Posted in breakfast, dairy-free, dessert, Dietary Needs, gluten intolerance, gluten-free, gluten-free diet, Meal, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, nut-free, Product Reviews, soy-free, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetarian, tagged GF Harvest, gluten free breakfast, gluten free oat, Gluten Freedoms, gluten-free dessert, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, NFCA, review on February 11, 2014|
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GF Harvest Oats
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I found myself craving oatmeal. I mean, the cravings were so bad that I started dreaming about it, too! I had been to afraid to try oats once I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I didn’t trust that they could really be safe. So, I did a good deal of research and came across the GF Harvest Company. Honestly, it sounded too good to be true. Of course I called them up to legitimize my cravings. Not only did they kindly sent me samples of Steel Cut Oats, Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats, and Oatmeal Cookie Crisp Granola, but they also provided lots of useful information. (They also carry gluten-free groats and gluten-free oat flour.) I was overjoyed to have satisfied my craving, with the knowledge that these were gluten-free right down to the ground.
It turned out that Seaton Smith, the owner of this small, Celiac disease-family run company, was tickled pink to talk and tell me all about their oats while assuaging my fears and anxieties. And, in 2013 they were even awarded the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics. I learned so much about the processing of their oats and the scrutiny his oats go through to make sure there is no cross-contamination. Here are a few things I learned and why I am now GF Harvest’s biggest fan:
To read more, click here . . .
This article can also be found on the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness’s Gluten-Free Hot Products Page
A Special Thanks goes out to my friend, Jessica Schaefer, who used these oats to make me special gf oatmeal cookies!
Apple Crumble with GF Harvest Oats on top
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Posted in Baking, dairy-free, dessert, Dietary Needs, gluten intolerance, gluten-free, gluten-free diet, Holiday, Kid-Friendly, Meal, nut-free, Passover, Recipes, snack, soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, tagged dairy-free and gluten-free matzah brittle, dairy-free matzah brittle, gluten-free dessert, gluten-free matzah brittle, gluten-free mazto brittle, gluten-free party food, gluten-free snack, parve dessert, vegan dessert, vegetarian dessert on April 1, 2013|
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Finished Matzah Brittle
When I was growing up, my mom always made us this delicious Matzah Brittle on Passover. Ok, so now that I’m gluten-free and dairy-free, I begged her to make it for me again. And my amazing mom did!! It’s like heaven, melting in your mouth with a crunchy, sweet taste. My only critique is that after a few days, the GF matzah doesn’t hold its crispness, but the taste is still there. It can be used year-round on other kinds of crackers. However, may family thinks there’s no better cracker on the market than using GF Matzah and/or GF Matzah Crackers from Yehudah. The recipe I’m giving is a rough one since my mom never measures anything out.
The nice thing about Passover, is that anything that is certified Kosher for Passover (gebrocht), cannot contain any grain in it, which means soy is out, too. This is a good time to stock up.
Matzah Brittle Recipe (GF/DF)
Serving Size: about 9 whole matzah, serving about 12 people
Prep/Cook Time: it takes about 10 minutes to make from start to finish
Only 3 Ingredients
- Yehudah GF Matzah (about 9 squares)
- about 1 cup of brown sugar (or more if you’d like)
- about 1 stick of butter = 1/2 cup of butter (I used Earth’s Balance, Soy-free spread)
- Optional Toppings: Chocolate Chips (I use Enjoy Life), Coconut Flakes, Crushed Nuts
- Pre-heat oven to 350*F.
- Using 2 baking sheets, spray with grease or rub your butter/butter substitute on them. I prefer to put down parchment paper instead.
Mom Putting Brown Sugar & Butter in Microwave
- Melt the butter and brown sugar together in the microwave for about 30 sec – 1 min (depending on the power of your microwave), or over a double boiler at a medium heat.
- While mixture is melting, lay out matzah squares on baking sheets.
- When mixture is melted, stir it together very well. (Melted, it shows about 2 cups on the liquid measurer). The Earth’s Balance doesn’t blend as well as butter, so you really have to stir it to keep it from settling.
Melted Butter (or substitute) and Brown Sugar
- Using a spoon or ladle, pour mixture over matzah so that it is coating it.
Pouring Mixture Over Matzah
- Brittle Ready for the Oven
- If adding toppings, add the toppings of your choice on top of the matzah and mixture.
- Bake in over for 6 minutes at 350*F.
- Let cool, and then break into piece.
- Store in airtight container.
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