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Gluten Free Gooey Butter Cake


Apparently this thing called a Gooey Butter Cake is somewhat of a delicacy in St. Louis. As the story goes, a baker mixed some ingredients together in inaccurate proportions, but he decided to bake his concoction anyway and he ended up with this cake that is a little like a lemon bar in texture, but light in flavor. And, really, it is VERY easy to make. *Disclaimer: this is the first time I’ve made this recipe, so I can’t tell you if it’ll work in a dairy/egg free version, but I suspect that it would be just fine!*


  • 1 gluten free yellow cake mix (I used this one)
  • 1 c. butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
  • 4 c. powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a bowl, mix the glute...
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Gluten Free / Dairy Free Brownies


Let’s be real…sometimes you just need a rich, ooey gooey chocolate brownie, am I right? I usually make brownies for my kids for Valentine’s Day and make them into heart shapes, but this year I couldn’t find my heart-shaped silicone mold. I honestly can’t remember if I gave it away before we did our home remodel or not. I was texting my sister, lamenting on how I couldn’t find the heart molds, and she said, “cut them out with cookie cutters”. Well, yeah, that would be a smart thing to do…and why the heck didn’t I think of that?! So, I baked the brownies in a regular square pan, cut them with heart cookie cutters and served them with berries. What a treat!


  • 1/2 c. superfine brown rice flour
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 c...
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Gluten Free Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal

Sorry this isn’t the best photo of baked oatmeal, but sometimes it’s hard to get a photo in before my dishes are devoured by a hungry husband or kids! When I was 16, I went to Kenya over the summer break and built a library for the local school with a group of teens. On the cliffs overlooking Lake Baringo, I fell in love with baked oatmeal and English tea. I wish I could find the recipe that our team leader’s wife used when we were there, but this is pretty close.

3 c. gluten free oats (I used THESE ones)
1/2 c. brown sugar (you can use coconut sugar if you want)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. applesauce
2 eggs (this recipe works VERY well with 2 Tbs. flax meal mixed into 6 Tbs. warm water. Let it sit until gel-like)
1 c. milk or dairy free milk

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Gluten & dairy free chocolate donuts

Chocolate donuts

This morning I woke up craving a donut…a cake donut with chocolate glaze. And, since I’m not working for the rest of 2014, I decided to make some…after I worked out. 🙂 These took about 30 minutes from start to finish and my kids devoured half of them (the recipe made 1 dozen) in no time.

  • 3/4 cup gluten free flour
  • ¼ cup  sugar
  • 3 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup nondairy milk
  • 1 egg (or you can use 1 Tbs. flax meal mixed into 3 Tbs warm water and set aside until it forms a gel)
  • ½ teaspoon gluten free vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbs. nondairy butter, melted
  • 2-3 tablespoons nondairy milk, depending on how thick you want your glaze
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 c...
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Gluten free & dairy free eggnog bread

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A few weeks ago I saw a recipe for frosted eggnog bread on Pinterest that sounded like something my office would enjoy…only there are two of us in the office that are gluten free, and one coworker is dairy free. So, here is that recipe with my modifications. I will note that I haven’t tried making this egg free yet, but as with most of my bread recipes, I think it’ll work just fine if you use 1 Tbs. flax meal mixed into 3 Tbs. of warm water (mix, set aside and let turn unto a gel) for the egg that is called for.

1/2 c. nondairy butter at room temperature
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. gluten free rum extract
1 egg
2 cups gluten free flour blend
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 c...

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