Gluten-Free? Your Life as a Baker is NOT Over!

Living gluten-free and fear you can no longer bake? No worries! Gluten-free baking is fun and do-able! Grab your apron and get back in the kitchen!

Gluten-Free?

Your Life as a Baker

is NOT Over!

 

Going gluten-free meant that my life as a baker was over!

I was crushed by the idea that I would have to give up baking, something I grew up with and have always loved to do. My mom has baked her whole life and definitely passed that love onto me and my children.

 

We were all at a loss at the beginning

of our gluten-free journey.

 

Then . . . we realized . . . it didn’t have to be that way.

 

We just needed a NEW mindset.

 

We learned so much! Did you know that there are multiple flours available besides the basic blanched wheat/white flour?  We never had a clue! (Check some out here!)

 

This alone opened so many doors – and so many “science experiments”.

 

At first our kitchen acted as our “lab” with so many of our experiments going south – too hard, too crumbly, too soft, not cooked through . . . we experienced them all.

There was a new science to understand.

 

Gluten is what holds the baked goods together – now that wasn’t available.

 

There was a new way of baking waiting to be embraced.

 

Lots of baking – lots of patience – lots of taste testing.

 

But, we learned that gluten-free baking is totally do-able. And, we learned that you can create delicious goodies in a healthy manner.

 

Truth be told, you can look up gluten-free recipes through Google or Pinterest and find many. You’ll easily find them in all different categories such as gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, etc.

 

Yet, I found many just didn’t fit all of our allergies, or were still loaded with sugar and extras I didn’t want to use in my baking.

 

 

Baking at home puts you in control of what’s in your food.

 

I want to know what I’m eating.  I’ll splurge on sugar and extras sometimes, but certainly not all the time.

 

Grabbing the wrong recipes may just disrupt your gut.

 

We’re taking out gluten to feel better.  Don’t go back to baking with crappy ingredients when your body doesn’t need them.

 

You may have gluten-free recipes, but if they have 2 cups of sugar and zanthum gum added (See more about zanthum gum in my upcoming baking blog), they’re not your best bet.  You’re not helping your body to obtain optimal health.

 

Just be smart about your ingredients.

 

You’re baking to know what’s in the recipe – whole, real foods that do well for your body.

 

Make something sinful every so often.  Overall, just enjoy your healthier baked goods! (My S’mores bars – so delicious but certainly not every day!)

 

No more stressing.

 

No more need to stress or feel that you can no longer bake because you’re living gluten-free. This is NOT the case!  Your gluten-free life still allows you to get into the kitchen and bake your heart out!

 

Chocolate gluten-free cookies

Get into the kitchen and bake something delicious!

 

Watch for some baking tips in my upcoming blog posts

and make sure you stop back to collect them to try out in your own kitchen.

 

This is the time of year to bake –

 try a fabulous gluten-free recipe today!

 

Need some ideas?  Try one of these recipes:

Gluten-free coconut Bars

Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fruit and Oat Bars

Coconut Bars

 

Come back and let me know what you made.  I cannot wait to hear!

 

 

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Disclaimer: The views shared here are in no means meant to replace that of your doctor. I am a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, here to encourage, support and inform you on living gluten-free.  I am not a doctor and do not diagnose, treat, prevent or cure.  Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific health, or any medications. The information shared is for educational and informational purposes only and is not allowed to be reproduced, replicated or sold.

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