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

Buckwheat Breakfast Porridge

breakfastI discovered this lovely addition while on my intense food sensitivity plan. Being gluten, egg, and dairy free really narrows down the breakfast options, leaving you wondering if there’s still any good food left in the world to eat!

Never fear, buckwheat is here. Continue reading