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Beef and Bean Bake

Need a quick and easy dinner? Beef and Bean Bake is a quick and easy dinner to  make and it uses just a few basic ingredients. Beef and Bean Bake

This is one of those quick and easy recipes that is very versatile. The fact that it can be used in many different ways is why I love it. 

We love Mexican and Tex-Mex type food and eat it at least once a week. Sometimes we eat it several times a week. 

One of the great things about Mexican type food is that it is easy to change up. You can serve tacos one night and another Mexican type meal like this beef and bean bake the next. It feels like two totally different meals, but they both use simple ingredients. 

Beef and Bean Bake

I like meals like this beef and bean bake because they are not only simple, they can also be served in different ways. 

This recipe for beef and beans works as is for a main dish. Add a salad or other vegetable and you have a quick and easy meal.

Beef and Bean Bake

It can be served as a dip with chips. You can serve it as a filling for burrito type dish. You can also serve it with lettuce and other taco type fillings for an easy taco or taco salad type of meal. 

My kids love to use the leftovers for burritos the next day. 

Can I Make Beef and Bean Bake Ahead of Time? 

Yes, this is an easy make ahead meal. You can make it ahead of time and bake when ready. 

Can You Freeze Beef and Bean Bake? 

This freezes well. I would make it up, freeze it in a freezer safe casserole dish or 9×13 pan.  Then defrost and bake it. 

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Beef and Bean Bake

Beef and Bean Bake

Beef and Bean Bake
Beef and bean bake is a quick and easy dinner that kids love. It is also regular food that happens to be gluten free.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans refried beans
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped (optional)
  • 1 can ( 4 ounces) green chilies
  • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded colby jack cheese ( or use a combo of jack and cheddar or all cheddar)
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • chips or tortillas for serving

Instructions

  1. Cook meat and onion until meat is done and onion is tender.
  2. Spread refried beans over the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  3. Spread meat/onion mixture over beans.
  4. Sprinkle green chilies, olives, and cheese over meat.
  5. Drizzle taco sauce over all.
  6. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

Notes

If you are gluten free be sure your taco sauce is gluten free.

 

Originally posted September 2010. Updated February 2019. 

Menu Plan

Oven Tacos

If you have never made my oven tacos you need to make them! I shared this recipe about eight years ago and it is still a favorite. My family loves oven tacos and so do many of my readers. It has been one of the most popular recipes on my site since I shared it back in 2011. 

This week’s plan includes lots of quick and easy recipes including an easy two ingredient dessert. 

Here is this week’s menu plan 

Menu Plan February 17th-23rd

Quick and easy meals for the week.

Egg and Potato Breakfast Muffins

Egg and Potato Breakfast Muffins

Egg and Potato Breakfast Muffins are an easy make ahead breakfast.   Every other month I make lunch for my husband’s office. A few months ago I decided to do a breakfast/brunch themed lunch. Egg and Potato Muffins cups were one of the recipes I made and everyone loved them.  Since then I have made these several more times because my family loves them so much.   […]

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Mom’s Easy Sourdough Pancakes

Mom’s Easy Sourdough Pancakes

These easy sourdough pancakes have been a favorite in my family for years. The recipe came from my mom and we ate them almost every weekend for breakfast when I was a kid. These are the pancakes I remember and love from my childhood. I originally shared this recipe just a few months after I started blogging and although I have not changed the recipe […]

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Scrambled Eggs with Sausage, Onions, and Peppers

Scrambled Eggs with Sausage, Onions, and Peppers

Scrambled Eggs with Sausage, Peppers, and Onions is a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  Sometimes the simplest meals are the best. By simple meals, I mean the kind that go together in just a few minutes using basic ingredients from the fridge and pantry.  When people find out the my family deals with food issues and allergies they often ask how we manage […]

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Oven Tacos

Oven Tacos

When I shared the recipe for oven tacos, way back in 2011, for my ground beef recipes series I had no idea how popular they would become. The response to this recipe and that whole series has been more than I imagined. I had no idea you all loved tacos and ground beef so much. All this time I thought ground beef was boring and too […]

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Simple Pasta Sauce

Simple Pasta Sauce

If your family is anything like mine than spaghetti is probably a meal that is often on the menu plan. There is something very kid and family friendly about pasta. Today’s recipe for spaghetti is one I recently came up with. I have another quick and easy spaghetti sauce on my site that my family enjoys, but today’s recipe is even easier than my other recipe. Not only […]

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Instant Pot Green Chili Rice

Instant Pot Green Chili Rice

Instant Pot Green Chili Rice is so easy to make. It is a great side dish for so many meals. Mexican type of food is one of my family’s favorite meals. It is usually quick and easy to make and my kids all enjoy it. Even the picky eater of the family enjoys Mexican or Tex Mex type of meals. One of the other things […]

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Slow Cooked Cheater Refried Beans

Slow Cooked Cheater Refried Beans

Slow Cooked Cheater Refried Beans is a simple side dish that goes with just about any Mexican or Tex-Mex type meal. We eat a lot of Mexican food at our house. It is usually a quick and easy dinner that everyone loves. One of my favorite ways to serve it is to simply make some shredded Mexican meat, Mexican rice, chips, salsa, and other toppings […]

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Eggs and Rice with Soy Sauce

Eggs and Rice with Soy Sauce

Eggs and rice with soy sauce is one of the least expensive meals that I have ever fixed. In fact, it may be the cheapest meal that I have served my family. It seems too simple, too plain. It is not a fancy meal, but it is a real life in my kitchen meal and something that we eat often. Eggs and rice with soy […]

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Pork Fried Rice

Pork Fried Rice

Quick and easy dinner using leftover rice and other leftovers.

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Stir Fried Cabbage and Pork

Stir Fried Cabbage and Pork

Stir fried cabbage and pork may not be the most photogenic meal I have made, but it is delicious! I recently bought a wok. I am going to post about it more soon. I want to use it a few more times before I give it a full review. So far I am loving it though. My wok came with a small recipe booklet like […]

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Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark

Two simple ingredients is all that you need for this easy homemade pumpkin seed bark! A few months ago I was shopping at Costco around lunchtime. Shopping when hungry is dangerous because it is so tempting to put everything in your cart. Shopping at Costco when hungry is even more dangerous because there is even more to tempt you. One of the things that tempted […]

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Gluten Free Menu Plan

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan. I made notes next to the items that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to make sure the ingredients are safe for your family. 

Gluten Free Menu Plan February 17th-23rd

Quick and easy gluten free meals for your week!

Fluffy Gluten Free Pancakes

Fluffy Gluten Free Pancakes

We love pancakes and eat them often. I have several different recipes that we enjoy and make on a regular basis. I have one pancake recipe that is a basic gluten free recipe, but it is a little healthier because it contains sorghum. Another recipe that I make often is a make ahead recipe. I love it because I can make the batter the night before. I also […]

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

If you love bakery style muffins, but miss them since going gluten free you need to make these Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins!  My family loves muffins. We love them! Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and desserts we love them. We have several muffin recipes that we have been making for years that I have adapted to be gluten free. When I first started adapting muffin recipes I […]

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Microwave Omelet

Microwave Omelet

Do you need a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner recipe? Microwave Omelet is the perfect meal for those times that you need something quick, yet filling. It is quick and easy to make and tastes great. Part of me can’t believe I am posting a recipe for a microwave omelet. Eggs in the microwave have never been my favorite. I have […]

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Slow Cooked Southwest Chicken Legs

Slow Cooked Southwest Chicken Legs

Need an easy slow cooked recipe that your family is sure to love? Try these easy Slow Cooked Southwest Chicken Legs. Need More Slow Cooker Recipes? Slow cooker recipes are some of my favorite recipes because they help make life in the kitchen easier. In fact, my slow cookers are probably the most used small appliance in my kitchen. I use my slow cooker at […]

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Gluten Free Pop Up Taco Pie

Gluten Free Pop Up Taco Pie

Gluten free dinners do not have to be hard or time consuming. Gluten free meals can be quick and easy to make. And they can be meals that your whole family loves, not just those that are gluten free. My Gluten Free Pop Up Pizza Pie is a favorite of my family and I know many of you love it as well. I realized recently […]

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Slow Cooked Swiss Steak

Slow Cooked Swiss Steak

Easy slow cooker meal. Use gluten free flour blend to make it gf.

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Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Chili

Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Chili

Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Chili is a creamy and delicious chili. A big bowl of this is a perfect dinner on a cold day. Chili is the perfect meal at the end of a long day. Chili cooked in the Crock Pot, so that it is ready to serve at the end of that long day, is even better. Chili is one of my go […]

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Bacon Tomato Soup

Bacon Tomato Soup

Bacon makes everything better! Bacon Tomato Soup is a delicious homemade tomato soup with a little bacon added for extra flavor. There is nothing quite like a big bowl of homemade soup on a cold day. It is just about the perfect meal for fall and winter. One of my favorite homemade soups to make is homemade tomato soup. It is so easy to make […]

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Chocolate Raspberry Bark

Chocolate Raspberry Bark

Chocolate Raspberry Bark is an easy two ingredient recipe! Chocolate bark recipes are some of my favorite recipes. They are easy to make and pretty much everyone loves them. I make a lot of bark type recipes around the holidays, but at our house we love them all year long. We love homemade pumpkin seed bark and homemade granola bark. Today I am sharing one […]

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Everyday Adventures

Trader Joes

I hope you had a great week! Mine was a busy one with quite a few appointments, a birthday in the family, and just normal everyday life. 

Today I am going to Trader Joe’s! The closest Trader Joe’s to me is almost an hour away. That isn’t a terrible distance, but it is not an area that I go to often.

Today I have an appointment not far from Trader Joe’s, so I am making a list of our favorite Trader Joe’s items so I can make a quick stop while I am in the area. 

We have our favorites like dried fruit, frozen gluten free fish sticks, Sunbutter, and dairy free ice cream, but I always love trying new things. What should I add to my list? Do you have a favorite Trader Joe’s item that I need to add to my list?

Homemade Double Chocolate Pudding

I have been in the homemade pudding mood lately. It is one of my favorite homemade things to make. It is so much better than the kind that comes in a box.

If you have never made homemade pudding you need to give it a try. It is so easy to make. Homemade chocolate pudding is a favorite with my kids. If you need an easy dessert for this weekend, give it a try. Your family will thank you. 

Raising Kids Who Love To Read

I don’t talk a lot about homeschooling or reading here because this is a food site. I like to stick to mainly food and cooking topics, but my family has homeschooled for sixteen years. Homeschooling and learning has been a big part of our life.

This week I shared a few tips for raising kids who love to read over on our book websiteOne of my goals as a parent has been to give my kids a love of reading and learning. But how do you give your kids a love of reading and learning? All three of my kids are readers, but they are all different kinds of readers. My hope is that you will find some helpful tips for raising readers

If you love reading be sure to sign up for our book newsletter. We share all kinds of book reviews, books lists, favorite bookish things, podcasts we love, and more. 

Fried Pickles with Ranch

This is what happens when you take teenage boys grocery shopping with you…I told him he could get a couple of bags of chips. He pretty much always goes for the odd flavored ones. Have you tried these?

I thought they were fine. They had a mild pickle taste. They really tasted like a ranch flavored chip with a slight pickle taste. I think I will always prefer regular plain old potato chips though. 

Chocolate Dipped Pineapple

I have mentioned my family’s love of Costco’s chocolate covered mangoes before. This week when I went to Costco I saw chocolate covered pineapple and knew I had to try them.

I am not a huge dried pineapple fan, but since chocolate makes everything better I decided to try them. They are so good. My husband and I have already eaten over half the bag. These will definitely end up in my cart again. 

I hope you have a great weekend! I think I am going to make a big batch of this for our breakfasts this weekend. I might try to also stock our freezer with these. My kids love both of them, so they would be thrilled with some easy breakfasts for the next few weeks. 

Applesauce Bread

Need a simple old fashioned quick bread recipe? Applesauce bread is a simple quick bread that uses basic ingredients. 

Applesauce Bread

Old fashioned recipes are some of the best recipes to make. You know the kind I am talking about. The kind like many of our grandmothers used to make. 

They are the recipes that are simple. They use basic ingredients. You can make them anytime you need to because you almost always have the ingredients on hand. 

Applesauce Bread

Often times we look for new and updated recipes. We want something current and fun. But I think our mothers and grandmothers had it right when it came to most food and recipes. They kept it simple. 

I have no desire to go back to the days of using lots of margarine, Crisco, and lots of things that come in packages and boxes. What I am talking about is the basic foods that you make from scratch. The simple homemade recipes. 

Homemade food doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be easy to make and still be delicious. 

Applesauce Bread

Recipes like old fashioned applesauce bread are examples of that. Applesauce bread is easy to make and tastes so good. If you have never had it, it is kind of like applesauce cake, but in bread form. 

Applesauce bread is one of my favorite quick breads to make. My whole family loves it. I love that it can be used for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dessert. 

I keep this bread simple and skip the chopped nuts since our family can’t have them, but if you can have nuts they would be really good added to this applesauce bread. 

Applesauce Bread

Can Applesauce Bread Be Made Into Muffins?

Yes, it can. Just bake in a prepared muffin pan for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Can You Freeze Applesauce Bread?

Yes, it freezes great. This is one of those recipes that is great to double or triple. Let it cool completely. Wrap well and freeze. You can also let it cool, slice it, and then freeze it in individual portions for easy lunches or snacks. 

Can I Make Applesauce Bread Gluten Free? 

Yes, it works great gluten free. Here is the recipe for my Gluten Free Applesauce Bread. I show you how I make it gluten free. 

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Yield: 1 loaf

Applesauce Bread

Applesauce Bread
A simple old fashioned applesauce bread recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups applesauce
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, sugar, oil, eggs and milk mix until well combined.
  3. Stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until smooth.
  4. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
Applesauce Bread

 

Originally published June 2008. 

 

Gluten Free Applesauce Bread

Gluten Free Applesauce Bread is an easy homemade gluten free version of an old fashioned applesauce bread recipe.

Gluten Free Applesauce Bread

Some of the recipes that I miss the most since gluten free are the older recipes and foods that I grew up eating. Applesauce bread would be an example of that. 

My mom made all kinds of cakes, quick breads, and muffins when I was growing up. She rarely followed a recipe exactly, but I can remember all kinds of apple and applesauce type of recipes that she used to make. 

Gluten Free Applesauce Bread

For some reason I recently craved applesauce bread. It has been forever since I have had it, but all of the sudden I couldn’t stop thinking about the applesauce bread I used to make. 

That seems to be the way it is with gluten free food for me. I have gone years without eating something and then all of the sudden I really want it and can’t stop thinking about it. 

When that happens I usually get to work creating a gluten free version of whatever it is I am missing. 

Gluten Free Applesauce Bread

That is what happened with this applesauce bread. I was craving it and decided to adapt an old recipe for applesauce bread that I used to make. 

How Did I Make It Gluten Free? 

This one was easy to make gluten free. All I did was use Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. Other blends might work, but Bob’s Red Mill is my favorite. 

Often times I prefer to use the individual flours, but this bread has applesauce, oil, and lots of sugar in it. I was pretty sure Bob’s Blend would work fine and it did. 

Very few recipes adapt to gluten free this easily, so I love it when they do. 

Can You Freeze Gluten Free Applesauce Bread?

Yes. It freezes great. You can let it cool and freeze the whole loaf or you can let it cool, slice it, and freeze individual size portions. 

Can You Make Gluten Free Applesauce Bread Into Muffins?

Yes, you can. Scoop batter into a prepared muffin pan and bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

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Gluten Free Applesauce Bread

 

Yield: 1 loaf

Gluten Free Applesauce Bread

Gluten Free Applesauce Bread
A gluten free version of an old fashioned applesauce bread.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups applesauce
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend ( I use Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF Blend)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, sugar, oil, eggs and milk mix until well combined.
  3. Stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until smooth.
  4. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.

Chocolate Raspberry Pie

Do you love chocolate and raspberries? If you love them as much as I do, I think you will love this pie. This Chocolate Raspberry Pie is an easy and delicious homemade pie that combines chocolate and raspberries! 

Chocolate Raspberry Pie

Chocolate and Raspberry are the perfect combination. Well, maybe not perfect, but they go together so well.

Over the holidays I shared a recipe for a Black Forest Pie. The Black Forest Pie is so good. Especially if you love cherries and chocolate together. However, I am more of a raspberry person myself. 

I will choose chocolate and raspberries over chocolate and cherries any day. 

Chocolate Raspberry Pie

So I took the basic recipe for my Black Forest Pie and made it with raspberries. In my opinion the raspberry version is even better than the cherry version. 

Chocolate Raspberry Pie

It is so good! It is rich and fudgy and delicious. 

This pie is delicious on its own, but you can also serve this with whipped cream or ice cream. 

I had a reader comment on Facebook that they served the Black Forest version with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and shaved chocolate. Those toppings would be good on the raspberry version as well and is a fun way to make it even more special. 

Chocolate Raspberry Pie

I used my gluten free pie crust for this pie. You can use a homemade pie crust, a store bought one, or a gluten free pie crust. No matter what version of crust you make I think this is a pie that you will love! 

Chocolate Raspberry Pie

 

Chocolate Raspberry Pie

Chocolate Raspberry Pie
Chocolate Raspberry Pie is rich and delicious.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons flour ( I used Bob's Red Mill gluten free flour blend)
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 unbaked pie shell
  • 1 can raspberry pie filling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a saucepan combine sugar, cocoa, and flour.
  3. Stir in milk and stir until smooth.
  4. Cook over medium heat, whisking until smooth.
  5. Add butter. Continue to whisk and cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
  6. Continue whisking and reduce heat and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat. Stir about 1/2 cup hot mixture into eggs. Whisk together and add back to chocolate mixture. Whisk until smooth. (Do not skip the step of adding the hot mixture to the eggs. It helps the eggs not cook up and form lumps.)
  8. Pour mixture into pie shell and bake for 35-38 minutes or until filling is almost set in the middle.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Spread raspberry filling over chocolate pie.
  11. Serve.

Menu Plan

Oven Grilled Cheese

This week’s menu plan includes several of our favorites like oven pancakes, oven grilled cheese, Instant Pot eggs, and more.

It also includes one of my favorite chocolate desserts that is a normal dessert that just happens to be gluten free. It is delicious with a scoop of ice cream. 

Here is this week’s menu plan. 

Menu Plan February 10th-16th

Quick and easy meals for your week.

Easy Oven Pancakes

Easy Oven Pancakes

Today’s kitchen tip is an easy one, but one I use all the time. I learned this tip from a friend, probably over ten years ago, and I have used it more times than I can count. It is now one of my favorite simple breakfast tips and I cannot believe that I have never shared it on my site. Today I am fixing that. […]

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Granola {aka Mounds Bar Granola}

Chocolate Chip Coconut Granola {aka Mounds Bar Granola}

Chocolate chips and coconut combined in this homemade granola makes for a delicious breakfast treat! Whenever I have chocolate and coconut together it reminds me of a Mounds Bar, which is one of my favorite candy bars. Chocolate and coconut just go together so well. Really how can anything with chocolate and coconut in it be bad. Well, maybe if you don’t like coconut, it […]

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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs are my favorite thing to cook in the Instant Pot! If you have an Instant Pot and haven’t tried Instant Pot hard boiled eggs you need. Really you need to! Before I had an Instant Pot I kept hearing how good hard boiled eggs were when cooked in it. I always thought really what could be that great about eggs in the […]

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Chili Relleno Casserole

Chili Relleno Casserole

This might just be my family’s new favorite dinner. We love it! And so far I have not only made it for my family, I have also taken it to a church dinner and made it to give a friend that has been sick. Everyone loved it. This is one of those very simple, yet full of flavor dishes that is perfect for a quick […]

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Oven Tacos

Oven Tacos

When I shared the recipe for oven tacos, way back in 2011, for my ground beef recipes series I had no idea how popular they would become. The response to this recipe and that whole series has been more than I imagined. I had no idea you all loved tacos and ground beef so much. All this time I thought ground beef was boring and too […]

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Slow Cooked Dr Pepper BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooked Dr Pepper BBQ Chicken

Slow Cooker Dr Pepper BBQ Chicken is a simple three ingredient meal that your family is sure to love. This recipe has been a favorite at our house for years. I recently made it for company because I needed a really easy meal and I realized that I had never shared the recipe here with you. I knew I needed to fix that. I have […]

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Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti Pie

This is a recipe that I have been making for years, probably close to 17 years. It is one of those kid friendly, inexpensive meals that freezes great and works well for taking to potluck dinners or to a friend in need. I cannot count how many times I have made this over the years, but I know it is a lot. It is tried […]

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Fried Cabbage and Kielbasa

Fried Cabbage and Kielbasa

Fried Cabbage and Kielbasa is an easy one pot meal.

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Oven Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Oven Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Fudgy Gluten Free Brownie

Fudgy Gluten Free Brownie

I want to thank all of you for your comments on my keeping it real post last week. Knowing that others understand, and go through times where they feel the same way, really does help. So thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and struggles. Now on the some gluten free brownies, because chocolate makes everything better, right?! I love the magazine […]

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Gluten Free Menu Plan

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

This week’s gluten free menu plan includes quite a few easy and delicious gluten free recipes. One of them is gluten free chocolate chip coffee cake. It would make a great dessert for the week, but it would also make a great special breakfast for Valentine’s Day! 

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan. I made notes next to the items that need to be gluten free, but always read labels to be sure the ingredients are safe for your family. 

Gluten Free Menu Plan February 10th-16th

Easy gluten free meals for the week.

Nut Free Larabar (Like) Bites Recipe

Nut Free Larabar (Like) Bites Recipe

Dealing with food allergies can be challenging. Actually it is challenging. I think snacks are the hardest. A couple of months ago I shared my homemade nut free larabar like snack. We love them and I make them several times a month. I recently adapted them into a nut free larbar bite like snack that we also love. My son actually loves the bits even […]

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Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

Blueberries and oatmeal mixed together in a breakfast muffin. Delicious! Oatmeal and blueberries work great in a breakfast muffin. The flavors go together well and the oatmeal makes them a hearty and healthy breakfast choice. These blueberry oatmeal muffins also freeze great. I love to make a large batch of breakfast muffins and keep them in the freezer. My kids love it when I keep […]

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Greek Scrambled Eggs

Greek Scrambled Eggs

Two of my kids love feta cheese. Like really love it. I only recently discovered this when I bought a big container at Costco. I have bought feta cheese many times, but I usually just buy a small package at the grocery store to use in specific recipes like pasta salad. This time though we had a giant container and my girls started putting it […]

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Cheesy Fajita Chicken

Cheesy Fajita Chicken

Cheese makes everything better! Right? Maybe it doesn’t make everything better, but many things are made better with cheese. It really is one of my favorite foods! When I served this recently I had planned on it being a simple chicken main dish, but my family had other plans. I ate is as is. A piece of chicken with peppers, onions, and cheese on top. […]

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Crock Pot Beef and Bean Casserole Recipe {Five Ingredients or Less}

Crock Pot Beef and Bean Casserole Recipe {Five Ingredients or Less}

It has been awhile since I shared a new recipe with you and I have missed it. The holidays were great, but I am ready to get back to a more normal routine and schedule. The first recipe of the new year that I am sharing is a very easy recipe that uses basic ingredients. I love recipes like that! It is a great way […]

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Easy Cabbage Stir Fry

Easy Cabbage Stir Fry

Easy Cabbage Stir Fry is an easy and delicious lunch or dinner! Do you need a quick, easy, and a little healthier meal to start the new year? This is the perfect recipe! When I made this last month for the first time I knew it would be a great recipe to share this month. So many people are starting off the new year with […]

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Easy Pork Tacos

Easy Pork Tacos

Pork tacos with black beans covered in cheese and salsa anyone?! Delicious!! I recently changed up taco night and made them with ground pork instead of ground beef and we loved the flavor it gave the tacos. I have no clue why I have not thought of this before. I love making simple changes to favorite meals that change it up just enough to make […]

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Easy Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese

Many of the emails and questions I get about eating gluten free comes from those new to gluten free. Those that are struggling with the first few months of eating gluten free. I think we all remember those months of struggling to find food that is safe to eat. So over the next few months I plan to share some simple dinner ideas that just […]

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Bacon Salmon - Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake is a simple gluten free coffee cake that is delicious! No one will know that this is gluten free. This gluten free chocolate chip coffee cake is one of our new favorite desserts or special treat for a weekend breakfast. My daughter and I have made this at least four times since Thanksgiving. It is that good. One of […]

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Doughnuts

Need an easy gluten free treat? Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Doughnuts are the perfect gluten free treat for your family. 

Gluten Free Dairy Free Doughnuts

If you miss doughnuts since going gluten free I have the perfect recipe for you today!

I miss doughnuts. If you asked me what I miss the most since going gluten free over nine years ago, doughnuts will always be on the list. 

It isn’t like I ate doughnuts a lot, but occasionally you just want a really good treat like a doughnut. 

I know many of you feel the same way. That is why I love coming up with easy and delicious gluten free recipes like this gluten free dairy free chocolate doughnut. 

Gluten Free Dairy Free Doughnuts

These chocolate doughnuts are a baked doughnut. They are not quite the same as the light and fluffy fried kind that you get at the doughnut shop, but they are so good. 

How I Make Gluten Free Doughnuts

These are easy to make gluten free. I use individual flours, but I think a gluten free flour blend would also work. My favorite gluten free flour blend is Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten free blend. 

How I Make These Dairy Free Doughnuts

These are easy to make dairy free. I use dairy free chocolate chips and coconut milk beverage. They kind of coconut milk that is in the refrigerated dairy section. I think other dairy free milks would work as well. 

What If I Am Not Dairy Free?

Just use regular milk in place of the coconut milk. 

Gluten Free Dairy Free Doughnuts

Can you freeze doughnuts? 

Yes! Homemade doughnuts freeze great. In fact, you will often find homemade gluten free doughnuts in our freezer because they are an easy gluten free treat to take out when we need one. If others are eating regular doughnuts or breakfast type treat it is nice to have a gluten free version on hand for those that eat gluten free. 

Need More Homemade Gluten Free Doughnut Recipes? Here are a few of our favorites:

My favorite doughnut pan for making homemade doughnuts

Gluten Free Dairy Free Doughnuts

Yield: 12 doughnuts

Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Doughnuts

Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Doughnuts
Easy homemade gluten and dairy free treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

Doughnuts

  • 2/3 cup dutch processed cocoa
  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk beverage, (or other dairy free milk)
  • 2 teaspoons white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips

Glaze

  • 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons coconut milk beverage or other dairy free milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup combine coconut milk and vinegar. Set aside and let sit aside for about 5 minutes. The texture will change while it sits and that is fine.
  3. In a large bowl combine cocoa, rice flour, potato starch, cornstarch, xanthan gum, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl combine eggs, vanilla, and oil. Whisk together.
  5. Add milk mixture to egg mixture and whisk until combined.
  6. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Stir just until combined.
  7. Stir in chocolate chips.
  8. Spoon batter into doughnut pan, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
  9. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven. Let cool in pan for 1 minute. Remove from pan to wire rack to cool.
  11. Once doughnuts are cool make glaze by combining chocolate chips and coconut milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until chocolate is melted and has a glaze like consistency. Dip doughnuts in glaze. Sprinkle with more chocolate chips if desired.

Notes

If you don't have a doughnut pan you can make these in a mini muffin pan. Follow directions and bake for 12-14 minutes.

 

 

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