Category Archives: Breads

Meatless Mondays – Quinoa Molasses Bread

I’ve been experimenting recently with molasses in cooking and baking because of the high iron and calcium content. This savoury, flavourful bread is delicious with soups and even just with a small bit of vegan margarine on a warmed slice for breakfast. The recipe is from Donna Washburn and Heather Butt’s cookbook, Great Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread Machine Recipes. I’ve altered it slightly to have it as a regular recipe, for those of you without a breadmachine.
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Meatless Monday – Gluten Free Waffles

There are a number of packages of gluten free waffle and pancake mixes available, but as the gluten free lifestyle continues to grow and develop it’s “fad” status, more and more heavily processed options are available to purchase for much more reasonable prices than before.  The sugar/carb content in some of these products is completely off the charts!  Not to mention all the preservatives and whatnot.  I am always looking for the healthier alterantive, but also without taking any more time.  With this recipe I think I’ve found the perfect balance between convenience without sacrificing taste.  I started out with a recipe from, and it took a while, and I had to scrape out the disasters from my waffle pan many a time, but this recipe is fool proof! Continue reading Meatless Monday – Gluten Free Waffles

Gluten Free Dairy Free Sugar Free Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf (GFDFSFPBBCCF for short)

A few days ago I was on a baking spree and was going to make my adapted gluten free banana bread recipe but I feeling up for a little bit of kitchen experimentation.  I was thinking, who doesn’t like peanut butter and banana together?

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Gluten Free Vegan Bread Recipe

This recipe has been long in the making.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but shelling out $6 or $7 for a dry, dense, brick of gluten free bread isn’t my first choice.  Sure, they’re okay options when you’re in a rush, but I much prefer to make my own.  There are a number of gluten free brands that basically all you have to do is add the liquids and then bake, but again they’ll run you $5 or $6.  But at least they are a little bit more like “normal” bread.

Growing up I used to make bread with my dad from a book that we picked up at a garage sale called “The Too-Great Bread Bake Book” by Gail Gibbons.  It is a sweet little story of a baker called Missy Tilly who falls asleep while making bread and has a terrible dream of how the “yeastie beasties” make her bread rise so much they chase her out of the house.  At the end of the book is an absolutely fabulous bread recipe that is super simple and is by far the best bread I have ever had in my life.  After making the switch to not eating animal products or gluten, I tried to adapt this recipe to make something even closely resembling this awesome bread.  It took me several trials and one meltdown, but I think I finally am satisfied. 

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Gluten-Free Vegan Friendly Banana Bread

It took a little bit of experimentation to adjust my grandma’s recipe to be gluten-free and vegan friendly but it was well worth the wait.  I hope that you enjoy this as much as I do!

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