Good Morning Oatmeal: with coconut milk, bananas, & pecans (low-fodmap)

Want a fabulous way to start your day? A quick breakfast that leaves your taste buds happy and you full of energy?Low Fodmap oatmeal with coconut milk, bananas, and pecans

Oatmeal. You know…those little flakes collecting dust in your pantry?

This breakfast is classic but I just HAD to share this recipe. Watching my husband eat this concoction lately inspired me. I tried this combo at work and was all smiles. I may have greeted those around me with, “Good morning!” and then with added gumption, “I’m really enjoying my oatmeal!!” Awkward. Just awkward.

So in light of not scaring my co-workers, I decided to share my enthusiasm with you all instead! Be glad. Be very glad. Continue reading

When in a Blizzard, Make Coffee Cake

When the weather man calls for a blizzard, you batten down the hatches…and make coffee cake. Because when the power goes out, you want a flashlight in one hand and a fork in the a blizzard make gluten free coffee cake

Home made coffee cake is so easy, and it fills your home with bold aromas like nutmeg and cinnamon! Soft, warm, sugary goodness. A great companion for breakfast, afternoon snack, and dessert. Or when there’s a white out in your backyard.

So let’s procrastinate that shoveling a little while longer. Enjoy some cake and coffee while that snow piles up on the driveway. Continue reading

Gluten free Cranberry Orange Bread

titleberryNothing says Christmas like cranberry orange bread! Ok, maybe Christmas cookies. And gingerbread men. And those little snowballs. Ok, ok, so maybe there’s a lot that says Christmas.

But let’s not forget about cranberry orange bread, friends! I think I’m in love.

I was out running errands like a crazy person and actually caught myself daydreaming about curling up next to the Christmas tree with a warm cup of coffee and this recipe. No lie. There’s just something about chopping cranberries that puts me in a merry mood.

This is by far the best gluten-free version I have found to date! I even caught my brother sneaking some out of the fridge when I wasn’t looking. This is super easy to make and has such a nice tart and citrus blend while still remaining moist. It will definitely be part of my Christmas morning breakfast this year. Oh yeah…it’s also dairy free and low-fodmap which makes it perfect for family members with food sensitivities! Continue reading

Holiday Pumpkin Muffins: gluten, dairy, & fodmap free

pumpkin titleLet’s face it. Our holidays revolve around food and lots of it. Having food sensitivities can add an extra measure of stress to your hustle and bustle!

This will be my first year braving the holidays with food restrictions. But I am armed and ready. I have gathered my recipes. I laugh in the face of all things gluten. Bring it on, turkey day.

These little muffins just made my A-list for Thanksgiving breakfast. They would make the perfect gluten-free, dairy-free, low fodmap addition to your holiday!

I made these three times, once as a loaf and twice as muffins. They turn out moist, full of pumpkin flavor, and make great leftovers! You could make them the night before and store in the refrigerator overnight. I personally love to chill them first and then pair them with a warm cup of coffee. Mmm. Continue reading

Gluten-free Apple Crisp with Oat Flour

apple crispWhen Fall rolls in, my baking side comes out. Apple crisp. Apple pies. Apple cobbler. Every year we trek out to the local Orchard and help ourselves to the endless rows of apple trees. The tradition brings back fond memories of climbing the apple trees as a kid in my Grandad’s own orchard. We fill our bag to the brim until it’s almost too heavy to carry, snacking on a few apples along the way.

But this year is different. This year I have SIBO. This year I’m a fodmapper. No more apples. Or flour. Just go put a damper on my fall baking dreams.

So this is my revolt: Original Apple Crisp Recipe + Super Easy Gluten-free Flour Substitute = Ridiculously Yummy. Not gonna lie, I might even like this better than the original. Shh, don’t tell.

The best part about this recipe is that it only requires one flour, no additional ingredients, and you probably already have what you need in your cupboard. Oats, my friends. I mean, honestly. Who wants to buy 4 kinds of flours, all those starches, and xanthan gum when you can literally make this recipe out of the stuff in your Quaker box?  It’s gluten-free, not rocket science so let’s give our baking selves a break. Continue reading

8 Breakfast Ideas for the Gluten, Dairy, & Egg Free

8 breakfast ideas for the gluten egg and dairy free

Breakfast is an important meal of the day. It is also my favorite meal. Every morning I look forward to the smell of coffee percolating, the sun rising, and a plate of delicious food.

But if you have food sensitivities, it can put a real damper on your morning. Avoiding gluten, dairy, and egg is hard enough on its own, let alone as a collective group! Combine that with a low-fodmap diet and you start wondering if you’re going to lose your sanity.

I have been there. Being gluten, dairy, AND egg free can be overwhelming. The amount of frustration, stress, anxiety, energy, and the mental capacity that goes into diet restrictions and menu planning can be downright depressing.

I’m writing this post in response to you asking the question: what in the world is there to eat when you’re avoiding gluten, dairy, egg, and fodmaps? When the options look slim and you wonder if you’ll ever enjoy breakfast again, there is hope! Here are a few breakfast ideas (that don’t taste like cardboard): Continue reading

Gluten-free Pancakes


Saturday mornings make me happy. Visions of big morning breakfasts and the aroma of coffee percolating in the kitchen warms my heart. Hubs and I would grab large mugs filled with coffee and move to the front porch where we would rock the time away discussing the news, life, and relationships.

Hey, a girl can dream.

So maybe our Saturdays aren’t always quite like that, but at least pancakes have their rightful place in the regular Saturday program. And gluten-free makes a happy me.

But let’s be honest, not all gluten-free pancake recipes are created equal. Continue reading