Trader Joe’s New Gluten Free Flour

April 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Gluten Free Products

Trader Joe’s has come out with a delicious and low price gluten-free flour on their Baker Josef’s line.

The ingredients are: Whole Grain Brown Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Tapioca Flour.

Click on Nutrition Facts for more details.

Simple and tasty, this versatile gluten-free flour is perfect for a straight replacement of enriched white flour (wheat) in recipes.

I was impressed with how good this flour tasted in my simple pancakes recipe.

If you or your guests are intolerant to gluten, wheat, or have Celiac Disease, the new Trader Joe’s Gluten Free All Purpose Flour is a reliable flour to have in your cupboard, ready to use for any recipe that requires flour.

Not only is this gluten free flour an acceptable and functioning replacement for white flour, I think the taste is superior too.

The Fastest Easiest Gluten Free Pancake Recipe

April 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Gluten Free Breakfast

Here is the best simplest international recipe for the fastest easiest gluten free pancakes.

What you need:
– eggs
– yogurt
– flour

 

Preheat your nonstick frying pan or grill low to medium heat.

For each person eating, use 1 egg, 1 heaping table spoonful of gluten free all purpose flour (or any gluten free flour you like best or mixture thereof: tapioca, sorghum, rice, corn, corn starch, etc), and  1 heaping table spoonful of plain white yogurt (Fage is best). All three ingredient parts should be of equal size to each other. Stir it up until smooth.

Tip: For this smooth mix, small pancakes work best, so they don’t break when flipping.

That’s it!

You may add fruit, syrup, butter, or other accouterments at your own discretion.

Health Tip: Flour acts like sugar in the body; flour and sugars should ALWAYS be eaten at a minimum for best health and to minimize cancer probability. These pancakes have no sugar added and still taste great. Pictured here, I slightly buttered them and added strawberries to flavor. As much as I love syrup and sugar, I rarely use them anymore; when I do, I use organic natural maple syrup which is sooooo good.

International: What’s great about this easy recipe is that you can make these pancakes anywhere in the world using the local brands of flour and yogurt. Select a flour that is not made from wheat, barley, or rye, and you will have a good chance of evading stomach aches. Make sure to read the language translations for different flours and grains before you travel, so you understand what you are reading and buying. Some flours taste much better in pancakes than others, so that will be trial and error for you. Usually a mix of a few different gluten free flours is best. But for desperate times, one flour will suffice.

The flour used for the pancakes pictured here is Gluten Free Pantry’s All Purpose Gluten Free Baking Flour.

To see my super delicious deluxe version of pancakes, go to: Gluten-Free Blueberry Chocolate-Chip Banana Pancakes or for boxed pancakes from major grocers, try Bisquick.

Gluten-Free Blueberry Chocolate-Chip Banana Pancakes

November 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Gluten Free Breakfast

This sorta healthy, sorta sinful, breakfast is a regular staple at my house. After years of trial and error, this is the recipe I came up with for my Gluten-Free Blueberry Chocolate-Chip Banana Pancakes. I always alter it a bit here and there, depending on what supplies I have.

Mix well 2 eggs with 1 cup of plain yogurt (Fage tastes the best!).

Add a few drops of Vanilla and/or Orange extract, if you have it, and a dash of cinnamon or pumpkin spice. Stir them in.

Add 1/2 cup of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix, this is the magick ingredient.

Add 1/4 cup of Brown Rice Flour.

Add 1/4 cup of Tapioca Flour.

Add a pinch of baking soda.

Mix well all the flour and liquid ingredients. Pre-heat a non-stick pan at medium low.

Add to the mix 1 banana, either small slices/chunks if ripe, or mashed if banana is brown and aged.

Toss in a 1/4 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of washed blueberries.

Gently mix in the banana, chocolate-chips, and blueberries.

* If your batter is too thick, add a little milk at your discretion. *

You may add butter to the pan or not. The pancakes are smoother without the butter, but butter tastes better.

For another treat, as if they are not loaded enough already, you can add some coconut shavings to the wet side of the pancakes while cooking. (The coconut didn’t taste all that great when I mixed it into the wet mix.)

When the edges have cooked a bit and the top doesn’t look so fluid, flip the pancakes; they should be a light golden brown.

These pancakes taste pretty great all on their own without any sugar added, but I add 1 or 2 spoons on top of organic maple syrup. Yum!

In this breakfast, you get your serving of fruit, dairy, protein, and grain. Even though it tastes amazing, it is pretty healthy, giving you the energy you need to start your day.

For pancakes that take less thought and preparation, but are also not as nutritious, Bisquick offers a very tasty Gluten-Free Pancake Mix.

Coronary over the New Gluten Free Bisquick Pancake Mix!

March 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Gluten Free Products

Normally, I shop at healthier oriented stores, like WholeFoods, but sometimes I go to the big commercial grocers to get things like Breyers homemade style vanilla ice cream and the occasional steak, which these days seems to have no flavor at all. What do they do to those poor cows to make ‘em taste so bland?

As I was walking down the grocery store isle, I almost had a coronary when I saw a new product: Gluten Free Bisquick flour mix! Like many people, I grew up eating (and loving) Bisquick pancakes.

Having to give them up, when I found out what was wrong with me (Celiac Disease), was hard and a terribly sad farewell. No gluten free pancakes have ever since tasted as good as Bisquick’s. And here it is, Bisquick’s very own gluten free pancake mix.

It is the most fantastic development since sliced Wonder Bread in the 1920′s! Well… as far as highly processed foods are concerned. Really, no processed foods are all that great for you, but if you are going to eat pancakes, why not eat the best, Bisquick? Once Wonder Bread gets hip to the whole gluten free thing, realizing that wheat is actually not the healthy alternative to white, rice is, then we will have come full circle.

With a frightening amount of enthusiasm, I put the Gluten Free Bisquick pancake mix in my basket and completely forgot about the ice cream for which I came.

That night, I had the gluten free Bisquick pancakes for dinner. Their consistency and taste were strikingly similar to the original mix, if not better! I was stunned. Going gluten free, I haven’t had “real pancakes” in a long time.

The next night, we made Bisquick gluten free biscuits, and those were incredible too. I haven’t had biscuits in about 8 years. My favorite biscuits were at The Red Lobster restaurant, yet I always had a massive stomach ache after eating ‘em. These Bisquick gluten free biscuits are just as good as Red Lobster’s! Bisquick’s biscuits are delicious and easy to make. Can’t tell you how happy this made me. Hopefully places like Red Lobster will also realize the pain their gluten causes customers and convert to gluten free as well.

On the box are also directions how to make gluten free pizza crust, gluten free waffles, gluten free strawberry shortcake, and gluten free chicken fingers! On Bisquick’s website are many more yummy sounding recipes as well, all easy to make. I am looking forward to trying them all.

Having eaten this stuff two nights in a row, I did not get sick. I am hyper sensitive to gluten, so you can feel confident eating gluten free Bisquick. Yay! It’s a new world. Fast and easy cooking at a familiar old great taste, you must get the new Gluten Free Bisquick mix.

Like all processed and sugary foods, eat it in moderation.