Freezer Cooking, Gluten Free, Dairy Free Style

100_4030We are on week three of our trial going gluten free.  Every weekend I have been having a small freezer cooking session so the kids have snacks and breakfasts to eat.  (We supplement muffins/waffles with eggs and fruit or sausage or bacon and fruit.)

This weekend we relied on what is quickly becoming a family favorite, Sugar Free Lemon Blueberry Muffins.  We also tried a few new recipes.  Here is what we ended up with:

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins (12)

Gluten and Sugar Free Blueberry Muffins (12)

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Baked Oatmeal Bars (8)  I made 8, but  4 of them were eaten as soon as the pan came out of the oven, so only 4 of them made it to the freezer

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Waffles (18)

100_4019Let me tell you about the waffles.  First, I blended up everything in my food processor, which promptly overflowed.  Undeterred, I let it run the two minutes until it was blended.  Then, I started making the waffles, but they were so runny!  My husband laughed at them.  It was only when I was half way through the batter in the food processor that I realized what had happened.  All the small rice pieces were at the bottom of the food processor.  When I poured out the remaining batter and stirred everything together, I suddenly got firm, beautiful waffles.  (You can probably see the difference between the two in the picture!)  Lesson learned for next time!

After baking up a storm the last few weekends, I think we finally have enough extra muffins and waffles in the freezer that I can take a weekend off next week from making gluten free, dairy free baked goods.  That will give me time to list my kids’ spring and summer clothes on eBay.

Comments

  1. I guess it should be no surprise that you can put waffles in the freezer, since frozen waffles are readily available at the supermarket, but I’m interested in how you warm them up. Microwaves seem to make bread based products come out soggy, and many waffles made on the waffle maker have a hard time going in the toaster, but our toaster does kind of suck.

    • I think my husband just microwaves them, but you could always use your toaster or broil them for a few minutes in the oven.

  2. I think it’s great that your putting in the extra time to make gluten and dairy free baked goods at home. I have been on the fence of trying out gluten free completely or the Paleo diet. I think I’d like to try your lemon blueberry muffin recipe. It sounds interesting. I also like to make handy snacks for the freezer. I learned of making ahead ham/cheese /eggs and freezing them together and freeze them in a muffin tin on Pinterest. I made these for breakfast sandwiches or snacks. My children ate two dozen in less than a week. I think they loved the availability.

    • Yum, the ham and cheese sounds great. I can’t wait to get eggs back in my diet; hopefully I will be able to in the next year or so. The lemon muffins are good because they have no added sugar.

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