Cornflakes Cookies – Gluten & Dairy Free Included

These amazingly good cookies are chewy with a little bit of crunch and are packed full of delicious ingredients like coconut and pecans. Of course they also have cornflakes! Yes the humble cornflake cereal has been given a boost here and has become a little star in the making.

Interestingly, you would think the cornflakes would get soft and sort of soggy but no, they keep their crispiness and add a perfect balance of chewy and crispy to these sweet and oh so good cookies. It’s really hard to stop at just one … you have been warned!

I’ve given the recipe for making regular cookies and also for Gluten and Dairy Free options too so everyone can enjoy them.

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Chocolate Chip Protein Muffins – Gluten Free, Vegan & Dairy Free options included

These flourless Chocolate Chip Muffins are high in protein and bursting with delicious chocolate chips. You may not think they’re healthy because they’re muffins, but they absolutely are healthier than a regular muffin. I use no refined sugars and made them Dairy Free too. They are Vegetarian also and can be made suitable for Vegans by using your favourite egg replacer – 1 tbsp chia / flax seed mixed with 2 tbsp water, mix and leave for 5/10 mins to become a gel like consistency = 1 egg.

You can of course use regular oats, protein powder and chocolate chips if you don’t follow a particular diet so everyone can enjoy these delicious, soft muffins. A great grab and go healthy option for everyone!

One more bonus is you need no special equipment to make these muffins. No electric mixer or stand mixer, just a whisk and a large spoon.

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Gluten Free Brownies with Oreo style cookies

I made another recipe recently for gluten free brownies but wanted to try this recipe too as it uses no flour. Instead, you use ground almonds. You can of course buy almond flour but it tends to be very expensive so my suggestion is to measure out the required quantity and then blitz it in the food processor to make it a little finer and it will work perfectly.

Blondies are a rich and gooey version of a brownie with delicious white chocolate chips throughout each bite. No one should miss out just because they have a dietary requirement.

The recipe takes only 10 minutes to put together and uses no special equipment or planning.

So have you 10 minutes?? Let’s go!

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Mango Vegan & Gluten Free Cake

I’ve made this cake in a bundt tin as it needs so little decoration because it tastes so good that I felt a bundt would help it to look wonderful.

I love bundt tins (you might have guessed from some of my other recipes) as they take any cake and simply raise it up to another level of fancy and showstopping. What’s wonderful about bundts?? They do all the work and you take all the credit!

You can make this cake as a regular vegan one if you want to and I’ll list the Gluten Free changes needed below in the ingredients. Obviously there’s no butter or dairy products in the cake so it’s also a great healthy option. I used coconut oil to grease the tin rather than butter and floured it as normal (using GF flour).

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Everyday Fruit Cake

I’m a huge fan of a fruit cake, of any variety at all. I absolutely love fruit cake but there is the awful dread that you’ll bite into a slice and it will be dry…disaster! No fear with this recipe at all. It’s so delicious and moist and you can add your favourite dried fruit when making it.

No mixer needed to get this into the oven and it takes about 15 minutes , an hour to bake and the smell, it’s just so good!

I would feel you’re better making this cake the day before you need it as it cuts better after resting for about 24 hours.

I used a 6″ / 16cm square tin but it will also work in a 2lb loaf tin. I would recommend you have some parchment up above the side of your loaf tin while prepping it.

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Cinnamon Roll Scones – Gluten Free Option included

I would happily sit and eat an entire pan of cinnamon rolls as I love the flavours but as it’s probably not a good idea, I came up with using similar flavours in a scone. I have a recipe here for a Cinnamon Swirl Bread which is totally heavenly – here’s the link: https://www.cozebakes.com/2018/01/18/cinnamon-swirl-bread/ 

and wanted to use the same flavours with a similar swirl result in a scone. It worked really well so I’m very happy with it though I’ll definitely be going with a thicker glaze next time. Well you’ve got to haven’t you???

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Vanilla Biscuits Recipe – Vegan, Dairy & Gluten Free

This is a basic gluten free and vegan vanilla biscuit recipe that’s really easy to make and perfect for using cookie cutters and stamps with. I love that it can be made and ready within half an hour without any fridge time needed and it’s so easy to work with the dough that you will get beautiful results every time!

I’ve left mine with the vanilla flavour as it’s a double whammy using not only vanilla extract but also vanilla bean paste so the smell is as good as any high end candle and it tastes just so lovely. I’m also a fan of not using refined sugar in this recipe though I’m guilty of decorating them with fondant icing or royal icing at times!

I’ve used a selection of cutters and stamps in this batch but equally, you can just use a simple round or square cutter and keep them handy for when you want a nice pick me up.

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Gluten Free Blondies

These are really good vanilla flavoured blondies which I’ve decorated with some mini eggs as it’s a recipe that always seems to appear around Easter time. I think it’s because of the white chocolate and they seem like a brownie’s lighter little sister! I’ve used gluten free flour for this recipe but want to experiment with a recipe that won’t use flour at all but that’s for another day. Today, we make Blondies that are Brilliant!!

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Make these simple Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies that are crispy on the edges, full of chocolate chips and have a deliciously soft centre – everyone will love them. They have very quickly become firm favourites here with just one complaint ….. they’re not big enough! The joys of feeding boys!

One of the tricks to get these cookies perfect is to have your butter cold. I know most cookie recipes ask for melted or soft butter but these work best using cold butter. So that’s cold, not rock solid πŸ˜‰ Using cornflour in the recipe helps to give the cookies a bit of bulk and the addition of an egg yolk along with the egg help to keep them together and avoid crumbling.

You will need to let them sit in the fridge for about an hour so you can plan this when making them..

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Your Best Gluten Free Recipe Book!

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Have you got your copy of Gluten Free Baking from the Heart? Published in November 2020, it has been selling successfully online due to Covid restrictions but now is appearing in your local book shop. Reviews and feedback have been amazing!

Let me take your hand and work through each recipe for perfect Gluten Free Bakes every time! Most of the ingredients I’ve used you can find in your supermarket so nothing strange or expensive here!

Makes a great gift too! Let’s Make it, Bake it, Love it!

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Flourless Bread – Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian and Keto

This bread recipe is really special. It’s flourless, healthy and delicious! It cuts like a dream and toasts beautifully. What’s not to love!!

The recipe is just so versatile. I used some of my favourite spices but you can just leave them out completely or use your own favourite spices or herbs. Some suggestions you might like to try are cinnamon and nutmeg, cumin and chili powder, coriander and fennel seeds and garlic and rosemary. I used Smoked Paprika and Garlic for this one but will be making a cinnamon and nutmeg version next to enjoy with a cup of tea.

My tahini has salt already in it so I only used 1/2 tsp but if your tahini is salt free, then add a teaspoon. I added some sunflower seeds for added crunch and again, you can add whatever works for you. I used almond butter but you can use peanut butter, cashew butter or your own favourite.

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