20 Delicious Easter Gluten-Free Recipes Your Friends and Family Will Love

Here are my top 20 delicious gluten free recipes your friends and family will love this Easter:

Recipe: Gluten Free Rice, Lentil and Quinoa Salad

Recipe: Gluten Free Dairy Free Cinnamon Buns

Recipe: Gluten Free Oatmeal Molasses Bread

Recipe: Gluten Free Poppyseed Loaf

Recipe: Gluten Free Citrus Bars

Recipe: Gluten-Free Chocolate Swirl Cake

Recipe: Gluten Free Coconut Cake

Recipe: Gluten Free Old Fashioned Jam Cake

Recipe: Gluten-Free Asparagus Quiche

gluten free asparagus spinach penne recipe

Recipe: Gluten Free Meyer Lemon Squares

gluten free meyer lemon squares

Recipe: Gluten Free Spinach Salad

Recipe: Vegan Gluten-Free Eggplant Lasagna In a Jar

Recipe: Gluten Free PB & J Waffles

Recipe: Gluten Free Buckwheat Pancakes

Recipe: Gluten Free Pierogies

Recipe: Gluten Free Black Bean & Chickpea Lime Salad

Recipe: Gluten-Free Chicken Salad Tomato Bowls

Recipe: Watermelon Herbed Cheese Salad

Recipe: Gluten Free Quinoa and Dried Fruit Salad

Recipe: Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Spinach Baked Penne



Enjoy and Happy Easter!

Quinoa Chocolate Cake


Hmmmm chocolate.
How about a flourless chocolate cake that tastes amazing. Even better, a chocolate cake that is good for you?
Well as good as a chocolate cake can be. This one is made using cooked quinoa. And as we know quinoa is a superfood. It is full of nutrients, protein, gluten free, and high fiber.
Plus if you use a dark chocolate this cake has antioxidants too! What more can a chocolate cake get?
This recipe is courtesy of a customer I met at work. I met Andrea, while she was shopping for vegetarian cookbooks. We started up a conversation and before long she passed on a chocolate cake recipe to me.
I tried it and wow… it was great!
This would make a great holiday dessert.
I thank Andrea for passing this recipe on to me, and I will now pass it on to you.

Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Ingredients
  

  • 2/3 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Cook the quinoa in the water.
  • To do this, add both ingredients to a pan, then bring the mixture to a boil.
  • At this point, put the lid on, lower the heat and simmer for approx 10 minutes.
  • Shut off the heat and leave the pan on the burner to continue cooking slightly for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Mix it somewhat with a fork and allow to cool completely.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare an 8 inch springform pan.
  • I greased and lined the sides and bottom with parchment.
  • Using a stand mixer put the eggs, vanilla and milk in a bowl.
  • Add 2 cups of the cooked quinoa.
  • Combine these ingredients, then add the butter.
  • Blend until everything is smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix.
  • Place the mixture into the cake pan.
  • Cook for approximately 50 minutes.
  • It is done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean. (I found the cake took longer to bake for me. With the altitude here, my times can be different)
  • I let the cake cool completely and once removed from the pan I covered the cake in a dark chocolate ganache.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


Recipe courtesy of www.best-chocolate-recipes.com

Here is that recipe

Ganache

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Put the cream into a saucepan and heat until scalding hot.
  • Put the chocolate into a heatproof bowl and pour the hot cream over.
  • Whisk until smooth.
  • Let cool for 2 minutes and then pour over the cake.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter Everyone! I am off to California for a week of sun and sand. Thought I would leave you with a lovely lemon dessert to look at.
Lemon cake infused with lemon zest,
Homemade lemon curd with 1 cup of fresh lemon juice,
Whipped cream folded into lemon curd for the icing,
Strawberries, Raspberries and blueberries marinating in Lemoncello.
Too much lemon?
You will have to try it and see.
I will post recipe when I get back.