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BROWNIES!

Who in the world would have thought I could pull off brownies for Gage at this stage of the game? Let me rephrase that, who in the world would have thought I could pull off brownies for Gage at this stage of the game and they taste wonderful?

I would like to give two huge thank you’s. First is to The Spunky Coconut for creating these wonderful little bites of chocolatey goodness. Second is to my good friend Rachel for finding the blog and recipe for me!

Gage helped to make these and he was so excited the entire time. I feel like our cooking and baking experiences together now will be different from most kids. Gage is getting the nitty gritty of from scratch baking. He’s going to understand how to throw together a cake like no other man will, that hasn’t been to pastry school anyways.

Let’s get started!

Egg-free, Grain-free Brownies:

Whip with an electric mixer in medium bowl:
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp of warm water
1/8 tsp xanthan gum

 Add to water and xanthan gum mixture:

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

3 tbsp coconut flour

1 cup sunbutter

1/4 tsp salt

1tsp sugar

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup cocoa powder

Beat with electric mixer.

Pour into square greased cake pan.
Spread slightly
Sprinkle with 1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips. I used Enjoy Life.
Bake at 325 degrees, for about 35 minutes. I tested with a knife at around 25 minutes and it came out clean but I continued to bake for a full 30 min.
I have no idea how these are somewhat fluffy and aren’t dense as cement. They turned out wonderful. Better than I imagined. The boys both scarfed down a piece and begged me for more. I am so thankful I now have a go to dessert for Gage if we have a party. I threw one square in the freezer to test out how well it freezes. I always give baked goods that test.
Thank you again Rachel and The Spunky Coconut for saving my day!
Here’s the original recipe, I had to change a few things. The Spunky Coconut grain free brownies.

August 30, 2012 Posted by | daily life, Gage's allergies | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Celebrity diets

I’m not going to go far on this topic but I would like to strongly express my opinion. I heard on a news show last night how celebrities are going gluten-free to stay trim. ARE YOU SERIOUS?! Why make a “game” out of something that some of us have to struggle though? If they could just see how some people with celiac or food allergies live then maybe they wouldn’t make a game out of it. Just go run and eat sensibly! 

Here’s a beer in your face Hollywood

October 27, 2010 Posted by | daily life | , | Leave a comment

   

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