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Thanksgiving staples: turkey, gravy, stuffing, sweet potato something, and CORNBREAD. Ironically, I was never the biggest cornbread fan growing up! However, since perfecting my gluten-free cornbread recipe, I’ve become a cornbread fiend. Simple, tasty, and delicious; my fellow gluten-free need to whip up this dish this Thanksgiving!

Shoutout to Califia Farms… this recipe is dairy-free, too!

What You Will Do:
1 cup plus 2T gluten-free all-purpose flour

1  cup plus 2T gluten-free cornmeal
1/3 cup organic cane sugar
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1  cup Califia Farms almond milk
¼ cup dairy-free butter

What You Will Do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a alrge bowl, GF All Purpose flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, and salt.

In a small bowl, whisk eggs. Add melted dairy-free butter, almond milk, and honey.
Pour liquid bowl into the large bowl containing the dry ingredients. Mix until fully incorporated.


Pour into a 9” x 9” bread/brownie pan, and cook for 23 minutes.
Let your bread cool, and top with honey for serving! I added a little peanut butter and walnuts, too!

Jersey Mike’s Introduces a Gluten-Free Sub!

Jersey Mike’s is king of the SUB. So it’s safe to say not only have I not been, but I avoid going! Well that all changed this week when I went to the sandwich shop for the first time! I learned the franchise now carries GF subs in all locations, so of course I had to give it a try ASAP!

The rolls are manufactured in Denver by Udi’s parent company Boulder Brands, and the bread was tested in more than 200 locations in six states over the course of two years! LEGIT!

So you may be wondering, does the team keep the GF rolls totally safe and away from the gluten-filled rolls? The answer is YES! Jersey Mike’s worked with the Gluten Intolerance Group to develop procedures and a training video to prevent cross-contamination. To make the gluten-free subs, workers must wash their hands, change their gloves, wash the work counter and make the subs on top of a separate sheet of paper in order to reduce the risk of cross-contact with gluten.

It’s no surprise JM’s has decided to cater to our community with the rollout of their new roll… they take pride in their MSA Grade top round beef that is trimmed and cooked right in the store, and care immensely about the quality of produce they serve their customers.

What I liked most about JM’s is that everything is prepared right in front of you. I am able to attest that, without telling the team about my allergy, just simply ordering the GF sub, they followed proper protocol to ensure there wasn’t any cross contamination on the deli counter. Jersey Mike’s tradition of quality is top notch and much appreciated! I highly recommend trying the gluten-free sub ASAP!

Cacao Banana Bread

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So, who has made my famous banana bread?? And did you love it? It’s my go-to baked dish when I’m asked to bring breakfast or dessert to a party! Not only is it super filling, but it also uses few ingredients, and on the whole it’s pretty healthy! Well, I decided to take the recipe one step further and add a little cocoa to the mix. The result? Chocolate-y goodness.

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What You Will Need:
2 large very ripe bananas
1/2 cup dairy-free butter, melted
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
1/3 cup cacoa powder
OPTIONAL: Walnuts, Blueberries, Coconut Butter

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What You Will Do:
Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas.
Add melted butter, coconut sugar, egg, and vanilla, and mix!
Separately, combine Almond Flour, cacoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
Pour your dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until all ingredients are combined.
Optional: add walnuts or dairy-free chocolate chips!
Pour batter into a 9×5″ bread pan that is coated in olive oil or olive oil spray.
Cook for ~40 minutes! When finished, let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving. chocbanana2

Banana Bread Muffins

I have been told by many that my Classic Banana Bread is the best gluten-free Banana Bread they have ever had. And I don’t mean to say this to brag! I spent a ton of time perfecting the recipe, and I’m so happy that both the gluten-free and gluten-full love it so much. Well, we all know that I have a problem when it comes to portion control. I can’t have just one slice of my breads! That’s why muffin trays are an essential kitchen item. For some reason, when it comes to muffins I’m okay with just having one. Anywho, I updated my Classic Banana Bread recipe with a few tweaks here and there to give you Banana Bread Muffins! Enjoy!

What You Will Need:
1.5 Cups All-Purpose GLUTEN FREE Flour
¾ Cup Coconut Sugar
2 RIPE Bananas
2 Eggs
¼ tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
½ Cup Dairy Free Butter
Dash of Cinnamon
Optional: GF/DF choc chips!

What You Will Do:
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, mash bananas.
Whisk together two eggs and add to the bowl with bananas.
Add melted DF butter and combine all 3.


In a separate bowl, mix together your GF flour, coconut sugar, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda.
Pour dry ingredients into the large bowl of wet ingredients and mix until totally incorporated!
Add GF/DF chocoalte chips if you desire!


Line a muffin tray with muffin cups, and add batter to the cups. This recipe will make 12 muffins!
Garnish each muffin with a few more GF/DF chocolate chips, and place in the oven for 18  minutes at 350.
Remove and let the muffins cool.
Enjoy!

Paleo Squash Bread

I am SO overwhelmed by all of your comments and the feedback on my Double Chocolate Paleo Zucchini Brownies I made the other week! I’m glad you all agree that healthy can be tasty, too! You all have inspired me to continue playing around with Zucchini and it’s sister, Squash, and make more dessert recipes that are healthy, too! Today I am making a classic gluten-free, paleo bread, and using squash for added nutrients!

What You Will Need:

  • 1/2 cup of grated summer squash (from about 1 medium squash)
  • 2C cup almond flour
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • Pinch of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/3 cup + 1T Coconut Oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

What You Will Do:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients (Almond Flour, Coconut Flour, Coconut Sugar, Baking Soda, Xanthan gum, cinnamon, salt)
  • In a small bowl combine all wet ingredients (eggs, coconut oil, vanilla)

  • Pour wet ingredients into the large bowl of dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • Squash time! Grate or slice your squash until it is finely chopped. When you are done, place all squash bits on a paper towel and squeeze ALL of the water out!! This is super important.
  • When you have 1/2 cup of grated squash measured, pour it into your large bowl of the combined ingredients, and fold until it is fully incorporated.

  • Line a bread pan with parchment paper or coconut oil, and pour your batter in!

  • Cook for 35-37 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  • Let the bread cool for 15 minutes, slice and serve!

This bread is absolutely delicious! You don’t feel or taste the squash. Rather you taste a plethora of flavors. I topped my bread with coconut butter which I totally recommend! I hope you enjoy!!

Matcha Banana Bread Donuts

Matcha. Whether it’s in a tea or latte, or mixed into your pancakes and gluten-free loaves, matcha is all the rage right now. And it’s no shocker why! Matcha contains an antioxidant called catechins, which is super popular and not found in other foods! Matcha also has anti-aging powers, gives your energy, boosts your metabolism, and more! Now I for one don’t loveeee the taste of matcha (it’s a bit bitter if you ask me), but I love the benefits and realize it needs to be a part of my diet!

Recently I’ve been looking for fun recipes involving matcha, so I can have my fix of the powerful antioxidant and also enjoy the taste. That’s when it struck me; why not use matcha in one of my NOBREAD Breads?! Better yet, why not use it in a bread, and turn the bread into DONUTS?!

Introducing… Vegan Matcha Banana Bread Donuts!

What You Will Need:
1 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
2T C Coconut Flour
1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar
1 RIPE Bananas
1 Chia ‘Eggs’
Pinch Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Vanilla
2T Coconut Oil
1/2T Matcha
Optional: GF/DF choc chips!

What You Will Do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine gluten-free flours, baking soda, coconut sugar, and salt.
In a second small bowl, mash the banana.
In a third small bowl, create your chia egg and place in the refrigerator for 5 mins or so! (1T Crushed Chia: 3T water)
Combine banana and Chia Egg in a (fourth) large bowl and mix until smooth.
Add coconut oil and vanilla to this bowl.

Pour dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and combine until smooth!
Add matcha!
If you want to make chocolate chip matcha banana bread, now’s the time to add your vegan chocolate chips!

Pour batter into donut tray (3″ holes). (Lightly grease with coconut oil before pouring)


Place in the oven for ~15 minutes. If you stick a toothpick or knife into the bread, it should come out nice and clean! Otherwise, let it cook a bit longer!
Let bread cool for ~15 minutes.
Take donuts out of  and serve!

The donuts are delicious! The matcha taste is faint, so if you want it stronger, add 1T matcha instead of 1/2T. Also, each donut (this serves 6) is only 180 calories! Light yet filling.

Vegan Protein Banana Bread made with Aloha Banana Protein

Okay, who here has tried (and is totally in love with) my Classic Gluten-Free Banana Bread recipe? And who here, after reading last week’s post on Aloha, has gone out and purchased all of their products? Well if you haven’t done either, this post will quickly change that.

As we discussed last week, Aloha is a plant-based company featuring lines of protein powders, protein bars, greens, and teas that are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, non-GMO, and vegan.

Aloha protein powders keep you full and feeling your best thanks to 18g of plant-based protein, omega-3s, magnesium, and other key nutrients! The protein powders come in Banana, Vanilla, Chocolate, and Mixed Berry. This week I decided to experiment with the Banana Protein Powder. It’s tasty on it’s own, but I figured it would be even more amazing when combined with my favorite banana bread recipe! And my banana bread recipes could totally use a little protein kick!

Introducing… Vegan Protein Banana Bread!

What You Will Need:
1 Cup Almond Flour
1/4 C Coconut Flour
1/4 C Buckwheat Flour
2 T Hazelnut Flour
1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
2 RIPE Bananas
2 Chia ‘Eggs’
¼ tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
1tsp Vanilla
4T Coconut Oil
1 Scoop Aloha Banana Protein Powder
Optional: GF/DF choc chips!

What You Will Do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine gluten-free flours, baking soda, coconut sugar, Aloha Protein Powder, and salt.
In a second small bowl, mash 2 bananas.
In a third small bowl, create your chia eggs and place in the refrigerator for 5 mins or so! (1T Crushed Chia: 3T water)
Combine bananas and Chia Eggs in a (fourth) large bowl and mix until smooth.
Add coconut oil and vanilla to this bowl.

Pour dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and combine until smooth!
If you want to make chocolate chip banana bread, now’s the time to add your vegan chocolate chips!
Pour batter into a 9.5 in x 5.5 in bread pan.


Place in the oven for ~35 minutes, or until the top of your bread is nice and brown. If you stick a toothpick or knife into the bread, it should come out nice and clean! Otherwise, let it cook a bit longer!
Let bread cool for ~15 minutes.
Slice and serve!

The bread came out SO amazing! Light yet filling, and in-line with Aloha’s beliefs, this bread is made with all good-for-you ingredients. The protein powder is not only delicious in banana bread, but also in morning smoothies, banana pancakes, cookies, and more!

To get your hands on Aloha Protein Powder, click here!

Stoli Crushed Pineapple and Gluten Free Pineapple Coconut Bread

 

Stoli Crushed Pineapple Mojito!

If you haven’t seen or heard me obsess over the new Stoli Crushed on social media or here on NOBREAD, you may be asking what is this new yellow Stoli?! Well, Stoli Crushed launched last week in Pineapple and Grapefruit, and we at NOBREAD are obsessed. CRUSHED is made from corn and buckwheat, just like Stoli Gluten-Free, but it is also infused with 10% real fruit juice! It launched just in time for summer, a.k.a. prime BBQ season! And I’m headed to a BBQ this weekend, with Crushed in tow.

What’s amazing about Crushed is that you can serve it with club soda or use it in a fun cocktail! I for one don’t get to enjoy fun cocktails too often (bars & restaurants typically sneak too much sugar or gluten in there) so I’ve been perfecting a Pineapple Mojito recipe using Pineapple Crushed! I’m also notorious for bringing a NOBREAD BREAD with me to every event I attend, so what better time to try out a gluten-free PINEAPPLE bread!! Warning: this combo might be one of the best I’ve made to date!

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What You Will Need:

2 parts Stoli Crushed Pineapple
1 part Lime Juice
3⁄4 part simple syrup
Muddled Pineapple
3-4 Mint Leaves

What You Will Do:

First create your simple syrup. To do so, boil 1 Cup of water in a saucepan. Once boiling, add in 1 Cup of sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
When dissolved, let your syrup cool.

Muddle fresh pineapple and mint leaves together in a glass.
Add ice, simple syrup, Pineapple Stoli Crushed, and lime juice.
To fill your glass, continue adding each ingredient BUT be sure to keep your ratios in proportion!!
Top with mint leaves and serve!!

What’s better than a refreshing Pineapple Mojito on a hot summer day? A slice of our NOBREAD Gluten-Free Pineapple Coconut Bread to go along with it, of course!!

Gluten Free Pineapple Coconut Bread

What You Will Need:
½ cup over-ripe bananas, mashed (2 small or one large)
¾ cup crushed pineapple, drained
½ cup sugar
¼ cup light brown sugar
½ cup coconut oil
1 egg
½ t. vanilla extract
1½ cups all-purpose gluten free flour blend (+ ¾ t. Xanthun gum if your flour blend
doesn’t include it)
1½ t. baking powder
½ t. baking soda
½ t. salt
1 T cinnamon
¾ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

What You Will Do:

  • In a small bowl, combine your dry ingredients (sugar, brown sugar, GF flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon).
  • Take two smaller bowls- in one, mash your two bananas. In the second, crush pineapple. **DON’T** puree it in a blender or Vitamix because then it will become juice! Chop it up as best you can, or crush it!
  • In a large bowl, combine mashed bananas, pineapple, whisked egg, coconut oil, and vanilla.

  • Pour the small bowl of dry ingredients into the large bowl of wet ingredients. Mix until the two are incorporated!

  • Add the unsweetened shredded coconut, and mix!

  • Line a bread pan with parchment paper or grease a pan with coconut oil. Pour the batter in.

  • Cook at 350 for ~40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the bread cool before adding your glaze.

Powdered Sugar Glaze:

What You Will Need:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 T Water
½ cup toasted shredded coconut

What You Will Do:

In a saucepan or skillet, combine powdered sugar and water.
Once mixed, toss in your toasted shredded coconut.
Mix quick, and pour the glaze over your cooled bread! It will harden.

And just like that, you have a delicious, gluten-free Pineapple Bread to pair with your Pineapple Mojito! Enjoy!!

Schar Gluten Free

Gluten Free brands are emerging left and right, each rivaling each other in uniqueness and taste. So what makes a brand stand out? Exactly that. Uniqueness and taste. Also history, mission, and dedication to the gluten-free community around the world.

Schar started in Italy over 35 years ago, which may surprise some as Italy and gluten-free aren’t exactly synonymous. Especially 35 years ago!! But the brand has been a total hit in Italy, and their impact in the U.S. has been no less significant.

I’ve tried Schar gluten-free bread in the past, as well as their Honeygrams, but with such a diverse product line I haven’t had the chance to try everything. Until now!

First, I have to start with the Honeygrams. Does anyone else miss graham crackers as much as I do?? Graham crackers were one of my favorite snacks growing up, and these taste just like I remember! My S’mores eating days are back!

Next, CROISSANTS! I went to my local bakery multiple times a week growing up so that I could have a chocolate croissant for breakfast. And on mornings that I didn’t go to the bakery, I cooked Pillsbury croissants and would eat the whole pack by myself! When I saw the croissants in my gift bag I couldn’t contain my excitement; they were the first item I cooked! NOTE: you will see on the croissant package that the croissants contain “wheat.” Per the Gluten Free Mall, the croissants contain “gluten free wheat starch.  Wheat starch is the carbohydrate component that is left after processing wheat flour to remove the protein portion.  Schar has determined this product is safe for individuals with celiac disease, but not for those with wheat allergies.” PHEW!

Now to the bread category. Yes Schar has gluten-free breads, but their product line is absolutely one of the most unique out there! Deli style bread, Hot Dog Rolls, Baguettes, Crispbreads, and flatbreads!! Seriously, I’ve never seen a gluten-free baguette so long! I’m also constantly comparing gluten-free breads to one another, and this bread tastes SO much like gluten-filled bread it’s wild! It also is ‘fluffy,’ a trait many gluten-free breads lack.

Lastly, I have to talk about all of Schar’s snacks! I already touched on the Honeygrams, but Cocoa Wafers, Butter Cookies, Oat Biscuits, Cheese Bites, Snack Cakes, Table Crackers, Italian Breadsticks, and Chocolate Hazelnut Bars round out the crew, and they are all must-haves!

Schar goes out of their way to make the gluten-free feel as though they are back in their gluten-full days, and with so many product lines there is a Schar product for everyone!

To find Schar products near you, check out their Store Locater, here!  And to buy online, visit a third party site such as the GlutenFreeMall or Jet.Com to purchase!!

Chocolate Chip Avocado Banana Bread

Avocados. Bananas. Chocolate Chips. Need I say more?! This week’s NOBREAD Bread incorporates all of my favorite foods! Oh! And I can’t forget my favorite natural sugar, coconut sugar. I’m so curious to hear what y’all think; when I finished making it, I actually thought I did it all wrong! Turns out this unique bread has a ‘different’ outcome… but I love different, and this bread is no exception. It’s pretty amazing!

What You Will Need:

  • 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 4T Coconut Oil
  • 1 avocado (1/2 cup mashed)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2T Dairy-Free Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
  • Dairy-Free chocolate chips

What You Will Do:

  • In one bowl, mash your banana. In another, whisk your eggs. In a third, mash your avocado. Combine all 3 in a large bowl.
  • Add coconut oil and dairy-free milk. I used almond.
  • In a small bowl, combine GF Flour, Coconut Sugar, and Baking soda. Mix together.

  • Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and mix.

  • Sprinkle in chocolate chips!
  • Pour batter in a bread pan, and top with a few more chocolate chips!
  • Cook at 350 for 40 minutes.

**NOTE: This is the one bread recipe where the good ‘ol check your bread with a toothpick trick WON’T WORK. The consistency of this bread is going to be more mushy!  The contrast of crisp bread edge to soft inside is heavenly!

Honestly, this is one of the better NOBREAD Breads I’ve made!! If you are concerned about ‘tasting’ the avocado in the bread… you really don’t! And if you are concerned that the mushier inside means the bread is undercooked… no again! Can’t wait for you to try it!

Marble Banana Bread

What do you do when you come home from a week away and you have SUPER ripe bananas sitting on your counter? Make banana bread! I’ve made just about every banana bread there is to make, but on my quest to make a different NOBREAD Bread each week, I’ve discovered a new recipe!

Marble breads are beautiful, and flavorful, so I figured why not kick my banana bread game up a notch, and use unsweetened cocoa powder to make a beautiful marble banana bread? You will see in my ingredient shot below a bowl of chia… I was going to use chia “eggs” and make the bread vegan, but then I realized this may mess with my color scheme, and I switched it out for traditional organic eggs!

What You Will Need:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 Cups almond flour
  • 2T coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of Pink Himalayan salt
  • 3T unsweetened Cacao powder

What You Will Do:

  • In a large bowl, combine your wet ingredients (3 ripe bananas, eggs, almond butter, coconut oil, vanilla)
  • In a small bowl, combine your dry ingredients EXCEPT the cocoa powder (almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt)

  • Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and mix.

  • Once combined, your mixture will measure to about 3 Cups. Pour 1.5 Cups in one bowl, and 1.5 Cups in the other.

  • Add 3T Cocoa Powder to ONE of the bowls, and combine.
  • Line your bread pan with parchment paper. Pour scoops of each bowl into the bread pan so that the colors rotate.

  • With a knife, swirl your mixture!

  • Bake at 350 for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean!

  • Slice and serve! Each bite in unique, with flavors of almond, coconut, banana, and chocolate! I mean… what more could you want!

To be honest, I’ve seen prettier marble swirls… but I’d like to think this was a great first try!! I’ll work on my knife skills for my next marble cake. If anyone has any tips, let me know!

6-Ingredient Coconut Bread

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It’s Thursday afternoon and I’m about to go away for the weekend… but I haven’t done my NOBREAD BREAD of the week! I’m also out of a lot of ingredients, as I tend to cut back on the grocery shopping when I’m about to leave. Well, good thing I have a ton of recipes up my sleeve that can be done quickly and require minimal ingredients. Introducing out gluten-free coconut bread, with peanut butter coconut frosting!

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What You Will Need:
6 Large Eggs
1/2 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
1 T Honey
1tsp Baking Powder
3/4 Cup Coconut Flour
Pinch of Salt

Toppings: Coconut Shavings, Peanut Butter, Coconut Milk (unsweetened)!!

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What You Will Do:
In a large bowl, crack and whisk 6 Eggs. Add melted Coconut Oil and Honey.
Once combined, add Baking Powder, Coconut Flour, and Salt.

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Stir together until smooth!
Pour mixture in a bread pan, and cook at 350 degrees F.
At the 15 minute mark, remove the bread and top with coconut shavings (optional). Place bread back in the oven, and cook for 15 more minutes.

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Peanut Butter Coconut Frosting:
I used 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1/4 cup coconut milk. I added both to a microwavable bowl, heated for one minute, stirred, and added to the bread. The consistency will be more like frosting versus a typical peanut butter drizzle.

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40 minutes later this bread is ready to go! The peanut butter definitely makes it, but maybe that’s because I’m obsessed with anything peanut butter and coconut flavored. One ingredient I think the bread could use is coconut sugar… but I’m kind of loving the my low-carb and low-sugar ways right now, so this bread definitely goes in the healthy category!