Gluten Free French Toast Bake with Apple Compote

Gluten Free French Toast Bake with Apple Compote

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This recipe is perfect for brunch gatherings or for a special breakfast.

 

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What You Need:

1/2 loaf of gluten free sour dough bread, cut in 1 inch pieces

3 eggs

1/3 cup of soy milk

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon apple pie spice

What To Do:

Mix all your ingredients together, except the bread. Soak the bread in the mixture overnight.

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In a casserole dish, layer the soaked bread. Overlap the bread and pour the rest of the mixture on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

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While it is baking, prepare the Apple Compote.

Apple Cinnamon Compote

What You Need:

1 Apple, cored and diced

1 Tablespoon Water

2 Tablespoons Honey

2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon

2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon of Vegan Butter, melted

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What To Do:

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the apples are soft and the liquids are thick.

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Top the French Toast with the Apple Compote and enjoy! xoxo

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Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

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I love Fall and everything that comes with it. The cooler weather, the colorful leaves, and all the delicious Fall foods. I love making Apple Crisp when company comes over or when I need a quick dessert to bring somewhere.

 

I am sure we have all heard the advice to, “Eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away”. Well, apples do have many different benefits that do help keep the doctor away. Apples have polyphenols, which influences the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates. The phytonutrients found in apples also help reduce the risk of hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. Apples also act as an asthma preventative. The benefits of eating an apple for asthma sufferers are the many antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients that come into your bloodstream.

What You Need:

5 Apples, Diced

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

1 Tablespoon Gluten Free Flour

Coconut Oil Spray

Topping:

1 1/2 Cups Certified Gluten Free Oats (remember, it is important to have certified oats!)

1/2 Stick Vegan Butter, Melted

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

What To Do:

Mix all the ingredients for the filling together. Put in a baking dish that has been sprayed with coconut oil spray. In a separate bowl, mix the topping ingredients together. Spread evenly on top of the apple mixture. Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the apples are soft. I like to top mine with all natural ice cream or frozen yogurt!

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Gluten Free Cinnamon Pancakes with an Apple Cinnamon Compote

Gluten Free Cinnamon Pancakes with an Apple Cinnamon Compote

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I hope everyone had a Hoppy Easter (if you don’t celebrate, I hope you had a great weekend). Typically, our family would have a huge Easter dinner where my grandma would make her delicious lamb. With my mother’s passing, the holidays are now going to be different, very different. I honestly did not want to celebrate at all.

As a family, we went out to dinner Saturday night and celebrated being together. Sunday morning, my cousin, my brother, and I made a pancake breakfast. This was my first time attempting making Gluten Free Pancakes without a premade mix. They came out delicious!! I tried to measure the ingredients but sometimes I just add in ingredients or adjust as I am going along.

 

What You Need:

1 Cup of Gluten Free Flour (I like Bob Red Mills 1:1 Baking Flour)

2 Tablespoons Sugar

2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

1/8 Teaspoon Salt

1 Cup of Buttermilk (I did 3 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice in a measuring cup and filled the rest with Soy Milk (or any type of milk you drink) to the one cup mark)

1 Egg

2 Tablespoons of Vegan Butter (can use regular butter), melted

Coconut Oil Spray (or any type that you like to use)

What To Do:

If you are not using buttermilk, put 3 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice in a measuring cup and filled the rest with Soy Milk to the one cup mark. Mix and let it sit for about 5 minutes (you want it to start to curdle a little).

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Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix and add the wet ingredients. Mix until it is combined.

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You don’t want to over mix because the pancakes won’t be as fluffy. In a pan or griddle, spray with coconut oil and let it heat up over medium heat. While it is preheating, you can cut the apples for the compote.

Apple Cinnamon Compote

What You Need:

1 Apple, cored and diced

1 Tablespoon Water

2 Tablespoons Honey

2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon

2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon of Vegan Butter, melted

What To Do:

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the apples are soft and the liquids are thick.

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Drop the pancake mixture into round circles in the pan leaving enough space for the pancakes to not overlap. Once the pancake starts to bubble, you know it is time to flip.

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Cook until they are golden brown on each side and there is no liquid left inside.

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Add the Apple Cinnamon Compote to the top and enjoy!

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