Category Desserts

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies

pumpkin spice whoopie pies

There’s something cozy about eating spiced cake and pumpkin everything at this time of year. I love sandwich cookies, but these are more like little cakes that you can eat with your hands…light and fluffy and quite easy to make! Adapted from Dreamy Desserts. Yield: about 18 cookies.

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c. gluten free flour blend
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 c. dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg (alternately use your favorite egg alternate)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • Beat together sugars, oil, an...
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Homemade Coffee Liqueur

homemade kahlua

I love a good White Russian cocktail once in a while…my husband makes the best ones ever (but maybe that’s because cocktails always taste better when someone else makes it!). We were almost out of Kahlua when I looked in my cabinet, so I decided that I’d try to make my own since I had all of the ingredients. I thought it turned out so well that I entered it into the Alaska State Fair this year and I came away with a 2nd place ribbon! *Note: You need to prepare this in advance–don’t expect to make this one night and drink it the next as you need to allow time for the flavors to mature and develop.

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. ground coffee (I used THIS one since I had it in my pantry)
  • 2 1/4 c. water
  • 1/2 c. packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c...
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Gluten Free Gooey Butter Cake

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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!*

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a bowl, mix the glute...
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Coffee Heath Bar Ice Cream

Coffee Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love a great ice cream? One of my favorites is Ben & Jerry’s Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, but it is pretty expensive for a little pint. So, I decided to try making my own. This recipe is SOOOOO easy (literally, it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare), is egg-free and does NOT require an ice cream maker! Try it and let me know what you think!

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving’s worth of instant coffee of choice (I used 1 package of Starbucks Via)
  • 2 tsp. gluten free vanilla extract
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 Heath Bars, crushed

Directions:

  • In a small bowl, mix the instant coffee and vanilla. Set aside so that the coffee dissolves. Do NOT skip this step or you will have grainy coffee ice cream…ew, just ew.
  • Bash your Heath ...
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(GF/DF) No-bake cookies

no bake cookies

I’ve loved No-bake cookies as long as I can remember and this was one of the first recipes I converted to be gluten free and dairy free after my son got diagnosed with food allergies. Plus, this recipe can fool people into thinking it is the “real” recipe…gets my husband every time!

Ingredients:
1/2 c. nondairy milk (I use full fat coconut milk)
2 c. sugar
3 Tbs. cocoa powder
1/2 c. non-dairy butter
3 c. gluten free oats
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c. creamy peanut butter (use another nut butter or seed butter if you have peanut allergies)

Directions:
1. In a saucepan, heat non-dairy milk & butter with sugar and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil and boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
2...

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