Grain Free Lemon and Lavender Poppyseed Loaf

Grain Free Lemon and Lavender Poppyseed Loaf

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 4 tbsp poppyseeds
  • 3/4 cup softened butter, I like to used the new Becel sticks
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • Grated zest from 2 lemons plus the juice of 1
  • 1 tbsp food grade lavender
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups cassava flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl add the poppyseeds to the warm milk and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a stand mixer combine the butter and sugar and beat.
  • Add the eggs and beat again.
  • Scraping sides of the bowl to incorporate all.
  • Mix until very smooth.
  • Add the grated lemon, the lemon juice and the lavender. Mix on low.
  • Add the cassava flour and mix on low speed.
  • Add the milk mixture and mix on low until you have a smooth batter.
  • Increase speed to medium for 1 minutes. (This gets air into the batter aiding in its rising while baking)Pour batter into lined loaf pan.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • I drizzled a mixture of icing sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice over the poppyseed loaf.
  • Enjoy!
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I have been busy in the kitchen working on grain-free recipes for you all.

Grain-free baking has been requested a ton my readers lately so I am happy to share that I have 7 new GRAIN-FREE recipes coming to you on the blog.

First up is a grain-free lemon and lavender poppyseed loaf.

You wont believe how moist this grain-free cake is and it is also super lemony!

Recipes like raspberry mini cupcakesjam tarts, chocolate whoopie pies, vanilla cake, biscuit cookies and buttermilk biscuits are all getting written up now.

I shared a few weeks ago on my facebook page all the grain-free baking i was doing and the response was huge.

Everyone is excited for me to share.

Grain free lemon lavender poppyseed loaf recipe

I have been strictly using cassava flour in these recipes and I am honestly so pleased with the results. Loving this grain-free flour!

What is cassava flour?

The cassava root is a starchy, high-carbohydrate tuber-similar to yam, taro, plantains and potatoes.

It is highly regarded as the perfect grain-free flour and after working on it with a ton of different recipes I am also a fan.

Cassava flour however is HIGH in carbohydrates. It is higher in carbs than sweet potato so while it has a ton of fiber, vitamins and minerals, it is worth noting that portion control is recommended.

Enjoy a slice or two of this lemon lavender Poppyseed loaf-better yet, share it with friends or family also.

Grain free lemon lavender poppyseed loaf recipe

Grain free lemon lavender poppyseed loaf recipe

Gluten-Free Poppyseed Loaf

gluten free poppyseed loaf recipe


In my previous post I shared an old recipe from pre-celiac days to gluten free.
The gluten free banana bran muffin recipe turned out so well I couldn’t wait to switch up one of my grandma’s recipes.
My grandma meant so much to me that it warms my heart to not only think of her, but to make one her old recipes.
Poppyseed Loaf was something we had growing up a lot.
We used to pick up poppyseed cake at a local bakery as a treat but my grandma also used to make it herself.
I wish I had photos of the two of us together but I will just have to remember those times in my head and heart instead.
Not only did I switch the recipe to gluten free I made it dairy free also. Vegan “butter” and goat milk was an easy swap.

Gluten Free Poppyseed Loaf

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup poppyseeds
  • 3/4 cup goat milk
  • 3/4 cup Earth Balance vegan “butter”, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp gluten free vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking power
  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend (I like to use Compliments gluten free flour blend that is available at Sobeys and Safeway)
  • 1 1/4 cup white sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl combine the goat milk and poppyseeds and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • In a stand mixer cream the vegan “butter”, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  • Beat on medium speed until smooth.
  • In a small bowl whisk the gluten free flour and baking powder.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet plus the goat milk and mix on medium speed until batter is smooth and airy.
  • Pour batter into lined loaf pan and bake in oven for 60-75 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely before slicing.
  • Enjoy!
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gluten free poppyseed loaf recipe
gluten free poppyseed loaf recipe

Gluten Free Dried Fruit Loaf Cake

gluten free dried fruit loaf cake recipe


Do you like loaf cakes?
Loaf cakes are basically a denser cake batter baked in a loaf pan.
They are normally less sweet than a regular cake and require no icing. You can icing them if you want but it is not necessary.
Loaf cakes slice nicely and are a perfect light cake with a cup of tea.
For this loaf cake recipe I used the flour blend Cup4Cup. It is available at Williams Sonoma stores in North America.
I used goat milk in this recipe but feel free to substitute regular cow milk or coconut milk in the recipe. I like using goat milk as a substitute for cow’s milk for it has the same creaminess and does not separate when heated.

Gluten Free Dried Fruit Loaf Cake

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance vegan “butter”, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups Cup4Cup gluten free flour blend
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cardamon
  • 1/2 cup goat milk
  • 1 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer cream the vegan “butter’ with the brown sugar.
  • Add the eggs and mix again, scraping the sides of the bowl to incorporate all.
  • Increase to medium and beat for a minute.
  • In a small bowl whisk the gluten free flour blend, salt, baking powder and spices.
  • Add the dry ingredients, alternately with the goat milk to the batter.
  • Mix on medium speed until batter is smooth.
  • Add the dried fruits and mix on low for a minute.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.
  • Cover the loaf with a piece of aluminum foil for the first 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil and continue baking until a toothpick comes out clean from loaf.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Enjoy!
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gluten free dried fruit loaf cake recipe
gluten free dried fruit loaf cake recipe

Gluten Free Dairy Free Cinnamon Loaf Cake

gluten free dairy free cinnamon loaf cake recipe
It is back to winter weather again in Calgary.
Toques, gloves, snow and cold temperatures are not a new thing in February but the last two weeks we have had spring, almost summer temperatures here.
It was absolutely delightful!
Walks along the river. No jacket was needed.
wheat free mom walking on river
We even bbq’d a few times. Again – lovely.
Back inside for a few more months means colder temperatures outside and the smell of warm baked goods inside.
Here is a new recipe:
A gluten free and dairy free cinnamon loaf cake.
For the last few months I have been only using Compliments gluten free flour blend in my recipes.
I would like to tell you why…
Earlier on I used to fiddle-faddle with 3-5 different gluten free flours to come up with great tasting baked goods.
I received many comments asking on which flours they had to have. Couldn’t I just make things simpler.
When I tried the Compliments gluten free four blend I knew I had found a simple replacement in my recipes.
This gluten free flour blend works in pretty much all the recipes I try.
Feel free to use your favorite gluten free flour blend.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Cinnamon Loaf Cake

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance vegan “butter”, softened
  • 2 cups Compliments gluten free flour blend (available at Sobeys and Safeway)
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup goat milk
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp gluten free vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cardamon
  • Topping- 
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon mixed in a small bowl

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer beat the vegan “butter and the brown sugar.
  • In a small bowl whisk the gluten free flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  • Add the eggs and beat for a few minutes scraping sides of bowl to incorporate all.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix on low.
  • Add the apple cider and vanilla to the goat milk.
  • Stir.
  • Add wet ingredients to the batter and beat until smooth.
  • Pour 1/2 of the batter into the loaf pan.
  • Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar topping over batter.
  • Add the rest of the batter and bake in the oven for about an hour.
  • Remove and cool.
  • Enjoy!
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gluten free dairy free cinnamon loaf cake recipe

Gluten Free Lemon Cranberry Poppyseed Loaf

gluten free dairy free cranberry lemon poppyseed loaf recipe


Do you follow me on FacebookIf you don’t you really should!
You can also follow me on TwitterPinterest and Instagram!
Facebook for me is my diary of living daily with Celiacs disease. I post every day what I eat, what new info I find regarding being gluten free, my travel adventures and basically how I live here in Calgary. I share my life!
A few weeks ago on Facebook I posted a gluten free loaf that I had baked using Sobeys gluten free flour blend.
Again if you follow me on Facebook you would know I have a great prize waiting for one of my lucky followers.
Sobeys is sending the lucky winner a huge box of their Compliment gluten free products.

Guess who won!?

Jillian Pellerine!! (Jillian, please contact me for your prize.)

Would you like to win a prize?

gluten free dairy free cranberry lemon poppyseed loaf recipe

I will be running a new contest almost every week now for a while. So many companies are sharing with me cases of their product that they’d like me to share with you all.
Are you excited!? I am!!
Okay back to sharing a recipe with you.
Oh, did I mention this lemon cranberry poppyseed loaf is also dairy free?

More and more of my family members are dairy free so I’m trying to make my recipes dairy free too.

If you don’t have a dairy issue it is really easy to adapt the recipes, it is more difficult to reverse, but not impossible.

Gluten Free Lemon Cranberry Poppyseed Loaf

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cups Sobeys gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp softened vegan “butter”
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 2 tbsp poppyseed
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg and cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer beat the coconut cream, water, vegan butter, lemon zest, apple cider vinegar and egg.
  • In a small bowl whisk the gluten free flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, spices and brown sugar.
  • Slowly add the dry to wet ingredients and on medium speed mix until combined.
  • Add the cranberries, poppyseeds and almonds and mix.
  • I like to beat the batter for just a couple of minutes to get air into it.
  • Transfer batter to lined loaf pan.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes.
  • After 40 minutes check the loaf, and add 10 minute increments until a toothpick inserted in loaf comes out clean.
  • Mine took 60 minutes but I am at a very high altitude so baking time will vary depending on where you live.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on rack.
  • Enjoy!
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gluten free dairy free cranberry lemon poppyseed loaf recipe

gluten free dairy free cranberry lemon poppyseed loaf recipe

gluten free dairy free cranberry lemon poppyseed loaf recipe