Gluten Free Oatmeal

Good Morning friends! This morning I discovered a quick and lovely new gluten free breakfast idea.. emphasis on the quick. I simply poured the gluten free oatmeal packet into a bowl, added about 3/4 of a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, stirred, and popped the mixture into the microwave for 1 minute and 11 seconds…. (I like being difficult with my microwaving times, plus it’s easier to just press the ‘1’ button three times… goodness I’m lazy).

ANYWAY, this box is a variety pack, but I like to stick to either the ‘Homestyle’ or ‘Maple Brown Sugar’ flavors, as they are much lower in sugar. The one I had this morning had a total of 3 grams of sugar. I was willing to let myself splurge a little. If you need a bit more sweetness, go ahead and add Stevia! To top of this guiltless day-starter, I added some organic blueberries…. and coffee, obviously. Happy Hump Day!

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Picture Perfect Pancakes

I’ve only tried a few gluten free pancakes so far, and the ones I have tried, well, I could live without. This morning I woke up feeling the urge to use the gluten free flour I was given by the family I babysit for. I got on Pinterest {the best search engine ever} and searched for recipes that use gluten free flour. Come to find out, there are SO MANY different kinds of gluten free flours: coconut, almond, tapioca, brown rice.. etc. This list goes on and on. Maybe one of these days I’ll dive in and find out what exactly sets them all apart! Today, I used a recipe that had a pumpkin and cinnamon twist! Mmmm, these would be perfect for the Fall.

Here’s the link to this incredible recipe:

http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2013/11/pumpkin-coconut-flour-pancakes-low-carb-and-gluten-free.html }

I made a couple of changes:

Brown Rice Flour for Coconut Flour

3 packets of Stevia for 1/4 c Swerve Sweetener

I completely left out the ginger and cloves… simply because I didn’t have them on hand! I would recommend trying them!

I even topped them with some sugar free syrup.

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Fat Tuesday

I know it’s Wednesday, but I wanted to take a second to spotlight my dinner last night. I had one of the best American splurge meals of all time. Pizza. GLUTEN FREE PIZZA! {crowd cheering}

I’ve tasted several gluten free pizzas in my day, but boy is this one spot-on! The crust is thin, due to the Tapioca Flour that is used in place of the Wheat Flour, but the perfect texture. It’s seasoned with Olive Oil and topped with Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and, in this case, pepperoni!  

It’s worth the splurge if you ask me. Image