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Gluten Free Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Strawberry Coulis

Gluten Free Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Want to increase protein and reduce carbs in your pancakes? Do you enjoy blintz but want an easier version? Making these gluten free cottage cheese pancakes is a great way to achieve both. You can use fat-free to full-fat cottage cheese, omit oil completely, and omit sweeteners. You can top them with your favorite gluten …
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Cinnamon Churro Marshmallows Copycat Recipe Gluten Free or Homemade Marshmallows

Cinnamon Churro Marshmallows

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Homemade Gluten Free Cinnamon Churro Marshmallows with the following variations: Strawberry, Vanilla, Candy Cane, Hot Chocolate, Lemon, Almond, Chocolate-Almond, Chocolate-Cinnamon, Shortbread, Chocolate-Shortbread, and More!

There is nothing like homemade marshmallows. They are softer and more flavorful. Think marshmallow fluff but sturdier, and they can be turned into any flavor you want. The Cinnamon Churro Marshmallows flavor is made up of cinnamon-flavored marshmallows with a crunchy sweet cinnamon texture on the outside. They’re unique and addictive. Unfortunately, this flavor of Smashmallows brand is not gluten free. So, take the time to make them yourself. It’s pretty simple. You have to try this recipe at least once.

Calories in the Homemade Version

Each 1 x 3/4 x 1/2-inch piece is only 14 calories. Plus, there’s no fat in marshmallows, making it great for a weight-loss treat. Can you tell that I’m excited? I am! These are really good! I’m going to try my strawberry idea next. (See the Tips section below for multiple variations.) Enjoy!

Smashmallows “Cinnamon Churros” Are NOT Gluten Free

The Cinnamon Churro flavored package of Smashmallows lists “malt” in the ingredients list, which usually indicates that it contains gluten (barley to be exact). However, some other flavors appear to be gluten-free such as the strawberry flavor.

Where to Purchase Smashmallows

You can purchase Smashmallows at Target stores offers the Cinnamon Churros flavor for $3.79 for each (4.5 oz.) package. Vitacost.com offers the same size for $3.22 each. Then, Amazon offers 12 (1.15 oz) packages for $41.16 (that’s $3.43 for very small packages with free shipping). Just read the labels carefully to avoid any gluten-containing versions. So, all-in-all, not only do you save tons of money by making them yourself, but you can make multiple variations and flavors. Your friends will be making requests. Just wait and see.

This recipe is available to everyone.

Gluten Free Churro-Cinnamon Marshmallows (or other flavors)

Homemade Cinnamon Churro Marshmallows taste like cinnamon in the inside and have the texture of churros on the outside. They're so addictive!

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

For the Marshmallows:

  • 1/2 cup water divided
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free unflavored gelatin Knox
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon LorAnn Oils cinnamon spice emulsion see above link, or more vanilla, or to taste

For the Cinnamon Sugar:

  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon or to taste

Instructions

To Make the Cinnamon Marshmallows:

  1. Oil an 8×8 or 9×9-inch pan or dish; set aside.
  2. In the heat-proof bowl of your mixer, fitted with the whisk/balloon attachment, beat together only 1/4 cup water and gelatin powder on low speed; set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer, add the remaining 1/4 cup water, 3/4 cup sugar, corn syrup, and salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook until the mixture reaches soft ball stage, 240°F.
  4. Slowly pour the mixture into the bowl of bloomed gelatin and beat on low speed. Slowly increase speed as you add more hot liquid. At this point, if your mixer’s bowl has a splash guard, cover the bowl with it and beat on high speed for 15 minutes.
  5. Scoop the whipped marshmallow into the prepared pan/dish and smooth out as best you can; set aside for 5 minutes.

To Make the Cinnamon-Sugar Coating:

  1. Combine the 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle some on top of the marshmallow in the pan. Pat the cinnamon-sugar into the marshmallow.
  2. Invert the marshmallow pan onto a baking sheet or sheet of parchment paper, wax paper, or clean brown bag paper. Sprinkle and gently pat the top and sides with more cinnamon sugar. Begin to cut the large piece into smaller pieces, all the while, dredging all sides into the cinnamon-sugar. You can just keep cutting the pieces of marshmallow smaller and smaller. Just realize that they begin to increase in calories the smaller they are due to an increase in cinnamon-sugar. If you make them about 1×3/4-inch square and 3/4-inch high, you’ll make about 100, which makes them about 14 calories each and 3.5 net carbs (3.6 total carbs). You can cut them the same size as Smashmallows which is about double this size, making them about 28 calories each.
  3. Store your marshmallows in a zippered storage bag or sealed container.

Tips

Variations:

 

Churro Cinnamon Rice Treats: Add some gluten free crispy brown rice cereal to the cinnamon sugar for a crunchy version.
Strawberry: You can use LorAnn Strawberry Emulsion (which will turn the marshmallows light pink) in place of the cinnamon and roll them in a mixture of crushed dehydrated strawberries (from Trader Joe’s) and sugar.

 

Vanilla: You can replace the cinnamon emulsion with additional vanilla extract and dust them with powder/confectioners’ sugar.

Chocolate: You can make the marshmallows as is with the cinnamon emulsion and then dip one side in n melted gluten free chocolate to make a cinnamon-chocolate flavor. You can also coat the chocolate with minced nuts of your choosing.

 

Lemon: Use lemon emulsion instead of cinnamon and roll them in a mixture of 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar + zest of 1 lemon.
Candy Cane: Replace the cinnamon emulsion and replace with mint extract. Then roll the marshmallows in a mixture of sugar and crushed candy canes or a mixture of half white and half red sugar.

 

Hot Chocolate: Roll them in gluten free powdered hot cocoa mix.
Almond: Replace the cinnamon emulsion with almond extract and dredge them in minced almonds.

 

Shortbread: Replace the cinnamon emulsion with more vanilla extract and roll the marshmallows in crushed gluten free shortbread. Or, dip one end in melted chocolate and then in shortbread crumbs.
Others: Use other LorAnn Oils emulsions to make your favorite flavors from root beer (which will create a root beer float flavor) to pumpkin to cheesecake.

Ancient Grains Gluten Free Bread – Mini Loaf – Jovial Flour Blend No. 1

Ancient Grains Gluten Free Bread
Last Updated on January 20, 2020 Ancient Grains Gluten Free Bread – Mini Loaf – Jovial No Starch Added Ancient Grain Bread Flour Blend No. 1 While this little loaf of multi ancient grain bread won’t feed a crowd, it has excellent uses. Make healthier sliders, serve small sandwiches to accompany soup or salads, use …
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Keto Breaded Chicken – Gluten Free & Low Carb

Keto Breaded Chicken
Last Updated on January 16, 2020 When you want to cut back on carbs but have a craving for fried, breaded food, this gluten free low-carb breaded chicken recipe will satisfy those cravings. The cheesy flavor combined with the seasonings create the perfect flavor profile. You may also be interested in… Keto Mozzarella Sticks Print …
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Gluten Free Beef Short Ribs with Savory Sauce: Slow Cooker or Stovetop

Gluten Free Short Ribs

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While I already have a Sweet & Spicy Short Ribs Recipe, While I already have a Sweet & Spicy Short Ribs Recipe, this new recipe is so delicious that it is reminiscent of fine dining. If you wish to wine to the sauce, choose one of two options, “Drunken Short Ribs” or traditional.  Also, notice that the sauce is perfectly thickened, evidenced by its glossy shine.

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Nut Free Low Carb Bread (Gluten Free)

Nut Free Low Carb Bread
Last Updated on November 2, 2019 No Coconut – Not Eggy-Tasting – 1 Net Carb Per Slice! Without the use of a ton of eggs, you can make this gluten free nut free low carb bread in your oven or bread machine with a gluten-free setting. The texture is spongy with a wonderful nutty flavor. …
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Low-Carb Low-Fat Gluten Free Bread Recipe for Bread Machine

Display of low fat low carb bread on a plate with peanut butter and jelly
Last Updated on September 27, 2019 Using almond flour and other high-fiber and high protein gluten free ingredients, you can make this tasty low carb gluten free bread that is also low in fat. Unlike most low-carb bread recipes, this recipe doesn’t use tons of eggs and butter. Gluten free flours and starches are high …
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Wink Frozen Desserts Copycat Recipe – Cinnamon Bun (100 Calories and 4 Net Carbs Per Pint)

Showing the cinnamon bun flavor of a frozen dessert with ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks
Last Updated on August 1, 2019 I recently had cinnamon ice cream in a restaurant in Carmel and ended up creating a Cinnamon Gelato Recipe. Now that I need to shed a few pounds I’m back to eating my favorite diet frozen dessert, Copycat Wink Frozen Desserts. This time I created a cinnamon bun frozen …
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Gluten Free Mole Sauce Without Tomatoes

Gluten Free Mole Sauce Without Tomatoes
Last Updated on October 14, 2019 If you’re allergic or intolerant to tomatoes, you can still make delicious gluten free mole sauce. A matter of fact, in this recipe, you can’t even tell the tomatoes are missing. Serve this gluten free mole with any cooked chicken: rotisserie, shredded, whole pieces, medallions, and more. The acids …
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