Guilt Free, Gluten Free Chocolate Waffles for Any Diet

Guilt Free Chocolate Waffles for Any Diet have always been a favorite at our house. We make them occasionally in large quantities for the entire family. They are great for breakfast, snacks, or even with ice-cream!

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Guilt Free Chocolate Waffles

We love anything chocolate. This month the Ultimate Recipe Challenge is Chocolate and I couldn’t wait to whip up a batch of my favorite waffles. These waffles are great for anyone with food issues because they are so basic. Gluten free, dairy free and vegan! It’s a win, win, win! There are lots of delicious recipes this month in the Recipe Challenge, so be sure to check them all out!

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I like my waffles best made with coconut oil for a rich flavor.  Serve them with hot maple syrup, fresh strawberries and even whip cream (if you can eat it!) on the side.

Here’s how to make a perfect batch!

 

Guilt Free Chocolate Waffle Recipe

Chocolate Gluten Free Waffles

Chocolate Gluten Free Waffles

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten free baking mix
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or butter
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Maple syrup
  • Whip cream

Instructions

  1. •Preheat waffle iron.
  2. •Combine the baking mix, cocoa, salt and baking powder in medium sized bowl.
  3. •Separate eggs. Combine egg yokes with coconut milk, vanilla, and coconut oil.
  4. •Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient mixture. Combine.
  5. •Whip egg whites until stiff peaks form in blender. Fold into batter.
  6. •Grease the waffle iron with coconut oil or butter. Pour in mixture, bake until done.
  7. •Makes 8 chocolate waffles. Waffles may be frozen and reheated in the toaster or served with ice cream.

 

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Swoon Worthy Easy Chai Tea Latte Recipe

Easy Chai Tea Latte is something you will become addicted to, it is so delicious and so very good for you!

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Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one. – Chinese Proverb

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Easy Chai Tea Latte

Everyone loves a good cup of tea now and then. If you are not a tea drinker, this recipe will convert you! I have been replacing my morning cup of coffee with this tea because I am trying to cut down on the amount of caffeine that I consume. With this tea, I don’t even miss that morning coffee! The tea is slow brewed for deep rich flavor with a winning combination of spices. Make a big batch because you will want more and more! It’s also delicious iced.

Don’t forget to share it with your family, my teenage boys love it! It’s so much healthier than soda, and very inexpensive to make.

Easy Recipe

Swoon Worthy Easy Chai Tea Latte Recipe

Swoon Worthy Easy Chai Tea Latte Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 cups filtered water
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 12 whole black pepper corns
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 6 1" slices of fresh ginger root, peeled
  • Honey (optional)
  • Coconut Milk (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add all spices and tea bags.
  3. Turn heat to low, simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add Coconut milk, heat 5 more minutes.
  5. Strain through a sieve to remove spices.
  6. Pour into a tall pitcher with ice for iced tea or 6 individual ceramic cups for hot tea.
  7. Serve with honey or enjoy plain.
  8. Makes 6 Servings.

The coconut milk really makes this tea amazing! You can also try Almond Milk, but I highly recommend the coconut milk. There are so many good health benefits to this tea! This combination of spices has been around for ages in the middle east and is known to have benefits such as blood purification, aids in digestion, aids the nervous system, strengthens the bones, and gives you increased energy. Did I mention that it’s low calorie? It is! Honestly, it’s a win, win!

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Secrets of the Best Snickerdoodle Cookies

Secrets of the Best Snickerdoodle Cookies, win your family over with these delicious treats!

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Secrets of the Snickerdoodle Cookie

We recently discovered the Secrets of the Snickerdoodle Cookie. I have been cooking my way through a number of new recipes. This is the first batch of Snickerdoodles we have ever made and it definitely won’t be our last. This classic cookie is sure to become one of your family’s go to favorites.

Snickerdoodles are basically a sugar cookie with lots of spices, and a delightful pecan on top. We found a secret combination of spices that make this cookie completely unique. They will melt in your mouth!

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Snickerdoodle Recipe

Secrets of the Best Snickerdoodle Cookies

Secrets of the Best Snickerdoodle Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 5 1/2 cups all purpose Flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoons finely ground Cloves
  • 3 teaspoons Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. •Combine butter and 2 cups of sugar.
  2. •Add vanilla, eggs and cream of tartar.
  3. •Add baking soda and salt.
  4. •Roll dough into 1" balls.
  5. •Roll balls in mixture of 1 cup sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves.
  6. •Place balls on greased cookie sheet.
  7. • Press each ball slightly with the bottom of a glass until flattened. Add a Pecan half into the top of each cookie.
  8. •Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Yield is 5 dozen cookies.

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Lemon and Lavender Sugar Cookies

These Lemon and Lavender Sugar Cookies are perfect for a special treat with loads of flavor. Easy recipe! 

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Lemon and Lavender Sugar Cookies

This Lemon and Lavender Sugar Cookie recipe is my latest obsession. Not only is it easy to make, but completely delicious. It even smells amazing with the lavender herbs. The Meyer Lemons are my favorite and seem to have the most powerful flavor and scent. They are also a rich deep yellow color. How could you not love them?

Lemon and Lavender are often used together in European cooking from Italy or France. I have seen recipes for ice cream, cakes, roast chicken and more. My family was anxious to try these new cookies and they have become one of our new favorites.

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Lavender Sources

This recipe calls for a bit of dried fresh lavender. You can find this edible herb at specialty herb or gourmet shops. Amazon also carries it stock. If you have it growing in your garden you can use that instead, as long as it’s organically grown without pesticide.

Recipe

Lemon Lavender Sugar Cookies

Lemon Lavender Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • Cookie Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 honey
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup softened coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 Tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed lavender blossoms
  • Icing Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Combine sugars, honey, butter, coconut oil and eggs in a large bowl.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Add flour, lemon zest, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  4. Stir until combined.
  5. Fold in crushed lavender blossoms. Combine.
  6. Roll dough into 1" balls, place on greased cookie sheet.
  7. Flatten balls into 2" rounds with the bottom of a drinking glass, preferably one with a patterned bottom.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven, let cool 5-7 minutes.
  10. Make icing by combining powered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl with a spoon.
  11. Stir until smooth, drizzle icing over warm cookies.
  12. Makes 3-4 dozen.

 

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Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Quick and Easy recipes are my favorite, here is a killer cookie recipe for a unique peanut butter oatmeal combo.

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Quick and Easy Peanut Butter and Oats

 

Our family loves cookies. We make a batch or two each month for different occasions. This Peanut Butter Oatmeal recipe is one of our go to family favorites, as it pleases all the appetites in our household. Some of us like Peanut Butter, some like Oatmeal and when you put the two things together you have an instant recipe for success. My Peanut Butter Oatmeal version also has some coconut for a bit of the sweet taste, and dried cranberries for the sour palette. Our kids fight for the cookies with the most cranberries in them, proof of a winning recipe!

Recipe Notes

This Peanut Butter Oatmeal recipe makes a large batch, as much as this is great for a big family, it may be too much for a small one. However, if you have leftover cookies, bag them by the dozen in zip-lock freezer bags and store them for future use. My kids are forever forgetting to tell me when it’s their turn to bring a treat to soccer, youth group, choir or any of their other activities. With a couple of bags of homemade cookies in the freezer, I am almost always prepared for those last minute treat requests. In addition, this saves me both time and money not having to make any last minute trips to the grocery store to purchase treats!

Here’s what you will need to make Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies:

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup chunky or creamy peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 cups rolled oatmeal
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 cups rolled oatmeal
  • 2 cups dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. • First of all cream sugar and butter in a large bowl until smooth. Add peanut butter, vanilla and eggs. Cream together.
  2. •Combine dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda) in a medium bowl. Stir into peanut butter mixture a little at a time until combined.
  3. •Finally, add oatmeal, coconut and dried cranberries. Mix well.
  4. •Drop by small spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Makes 5 dozen cookies.

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