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Allergy-Friendly Cinnamon Rolls

Are food allergies keeping you from making delicious treats your family will enjoy?  

If you have gluten, egg, nut, or dairy allergies in your house, look no further. This recipe is for you!

My daughter and I love cinnamon rolls. Before starting our gluten-free diet, I would occasionally surprise her by baking up a batch from the store-bought tube that we all know so well. The fresh baked scent is unmistakable. I practically knew when they were ready before the oven timer beeped—this meant that the house smelled heavenly.

Since starting her gluten-free diet, I’ve experimented with nearly a dozen gluten-free recipes. Some are chewy, some are bland, some have way too much butter, and most lacked something. It’s been a frustrating process, but we’ve finally nailed it!

This is the perfect allergy-friendly cinnamon roll recipe. It’s gluten-, nut-, and egg-free. In the recipe, you’ll also find out how to make it dairy-free.

The dough in this recipe can be refrigerated for up to 4 days. This is handy because I have a small family. We never need a full batch, so I can slice what we need and bake them for breakfast that morning. The final tip: Bake them inside a muffin tin, in lieu of a larger round cake pan or baking dish. Serve warm and enjoy!

Allergy-Friendly Cinnamon Rolls

5 from 1 reviews

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  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Ingredients

Dough:

  • 1 1/4 cups plain Greek yogurt (For dairy-free, you can use a souring alternative: 1 1/4 cups milk substitute of choice + 3 teaspoons lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. Mix and let stand for 10 minutes, then add to recipe.)
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter (For dairy-free, use a substitute like Earth Balance Vegan.)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour (King Arthur GF Flour is made in a Top-8 allergen-free facility.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free baking soda

Filling:

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter (For dairy-free, use a substitute like Earth Balance Vegan.)

Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup melted butter (For dairy-free, use a substitute like Earth Balance Vegan.)
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-5 tablespoons hot water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F, and coat either a muffin tin or a 9-inch-round baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, begin making the dough by mixing the yogurt and 2 tablespoons of the melted butter.
  3. Stir in the flour, xanthan gum, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda until absorbed. The dough will look soft and crumbly.
  4. Move the dough onto a floured work surface, and begin to knead and mix with your hands until smooth.
  5. Form the dough into about a 12×9-inch rectangle, then brush it with the remaining 2 tablespoons of the melted butter.
  6. In another bowl, make the filling mixture by combining the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter.
  7. Once it resembles a wet sand, spread it evenly onto the dough leaving a 1/2-inch border. Push the filling firmly into the dough.
  8. Starting on the long side, begin to slowly roll the dough into a tight log. If your fingers are sticking to the dough, lightly flour or moisten them with water.
  9. Pinch the seam to seal the log, and slice evenly into 10 rolls.
  10. Place the slices into your pan, and bake until the edges begin to turn golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven, and move the slices from the pan onto a cooling rack.
  12. As they slightly cool, make the glaze by mixing the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  13. Drizzle the glaze over the rolls and enjoy!

 

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Healthy Frozen Yogurt Pops

Kids love Popsicles. Would you like your kids to eat more fruit? These frozen yogurt pops are the best of both worlds!
The summer is  great for being outdoors, going to the beach, barbecues, picnics—and treats!  My daughter and I love to cool off with Popsicles and ice cream.

The idea for these Healthy Frozen Yogurt Pops came from the same philosophy behind the frozen yogurt bites I often make in lunches for my daughter.

The concept is easy: Freeze the yogurt in silicone candy or ice cube molds, making them perfect bite-size snacks, or if packing for a long day, they stay chilled and are perfectly thawed by lunch to eat with a spoon.  I will oftentimes even blend in fresh fruit before freezing.

This easy snack packs twice the amount of protein thanks to Greek yogurt.  You can, of course, use regular yogurt if that’s what you have in your fridge.

I recently found this Pop mold, I knew just what to do with it. A healthy popsicle/ice cream–like treat without all the added sugar and junk! You can find many more healthy summertime treat ideas here on the MOMables blog!

Healthy Frozen Yogurt Pops

4 from 1 reviews

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  • Cuisine: Snacks

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh fruit of choice: blueberries, diced strawberries, blackberries, etc.
  • 1 frozen sliced banana

Instructions

  1. In a blender, mix all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Pour into pop molds, and add sticks, making sure they’re covered by the yogurt mixture.
  3. Cover and freeze for at least 3 to 4 hours.

 

 

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Gluten- and Nut-Free Applesauce Bread

I’ve been making applesauce bread for years. It’s a favorite of my Little Miss! Whether it’s baked in a bread loaf or in a muffin tin, she loves devouring pieces for breakfast, in her lunch box, or packed as a snack.

Since she loves the bread so much, I decided to make a gluten-free version that she could now enjoy. It turned out scrumptious! She was so happy to not only help make it but enjoy something that’s been a favorite for years and not feel like her new diet has changed a food she loves so much.

Gluten- and Nut-Free Applesauce Bread

4 from 1 reviews

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free oat flour*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl, blend the butter, egg, and sugar. Then add the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. After it starts to form a crumbly dough, pour in the applesauce, and mix together.
  2. Coat a bread loaf pan with cooking spray, and pour the batter evenly inside (or use muffin tins, if you prefer).
  3. Bake at 350F for about 40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. One of my favorite parts is the smell while they’re in the oven—mmm, makes the whole house smell delish!
  5. Perfectly moist with just the right amount of spice! Delish.

*Check out this great tip on oat flour!

8 Breakfast spirals - MOMables.com

Gluten-Free Breakfast Spirals

Breakfast spirals - MOMables.comMy daughter, Little Miss, has a severe peanut allergy. Making healthy and fun school lunches has always been a priority; so much so, that I started a personal blog to document my journey.

Recently, we began a gluten-free diet, and a month into it, I could already see an amazing difference in her health!

 

 

I have always loved making breakfast for my family. This recipe in particular is fabulous, because it’s not only been one of her favorites for quite some time but it’s gluten-free as well. I am beyond thrilled to share this with my MOMables family!

 

 

Gluten-Free Breakfast Spirals

Breakfast spirals - MOMables.com

5 from 1 reviews

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  • Cuisine: Baking

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free, multi-purpose flour
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 8 slices nitrate- and gluten-free ham
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Line the bottom of a baking sheet with parchment paper, leaving at least a 1-inch lip, and lightly grease with oil. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, blend together the cream cheeses and enough milk to make it smooth. Add the flour and the remaining milk, blending once more.
  3. Slowly beat in the eggs, and mix well.
  4. Pour onto the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven, and top with the cheese, spinach, and ham, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Roll up, starting with the short side. Then return to the oven for a few minutes, until the cheese melts.
  8. Place on a serving dish, and slice.

Notes

Note: Not a fan of ham and spinach? You could also do sautéed vegetables of choice or bacon.

 

 

This recipe is my kid version of this recipe.  The ingredients have been changed to adjust to my daughter’s preferences.

 

 

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How to Make Bacon Bits Healthy and Gluten Free

Christy Owenby, our newest culinary contributor, shares how to make healthy bacon bits. I appreciate this recipe because my daughter is allergic to nitrates, and I have to buy everything nitrate-free. These are so delicious, you will think of ways to put them in your recipes just to make more!—from Christy
 

Bacon bits are the perfect topper for a salad, loaded baked potato, omelets, and soups, but NOT the perfect product for your pantry. Commercial bacon bits are made mostly from soy flour, soybean oil, artificial flavoring, and food coloring. So why spend all your time trying to eat healthy and then add fake bacon to your meal?

Here is a simple easy solution—REAL BACON! And even better, bacon with no antibiotics or nitrates. Our kitchen favorite is Applegate Naturals. To make it even better, Applegate’s bacon is gluten- and casein-free. The pork is raised on their family farm and is vegetarian grain-fed. Sounds yummy. For an even healthier choice, you can use turkey bacon, and vegetarians have the option of soy bacon.

We all know how much kids love bacon, and I think they’ll love helping make their own bacon bits. When your meal calls for bacon bits, then head over to your refrigerator and not your pantry.

How to Make Bacon Bits: Healthy and Gluten-Free!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pack of bacon

Instructions

  1. Set your oven to 400F.
  2. Place the bacon slices on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake until you see them turn dark brown with a crispy look.
  4. Transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb extra fat.
  5. After they cool, transfer them to a cutting block, and chop the strips into small pieces, or place them in a food processor. Pulse until broken into small pieces.
  6. After they’re finely chopped, spread them on another clean baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 5 minutes. Take the bacon bits out, shake them onto a paper towel, and allow them to cool!

Notes

We recommend storing bacon bits in your refrigerator for 3 days in an airtight container or 3 months in the freezer. So make a bunch, and store away! Our choice—the real thing! Which is always much tastier and healthier.

 

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