconut oil, a little butter and some stevia. It reminded me a lot of a graham cracker crust!

Gluten Free & Sugarfree Almond Flax Bread, gluten free, sugar free, yeast free, xanthan free


This awesome bread was so fast and easy! Compared to yeast bread, this recipe is a snap!  Plus it's Grain Free (except the tiniest bit in the BP) Super Low Carb,  Sugarfree, lactose-free and xanthan free! And it tastes incredible!

Skinny Gluten Free & Sugarfree Cranberry Almond Scones, GF, SF, DF

Skinny Gluten Free & Sugarfree Cranberry Almond Scones, GF, SF, DF
These scones are wonderful...don't you love that word? I am filled with wonder (and joy) when I make something that tastes like my old "gluten" recipes, but these are much better than the old ones because they have absolutely no sugar in them!
Plus they're high in Protein with almond meal that I grind from raw almonds.  

If you don't mind a little low glycemic sweetener, try 1/4 cup of local honey instead of the Stevia

The dough will be nice and thick

Skinny Gluten Free & Sugarfree Cranberry Almond Scones, GF, SF, DF

Cutting the slices during baking makes them easy to cut later and it's pretty!

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Thanks Tessa for featuring me on your wonderful site!! Go see all of the great recipes on these great blogs.  xx

Sugar free August Challenge! and my 6 month Anniversary!

I can't believe it's been 6 months since I started my blog!!  How time flies!  All the cooking and baking, trying to learn how to blog, take pictures, reading thousands of recipes and blogs every day, it's been an amazing journey.

I'm very thankful to all the fabulous experienced bloggers that I've met along the way, who have been so generous and featured my recipes on their sites!    Linda, the Gluten-Free Homemaker and Amy at Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free.  Thank you ladies!!  You and many others have made blogging so much fun. 

Skinny Gluten Free Panna Cotta (Italian Pudding)- low glycemic


Many years ago, when I traveled in Italy and Greece I got hooked on fruit and yogurt.  To this day, thick Greek yogurt with berries or a drizzle of honey is my favorite "go to" late night snack.  This is a little fancier and perfect for company on a warm summer night, but still easy and so healthy! And much lower in calories and fat than the original recipe.  Hope you enjoy!

Gluten Free Lemon Bars, low glycemic and sugar free options


I have always loved lemon bars so this was a fun recipe to work on!   I've made them with blond coconut palm sugar and with honey. I've used part sugar and part liquid Stevia and have included sugar free options for you too. If you use Almond flour it needs to be very fine, do not use almond meal.  I usually use my favorite Gluten Free Flour blend and have included the recipe.  Once you have your preferences down you can make these in no time!  I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!  Let me know OK?

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