My first complaint once ridding my kitchen of all gluten and dairy was all about the bread (it was wreaking havoc on my twins’ guts, along with soy, and other foods leaving us no choice). Back in 2007, gluten free/dairy free bread was more of a vehicle to hold some sort of substance into a sandwich. Consumed out of necessity and done so sparingly … and forget about having a good bagel with lox on a Sunday morning; that was pushing it.
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Before I talk about this fried rice we had (and now obsessed with) for dinner, I want to share some exciting news with you — I’m partnering with Once a Month Meals THIS weekend, May 20-22, for their Virtual Cooking Weekend, with an Instagram Takeover starting Wednesday morning!!!!
When I first made this I was looking to create an egg-free (vegan) banana bread in addition to gluten free to serve to our plant-based friend who was coming for brunch. I played around with a Williams-Sonoma recipe and viola, after two tweaked versions (theirs is not gf, df) I was thrilled with the results. I have made it many different ways over the years and it always comes through whatever the occasion may be – school snack, entertaining, gifting, teachers, etc. – my go-to loaf for sure.
You’re probably wondering why the heck anyone would bake pancakes. I get it. They’re pancakes, they belong on a hot griddle, you’re right. But one morning I got fed up standing over the stove – half asleep – flipping loads of pancakes (we’re a family of six, and five of those humans are guys aka big eaters) so I preheated my oven in a huff after a dozen flips and poured the batter onto baking sheets and the rest was history.
Don’t let the simplicity of these charming muffins fool you. It’s anything but. Tucked inside are a combination of sweet ripened banana and slightly tart (yet sweet) plump blueberry embedded throughout a moist, delicate crumb. It’s full-on fruit, kissed with some sugar sweetness – what you’d expect from your morning muffin. The hint of ginger and nutmeg in here rounds out the flavors nicely while enhancing the banana and blueberry flavor. My boys love finding one tucked into their lunch boxes.