Coconut Cranberry Bars

Coconut Cranberry Bars
Coconut Cranberry Bars

These gluten-free coconut cranberry bars will now be a favourite recipe for the holidays.

I guarantee if you like chewy coconut bars, this recipe will be a hit in your home. These gluten-free bars would be a terrific food gift also. Need a hostess or teacher gift then I suggest you make this recipe.

Place the bars in a pretty tin or cookie box and its the perfect gift to bring.

Coconut Cranberry Bars

I added dried cranberries to the bars which added a bit of tartness as well being a festive gluten-free bar.

I hope you give this recipe a try. You will happy you did.

Coconut Cranberry Bars

Coconut Cranberry Bars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour blend (1 to 1)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut up into cubes
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup Truvia sugar
  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup raw chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a square baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl add the flour and sugar and mix.
  • Add the cubed butter and cut it in until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add to bottom of baking pan and lightly press down.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl beat the melted butter, sugar, corn syrup and eggs with a hand mixer until thick and foamy.
  • Stir in the walnuts, cranberries and coconut.
  • Pour mixture over base and bake for another 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove and cool.
  • Enjoy!
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Coconut Cranberry Bars

Gluten Free Double Coconut Bacon Cookies

gluten free double coconut bacon cookies recipe


So in 2016 I am striving to share more savoury gluten free recipes and not just sweet recipes with you all.
But in saying that and I promise the next couple recipes I share will NOT be a cookie recipe, I am sharing a new gluten free cookie recipe with you all today.
I just have too, I really do!
Why?
Did you not see the name of these cookies?
Double coconut, bacon, pretzel salty bites and chocolate are all in this gluten free drop cookie.
Now are you interested?
First though let me clarify the bacon in this cookie. I used coconut bacon, yep – that does exist and I love it in a cookie. So I guess that makes this bacon cookie actually vegetarian!
I found the coconut bacon at my local London Drugs store and I find they carry a large assortment of gluten free items which I like.
I also used pretzel bites in this recipe which I found at Superstore.

Gluten Free Double Coconut Bacon Cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/4 cups Compliments gluten free flour blend (I find this blend at Sobeys and Safeway stores here)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup Earth Balance vegan “butter”, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp good quality vanilla
  • 1 cup non contaminated oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup gluten free pretzel bites (I used Presidents Choice brand)
  • 1/2 cup Blue Monkey dark chocolate coconut chips
  • 1/2 cup Everyday Superfoods Canadian Maple “bacon” coconut snack

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 2 cookies sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer beat the vegan “butter” with the white and brown sugar.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again, scraping sides of bowl as needed.
  • Add in the gluten free flour, salt and baking powder and mix again.
  • Add in the oats, almonds, pretzel bites, chocolate and “bacon” coconut pieces.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to drop dough onto the lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove and cool.
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Enjoy!

gluten free double coconut bacon cookies recipe
gluten free double coconut bacon cookies recipe

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Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Bowl

pineapple coconut smoothie bowl recipe
pineapple coconut smoothie bowl recipe


If you are a fan of Pinterest and search the food section for ideas and recipes you would have noticed a lot of photos of smoothie bowls.
What is a smoothie bowl you ask?
Basically a smoothie bowl is a smoothie that is thick, served in a bowl and topped with a variety of ingredients such as nuts and seeds, berries, chopped coconut and you eat it with a spoon.
If you are like me and find that most fruit smoothies you make in the blender are too thick to drink with a straw this is a great way of serving them, plus the addition of various toppings is a bonus.

This recipe for pineapple coconut smoothie bowl would be a great addition for Christmas morning breakfast.
You can serve it in much smaller bowls too and it is a nice way to add mixed fruit and healthy ingredients to your meal.
I will be sharing more recipes like this in the new year too. I want to add some healthier, easy to make, breakfast recipes for you all to enjoy.

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 ripened banana
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp rice bran
  • 1 tbsp white chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • In a blender add all ingredients and blend until smooth
  • .Pour smoothie into 2 small bowls.
  • Top with chia seeds, shredded coconut, toasted coconut, fresh berries and sliced toasted almonds.
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pineapple coconut smoothie bowl recipe

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Cranberry Macaroons

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This is day 17 of my #20daysofcookies campaign to post a new gluten free dairy free recipe each day. Enjoy the other recipes here.


Time has definitely gone fast this December and it is only 8 days until Christmas.
Here is the 17th new cookie recipe for the month of December, #20daysofcookies, where I will share 20 new gluten free cookie recipes from December 1-20. Make sure you subscribe to receive each one!
I am not ready. Are you?
This is another gluten and dairy free cookie recipe and one that is easy to make.
I added dried cranberries and pecan pieces to some of the cookie dough and left other cookies plain.
Another fun thing to do with these cookies is to dip them in melted chocolate.
Melt Enjoy Life chocolate chips with a bit of coconut oil in the microwave. Dip bottoms of cookies into the melted chocolate, place cookies on a small cookie sheet and then in the refrigerator to set.

This recipe made about 27 small cookies

Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Cranberry Macaroons

Ingredients
  

  • 4 egg whites (or 8 Tbsp of liquid egg whites)
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour blend (I use Compliments gluten free flour blend)
  • * optional 1/4 cup dried cranberries and 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In medium bowl beat the egg whites and sugar with a hand mixer.
  • Mix for a few minutes.
  • Add the vanilla paste and mix again.
  • Add the gluten free flour and shredded coconut and mix on low speed until combined.
  • Stir in the cranberries and pecans.
  • Let dough rest for 5 minutes.
  • Use a small ice cream scoop to drop dough onto lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake in oven for 15-17 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • Once cool you have the option of dipping bottom of cookies in melted chocolate.
  • Enjoy!
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gluten free dairy free coconut cherry macaroons recipe
gluten free dairy free coconut cherry macaroons recipe

Gluten Free Citrus Coconut Macadamia Shortbread

This is day 5 of my #20daysofcookies campaign to post a new gluten free dairy free recipe each day. Enjoy the other recipes here.

gluten free dairy free citrus coconut shortbread cookie recipe


Do you like shortbread?
I like my shortbread not too sweet and cold. Yep, cold. I prefer to keep my shortbread cookies in the refrigerator.
Are you a cold cookie eater or a warm cookie eater?
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Citrus Coconut Macadamia Shortbread

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Earth Balance vegan “butter”
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp gluten free vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend (I like to use Compliments gluten free flour blend)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl whisk the gluten free flour blend, baking powder and salt.
  • In a stand mixer beat the vegan “butter until creamy.
  • Gradually add the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Add vanilla, lemon extract and lemon zest.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and beat on low speed until blended.
  • Add the coconut and macadamia nuts. Stir to combine.
  • Shape dough into a long log and wrap in saran wrap.
  • Place in refrigerator for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Slice cookie log into 1/2 inch slices.
  • Place slices on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • Enjoy!
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gluten free dairy free citrus coconut shortbread cookie recipe
gluten free dairy free citrus coconut shortbread cookie recipe


Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Cherry Cookies

Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Cherry Cookies Recipe

Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Cherry Cookies

Ingredients
  

  • This recipe made 43 cookies for me.Feel free to use your favorite gluten free flour blend in this recipe
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance “vegan” butter, softened
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cup Compliments gluten free flour blend*
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer beat the vegan butter with the icing sugar until creamy.
  • Add the egg and mix again.
  • Scraping the bowl to combine.
  • In a small bowl whisk the gluten free flour blend, coconut and baking powder.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well.
  • Add the dried cherries and mix again.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to drop dough onto cookie sheet.
  • Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool.
  • Enjoy!
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Gluten Free Dairy Free Coconut Cherry Cookies Recipe

Gluten-Free No Bake Coconut Pistachio Balls

An easy to make gluten-free no bake bliss ball uses simple healthy ingredients.
An easy to make gluten-free no bake coconut pistachio ball.

An easy to make gluten-free no bake bliss balls made with coconut oil, pitted dates, shredded coconut, raw pistachios, pumpkin seeds and. rice krispies. These no bake treats are gluten-free and delicious. A naturally sweet recipe without added refined sugar in it.

Coconut pistachio balls are healthy bliss balls made with dates, coconut, seeds and krispies. An easy to make healthy snack. This blog post was originally posted Sept 2014 and was called date coconut pistachio balls. I have taken new photos and rewritten the blog post.

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It is time for you to make your own healthy snacks. It is cheaper and healthier than buying processed ones in the grocery store. I love having a batch of these gluten-free no bake coconut pistachio balls in my fridge. An easy grab-and-go healthy treat.

An easy to make gluten-free no bake bliss balls using healthy ingredients.

Satisfy your sweet craving with these healthy bliss balls. Full of goodness teeth are ready to eat in less than 10 minutes.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THE BALLS:

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They are the perfect gluten-free snack for lunches, bike rides, hikes or anytime you need a healthy treat. A great boost of energy when you need a quick and easy snack.

An easy to make gluten-free no bake bliss balls made with simple healthy ingredients.

Made with only six ingredients, these no bake coconut pistachio balls are going to be your favourite quick snack to make. Get the kids in the kitchen to help make these no bake treats. They would love to make the mixture into balls.

HOW TO MAKE THE BALLS:

  1. In a food processor add the pistachios and pumpkin seeds and pulse until finely chopped but not ground.
  2. In a small saucepan add the coconut oil and the pitted dates and heat on low.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes until the dates are very soft.
  4. Stir the dates and coconut oil.
  5. Add the warmed dates into the food processor and pulse until all is combined.
  6. In a large mixing bowl add the rice krispies and shredded coconut and stir.
  7. Add the ingredients from the food processor into the bowl and stir really well.
  8. Use an ice cream scoop to make balls with the mixture.
  9. Drop balls onto a small cookie sheet.
  10. Use hands to roll into balls.
  11. Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool.
  12. Enjoy!
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Make a batch of these six ingredient bliss balls today and you will have a healthy snack option for the family this week. Made with healthy ingredients they are a great pre-workout snack or post-workout snack option too.

An easy to make gluten-free no bake bliss ball that uses simple ingredients.

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An easy to make gluten-free no bake bliss ball uses simple healthy ingredients.

Gluten-Free No Bake Coconut Pistachio Balls

An easy to make gluten-free no bake coconut pistachio bliss balls made with simple healthy ingredients.
Prep Time 10 mins
refrigeration 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Snack, snacks, treats
Cuisine American
Servings 26

Equipment

  • small saucepan
  • spatula
  • measuring spoons and cups
  • mixing bowls
  • 1/2 cookie sheet

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor pulse the pistachios and pumpkin seeds until finely chopped but not ground.
  • In a small saucepan on low heat add the coconut oil and the dates.
  • Cook for 5 minutes until dates are soft.
  • Stir well.
  • Add warmed dates to food processor.
  • Process until all is combined well.
  • In a large bowl add the gluten free Rice Krispies and shredded coconut.
  • Add the ingredients from the food processor and stir to combine.
  • I like to use my hands to mix the ingredients or use a wooden spoon.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out balls.
  • Drop balls onto a 1/2 size cookie sheet.
  • Place in refrigerator to cool.
  • Enjoy!
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3 Holiday Treat Recipes that are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Low in Sugar.

gluten free date coconut pistachio balls
Happy New Year everyone!
It is hard to believe it is already 2014 and I am going to be 49 years old this spring.
Yikes!
Last year on my 48th birthday I realized I needed to get healthy.
The first thing I did was buy the UP bracelet from Jawbone (insert jawbone website) and get walking.
I’ve used pedometers before and I like the accountability they give to me. This bracelet not only keeps track of my steps, but it allows me to input other exercise I do, and it also keeps track of my sleep.
All this was important to me.
I started off wanting to get 15,000 steps in per day and by July I upped it to 20,000 steps per day.
Walking became my part time job and I started to slowly lose weight.
Then winter arrived in Calgary and my weight also plateaued. I was walking 2 1/2 hours a day and not losing at all. I knew I needed to up my workouts if I was going to continue on this journey.
Seriously, I am not on a diet. I have tried every diet out there, and have always gained it back. This time it is about getting into shape and eating healthy.
My daughter had started seeing this personal trainer and I liked what I was hearing about her workouts. It didn’t hurt that she really liked her trainer either. I decided to give him a call and see about getting starting some personal training.
In November I started training with Kyle at Vagus Fitness 3 times a week and I am very, very glad I made that initial call.
vagus fitness calgary
vagus fitness calgary
Here is a little background on me in case you are all thinking I’m some sort of an athlete.
First of all I never exercised as a kid. Sure I road my bike around but I grew up in the country and gravel roads aren’t the best. I never played any sports and still to this day do not know how to skate.
Really I am just trying to get into shape.
I will never be a size 0 nor am I trying to be. I would like to be a healthy size and weight for me and be in good shape. Last year the kids bought us bikes for our anniversary and it is something I really enjoy and would like to bike a lot more this year, so that means I need to be in better shape.
Exercising is darn hard work at times, and I am sure I complain to Kyle too much about certain routines he has me doing. But truly, I am thrilled.
I feel better, I am stronger and I am challenging myself past my comfort zone which makes me smile!
Before Christmas, Kyle asked me to come up with some recipes for his blog that were gluten free, dairy free and lower in sugar.
He does have a fitness facility so healthier baked goodies would be best.
I came up with 3 recipes and I encourage you to go on his site and take a look.
How about Gluten-Free Date Coconut Pistachio Balls?
gluten free date coconut pistachio balls
These no-bake balls are delicious and super healthy for you too. Gluten Free Rice Krispies, coconut oil, raw pistachios and dates.
Next there is a recipe for Gluten Free Elderflower Marmalade Oat Bars.
gluten free elderflower marmalade oat bars
I challenge you to make these squares and see if anyone notices they are low in sugar, gluten free and vegan.
They really are just that good.
And last is a recipe for Gluten Free Vegan Gingerbread People.
gluten free vegan gingerbread people
These cookies are gluten free, egg free, vegan and low in sugar.
You will be very pleased with this recipe too.
Check out vagusfitness.com for these recipes and if you are in the Calgary area I would highly recommend these guys for helping with your fitness goals.
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Gluten and Dairy-Free Coconut Squares

These gluten and dairy-free coconut squares are easy to make, perfectly sweet and chewy and loaded with a ton of coconut flavour.
These gluten and dairy-free coconut squares are easy to make, perfectly sweet and chewy and loaded with a ton of coconut flavour.

These gluten and dairy-free coconut squares are easy to make, perfectly sweet and chewy and loaded with coconut flavour. Made in a square baking pan, these gluten-free coconut squares are a terrific treat to take to your next party or family gathering.

No need to icing these squares as they have a meringue baked topping. Gluten-free coconut squares that are perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon and a conversation with a girlfriend. This recipe was originally shared in Dec 2013. I have taken new photos and updated the blog post.

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These squares have 2 layers. First a cake like layer made with vegan butter, brown sugar, egg yolks, coconut and gluten-free flour. Beat the ingredients well and add to a parchment paper lined square baking pan. Then you will beat up some egg whites until soft peaks form, add in sugar and fold in more shredded coconut. Spread the meringue over the cake batter and bake in oven for 35 minutes.

You will then have a delicious coconut dessert. Gluten and dairy-free coconut squares that get a lovely crackly topped when baked.

These gluten and dairy-free coconut squares are easy to make, perfectly sweet and chewy and loaded with a ton of coconut flavour.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THE CAKE:

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I love coconut desserts and these gluten-free coconut squares are so good. A great square with a cup of coffee in the afternoon, or as a dessert that your family will love. These gluten-free coconut squares are wonderful to bring along on a picnic.

If you love coconut desserts then you are going to love these gluten-free coconut squares.

These gluten and dairy-free coconut squares are easy to make, perfectly sweet and chewy and loaded with a ton of coconut flavour.

HOW TO MAKE THE SQUARES:

  1. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a stand mixer (or use a hand mixer and medium bowl) add the vegan butter, brown sugar and egg yolks and beat well.
  4. Add the gluten-free flour, shredded coconut, baking powder and salt and mix on low speed.
  5. Add the coconut milk(with apple cider vinegar) and vanilla and mix on low speed.
  6. Increase speed to medium and beat until you have a smooth and light batter.
  7. Pour into lined pan.
  8. In a medium metal or glass bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  9. Slowly add the brown sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  10. Fold in the shredded coconut.
  11. Spread the meringue over the batter.
  12. Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes.
  13. let cool completely before slicing.
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Gluten and dairy-free coconut squares are easy to make and taste delicious. I hope this recipe becomes a favourite of yours too. Coconut squares that are moist and chewy and filled with coconut flavour.

Coconut fans will rejoice over these squares. I don’t like to toot my own horn, but I do think these coconut squares are simply delightful.

These gluten and dairy-free coconut squares are easy to make, perfectly sweet and chewy and loaded with a ton of coconut flavour.

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These gluten and dairy-free coconut squares are easy to make, perfectly sweet and chewy and loaded with a ton of coconut flavour.

Gluten and Dairy-Free Coconut Cake

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Equipment

  • stand mixer or hand mixer
  • medium glass or metal mixing bowl
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • spatula
  • square baking pan
  • parchment paper

Ingredients
  

Bottom layer

Merinque layer

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp good quality vanilla
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • Line a square pan with parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bottom layer

  • In a stand mixer (or use a hand mixer and a medium bowl) add the vegan butter, brown sugar and egg yolks and mix on medium speed.
  • Add the gluten-free flour, shredded coconut, baking powder and salt and mix on low speed.
  • Add the apple cider vinegar to the coconut milk.
  • Add the coconut milk and vanilla and beat on low speed, increasing to medium speed and beating until batter is light and fluffy.
  • Pour batter into parchment lined pan.

Meringue Layer

  • In a medium glass or metal bowl beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Slowly add the sugar into the egg whites and continue beating until stiff peaks are formed.
  • Fold in the shredded coconut.
  • Spread the coconut meringue over the batter.
  • Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes.
  • Let cool completely before slicing.
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Gluten Free Apricot Coconut Bars

gluten free apricot coconut bars recipe
Christmas is right around the corner so I am going to be posting as many new gluten free baking recipes as I can.
That being said, I am sure my family will be quite tired of sweets by the time christmas rolls around.
Christmas is the time to indulge in the occasional sweet treat so why not make it even better by making it yourself.
Most of my recipes are quite easy to make so do not be intimidated that you cannot make a homemade gluten free treat.
You can absolutely do it and I hope you will share baking and sharing baking stories with me. Feel free to drop me a note on Facebook or Twitter.
This recipe has 2 steps.
First to make and bake the base.
Second to mix the other ingredients, pour over and bake again.
See, simple!
What I also love about this recipe is it does not have any chocolate in it.
Do not get me wrong, I love chocolate.
I find that during the holidays chocolate can be everywhere and it is nice to have a dessert bar that is fruit and nut based.
gluten free apricot coconut bars recipe

Gluten Free Apricot Coconut Bars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Robin Hood gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup Robin Hood gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can Eagle Brand condensed milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl mix the 1 cup flour, xanthan gum and brown sugar.
  • Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Press crumbs into the 9×9 square pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Crust should be lightly brown.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the 1/2 cup flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the eggs and milk and whisk.
  • Add the coconut, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and apricots and stir.
  • Pour over baked crust.
  • Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until golden on top.
  • Let cool and once cool cut into squares.
  • Enjoy!
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gluten free apricot coconut bars recipe