Easy Grain Free Breads & My Favorite Gluten Free Pizza Crust

by HEAB on September 4, 2013

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I eat both grains and gluten (Dave will always hold a special place in my heart), but I enjoy experimenting with gluten free products and grain free baking.  And when I come across a good recipe, I love to share as I know many of you out there avoid gluten.  So, here’s what we’ve been enjoying in our kitchen lately…

Purely Twins Plantain Bread

Michelle and Lori’s recipe could not be more easy, and it was delicious.  I made it for breakfast and smeared peanut butter on one slice and whipped cream cheese on another.  The remaining two pieces received a sprinkling of cinnamon, and those were my favorite.  The bread was moist and kind of sweet.  Not sure how I’d feel about using this bread for a more savory type sandwich, but it made a wonderful sweet breakfast bread – you know, the kind of recipe that makes you want to invite all your girlfriends over for brunch.  Yeah, that needs to happen soon, and I’m thinking lemon blueberry plantain bread.  Yum!

Now we all know I love Katie’s cookies, and so when she told me about her coconut flour crepes, I was pretty sure I’d love those as well…I did.

Had a bit of trouble flipping the first one.

I was in the mood for both savory and sweet and topped one crepe with mashed avocado, feta, and S & P, and the other with almond butter and strawberry preserves.  Easy, tasty, and so versatile when it comes to topping choices.  Katie, thanks for sharing.  This is a great recipe for weekend pancake breakfasts!

That’s it for my grain free cooking experiments as of late, but I also wanted to share this delicious gluten free pizza crust with you.

Meagen recommended the Namaste brand gluten free pizza crust mix to me months ago, and I finally got around to trying it.  For some reason, homemade pizza crusts, even those from a mix have always imtimidated me, but this crust was really simple.  It came out thin and crispy, and the Italian herb flavor was perfect.  We used the entire bag to make two good sized pizzas and topped them with Newman’s Own Sockarooni Sauce (makes an excellent pizza sauce!), walnut pesto, and shredded mozzarella.  And according the two year old, our pesto pee-zah was so good!  In fact, we liked it so much, that we ordered more Namaste mix in bulk from Amazon.  Homemade pizza night will be happening often around here, and I could not be more excited – such a fun way to spend the evening with CD and the kids.

I hear the babes stirring, and nap time appears to have come to an end.  Hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we did!