Almost every day I interact with someone who either has or knows someone with gluten intolerance. And the biggest challenge they face is finding a way to enjoy sweet treats (which we all know are good for the soul!).
Having a gluten intolerant child is even worse in a society that is full of flour laden birthday parties, school cafeteria snacks, and basically any event where there is kid food.
BUT, thankfully, gluten free baking has gotten a lot easier and is way more accessible these days. There are blogs, cookbooks, gluten free flour blends, and so much more that will allow you to find ways to enjoy sweet treats that actually taste good too.
Before re-stocking your pantry, check out these resources below.
For foodies who love the science of baking check out America's Test Kitchen Guide to Gluten Free Baking. I love all of their books and resources!
Gluten Free Girl has a great introduction to gluten free baking with resources and a how to MAKE YOUR OWN FLOUR BLEND.
And another one of my favorites is King Arthur Flour, a New England company, that offers an all purpose gluten free flour blend and a GLUTEN FREE BAKING GUIDE.
Bob's Red Mill has a ton of great products on the market for gluten free baking, so please do check them out too. They sell gluten free flours like almond flour, brown rice flour, sorghum flour, garbanzo bean flour as well as an all purpose gluten free flour blend. And the bags all have recipes on the back!
You may notice that gluten free baking is usually not vegan and can have 2-4 eggs per recipe. It is possible to sub out the eggs with flax eggs (1 Tbsp ground flax + 3 Tbsp water / egg) but you may have to experiment. There are also great recipes online that are gluten free and vegan. And follow my blog as I like to make plant based desserts with alternative flours.
Stay tuned for my gluten free vegan dessert cookbook which will hopefully be out this summer and will have lots of amazing sweet treats for you to enjoy. As well, if you would like to purchase the recipes for one of my gluten free vegan dessert classes please email me. There are 6 recipes for only $5!
Happy gluten free baking!
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