Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

Gluten Free Zucchini Bread or Muffins

Zucchini Bread, so delicious Lightening McQueen wanted a bite.

My son helped me make this zucchini bread last night. To be honest we made it for my daughter, I am trying a gluten free diet for her. I told Cooper he had to wait until the morning to have a piece of bread. I forgot to tell him I would need a picture of it first. As he patiently waited he started playing with his cars. Then he decided if he could not eat the bread maybe his cars could! After I snapped this picture, Cooper got a bite of bread. He told me, “Thank you for making this mommy. It is good”. I hope you enjoy it too!

Zucchini Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups Gluten Free all-purpose flour blend (Pillsbury or BobsRedmill)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heaping – zucchini shredded
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits drained – from can

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 for bread or 350 for muffins.
  2. Place all ingredients in mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  3. For bread loaf, grease 9×5 bread pan. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes or until center is cooked through.
  4. For muffins, fill tins 3/4 full (approx. 1/4 cup). Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

 

Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos

breakfast burritos

My husband loves McDonalds breakfast burritos, but I knew I could make them healthier! I thought about making homemade burritos for years now, but I finally got around to it and I am glad I did! Have you looked at the ingredients in a tortilla lately? Here are the ingredients in the flour tortilla McDonalds uses:  Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Shortening (Intereserified Soybean Oil, Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil), Contains 2% or Less: Sugar, Leavening (Baking Soda, Corn Starch, Sodium Aluminum Sulfate, Calcium Sulfate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Salt, Mono-diglycerides, Vital Wheat Gluten, Dough Conditioner (Sodium Metabisulfite, Corn Starch, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate). Who knew a tortilla required so many ingredients. I like eating foods with simple ingredients. My favorite tortillas are made by Tortilla Land and contain 5 ingredients: wheat flour, water, canola oil, salt, sugar. That is it! Here is the recipe for these awesome breakfast burritos.

Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 tortilla (Tortilla Land)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1.5 cups sausage (chicken or turkey)
  • 1.5 cups frozen potato hash browns (optional sub sweet potatoes)
  • ½ cup frozen peppers and onions
  • 3 slices cheese (sub 1.5 avocados for a dairy free alternative!)
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Place 1 tsp canola oil in skillet, add frozen peppers, onions, potatoes ¼ tsp salt. Pan fry until cooked then set aside.
  2. Crack 6 eggs in a bowl and whisk add ¼ tsp salt. In the skillet, add 1 tsp canola oil then add eggs. Cook eggs so they are scrambled then set aside.
  3. Cook sausage and set aside. (I like cooking chicken sausage links in the microwave and cutting them up).
  4. Place one tortilla in large skillet, cook one side then flip over. While the second side is cooking assemble burrito with ¼ cup potato and pepper mix, ¼ cup egg, ¼ cup sausage, ½ slice cheese or ¼ avocado. Then roll tortilla and enjoy!
  5. To freeze, let tortilla cool, roll in foil and place in freezer! To reheat, unwrap burrito set on glass plate and cook for 2 minutes.