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I’ve been a devoted reader of The Nourishing Home Blog for a very long time. I love Kelly’s fresh take on recipes that are practical for my busy family. I am so excited to have the chance to review Kelly’s new book, ‘Everyday Grain-Free Baking‘, AND share her Grab n’ Go Pancake Muffins (AKA Pancake Muffins on the Go) recipe!
With more than 100 irresistible recipes, Everyday Grain-Free Baking teaches you how easy it is to create grain-free, dairy-free versions of all your favorite baked goods.
From breads, biscuits and muffins to savory snacks and decadent treats, you’ll find step-by-step instructions, beautiful color photographs and helpful tips & tidbits to make all of your GF baking adventures a delicious success!
Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll find in Everyday Grain-Free Baking
As shown above, Everyday Grain-Free Baking features a delicious assortment of recipes the whole family will love! In fact, there’s an entire chapter devoted to each of these traditional baked good favorites:
Kelly’s mission in creating Everyday Grain-Free Baking is to transform the everyday comfort foods we each hold dear into delightfully flavorful and satisfying grain-free versions that are so remarkably similar to traditional gluten-based foods that everyone will enjoy these recipes, whether or not they’re living a GF lifestyle.
In fact, Kelly’s recipes really do taste like the real deal, because she knows so many of us struggle with the same challenge – trying to make tasty healthy foods that the whole family can enjoy without having to become a short-order cook!
As we all know, this can be especially challenging when some members of your family are living grain-free, while other members of your family are not. Finding recipes that will work for everyone that actually taste AMAZING is what Everyday Grain-Free Baking is all about!
Without further ado, here is Kelly’s Grab ‘n’ Go Pancake Muffin recipe!
These were so easy to make, and my kids and I really liked them! We will definitely be adding these into our breakfast rotation!
Be sure to grab your copy of Everyday Grain-Free Baking today and rediscover the joy of baking everyday favorites your whole family will love!
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One caveat to this recipe: you all know I am very strict with sugar. There is quite a bit of sugar in this recipe. Natural or not, sugar is sugar. It’s ok to use less than the recipe calls for. I know I prefer a less sweet cake. Remember, this is a special occasion treat!
Cassava Chocolate Cake – by Erin Smith
Before I’d gotten on the real food bandwagon, someone at work brought a store-bought, gluten-free cake.
Most coworkers kept their distance, making snide remarks like “If I’m gonna eat the calories….”
I was among the brave who tried it, and I wish I hadn’t. Terrible, disgusting, flavorless. Contrary to popular belief, chocolate DOES NOT cover all else.
In other words, I know what a bad chocolate cake tastes like, and this ain’t it.
In order to achieve “gluten-free” status, I used cassava flour (it’s all the rage amongst the real foodies). It’s a starchy root, kind of like a potato. Just don’t imagine that it tastes like you’re adding potato flakes, because that would be gross.
Cassava flour has a slight earthy taste to it, but in a good way. It is extremely nutritious, containing good sources of potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and even some protein, iron, and magnesium.
The beautiful part is that you can trade it out in a 1:1 ratio with flour, and still keep a similar consistency. I’d say it’s slightly denser than normal cake, but it just makes it a little fudgier… so no complaints here.
A couple weeks ago, it was our Little Man’s 2nd birthday, which is crazy and insane. He’s not much of a dessert eater – he signs “grapes” or “strawberries” pretty much at every meal. He needed a little encouragement to dig into his chocolate cassava flour cake, but once he did, that stuff got ate.
My parents also devoured the cake and passed along rave reviews.