Sunday, November 17, 2013

Would you Believe....

that these are gluten free?! 
We've been doing an experiment around here with gluten free eating.  Not sure if we'll continue but so far the hardest part has been lunches and eating out.  Most of the cereals David likes are rice based and gluten free.  Making supper gluten free is SUPER simple...no bread.  ;-)  I did get some gluten free spaghetti and it was a hit.  I have also made corn bread (with rice flour) and K's "J" recipe was an easily modified recipe.  However, what could I do for my baking?! 
Man, I have found several good gluten free cookie recipes.  I guess I'll just go in order that I made them.  This first cookie has a little bit of a different texture; but it's not due to being gluten free.  It's because there is quinoa in the cookies.  It just gives is a little bit of a crunch.  David made fun of them but still ate them all.  I'd call it a success.  Though he did eat them all, he liked the next week's cookies even better.  :-)

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies from Simply Whole Kitchen
2 cups brown rice flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup cooked (cooled) quinoa
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, combine the butter and brown sugar.  Add your eggs and mix to combine.  Add the vegetable oil and mix to combine.  Add the salt, cinnamon, and brown rice flour.  Add the cooked quinoa, oats and mix gently.  Then add the dark chocolate chips and stir to combine.  Using a tablespoon or medium cookie scoop, scoop the cookies onto a baking stone or cookie sheet.  Place in over and bake for 12-14 minutes or until slightly browned.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

Stacey Hays said...

Claire,
I have to eat gluten free....thanks so much for sharing this recipe!
Stacey