Gluten Free Baked Donuts


I know I haven't been around for a while, but we made these donuts this morning and I just had to share! They are absolutely wonderful! We are always looking to try new things especially for breakfast. I need QUICK and EASY and GOOD. It is hard to find recipes that meet all 3 criteria especially when you are baking from scratch!  They were truely a hit!  I made one batch just to try them (made 6 donuts) and the kids BEGGED me to double the batch and make more, so we did…..thought we would share 🙂

Here are the ingredients:

1 cup gluten free all purpose flour

3 Tbsp coconut sugar (can use regular sugar)

3 Tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. buttermilk

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 large egg

1/2-1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

Vanilla Glaze:

1/2 cup confectioner's sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 tsp. milk


Add all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Then add wet ingredients.  Stir until combined well.  Pour batter into a donut pan filling 2/3 the way.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.  Let cool.

Once cooled, mix together ingredients for vanilla glaze.  Dip top of donut in glaze and allow to set.  Repeat.


This gluten free recipe was inspired by:  Sally's Baking Addiction

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies as Promised! Updated Version!


I have been making chocolate chip cookies since the first year we went gluten free.  It is something that a kid just shouldn't have to miss out on….or an adult for that matter!  I started off with this recipe and have been making it for years.  You will see that the new recipe is not that much different.  I lessened the amount of all purpose flour mix from 2 1/4 cups down to 1 1/4 cup and substituted the other cup with 1/2 coconut flour and 1/2 almond flour.  Oh the difference!  Try it for yourself, then let me know what you think!  We love them and those who are not gluten free, cannot tell the difference from regular gluten cookies!  We say they are even better!




Gluten Free Chocolate Krispy Delights

I am always seeing such yummy looking granola bars and oatmeal cookies that look so good!  My little celiac is one of those who cannot have the oats either, not even the gluten free oats.  She misses them so….I recently came across a recipe that was making these cookies, except using oats.  I thought I would substitue the oats with Kellogg's Gluten Free Rice Krispies and they turned out great!  I had to hurry and take the picture because all 4 kids were eating them up!  They will definately be a hit!


Review: Annie’s Gluten Free Products

I am so thankful for companies like Annie's.  They make great kid friendly foods without sacrificing nutrition.  We got to try this macaroni and cheese recently and have become totally spoiled by it!  The consistancy of the noodles is great.  They don't get mushy, they have a nice texture.  Then, the convenience of this great box!  Oh, how I have missed convenience!  I have just gotten so used to having to make all my foods from scratch.  This was great.  We had it for lunch.  All I had to do was cook the noodles, drain, and mix in the cheese packet.  Just like regular mac and cheese!  We felt so "normal" Lol!  Happy kids because it tastes great!  Happy mommy because Gluten Free, 0g Trans Fat, Good Source of Protein, Good Source of Calcium, Good Source of Vitamin B6, Vegetarian Grown, and processed without GMOs 🙂


We also got to try these fabulous bunny cookies, which we have eaten a number of times before.  These are a staple product around here.  They are a great quick and easy snack.  Makes my kid feel normal! 


What kids don't like a fruit snack?  My kids love them–these are so soft, and fresh tasting.  What a mommy loves about them:  Certified organic, made with real fruit juice and packed with 100% Daily Value of Vitamin C.

Annie's has such a great variety of gluten free products.  Pretty much all of them are very kid friendly.  If you are looking for some gluten free products to satisfy your kids needs to feel "normal", without sacrficing nutrition and health, these products are great!

What's to love about Annie's?  Besides the fact that their products make me happy to be gluten free?

Annie’s uses only non-GMO ingredients

Annie's strongly supports organic and sustainable farming because it is better for consumers, farmers, and the environment.

Annie's says “yes” to ingredients that come straight from nature, and “no” to icky additives, pesticides and artificial colors

Disclosure:  Annie's sent me a package of several of their products in order to try them and give them a proper review.  As always, thoughts and opinions are all my own. 


Easy Homemade Applesauce

We love fall when you can get apples really inexpensive.  We like to make applesauce.  It is really easy to do and doesn’t take long.  You can make it to your desired flavor, adding as much or little cinnamon and honey as you like. 

Easy Homemade Applesauce
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This is a great food to have in your fridge for a mid morning or afternoon snack or as a side to lunch or dinner.
Recipe type: Snack, Side
  • 15-20 apples, peeled (I used Gala)
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Water
  1. Peel and core all apples
  2. Place apples in a large pot and almost cover them with water, not completely
  3. Boil on high until water has evaporated and apples are soft enough to mash
  4. Mash apples with a potato masher until desired consistancy (if you want smooth applesauce, you may need to stick in the blender) We like ours a little chunky.
  5. Add a little bit of cinnamon and honey at a time until you reach a desired flavor.
  6. I used about ⅛ cup cinnamon and ⅛ cup honey
Makes about 8 cups

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

These have become one of our favorites at my house lately.  My 10 year old actually made these all by herself last night.  They are very easy, delicious and chewy.  You most likely will have these ingredients on hand.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
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Since my daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, my mother in law works hard to find her yummy things to eat. This is one of her recipes.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 30 cookies (small)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix first 4 ingredients together well
  3. Add desired amount of chocolate chips
  4. Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet
  5. Bake 6-9 minutes

A reader of Gluten Free Birmingham shared on Facebook a recipe similiar:

1 cup peanut butter

1 egg

1/2 cup sugar

Mix well and bake at 350 for 8 minutes

Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies

All that I did to make these is follow the simple instructions on the back of Pamela’s pancake and baking mix to make the chocolate chip cookies.  Then I used Betty Crocker milk chocolate icing and put it in the middle.  Oh my, these are so good!  They didn’t last a whole day at my house.  Can you tell we like sweets?

Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies
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Serves: 12 sandwich cookies
  • 1½ cups Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Betty Crocker Frosting of your choice
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream butter and sugar
  3. Add egg and vanilla
  4. Slowly add baking mix
  5. Lastly, add chocolate chips
  6. Place dough by the spoonful on ungreased cookie sheet
  7. Bake 15 min. or until edges slightly brown
  8. Remove from oven, then cookie sheet
  9. Let cool completely
  10. Take 2 cookies and place desired amount of frosting in between
  11. Enjoy!





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