Cranberry Orange Bread

Classic combination, isn’t it ? And looks very festive.

I tried to do a smart thing here and added 1 spoonful of coconut flour and removed 1 spoonful of flour from 1 cup measurement . As I was pouring batter into pan, realizes coconut flour needs more liquid . Crap I thought … then realized I added all this cranberries which will burst and provide some moisture as it bakes.

And bread turned out ok. I already ate 2 pieces hot from oven . Try to add some almond flour instead if you have .

Pan is from dollar tree and I love it’s size . It fits into my toaster oven and so I don’t need to turn on oven for small baking. And I can experiment with baking just 1 cup. No need to bake big cakes and bread .


Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bar

Fall is all abt pumpkin, isn’t it ? Well , may be not. Pumpkin bars using coconut flour turned out good. Found recipe on YouTube and I think channel was clean and delicious or something like that.

Cooking with good ingredients is good. I used organic coconut flour and organic maple syrup. Recipe is so simple :

1 can 15oz pumpkin purée. Nothing added to it .

3/4th cup coconut flour, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 2 eggs , 1/4 cup almond milk (I used regular milk), pumpkin spice, cinnamon powder , pinch of salt. And 1/2 tsp baking powder.

Mix everything together. Add some chocolate cups and nuts .

Bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit for 40-45 minutes.

They were mildly sweet so I topped it with little maple syrup while eating .


Gluten Free Halwa

Rajgira or Amranth flour is gluten free and rich in calcium. We use it during fasting days . It’s very quick to make. If you like to include different grain , seeds in diet then try this . If you are Indian , this is a good sweet to break the wheat , rice routine .

Recipe is simple. You can use coconut oil or ghee or unsalted butter . Traditionally we make it using ghee.

For 1 cup flour , use 1/3 cup ghee and 1/2 cup sugar. I use raw sugar. And 2 cup warm or boiling water .

Heat ghee , roast flour for few minutes until you smell it or color is changed little bit.

Add water and it will be quickly absorbed,

Add sugar and cook for a minute or two.

Garnish with cardamom powder, nuts if you like.

Eat warm. So make, eat and be done . No storing. Make just enough. You can just have this as a meal lunch or dinner.


Apple Almond Flour

Saw this recipe on you tube y’day and I had to make it. It was from Nisha Madhulika. Changed recipe little bit with what I had.

Shredded 1 gala apple . Heat ghee or coconut oil and roast apple for few minutes. Add raw sugar.

Add almond flour and after a minute or 2 , frozen shredded coconut that was thawed . You can use any shredded coconut you have . It makes it nice chewy . Cook until it forms like mass . It will be done in few minutes.

Spread some ghee , coconut oil on a dish and spread mixture. Let it cool down and keep it in fridge .

Came out very tasty. You can garnish with more nuts , add cardamom powder.


Almond Flour Squares

Do you have almond flour that needs to be used like me ? Almond flour will go rancid after a while so use it before that . Made this easy breezy almond flour squares. Can you tell they came out very good ? Yes I ate up some squares , trimmed side like a squirrel. Then skipped sugar in my tea. Hey, Balanced life is imp to me. Don’t know abt u.

They are very easy to make it. Here’s how I did it :

Boil in non stick pan 1/3 cup water + 1/2 cup sugar

Add 4-5 strands of saffron if u have .

Add 1 cup almond flour. and keep stirring until it becomes mass.

Add a tsp of ghee or unsalted butter, coconut oil. Ghee gives good taste though. Mix well.

Let it cool down little bit. Roll it between 2 greased parchment paper.

Try to portion control . There are you tube videos if you need to see it .