Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

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Homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer is the perfect addition to your fall morning.

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Fall Mornings

Nothing says fall like sipping a cup of coffee outside in the crisp, cool air. There is just something about it that is so peaceful. Unfortunately, I don’t get to experience that very often. It stays fairly warm around Miami most of the year, but the heat does not keep us from enjoying the Fall season, especially when it comes to all things Pumpkin Spice! I’ve already made two pumpkin spice recipes this fall – Pumpkin Spice Mousse and Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing!

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Pumpkin Spice is a combination of flavors that can give the feeling of fall any time of year. The combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice is quintessential of fall.

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Creamy Goodness

At this point of the year, I’m sure you have already seen the pumpkin spice coffee creamers coming out in waves. While they may taste good, they tend to have a lot of ingredients I can’t pronounce. While I am not the queen of eating healthy, I try to do my best where I can. This creamer is so easy to make that it just makes sense to skip the fake stuff and go for the real thing. Plus, I have a bonus gluten free pumpkin spice flan that uses this very creamer coming out this week. You do not want to miss it!

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer

This creamer is so easy you are going to wonder why you never made it yourself before. It’s just a few simple ingredients and viola! Pumpkin Spice Creamer that you want to eat with a spoon.

Recipe Notes

Cinnamon Sticks- I like the flavor that simmering whole cinnamon sticks infuses. It takes a bit more time, but I just set it on to simmer and made dinner while it was going.

Pumpkin Spice- I used a premade pumpkin spice mixture. I did notice that the spice grounds didn’t dissolve very well, but settled towards the bottom. This was fine for me, but the second time I made it I put them in a piece of cheesecloth, tied it up, and threw it in to the simmering milk and cream. This added all the flavor, without the spice grounds.

That is really it! Nothing more to it, be sure to come back tomorrow for my Pumpkin Spice Flan!

 

Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tablespoon Pumkin Pie spice

Instructions

  1. Simmer heavy cream, milk and cinnamon sticks for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove cinnamon sticks.
  3. Add in 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice (note- if you do not want the bits of spice in your coffee, you can tie them in a little tea bag and simmer with cinnamon sticks).
  4. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and pumpkin puree.
  5. Store in refrigerator.
  6. (Be sure to check back next week for a take 2 recipe featuring Pumpkin Spice Creamer!)
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Mousse with Granola Bites {Top 8 Free}

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Mousse with Granola Bites is the perfect taste of fall.

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This post was sponsored by Frontier Bites, all opinions are my own.

Fall

The beginning of fall means the beginning of everything pumpkin. From lattes to muffins, pumpkin spice gets everyone into the fall mood. Without being to cliché, I love the pumpkin spice time of year. All the scents of cinnamon and nutmeg wafting through the air. It almost makes me forget that it is still 95 degrees outside.

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Frontier Bites

One of my new favorite snacks is Frontier Bites. They are crunchy, slightly sweet, and full of wholesome ingredients.  I am so excited that they are available at Publix. Plus, they are very affordable!

They come in 3 flavors, but my husband’s favorite is the Pecan Cherry Cinnamon. What better flavors to combine with a Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Mousse?

The crunchy bites with the creamy mousse are a perfect match.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Mousse

I love mousse. It’s a great dessert because it isn’t super sweet but still satisfies that after-dinner sweet tooth craving. Normally I make mousse with eggs and heavy cream, but I wanted to make a mousse that is a bit on the healthier side, so I made a few adjustments to make it egg, dairy, and gluten free. Not only is this mousse delicious, it is also very simple. Just a handful of ingredients, but it is so yummy you will definitely want seconds. Layered with crunchy Frontier Bites, this gluten free pumpkin mousse is a beautiful dessert to eat on your own or serve to company. Plus, since it top 8 allergen free, you can almost guarantee all your guests can enjoy it.

Recipe Notes

Coconut Cream

Instead of using heavy cream, I used whipped coconut cream. If you aren’t a fan, you could always sub in regular whipped cream. In order to have enough cream for this, you will need 2 cans of coconut milk or about 1 cup of coconut cream (you can buy coconut cream by itself). Be sure that you refrigerate it overnight or it will not whip up.

Pumpkin Spice

Feel free to add more as you see fit, just keep in mind that you do not want to overpower the gluten free pumpkin spice mousse.

Enjoy this simple and delicious gluten free pumpkin spice mousse as you delve into the Fall Season!
A special thank you to Frontier Bites for sponsoring this post. Be sure to head on over to Publix and grab a bag! Frontier Bites Website

 

 

Frontier Bites Pumpkin Mousse

Frontier Bites Pumpkin Mousse

Ingredients

  • 1 Bag Frontier Bites
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 2 cans chilled coconut milk or 1 cup chilled coconut cream

Instructions

  1. Heat pumpkin puree, brown sugar and pumpkin spice until brown sugar is melted into pumpkin. About 3-4 minutes over medium low heat.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool while making Coconut Whipped Cream.
  3. Whip coconut cream until it begins to form small peaks. Reserve about a quarter cup for topping.
  4. Fold pumpkin mixture into coconut cream.
  5. Crush Frontier Bites.
  6. Layer frontier bites and mousse. Top with remaining cream and Frontier Bites.
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Product Review Friday- David’s Unforgettable Sauces, Gluten Free Blends, and I Heart Keenwah

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Brand new products for this Friday’s Product Reviews! Be sure to check out these great companies and their gluten free offerings!

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Products were received in exchange for an honest review.

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David’s Unforgettable

Product Review Friday 9-16The name says it all! David’s Sauces are truly unforgettable. I am a sucker for anything with balsamic vinegar (I would eat it with spoon if I could!), so when I found out there was a whole line of balsamic vinegar based sauces it was very exciting. Verified non-gmo and celiac safe, every kitchen should have a couple of bottles on hand! Not only are they great for salad dressing and barbecue sauce, they also make amazing marinades! I marinated some pork tenderloin in the Ginger Soy and it was amazing. These sauces make it easy to add amazing flavor to dishes, without a ton of work. Stay tuned for some exciting recipes featuring all the David’s Unforgettable Sauces. All of the flavors are available to order online!

David’s Unforgettable Sauces Website

 

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Product Review Friday 9-16Quality gluten free breads can be difficult to find and tricky to make. Gluten Free Blends takes all the guess-work out with their simple to make breads. They have a great variety of delicious breads that taste just like regular bread. I tried the Rosemary Focaccia and not only was it easy to make, it was also delicious. The rosemary smell as the bread was rising and baking was amazing. I even used leftovers to make my husband an egg sandwich for breakfast. He was very happy. If you are looking for easy blends that are sure to impress even your non gluten free friends, give gluten free blends a try!

Gluten Free Blends Website

 

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I Heart Keenwah

Product Review Friday 9-16I love anything quinoa, probably because my husband is Peruvian, but we eat a lot of quinoa at our house. When I found out about a product that combined all the goodness of quinoa in a variety products, I was very excited. I Heart Keenwah has clusters, chocolate covered puffs, and quinoa puffs. While my husband devoured the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs they sent, I fell in love with the Quinoa Puffs. They are very addicting! Crunchy, tons of flavor, and healthy. You can’t go wrong with them! Check out all the great I Heart Keenwah products on their site!

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Happy Gluten Free Eating!

{Gluten Free} Pumpkin Spice Cake & Maple Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing

Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing

Fall inspired Maple Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing on top of Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing

My Grandpa’s Farm Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix was included in my American Gluten Free Box. I was not compensate monetarily for this post. All opinions and ideas are my own.

American Gluten Free ReviewTaste of Fall

I was so excited when I received this month’s American Gluten Free Box and saw  the Fall Inspired products.  Of course I ate through all the snacks in the box pretty quickly. The Cinnamon Apples and Pecans almost didn’t make it into the picture! My Grandpa’s Gluten Free Farm’s Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix was also included. I am usually not one for cake mixes, but it is finally starting to feel like fall (we went down to 80 degrees!) and I was craving pumpkin. I don’t know what it is about September, but it brings out the Pumpkin Spice cravings in everyone.

 

Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing

Pumpkin Spice Cake

I honestly didn’t have high hopes for the cake. I haven’t had very many gluten free cakes (except my own Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes!) that tasted very good. However, I do like cream cheese icing and any excuse to make it is fine by me.

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My Grandfather’s Farm Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix is one of the best things I have ever put in my mouth. It is like eating pumpkin pie in a cake. I would place money on no one figuring out that it was gluten free. In fact, I am taking them to my MOP’s Coffee Chat tomorrow night and I’m not going to tell them. They are so delicious and moist. Not one shred of graininess. I even stopped what I was doing and took one to my husband at work. They are that good. Of course, a cupcake this good deserves more than just your typical cream cheese icing. The pumpkin spice cupcakes were a tad on the sweet side. I wanted to add an icing that would give a bit of a bite.

Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing

Maple Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing

It hit me like a lighting bolt. Bourbon. Maple. Fall. I have no idea why Bourbon reminds me a fall, but it does. I stopped what I was doing and made a quick trip to the liquor store. The cashier thought I was bit nuts at first, but once he understood what I was doing, he asked if I needed any taste testers.

This Maple Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing tastes like a dream. It has just the right amount of bite to take these cupcakes to the next level.

When I make cream cheese icing, I do not add nearly as much powdered sugar as most recipes call for. 4 cups of powdered sugar is just a bit insane. I usually only use about a 1 and 1/4 cups, but for this recipe I replaced the quarter cup with maple syrup which pairs nicely with the Bourbon.

Just a quick note

Before I start getting hate mail about whether or not Bourbon is gluten free, it is a distilled liquor. Distilled liquors are inherently gluten free, however the problem comes when liquor makers sometimes add things to it after it is finished. The Bourbon I used for this is Maker’s Mark, they do not add anything back and it is distilled twice.

If you are uncomfortable with it that is ok. Feel free to leave it out. It will still be delicious. There is also a 100% corn-based Bourbon that I have not tried, but it may be an option for some:

Hudson Baby Bourbon

 For more information about gluten free liquor, please see Jules Shephard’s article. She is an expert in all things gluten free!

Gluten Free Alcohol

If you are interested in trying out new gluten free products each month, American Gluten Free offers hand-picked, themed boxes delivered straight to your door. Use the code below to receive 50% off your first month!

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{Gluten Free} Pumpkin Spice Cake & Maple Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing

{Gluten Free} Pumpkin Spice Cake & Maple Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients

    Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
  • 18 Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes (I love My Grandfather's Farm Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix!)
  • Maple Bourbon Cream Cheese Icing
  • 8 ounce package softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon

Instructions

  1. Beat together all icing ingredients until smooth.
  2. Spread on cupcakes.

If you are making these and their are children who will want to eat one. Beat together all the ingredients except the Bourbon, take out some of the icing for them, and then add the Bourbon for the adults.

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Chicken Sausage Sandwich with Garlic Aioli (Plus a Giveaway!)

Garlic Aioli

Garlic Aioli brings a zing to this Chicken Sausage Sandwich!

Garlic Aioli

This post was sponsored through a partnership with First Fresh Chicken Sausage. All opinions and recipes are my own.

The Lunch Rut

When I was kid I despised sandwiches. I don’t know why, but I did not want them in my lunch. I ate a lot of cheese and crackers, as well as cold spaghettios. Not the most appetizing, now that I look back, but it was what it was.

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Now days, I don’t mind sandwiches so much, but they can still get a bit boring. I like to mix it up when I can. The flavor of First Fresh Chicken Sausage is great by itself, but sometimes I want something just a little bit more. No longer a kid on the playground, I like my sandwiches to have a bit more class.

Garlic Aioli

BFree Pita BreadGluten Free Ingredients

Having Celiac Disease can make sandwiches a bit hard to make. All gluten free breads are not the same. I really wanted to find a bread that would hold up to the bold flavors of First Fresh Mild Italian Chicken Sausage. Recently I received BFree Food’s new Pita Bread. Pita bread is not a common find in the gluten free world so I was supper excited.  It works perfectly paired with First Fresh Chicken Sausage. Both products are healthy, low in fat, and low in sugar. It is a great match.

 

Garlic Aioli

Garlic Aioli

To take this Chicken Sausage Sandwich to the next level, I created a garlic aioli (by the way, aioli is just a fancy term for mayo!). It isn’t your typical garlic aioli that just adds a bit of garlic to some mayo and that is all. This garlic aioli has garlic, ginger, white pepper. and white vinegar. All of these lend to multiple levels of flavor that pair well with the First Fresh Chicken Sausage.

Honestly, I really wanted to do this with homemade mayo, but as it turns out, I failed at it. I tried the food processor, immersion blender, even the nutribullet. All fail. I thought about trying by hand, but I didn’t want it that bad. If you have a homemade mayo that is fail proof, please link it in the comments.

Garlic Aioli

The Recipe

It isn’t hard, but you do need a special tool- Microplane. If you are phenomenal with a knife, than maybe you don’t, but using a Microplane makes a huge difference. So much in fact that I am giving one away (along with Chicken Sausage!) as part of this post. Here are just a few notes to make your Garlic Aioli experience a great one!

Garlic and Ginger

In order to maximize the flavor, grate them using the Microplane! By using a Microplane it almost makes them into a paste which blends easily.

White Pepper

I use white pepper because it blends in and is very fine.

White Vinegar

I have a nice white vinegar on hand, but you could also use lemon juice.

The Giveaway!

Now…I know what your thinking…I want to make this, but I need Chicken Sausage and a Micro Plane! My Gluten Free Miami has you covered. Just enter below to win 2 packages of First Fresh Chicken Sausage AND a Microplane! You will be set to make Chicken Sausage Sandwiches!
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Thank you to First Fresh Foods for their partnership with My Gluten Free Miami.

Chicken Sausage Sandwich with Garlic Aioli (Plus a Giveaway!)

Chicken Sausage Sandwich with Garlic Aioli (Plus a Giveaway!)

Ingredients

  • First Fresh Mild Italian Chicken Sausage
  • BFree Foods Gluten Free Pita Bread
  • Garlic Aioli
  • 1/2 cup gluten free mayo
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2-3 cloves grated garlic
  • 1 inch piece ginger, grated.

Instructions

  1. Grate garlic and ginger.
  2. Combine all Aioli ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  3. Allow to sit for 1/2 hour or more to give flavors time to meld.
  4. Spread on pita bread. Stuff Chicken Sausage into pita bread.
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American Gluten Free Review- Monthly Goodie Box

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American Gluten Free Review- Gluten Free Treats Straight to Your Door

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This American Gluten Free Goodie Box was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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I have been following American Gluten Free for a few months on Instagram and always get jealous of all the yummy goodies that I see coming across the feed. Gluten Free mini siracha key chain, yes please (I really wish I had gotten last month’s box that had one of those!). After seeing so many awesome goodies, I knew I had to get an American Gluten Free Box for myself. I was so excited when they offered to send one for Product Review Friday!

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American Gluten Free is different from your usual subscription service. In addition to yummy snacks, they also offer a wide variety of full-sized products, along with fun recipes each month! Some months even include cool kitchen gadgets. With every month having a fun theme, you will never be bored trying out gluten free goodies.

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August American Gluten Free Box

This month’s American Gluten Free Review cover’s their August Fall Harvest Box. I cannot tell you the feelings of excitement that I had when I received it. I had no idea what was going to be in it (and not because I didn’t try to find out…it was a well-kept secret!). This months products fir into the them Fall Harvest, which is perfect for this time of year. Fall starts in just a couple of weeks, so it is time to break out the fall flavors!

One of the great things about American Gluten Free is that they don’t just give you a box of random items. They are specially curated to fit in with the months theme and delicious recipes are provided to give you ideas on how to enjoy the months ingredients.

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This month’s box included 7 Products.

Elisa’s Love Bites

The feature bake of the month is Elisa’s Love Bites. Delicious Chocolate Chip Dairy and Gluten Free Cookies.  Elisa’s uses their own specialty gluten free flour and low glycemic sweeteners. Deliciously better for you!

Nourish Snacks Cinn-sational Apples & Almonds

American Gluten Free ReviewChewy apples and crunchy almonds make for the perfect Fall inspired snack. So delicious, I wish I had a bunch more of these mini packs to keep in my bag. Cinnamon and apples are the perfect treat this season.

Organic Turkish Mini Figs

One of the recipes featured this month included these Turkish Mini Figs wrapped in bacon. I immediately went out and bought bacon to make them. I’ll be posting a picture of the recipe on Instagram next week. Be sure to follow me at @myglutenfreemiami to see it!

agreview2Organic Red Lentil Penne

This Red Lentil Penne has only one ingredient red lentils. Full of great nutrients I can’t wait to try it with my favorite Vodka Sauce!

Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix

I am so excited about this. It is the time of year where everyone craves pumpkin! I will be making this to bring to next weeks Mom’s Night out along with homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer!

Think Eat Live SunPower Bar Mix

agreview4I haven’t had a chance to make them yet, but the picture on the front looks yummy! These will definitely be made next week. They will be perfect for healthy snacks!

Eden Pumpkin Seeds.

In all the Pumpkin Hype, everyone always forgets about another delicious part of the pumpkin the seeds! I am so glad that American Gluten Free didn’t leave out these yummy little treats. I threw the bag in my purse for the next time I’m on the go and need a celiac safe snack.

Wrap up

I am loving all these goodies! This American Gluten Free Review just offers a taste of some of the fantastic brands American Gluten Free works with. Follow on me on Instagram to see how we use these treats this month!

If you want to try it out for yourself, My Gluten Free Miami has a special code that gives you 50% off your First Box. Next month’s theme is European Travels, I highly recommend giving American Gluten Free a try. It is so much fun to try out new gluten free products.

Just go to American Gluten Free and enter the code MIAMI50.

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Happy Gluten Free Eating!

Mini Gluten Free No Bake Cheesecake with Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

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These mini gluten free no bake cheesecake in a chocolate chip cookie crust are sure to please a crowd!

Gluten Free No Bake CheesecakeThis post was sponsored through a partnership with Goodie Girl Cookies. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Goodness

We are huge chocolate chip cookie lovers at this house. Chocolate chip cookies are my husband’s favorite. As I was working on this post I kept having to hide the cookies because my husband kept eating them. He would give me a sad puppy dog look every time I told him, “No, I’m not done with them yet!”.

These chocolate chip cookies are some of the best on the market. If you like your cookies a bit on the crunchy side with just the right amount sweetness, they are perfect. These Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies even have Quinoa in them to give a little boost of healthy. Plus, Quinoa means that it would only be right to eat at least two….or 3…or the whole bag. Whatever you prefer!

Gluten Free No Bake Cheesecake

Goodie Girl Cookies

I know your here for the mini no bake cheesecake, but I gotta tell you just a bit about what makes this crust so amazing. A lot of times, when you go gluten free (by necessity or by choice), the first thing to go is all the sweets. Most cookies, cakes and desserts are loaded with gluten and it can be very difficult to find a replacement that doesn’t taste gritty or have a weird after taste. Goodie Girl Cookies have managed to make a cookie so good, that no one will notice that they are gluten free. I shared a few of these Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies with my father and he said,

“If it didn’t say gluten free on the bag, I would not know. They just taste like good chocolate chip cookies.”

These cookies are perfect for anyone who is going gluten free, lives in a gluten free household or just likes yummy cookies. They are also made in a peanut free facility! Plus, they are now available in Publix and they are a great price! Only $3.99 a bag and you can get a 75 cents off coupon here —-> Goodie Girl 75 cents off coupon.

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Gluten Free No Bake Cheesecake

Now what you came here for, the gluten free no bake cheesecake! I love cheesecake. Not to long ago I made Gluten Free Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Brownies and they were amazing. When I started to think about what I could make with Goodie Girl Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies, I immediately thought they would make an awesome cheesecake crust, but it is 100 degrees here and I did not want to turn on the oven.

Thus, mini no bake cheesecake was born. It is so simple an so delicious. The Goodie Girl Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies make an amazing crust. You get all that cookie goodness, filled with creamy cheesecake. With mini chocolate chips on top they are festive enough for a party or you can just keep a few in the freezer for when  you want a bite of something sweet.

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Here are a few notes to make your gluten free no bake cheesecake making a success.

The Crust:

  • I know cookies already have sugar, but the brown sugar helps them bind together. Without it, it stays crumbly.
  • Be sure to melt your butter completely. It works best if it still warm when you combine it with the cookie/brown sugar mixture.

The Cheesecake Mixture

  • Let your cream cheese soften completely. It is extremely hard to beat cold cream cheese, it will not come out well.
  • Use a high sided bowl for the whipping cream. It tends to splash.
  • Feel free to double the cheesecake mixture. Add a little extra to the cheesecakes, or make yourself a cheesecake parfait with some crushed cookies and blueberries!

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Goodie Girl Cookies has an awesome contest going on between now and the end of September. They are giving away a 12 month supply of Goodie Goodness and a $100.00 Publix Gift Card! Be sure to click the picture to go to their site and enter!

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecakes

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 12 Goodie Girl Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • Cheesecake Filling
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Prepare mini cupcake pan by placing 12 mini cupcake wrappers.
  2. Crust
  3. Place cookies and brown sugar in food processor. Pulse until cookies become crumbs.
  4. Add 2 Tablespoons melted butter. Pulse until well combined.
  5. Place 1 Tablespoon mixture into each cupcake wrapper. Use back of Tablespoon to press down firmly.
  6. Cheesecake Filling
  7. Beat softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until well combined.
  8. Whip heavy cream in separate bowl until small peaks form.
  9. Fold whipping cream into cream cheese mixture.
  10. Carefully spoon into crusts.
  11. Top with mini chocolate chips.
  12. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
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10 Gluten Free Breakfast Casseroles Everyone will Love

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These 10 Gluten Free Breakfast Casseroles are perfect to feed a crowd, no one will ever know they are gluten free!10 Gluten Free Breakfast Casseroles

All recipes and photos are used with the permission of the blog owner.

Breakfast Time

As a mom, breakfast time tends to be hectic. It’s hard to get everyone fed and out the door. Often, I am lucky to just get a cup of coffee before I am off to start the day. Lucky for me, once every two weeks I go to MOPS, where I spend time with other moms and we have a great breakfast spread.

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Now, if you have Celiac or Gluten Sensitivity, enjoying meals out can be a struggle. I am lucky enough to be part of a group who has several women with allergies, so everyone is very allergy aware. As part of the breakfast spread, there are always one or two gluten free dishes. Cooking gluten free can be a bit intimidating for those who are not gluten free or just learning. I created this round up for a selfish reason- I want to try all these recipes! Hopefully though, not only will I get to eat all these amazing recipes at MOPS this year, these will give you some great ideas for make-ahead breakfasts as well!

Side Bar: If you are a mom of a child under the age of 5 or pregnant, find your local MOPS group. I can’t guarantee there breakfast will be as good as ours, but the support of other moms who have already been there is invaluable. No one understands mothering like another mom. Side bar over.

10 Gluten Free Breakfast Casseroles

All of these recipes are gluten free and don’t require any crazy or complicated ingredients.  The ingredients for all 10 Gluten Free Breakfast Casseroles can be found in the regular grocery store. Here are a few tips for gluten free cooking:

  • Consider using a foil, disposable pan. Easy clean up and less risk of cross contamination.
  • Don’t cook something gluten free at the same time as something that you are cooking something with gluten ingredients.
  • Label serving utensils specifically for gluten free dishes. Keep gluten free dishes away from gluten containing ones.

4 Ingredient Breakfast Casserole- My Gluten Free Miami

Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole

4 Ingredients, into the oven and breakfast is ready!

Overnight Sausage Egg Casserole- Grain Changer

10 Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole

Great for busy morning, just a little prep at night and pop it in the oven.

Gluten Free/Dairy Free Raspberry Breakfast Casserole- Vegetarian Mamma

10 Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole

Fresh raspberries give great flavor to this casserole perfect for those who are gluten and dairy free!

Gluten Free Breakfast Enchilada- Cricket’s Confections

10 Gluten Free Breakfast Casseroles

With delicious chicken sausage and homemade enchilada sauce, this recipe is a keeper!

Overnight Holiday Breakfast Casserole- My Gluten-Free Kitchen

10 Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole

Not just for the holidays, this casserole is a perfect choice for any time of year!

Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole- I’m Gluten Free

10 Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole]Meat, cheese and eggs, everything you need for a great breakfast!

Huevos Rancheros Hashbrown Casserole- Flippin’ Delicious

10 Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole

Gluten Free Huevos Rancheros Hashbrown Casserole has all the flavors of Mexico!

Bacon and Kale Strata- Gluten Free Palate

10 Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole

Bacon, kale and cheese, get your veggies and protein in one dish!

Easy Breakfast Casserole- Dishing Delish

10 Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole

Easy is key in the delicious breakfast casserole!

A Gluten Free Breakfast- The Heritage Cook

10 Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole

This delicious ham and cheese frittata is sure to please everyone in your family!

 

I hope you enjoy these breakfast casseroles! Do you have a favorite gluten free breakfast? Leave a link in the comments!

Product Review Friday Featuring Enjoy Life Foods and a Giveaway!

Enjoy Life Foods Review

Enjoy Life Foods Review

Products were given in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own. Giveaway prize will be sent to winner from Enjoy Life Foods. This post contains affiliate links.

Enjoy Life Foods Allergy Friendly Snacks

Enjoy Life Foods offers some of the most allergy friendly snacks on the market! From a variety of cookies, chocolate bars, trail mix, and chips, you can be assured that all their treats are top 8 allergen free. This means no:

wheat/gluten

dairy

peanuts

tree nuts

egg

soy

fish and shellfish

This means that just about anyone can enjoy all their delicious snacks! For this weeks Product Review Friday, I was sent some snacks that are perfect for school lunches! If you would like to see some great lunch ideas featuring them, check out the Back to School Lunch Post! Plus, be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post to win some yummy allergy free snacks for yourself!

The Snacks

Enjoy Life Foods motto is “Eat Freely”. Apart from being delicious, because all of their snacks are top 8 free, this makes them perfect for school lunches, play dates, and any other event where there may be a lot of different allergy needs.

Enjoy Life Foods ReviewSeeds and Fruit Mix

This has to be my favorite product that I tried. I’m sure most people would choose the cookies, but I love trail mixes. Both the Beach Bash and Mountain Mambo are flavorful, with just a hint of sweetness. Even my toddler loved them (though she mostly picked out the fruit and mini chocolate chips- she LOVES Enjoy Life mini chips!). If you are looking for a quick snack for a lunch, or even just to keep in your purse or work bag, these are perfect.

 

Enjoy Life Foods ReviewMini Cookies

These are Enjoy Life Foods next big thing, in mini size! These individually package mini cookies are perfect for your child’s lunch. They are just the right serving size. The mini form is perfect for little hands and they come in soft and crispy cookie varieties. I loved the snickerdoodles and my husband laid claim to all of the chocolate chip cookies. He hasn’t quite learned to share yet!

 

Chocolate Bars

Enjoy Life Foods ReviewCan you imagine having lots of allergies and not being able to eat Chocolate? Most chocolate has dairy in it, and often nuts and other allergens. Enjoy Life doesn’t want anyone to do without chocolate. Their rice milk chocolate bars come in 3 varieties RiceMilk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and RiceMilk Crunch. All three flavors are delicious, you can’t even tell they are dairy free.  I made some s’mores using the chocolate and the Vanilla Graham Cookies.

 

 

Enjoy Life Foods ReviewCookies

Enjoy Life offers 4 different varieties of soft baked cookies and 4 varieties of crunchy cookies. Whatever your cookie craving, you are sure to find a flavor you like. Cookies come both in individual bags and in boxes. They are great for parties and lunches. My little one was thrilled to get a Vanilla Honey Graham cookie for dessert after dinner. With so many flavors, there is a lot you can do with them. I even made s’mores! The cookies offer a great taste, with none of the grit that you sometimes find with gluten free products.

 

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If you are looking to order any of these great products from Enjoy Life, there is a super easy way to do it! Just get the new Enjoy Life Amazon Dash Button. You will be eating freely with just a push of a button in no time!

 

 

Try Enjoy Life Foods for Yourself!

I know all these treats look amazing and Enjoy Life Foods is giving away a snack pack to one lucky My Gluten Free Miami reader! Just enter below!

 

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Thank you Enjoy Life Foods for participating in Product Review Friday!

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5 Gluten Free School Lunches, That Aren’t Peanut Butter and Jelly!

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Gluten free school lunches to get you out of the lunch rut!
gluten free school lunch
Some products were donated for the purpose of this post, all opinions are my own and I was not compensated monetarily in any way.

Back to School

It’s that time of year again. Early morning alarm clocks, the rush out the door, and then the quite after the storm. Back to school time can be rough, but even more so when you have to worry about a gluten free lunch for your little one, or for yourself.

There is good news though! There are so many products that make taking a gluten free lunch to school quick and easy! I whipped up all 5 of these lunches in under 15 minutes (and it would be faster if you were not stopping to take pictures!)

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One of my favorite way to make things a bit easier is to use a combination of prepackaged gluten free products and fresh fruits and vegetables. Last year I made a handy printout with lots of ideas (which you can get in my Back to School Lunches Post HERE!), this year I thought it would be nice to give you a few examples.

Now, I didn’t go out and buy anything special for this post, because let’s face it. You don’t have time to go out and by anything special and neither do I. Everything I used can be found in your local grocery store.

5 Gluten Free School Lunches

When it comes to lunch you want a nice variety of protein, whole grains, and veggies that will keep your child going throughout the day. Hopefully these ideas will give you a great start to packing gluten free school lunches this year!

gluten free lunchesHot Dog Octopus with Toufayan Pita Chips

I have a little girl who loves Octopuses. She walks around saying “Octopus!” and waving her arms, so she was thrilled with these hot dog octopus. They were so simple to make. Just a few little cuts and voila! The Toufayan pita chips are a family favorite! I also included a yogurt pouch, some broccoli and an Enjoy Life Rice Milk Chocolate Bar. Plenty here for lunch and snack time!

 

Hummus with Frontier Bites and I Hear Keenwah Puffs

I love individual sized snacks like these Frontier Bites and Hummus, gluten free lunchesbut if I can’t get a snack in an individual size, then I use my Allermates reusable bags. I won a lunch box set during MI Gluten Free Gal’s Celiac Disease Awareness Month contest and I love it. There will be no accidentally eating my I Heart Keenwah Puffs when they are in my reusable Allermates snack bag. I added a bit of broccoli and some crackers to make it a complete lunch.

 

Mini Pizzas

gluten free lunchesConfession time- up until the time I was diagnosed with Celiac I loved Lunchable Pizza’s. I know they are awful for you, so much sodium and who knows what that bread was, but for some reason I loved them. I recently discovered that if you toast a Glutino English Muffin, add some pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese, it is amazing! Plus it is perfect for a school lunch. I used one of my reusable squeeze pouches for the pizza sauce (You can find them HERE).  For snacks I added a package of Goodie Girl Chocolate Chip Cookies (LOVE their Go-Bags!) and some apple slices.

Gluten Free Pita Bread Sandwich

Untitled design (47)It’s not back to school if you don’t have at least one sandwich. BFree bread has a new gluten free pita bread that is amazing! I added some First Fresh Chicken Sausage and it was delicious. Some Frontier Bites for a wholesome snack, a cheese stick,  mini no bake cheesecake (recipe coming next week!) and a tangerine make it a complete lunch.

 

Cheese with Gluten Free Multi Grain Crackers

As a kid I loved having cheese and crackers for lunch. Untitled design (49)I was never a huge sandwich fan, so it was a meal I had often. I packed this with nut free trail mix from Enjoy Life, and applesauce pouch and a Goodie Girl Cookies go pack.  Both the Enjoy Life Trail Mix and the Goodie Girl Cookies are nut free, which is so important in many classrooms. These are great snacks because they are tasty, without the worry of allergens.

 

 

Snack Time

gluten free school lunchesI find snacks to be a very important part of gluten free lunches. Some of my current favorite snacks are pictured below. Some are healthier than others, but they will all give you that little push you need to make it through the day!

I Heart Keenwah

Enjoy Life

Frontier Bites

Wild Garden Hummus

Stonyfield Yogurt

Goodie Girl Cookies Go Packs

 

Hopefully these gluten free school lunches give you some fun ideas and help you think outside the box a bit when it comes to preparing lunch for your kiddo. What’s your favorite gluten free lunch? Let us know in the comments!

Happy Gluten Free Eating!