Gluten Free Brown Sugar Pecan Loaf

Gluten Free Brown Sugar Pecan Loaf
Gluten Free Brown Sugar Pecan Loaf


 
As I mentioned previously, I’m going to be baking with CUP4CUP and Bob Mill’s GF Flour for a little while. I want to see how my past recipes work with these different flours. I also want to share some recipes that don’t require a lot of gluten free flours.
Yes, I will continue coming up with recipes that use sorghum, quinoa and millet flours but sometimes a person doesn’t want to have to weigh a ton of flours, or dig out a lot of measuring cups. I really want to make gluten free baking a little bit easier for the month. Just a bit simpler!
 

Today I’m sharing a gluten free brown sugar pecan loaf and next will be a gluten free double chocolate chip coffee loaf. I also used CUP4CUP with both of these loaves and I’ve been overwhelmed with the excellent results!
 

Gluten Free Brown Sugar Pecan Loaf

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1 1/4 cup CUP4CUP gf flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup ground pecans for topping.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line the bottom and sides of a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In stand mixer cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg is added.
  • In a small bowl whisk the CUP4CUP flour, cloves, cinnamon and baking powder.
  • Add dry ingredients alternating with the milk and vanilla.
  • Beat for a couple of minutes until mixture is smooth.
  • Fold in the pecans.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan and top with the ground pecans.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes.
  • Check the loaf with a long toothpick to assure middle of loaf is done.
  • Let loaf cool in pan before removing.
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Gluten Free Brown Sugar Pecan Loaf

 

Gluten & Sugar-Free Coconut Pecan Bark

Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark


Scouring the internet like I do sometimes, I came across a coconut bark that has no added sugar in it. I know the health benefits of coconut butter but with the added interest of lowering my intake of sugar I thought I’d give this recipe a try.
This bark doesn’t have a sweetness to it, but the combination of coconut, pecans and almonds lends a heartiness to it. You could add dried cranberries to the bark for a pinch of sweetness.
Please check out the blog www.healthpursuit.com if you are interested in more recipes that are similar to this one.
 

Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark
Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups coconut butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil + 2 tsp for toasting
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole pecans, toasted
  • sliced almonds, toasted
  • pinch of Maldon sea salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened large flake coconut

Instructions
 

  • Line a 9×13 cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Heat 2 tsp coconut oil in a cast iron pan on medium heat.
  • Then add almonds and pecans.
  • Reduce heat to med-low and toast for 2-3 minutes, stirring to prevent burning.
  • Remove from heat and add a dash of sea salt.
  • Melt coconut butter with coconut oil in a double boiler or in a large bowl over top of a saucepan filled with water.
  • Add extracts, roasted pecans and almonds.
  • Mix well.
  • Pour mixture onto cookie sheet and spread into a thin layer.
  • Press the coconut onto the top.
  • Place the cookie sheet in the fridge for 15 minutes or so. 
  • Remove and slice into squares.
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Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark