Gluten Free Double Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies 2015

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies 2015

Officially my new favorite cookie…I know I just said that the last time with the the Gluten Free Double Fudge Walnut Brownie Cookies but seriously, there is nothing like peanut butter and chocolate together….NO ONE WOULD NO NOTHIN about this cookie other than it KICKS TOTAL ASS. It makes a lot of these badass muthers so feel free to 1/2 the recipe so as not to eat THE ENTIRE batch on your own…Also think of the possibility of ice cream sandwiches….SERIOUSLY???????

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookies 2015
makes 22-24 cookies

1/3c all purpose GF flour – I use Bob’s All Purpose GF Flour

1/2c rolled oats- to be buzzed
1/2c +2T cocoa powder
1/2c sucanat, maple or date sugar
3/4c vegan chocolate chips
1/2t baking powder
1/2t salt
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1/2c +2T maple syrup
1/4c +2T coconut oil, melted, cooled
1c crunchy peanut butter

1t vanilla

Preheat oven to 350º

Process the oats in a food processor until they are the consistency of coarse flour.

In a small bowl, mix all of the wet ingredients together, the peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla.

In a separate, larger bowl, place all of the dry ingredients; sucanat, and the chocolate chips. In the same bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Sifting isn’t absolutely necessary but it insures there won’t be clumps of flour or worse, chunks of salt, in the batter.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and with a spatula mix until everything is well incorporated.

Using a 1 ounce ice cream scoop or two spoons, scoop out a generous heaping tablespoon of batter onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Scoop or spoon out onto baking sheet with space in between. Gently flatten out each cookie with the bottom of a dry measure or glass. Using a fork, create the traditional crosshatch on top of each cookie.

Bake for 10 minutes. Turn the pan (s) and continue to bake for another 5 minutes or until crisped around the edges.  Let cool for at 2-3 minutes on the pan and then remove them to a cooling rack.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge. They are delicious both cold and room temperature,

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookies

Double Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookie

These are insane in the membrane…I am not even kidding, you would never know that they are vegan, let alone gluten-free…I think I could get rich on this cookie….maybe not, but I know if you make them you and yours will be very very happy.

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Walnut Brownie Cookies
makes 18-20 small cookies

3/4c All Purpose Gluten Free lour (I use Bob’s Red Mill)

3/4c cocoa powder

3/4c oats- to be buzzed into flour
1/2c sucanat
3/4c chocolate chips
3/4c walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2t baking powder
1/2t salt
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1/2c maple syrup
¼c +2T coconut oil (melted)
1t vanilla

1t chocolate extract or another yummy flavored extract *optional
preheat oven to 350º

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and ready your pans.

Process the oats in a food processor until they are the consistency of coarse flour.

In a small bowl, mix all of the wet ingredients together, the maple syrup, oil, and vanilla, extract if using and set aside.

In a separate, larger bowl, place all of the dry ingredients, sucanat, chocolate chips, oats flour, and the nuts, and in the same bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. (Sifting isn’t absolutely necessary but it insures there won’t be clumps of flour or worse, chunks of salt, in the batter.)

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and with a spatula mix until everything is well incorporated.
With your desired size ice cream or cookie scoop, scoop out the cookies evenly spaced on the baking sheet. I gently flatten the cookies with the bottom of a cup measure. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn the pan and continue to bake for another 2-3 minutes. Let cool for at least 2-3 minutes on the cookie sheet and then remove them to a cooling rack. Store in a container only after completely cooled. I keep mine in the fridge- if they last that long!

Wheat-Free Pumpkin Crumb Cake

PUMPKIN CRUMB CAKE

This is a delicious way to use up some of the fall loving pumpkin that is everywhere in every recipe October-November! It has a perfect sweetness that is delicious served with tea or a cup of your favorite something hot. I tried using coconut oil for the entire cake the first time making it but because of the nature of the oil, it spread out more than I wanted, losing the crumb. It is also possible because I was rushing and didn’t melt the oil prior so it broke down when it hit the heat. For the next batch I used safflower oil and it came out exquisitely- perfect little cinnamon clusters of yum all over the top. I didn’t add ginger to this recipe- I am sure it would be fantastic but I was feeling for something more low key in flavor- not to compete with the traditional cinnamon kick. You could easily sub out the flour for unbleached pastry flour to give it that traditional two tone look- for me, I like to maintain any nutritional value when possible and in flavor, it is definitely not missed.

Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Crumb Topping:

1/3c+1T barley flour

1/4c + 1T maple sugar or coconut sugar

1T cinnamon

1/4t pink salt

3T safflower oil or melted coconut oil

1/4c chopped walnuts

Cake:

1-1/2c barley flour

3/4c maple sugar

1t baking soda

1t baking powder

1/2t salt

1T cinnamon

1/4t nutmeg

1/2t allspice

1/4c coconut oil

3/4c pumpkin puree

2” fresh ginger- grated *optional

 3/4c nut milk

1t vanilla

1 lemon- juiced

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Oil a 8×8 pan or 6 muffin tin/ containers.

For the Crumb Topping:

In a bowl sift the sugar, flour and spices together until they are well incorporated. Add in the nuts if using. Using a knife or a fork, drizzle in the the oil and loosely create clumps of sugar until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs; set aside.

Prepare the dry ingredients by sifting them into a large mixing bowl: the barley flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, spices, and maple sugar.

In another small bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients; the pumpkin, oil, *grated ginger, nut milk, lemon and the vinegar.

Mix the wet into the dry and pour into a well-oiled pan. Mix only until just incorporated- do not over mix.

Sprinkle the Crumb Topping over the entire surface of the pan and bake for 20 minutes. Rotate the pan and continue to bake for another 5-10 minutes. Don’t let the Crumb topping burn!

Let cool in the pan on a rack for at least 15 minutes to 30. Once cool, cut into squares.

**You can bake this as a loaf. Layer in ½ of the batter then sprinkle in about 1/3rd of the crumb topping. With a knife swirl it into the bottom layer (I make an S and then rotate the pan and make another S) and then cover it with the remaining batter. Sprinkle the top with the remaining Crumb. It will take longer to bake- 35 minutes, rotate and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes. Let it cool completely before slicing into it.

Wheat-Free Pumpkin Spice Bread

pumpkin spice bread

YUM.

Pumpkin Spice Bread

wheat-free

1-1/2c barley flour

3/4c maple sugar

1/2c walnuts – Optional

1t baking soda

1t baking powder

1/2t salt

1T cinnamon

1/4t nutmeg

1/4t allspice

1/4c coconut oil

3/4c pumpkin puree

1″ piece of ginger, grated

 3/4 nut milk

1t vanilla

1 lemon- juiced

Topping:

3T maple sugar

1t cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Oil a loaf pan or 6 muffin tin/ containers.

Prepare the dry ingredients by sifting them into a large mixing bowl; the barley flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, spices, and maple sugar. Add in the chopped walnuts if using.

In another small bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients; the pumpkin, oil, grated ginger nut milk, and the vinegars.

Mix the wet into the dry and pour into a well-oiled pan. Mix only until just incorporated- do not over mix.

Sprinkle the maple sugar over the entire surface of the loaf and bake for 35 minutes. Rotate the pan and continue to bake for another 8-10 minutes.

Let cool in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes and then remove the loaf entirely to the rack to let cool. Once cool, you can place it back into the loaf pan.

*For the loaf, let it cool thoroughly before attempting to slice into it.

Gluten Free Double Fudge Brownies

*GF brownie

These are INCREDIBLE….I used pecans, could totally use any other nut or omit it entirely. Really delicious cold from the fridge.  I don’t miss the wheat AT ALL.

Y U M.

Gluten Free Double Fudge Brownies with Pecans 2013

makes 6 large squares or 12 small
3/4c all purpose GF flour
1/2c cocoa powder
3/4c sucanat
1/4c chocolate chips
1/2c pecans or walnuts *optional
1/2t baking powder
1/2t salt
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1/4c maple syrup
1/4c coconut oil
1/4c+1T cooked puree of sweet potato*
1t vanilla

Preheat oven to 350º

In a small bowl, mix all of the wet ingredients together, the sweet potato puree*, the maple syrup, canola oil, and vanilla.
In a separate, larger bowl, place all of the dry ingredients; sucanat, chocolate chips, and 1/2 of the nuts if you are using them, and in the same bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Sifting isn’t absolutely necessary but it insures there won’t be clumps of flour or worse, chunks of salt, in the batter.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and with a spatula mix until everything is well incorporated.
Pour into a greased baking pan; sprinkle the remaining nuts on top.
Bake for 20 minutes. Turn the pan and continue to bake for another 10-13 minutes or until done in the center. Let cool for at least 30 minutes before attempting to cut.

*To make sweet potato puree:
Begin by boiling, steaming or roasting one medium size sweet potato, peeled and cut into pieces. When the sweet potatoes are soft, tender and cooked, place them into the food processor, reserving and using any cooking liquid if the blade is unable to move through the puree smoothly. The end result is a beautiful, smooth, orange puree. Of course you could skip this process entirely and buy organic, canned sweet potatoes.

With a dry measuring cup measure the 1/2c of the puree.

Variations
1) Use carob powder and vegan carob chips in place of the cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
2) Use a teaspoon of peppermint extract in addition to vanilla for a refreshing change. They are delicious!

3) Swirl in Peanut Butter or almond butter!