1 3/4 cups all-purpose gluten free flour
6 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your blend already contains it)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, melted and cooled (can use vegetable shortening, melted and cooled, or unsalted butter at room temperature)
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk, at room temperature (any kind)
3 tablespoons plain yogurt or sour cream, at room temperature
3 eggs at room temperature, beaten
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease well a standard 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan and set it aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl with a hand mixer), place the flour blend, cornstarch, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar, and whisk to combine well with a separate, handheld whisk. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and add the coconut oil. Mix on medium speed to combine with the paddle attachment (or your handheld mixer). Add the honey, vanilla, milk, yogurt and eggs, mixing to combine after each addition. The batter will be smooth and thickly pourable. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and shake it back and forth to smooth it into an even layer.
Place the pan in the center of the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes. Cover the loaf loosely with aluminum foil, and continue to bake until the top of the loaf springs back when pressed lightly and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with, at most, a few moist crumbs attached (about another 10 minutes but begin to test after 5 minutes by pressing lightly on the top of the loaf). Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the loaf pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Slice and serve with a bit of butter and a light drizzle of honey.
6 cups chopped strawberries
two boxes powdered pectin
1 ½ cups honey
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Wash and sterilize six half pint jam jars. Boil the flat parts of the lids in a small pot and keep at a low simmer.
Mash the berries with a potato masher and place in a large heavy bottomed saucepan.
Add the pectin, stir with a wooden spoon, and place on a burner over high heat and bring to a rolling boil. Stir and boil for 1 min.
Remove from heat and add the honey and lemon juice and mix well. Return to heat and bring to a boil again, stirring occasionally. Boil for 5 min, stirring constantly.
Remove jam from heat and let sit for a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally. It will thicken slightly. Ladle jam into hot jars, then place a flat lid on jars, and add screw rings.
Immerse jars in hot water bath, and boil rapidly for 8 min. Remove from bath and place on a towel on the counter to cool.
1 3/4 cup honey
1 cup clear apple juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 ounces liquid pectin
Combine the honey, apple juice and lemon juice in a large pan. Bring the mixture quickly to a boil over high heat and stir in the liquid pectin.
Bring to a full boil (one that cannot be stirred down) and boil for exactly 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir. Skim off any foam that appears on the top. Pour into sterilized jars and process in water bath for 10 minutes. Store in a cool dry place.
3 cups oats
1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 ripe bananas
1/4 cup honey
2 small zucchini, grated and excess water squeezed out
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup milk (whole, 2%, skim or soy milk are all OK)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375. Prepare muffin tins by filling each muffin cup with a paper liner and spraying with nonstick spray.
Mix dry ingredients(oats through salt) together in a large bowl.
Separately, mash banana and mix remaining wet ingredients in a small bow (bananas through vanilla extract). Stir until well combined.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well-combined.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup almost to the top.
Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.