Gluten Free Poppyseed Pumpkin Loaf

This loaf is rich, moist and dense enough to serve for breakfast, an afternoon snack or even as a dessert topped with whipping cream spiked with a touch of ground ginger and cinnamon. It also easily doubles. If you’re baking for gluten and gluten-free, check the end of the recipe for tips on dividing the recipe to create one gluten-free loaf and one gluten loaf.

Gluten-free Poppyseed Pumpkin Loaf

Poppyseed Pumpkin Loaf
© Lisa Abeyta; reprint only with permission

In a large microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt in the microwave for 25 seconds on high:

1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter

Whisk into melted butter:

1 small can (2 cups) Pumpkin puree
1 Egg
1/2 cup canned Condensed Milk (may substitute whole milk)
1/4 cup Applesauce, unsweetened
1/4 cup Sour Cream
1/4 cup granulated Sugar
1 Tbsp. poppyseeds
1 tsp. ground Cinnamon

In a separate bowl, combine:

1/2 cup Bisquick baking mix, gluten-free
1/4 cup Pamela’s Baking Mix, gluten-free
1/4 cup Brown Rice flour
1 scant Tbsp. baking powder

Blend dry ingredients into batter just until blended; over mixing will cause your bread to be tough.

Batter should be sticky but not runny.

Bake in 350F oven for 30 minutes, or until knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

To create one gluten-free and one gluten loaf:
Double all of the liquid ingredients, divide equally into two mixing bowls and add 1 1/4 cups unbleached wheat flour, 1 tbsp. baking powder and 1/4 tsp. salt to the gluten batter. Baking directions are the same for both loaves.

This recipe is already adjusted for high altitude bakers.

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Nutty Baked Apples

Whether you’re looking for a special breakfast or a dessert, these baked apples will fit the bill. (For dessert, just add a dollop of whipped cream and a hint of sprinkled cinnamon.)

Nutty Baked Apples

4 Apples, cored, leaving bottom intact
1 egg
1/3 cup gluten-free vanilla yogurt (watch for natural flavor in the ingredients)
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup raisins, currants, or dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup Pamela’s Baking Mix or Gluten-free Bisquick

Preheat oven to 325℉. Using a melon scoop or other small utensil, scoop as much of the apple away from the interior, leaving the skin and bottom intact. Chop removed apples into small pieces.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk egg, yogurt and maple syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add butter, nuts, raisins and chopped apple. Stir in baking mix.

Place apples on a prepared baking sheet, stuffing the centers with 1/4 of the dough. Sprinkle tops lightly with cinnamon. (Drop any leftover dough by tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheet to crumble over apples after baking.)

Bake at 325℉ for approximately 40 minutes or until dough is baked and apples are soft. Remove and serve warm.

Blue Corn Strawberry Flapjacks

The hearty flavor of stone ground blue corn blend perfectly with the sweet tartness of strawberries in these gluten-free flapjacks. They’re a wee bit crumbly, though, until set, so smaller is better. They’re perfect paired with semi-defrosted frozen berries or peanut butter mixed with honey.

In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, microwave on half-power:
3 tbsp. of unsalted butter (just until liquid)

Add and whisk until smooth.:
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup greek yogurt (can substitute sour cream, vanilla or plain yogurt)
1 egg

Add:
2/3 cup strawberry pieces (defrosted frozen strawberries work best because of the added juice)

In a separate bowl, combine:
1 cup Gluten-Free Bisquick
2/3 cup stone ground blue corn meal
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt.

Using a spatula, slowly fold the dry ingredients into the liquid. If batter is too thick, add additional water or milk to desired consistency.

 

Carefully turn flapjacks when batter begins to show air bubbles and is dry around the edges.

One at a time, pour 1/4 cup servings into a heated,prepared non-stick skillet, turning when batter begins to bubble and dry around the edges. Serve warm. ©Gluten-Free Culinarian / originally published on The Diet Diaries