Not Quite a Doughnut

We find ourselves with the challenge of finding foods that are tasty and similar to our old favorites.  I have modified a couple of great Sunday Morning recipes and they have turned out wonderful!

GFCF Nuns Puffs (Puff Pastry) — Gets two thumbes up in our household!

(adapted from a Better Homes and Garden Cookbook Recipe)

1/2 c. Earth Balance Margarine (or other Non Dairy butter)

1 c. Soymilk

3/4 c. rice flour (or your favorite GF flour blend, we cheat and use premade mixes at the market… works well with plain rice flour though.)

4 Eggs (doesn’t work well with subsitutes)

Organic Sugar

Organic Honey

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Spray 12 cup muffin pan with all natural cooking spray or grease completely with shortening, include tops between cups.

Start by melting the margarine in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat.  Once melted, add soy milk and stir constantly until mixture comes to a low boil.  Add the flour (all at once) and beat with a wooden spoon until completely incorporated, mixture should form a ball.

Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Beat in eggs, one at a time each egg to fully incorporate (beat for about a minute with each egg) before adding the next.

Divide dough into muffin cups filling each about 2/3 full.  Sprinkle with organic sugar. 

Bake for 30 minutes (until golden and PUFFY).  Remove from pan, serve with honey drizzled over the top. 

Our kids also like these with fruit and powder sugar or just drizzled with honey.   YUMMY.

Another Yummy Favorite… CREPES!!

I really didn’t know if I could manage crepes… I mean, they look so difficult!  They turned out yummy.

(adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook)

2 eggs, beaten

1 1/2 c. soy milk

1 c. rice flour  or gf flour blend.  (Everyone has different tastes… plain rice flour makes it simple.  Some blends make them a little more gritty)

1 T. Canola Oil

1/4 tsp Kosher Salt

Combine eggs, soy milk, flour, oil and kosher salt.  Beat until combined.

 Heat a 6 inch skillet over medium heat (I find medium heat to be vital)… spray pan with natural cooking spray.

Place two tablespoons of batter in pan, lift off heat and tilt pan around to spread batter evenly throughout pan.  Return to heat, brown on one side only.  Invert only paper towel lined plate.  Repeat process, spraying pan with cooking spray as needed.

We made a couple different fillings.  The kids love warmed, previously frozen berry blends with non-dairy whip cream.  My favorite is to warm a cup of cream cheese, add about a 1/4 c. organic sugar and serve over warm berries.  TASTY.

These also work well as a more substantial meal, add cooked breakfast sausage and hashbrowns in the middle or your other favorite breakfast foods.


About PolkaDotMommy

Wife to a teacher extraordinaire... Mama to Five littles... Conservative Catholic Christian with a Strong Environmentalist Mentality... Respecting Life... Living for our Savior... Learning to trust God in all things.
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