Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Gluten Free No Bakes

I also wanted to make something sweet for my niece who eats gluten free, so I used gluten free ingredients in my No Bake recipe.  I used almond butter and they were delicious!

Gluten Free No Bakes

1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 stick butter (melted)
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup almond milk

Bring the above ingredients to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.  When it comes to a boil, boil for 1 minute, continue stirring.  Remove and heat and stir in the following:
          1/2 teaspoon vanilla
          1/4 cup almond butter
          1 1/2 cups gluten free quick oats

Drop by Tablespoons onto wax paper or plastic wrap.  Let cool and enjoy!  Makes about 12 to 14 cookies. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Gluten Free Meatballs

I wanted to make something delicious for my niece in Charleston, but it had to be gluten free.  So I took some of may favorite recipes and made them gluten free.  Here is my favorite meatball recipe using gluten free ingredients.  They are really good!

Gluten Free Meatballs

2 pounds ground beef
3/4 cup gluten free quick oats
1 cup almond milk
3 Tablespoons of minced onion
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons white vinegar
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
5 Tablespoons minced onion
Dash of Tabasco

In a large bowl mix together the ground beef, oats, almond mild, 3 Tablespoons minced onion, salt and pepper.  Roll into meatballs (I measure about 1/4 cup mixture per meatball).  Will make about 16 meatballs.  You can make them smaller if you'd like.  Refrigerate them for about 30 minutes to get them firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Put about 2 Tablespoons of canola oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Brown meatballs until browned. (It doesn't have to be cooked all the way because it will cook in the oven.)  Put in a 9 x 13 pan.

Mix all ingredients for the sauce and pour evenly over the meatballs.  Bake for 45  minutes or until bubbly and hot.

**I found that if I grated a large onion it was enough for the meatballs and the sauce.