Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream

This is more of a sherbet than a vegan pumpkin ice cream, but is still extremely delicious for a diary free version. Since its development, I have discovered that adding one teaspoon of xanthan gum added to ice cream creates a more chewy texture. In this recipe you would need to mix about 1/2 teaspoon of gum with the oil. Note, that this is not a new recipe, but the original, published in 2010, seems to have vanished from this site. Enjoy! Continue reading “Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream”

Gluten Free Pumpkin Creme Brulee

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Most creme brulee recipes are naturally gluten-free, but when you add canned pumpkin puree, you have to be careful that the manufacturer has not added any gluten containing ingredients. I used evaporated cane sugar to caramelize my gluten free pumpkin creme brulee as the sugar granules are larger. Coarse sugar is the best sugar to use in this case. However, granulated sugar works okay, too. Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be upon us and I thought you may like to use this recipe for one of your desserts. It’s great because you can make it in advance and it is an recipe. Enjoy the fall season.
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Savory Gluten Free Pumpkin Crackers Recipe

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Because this gluten free crackers recipe contains so much butter, it can be easily made using any gluten free all-purpose flour mix you regularly enjoy. Create pumpkin cracker sandwiches and fill them with cream cheese, pumpkin and spice, or use your imagination using your favorite ingredients. Make decorative shapes using a cookie spritzer or cut the dough by hand. You make the choices and enjoy. Continue reading “Savory Gluten Free Pumpkin Crackers Recipe”

Pumpkin Yeast-Risen Gluten Free Donuts (Picarones)

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I have been wanting to make some yeast raised gluten free donuts, but was so excited when I discovered picarones. They are also risen donuts, but made with a sweet squash (pumpkin in this case) and sweet potatoes. They are also known as Peruvian donuts as they are popular in Peru. You can make these gluten free donuts using fresh or canned pumpkin. Just note that fresh pumpkin tends to vary in moisture and may not turn out the same. Meanwhile, enjoy these delightful treasures. Picarones leave a lasting impression to tourists who visit Peru. Continue reading “Pumpkin Yeast-Risen Gluten Free Donuts (Picarones)”

Soft and Chewy Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

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I must admit, this gluten free pumpkin cookies recipe took 10 different batches to perfect. Now they are perfect! If you desire a crisp bottom, chewy outside, and a soft chewy inside, you bake them for 11 – 12 minutes. The longer you bake them, the crisper the bottom becomes. For a cookie that is soft all over, you bake them for 10 minutes. Soft and chewy was a request of a couple of my Facebook followers. These are very lightly pumpkin flavored. Join me on Facebook or Twitter and request which gluten free recipes you’d like me create. Continue reading “Soft and Chewy Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies”

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Filled Chocolates

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It’s not only trick or treat time for the kids, but us adults desire treats, as well. Imagine sweetened cream cheese, pumpkin, and graham crackers. What do you get? Pumpkin cheesecake! Then wrap them in chocolate and you get heaven in ball! Alternatively, instead of using ground gluten free graham crackers you can ground chocolate cookies. You can make these pumpkin cheesecake chocolates elegant by topping with candy pearls, drops of colored chocolate or another variety of chocolate, or dip the tops in a second color of chocolate. For the kids you can make them colorful by adding sprinkles, jimmies, etc. Or do a combination of both. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Filled Chocolates”

Gluten Free Espresso Recipes and Flavored Lattes

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In preparation for my development of a gluten free tiramisu recipe, I thought I’d share my easy homemade espresso recipe with you. Espresso is rich, strong coffee which can be used in various coffee recipes such as cappuccino, latte, and even pumpkin latte, which I provide instructions below. Why visit Starbucks when you can make your own espresso recipes right at home and have them all completely gluten free? Continue reading “Gluten Free Espresso Recipes and Flavored Lattes”

Gluten Free Halloween Cupcakes

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When I make cupcakes I prefer to use natural frosting rather than artificial food coloring, though when I do use coloring, I use Select Tea’s natural food coloring for non-baked/heated food. In the gluten free Halloween cupcakes pictured, decorations were used for color, which can be used year after year. I’ve listed several links to different cupcake and cake recipe, along with frosting choices. Enjoy and be creative!
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