Get your protein, fiber and probiotics on the go with Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters!  // vegan, gluten free, no sugar

Nutritional Boosters to Make Your Day {Giveaway}

by Cassidy Stockton in Contests

January is a time to get things done. We’ve been lounging and celebrating and indulging from Halloween to New Year’s Day and it’s time to switch gears. There are no shortage of experts lined up to tell us how to eat better, live better, be healthier and more active in 2016. I find that incredibly overwhelming. Who do I listen to? How do I know what is “right”? Unfortunately, I don’t have an answer for you, but I am happy to share a whole line of products that Bob’s Red Mill is offering that can fit any type of diet- even the “do nothing” approach.

Bob's Red Mill Pea Protein Powder is made from raw yellow peas. The protein is isolated from the peas using a low-heat, water based process. Unlike many other pea protein powders, there are no chemical solvents used to make Bob’s Red Mill Pea Protein Powder. Add pea protein powder to smoothies for a plant-based protein boost.

We have long offered plain, no frills protein powders. They’re perfect for people who really want something simple. Each of these protein powders are made from wholesome sources and are simple, single ingredient protein options- whey, soy, hemp and {new!} pea protein powder.

Get your protein, fiber and probiotics on the go with Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters! // vegan, gluten free, no sugar
In addition to these base protein options, we have a slew of single-ingredient items that pair well with protein powders- from flax, chia and hemp seeds to our newest addition, psyllium fiber powder. Use these ingredients to increase fiber in your shakes and smoothies. Flax, chia and psyllium are all wonderful choices for vegan and gluten free baking, as well.

Get your protein, fiber and probiotics on the go with Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters! // vegan, gluten free, no sugar

If you’re really just not sure and want something easy and, more importantly, delicious, our new Nutritional Boosters are just the ticket. Available in three flavored varieties- chocolate, vanilla and chai (not chia), these products are essentially shake mixes. I prefer them mixed with milk, but you can drink them with water. They use pea protein as a base with inulin (chicory root fiber), chia seeds and probiotics, and are sweetened with monk fruit. The natural flavors used are sweet enough to drink with water, but not so sweet that they can’t be combined with fruit. The kicker? They’re vegan and gluten free! Each blend provides about 20g of protein and between 10-12g of fiber. Full nutritional facts and ingredient lists can be found here.

Get your protein, fiber and probiotics on the go with Bob’s Red Mill Nutritional Boosters! // vegan, gluten free, no sugar

If something flavored isn’t up your alley and you only want to buy one product, our Protein + Fiber Nutritional Booster is just the thing for you. Made with a blend of pea protein, inulin (chicory root fiber), probiotics, chia seed and psyllium, this blend has no flavors, no sweetener and is ready to be combined with your favorite smoothie mix-ins.

We love all of our new products and we’re so excited to share them with you. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about these products that we’re hearing from you.

Are these products vegan? Yes, all of the products listed above are considered vegan.

Are these products gluten free? Yes, the four new nutritional boosters, as well as psyllium powder, soy protein powder and pea protein powder are all gluten free.

Where can I get these? The four nutritional boosters, pea protein powder and psyllium powder are very new to our line. That means you probably won’t see them at stores yet. Putting in a product request with your store is the best way to get these items stocked. Until they appear at stores, which should be anytime now, our website is the only place to get them.

{Giveaway}

We think our new products are very exciting and want to give you a chance to try them for yourself. I have five sets of protein boosters to give away to lucky winners. Each set will contain one package each- Vanilla Protein Powder, Chocolate Protein Powder, Chai Protein Powder and Protein + Fiber Nutritional Booster and a Bob’s Red Mill blender bottle (retail value of $125). I will select five winners at random from all who enter using the app below by 11:59 pm on 01/18/16. Contest is open to US and Canada residents only.

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Baked Pear Oatmeal is a whole grain breakfast perfect for keeping your resolutions on track. // Bob's Red Mill // gluten free, dairy free adaptable

Baked Pear Oatmeal

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

It’s January 4th. Did you make a resolution a few days ago to eat better or healthier or try to lose some weight? You don’t have to be shy, the New York Times reports that about 40-50% of Americans make a resolution and the number one resolution is related to health and weight loss. It makes sense, really. We just spent the last two months from Halloween to New Year’s Day indulging in sweets and decadent foods, it’s only natural that we want to bounce back. I don’t know about you, but my body is positively screaming for something nutritious by the time Christmas has wrapped.

This recipe is a perfect way to fuel your body and keep those healthy resolutions. Baked oatmeal is easy to make and can be adapted to suit many different tastes and dietary needs. You can reduce the sugar in this recipe or replace it with your favorite sweetener to make it a touch healthier. Add flaxseed meal to boost the fiber and try mixing it up with different fruits and nuts. Need it to be gluten free? Simply swap out the old fashioned oats for our gluten free tested version and make sure to read the label on your vanilla. Need it to be free from dairy? Use your favorite non-dairy butter replacement or try it with coconut oil. Baked Pear Oatmeal is a whole grain breakfast perfect for keeping your resolutions on track. // Bob's Red Mill // gluten free, dairy free adaptable

Baked Pear Oatmeal

Servings: 8

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 40 – 50 minutes | Passive Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 tsp  Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp  ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground Nutmeg
  • 3 cups Water or Milk, Pear Juice, or Apple Juice
  • 2  Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Butter melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cup chopped fresh Pears (about 2 whole)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9×9-inch baking dish and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine rolled oats, baking powder, salt, and spices. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together water (or milk or juice), eggs, brown sugar, melted and cooled butter, and vanilla extract. Add oat mixture to the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Fold in chopped pears.

Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish and bake until set, about 40 – 50 minutes. Let cool about 5 minutes before serving.

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Easy, gluten free and dairy free Marbled Pound Cake. Perfect for holiday gift giving or hostess gifts!

Marbled Pound Cakes (Gluten Free + Dairy Free)

by Sarena Shasteen in Gluten Free, Recipes

It’s that time of year again. The time of giving and celebrating with those we love. I have always been the kind of person that gives gifts from my kitchen for the holidays. I will typically find pans or some piece of kitchenware to give a baked good in. It’s a two for one, if you will. My go to recipe of gluten free cinnamon bread is taking a hiatus this year on the gift giving list. This holiday season, I’m giving our new favorite gluten free marble pound cake as gifts. Shhhh, don’t tell.

Marble pound cake holds a special place in our hearts here. It brings back so many memories of my oldest when he was a little guy. Marble pound cake was his treat of choice when his dad and I would go to the coffee shop. I still remember those tiny fingers grabbing those little pieces of cake. Oh the memories….

Easy, gluten free and dairy free Marbled Pound Cake. Perfect for holiday gift giving or hostess gifts!

Well, we were at the coffee shop a few months ago and my oldest mentioned that he would really like it if I could try to make some gluten free for him. It has been a long time since he’s last had it and I’m guessing the memories are still very vivid for him too. I decided to give my tried and true gluten free lemon pound cake recipe a little make over to see if I could make a comparable gluten free version of my son’s favorite cake.

Easy, gluten free and dairy free Marbled Pound Cake. Perfect for holiday gift giving or hostess gifts!

I am happy to say that not only did it work, but it was also easier to make using Bob’s Red Mill’s Gluten Free 1 to 1 Flour! It was a little too easy because the request for me to make more has been coming up more often. My version of this cake has all the signature flavors of the marbled pound cake from our favorite coffee shop minus the gluten or the dairy. This dense rich cake covered in a hearty crust marbled with dark chocolate and vanilla is the perfect gift to share with my friends and family.

Easy, gluten free and dairy free Marbled Pound Cake. Perfect for holiday gift giving or hostess gifts!

Gluten Free Marble Pound Cakes

makes 3 mini loaves

Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees. Spray oil into loaf pans.

Pour the vinegar into one cup of cashew milk, set aside.

In a mixing bowl, blend the sugar, stevia and butter until mixed well and fluffy. Combine the flour through salt together in a bowl. Add the eggs to the butter mixture and mix well.

Next add the flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the milk; beginning and ending with the flour. Set aside 1/3 of the vanilla batter in a small bowl. Add the cocoa powder and 1/4 cup of milk to the small bowl of batter. Stir until well combined.

Spoon the batters into the pans evenly alternating between the chocolate and vanilla batters. Using a knife, cut a swirl pattern into the batters. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool 10 minutes in the pan, cut around the cake and remove from pan to cool complete. 

Sarena Shasteen: The Non Dairy QueenSarena Shasteen has been an avid health food and fitness enthusiast from an early age. She holds a degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Atlanta, a certification in Fitness Nutrition and is a certified Fitness Trainer from International Sport Science Association (ISSA). Becoming a Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition has been a lifelong goal of hers. Sarena enjoys helping others reach their health goals by teaching them that health and fitness are not only achieved in the gym, but also through fun everyday activities. Now a food writer, recipe developer, personal chef,  Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, she enjoys sharing with others that healthy living can be fun and delicious. Keep up with her at The Non Dairy Queen and on Facebook and Twitter.

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New Bob's Red Mill {Gluten Free} Oatmeal Cups! Three types of oats, chia, flax and salt. Available in four flavors- including classic!

Good, to Go: Meet Our NEW Oatmeal Cups! {Giveaway}

by Cassidy Stockton in Contests, Gluten Free

Have you heard? We now have oatmeal cups! These new cups are nutritious, delicious and oh-so-easy to prepare. Made with a blend of three (yep, THREE) types of whole grain oats, this is not the instant oatmeal you find in so many of the cups available. We’ve blended our gluten free quick oats with our gluten free Scottish oatmeal and gluten free old fashioned rolled oats to create an oatmeal cup that has a bit of bite and texture to it. Then, we’ve added flax and chia seeds to boost the nutrition and topped the whole thing off with a dash of salt.

These are beyond easy to prepare- just a quick minute in the microwave or simply add hot water and let sit for a few minutes. Either option yields a hot, nutritious breakfast in just three minutes. It’s a little embarrassing how quickly everyone at our office has adopted these as their go-to breakfast choice.

New Bob's Red Mill {Gluten Free} Oatmeal Cups! Three types of oats, chia, flax and salt. Available in four flavors- including classic!

We have options for everyone! Want something sweet and reminiscent of childhood? Try either our Maple Brown Sugar or Apple Cinnamon. Want something a bit more sophisticated, try the Blueberry Hazelnut with real dried blueberries and crunchy hazelnuts. Looking for something simple with no sweeteners? Hello, Classic– no sugar, no flavors, just plain oats, flax, chia and salt.

I know some of you are thinking, “Ugh. Why do you market them as gluten free? Oats don’t even have gluten.” Here’s the deal. Yes, oats are inherently gluten free, but most oats are cross contaminated with wheat during the growing process. For our celiac friends, we source high quality gluten free oats to ensure that they can enjoy these cups just like everyone else. You don’t need to be gluten free to enjoy these– there’s nothing missing or removed, we just made sure that there wasn’t anything extra (gluten) added to the mix. To learn more about oats and gluten, check out this post.

New Bob's Red Mill {Gluten Free} Oatmeal Cups! Three types of oats, chia, flax and salt. Available in four flavors- including classic!

Now for the really exciting part! We want to give away 10 20 sets of these cups to our readers. Each set will have one of each flavor cup included in the box. To enter, we’re going to make it so easy for you today, simply tell us which of these four flavors you’re most excited to try in the comments. We’ll pick 10 winners from all who enter by 11:59 pm on 10/30/15.

10/23/15: UPDATE: Because we’ve already received so many entries and it’s only day one, we’re going to give away 20 sets of these cups.

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Flageolet & Tuna Salad : This light and refreshing flageolet salad uses oil, vinegar and capers for a zesty dressing that won't weigh you down with mayonnaise. These fresh flavors pair beautifully with creamy French flageolet beans, high-quality tuna fish and spicy arugula. This salad can be a main dish, a side or stuffed into a pita pocket for a twist on a tuna salad sandwich. // Bob's Red Mill

Flageolet and Tuna Salad

by Cassidy Stockton in Recipes

Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to break out the cool summer salads to help beat the heat. This light and refreshing flageolet salad uses oil, vinegar and capers for a zesty dressing that won’t weigh you down with mayonnaise. These fresh flavors pair beautifully with creamy French flageolet beans, high-quality tuna fish and spicy arugula. This salad can be a main dish, a side or stuffed into a pita pocket for a twist on a tuna salad sandwich.

Flageolet beans are a creamy, pale green bean common in French cuisine that we particularly love for salads like this. Save time making this dish by using a pressure cooker to cook the flageolet beans or cook them a few days ahead and assemble the salad when ready to serve. If you can’t find flageolet beans, you can substitute great northern beans in this recipe.

Flageolet & Tuna Salad : This light and refreshing flageolet salad uses oil, vinegar and capers for a zesty dressing that won't weigh you down with mayonnaise. These fresh flavors pair beautifully with creamy French flageolet beans, high-quality tuna fish and spicy arugula. This salad can be a main dish, a side or stuffed into a pita pocket for a twist on a tuna salad sandwich. // Bob's Red Mill

Flageolet & Tuna Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Rest Time:  30 minutes | Cook Time:  60 – 90 minutes

Yield: 4 – 8 servings

  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Flageolet Beans
  • 4 cups Water
  • 12 oz canned Tuna, drained
  • 4 oz fresh Arugula
  • 1 cup thinly sliced Red Onion (about ½ medium)
  • 1 Tbsp Capers, rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp ground Black Pepper
  • ¾ tsp Salt

Step 1

Sort and rinse Bob’s Red Mill Flageolet Beans.  Combine with water, cover and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans are soft, 60 – 90 minutes.

Step 2

Drain and rinse cooked beans.  Let cool while other ingredients are prepared.

Step 3

In a large bowl, combine tuna, arugula, red onion, capers, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper; mix well.

Step 4

Add drained and cooled beans and toss to combine.  Serve immediately or chilled.

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Easy, gluten free, dairy free Sausage Balls made using Garbanzo Bean Flour. Perfect for appetizers! | Bob's Red Mill + Non Dairy Queen

Gluten Free Sausage Ball Waffles

by Sarena Shasteen in Gluten Free, Recipes

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! My hope is that you are all enjoying a special day with your loved ones. Father’s day weekend is traditionally a travel weekend for us. My husband is an illustrator and there is a convention he goes to every year that falls on Father’s Day weekend.  So, today I’m sharing the top request from the father in our house for Father’s Day…sausage balls (pictured below). I know, I know, these are typically served during the holiday season. However, in our house, these are prepared anytime my husband chooses for me to make a “treat” for him or when we travel so he has fuel for the trip.

Easy, gluten free, dairy free Sausage Balls made using Garbanzo Bean Flour. Perfect for appetizers! | Bob's Red Mill + Non Dairy Queen

I actually really enjoy making sausage balls for my husband, but shhhhh, don’t tell him. It’s a fun game I play with teasing him about how time consuming they are to make. They are, in fact, really easy to make and, while I’ve used a lot of different flours in this recipe, I love using Bob’s Red Mill Garbanzo Bean Flour in them. I’m always on a mission to make things healthier for my guys, so I decided to use a protein based flour as my binder in these tasty little gems. I also use a local sausage without any fillers to ensure the quality of the final product.

Since my husband’s favorite part is the crunchy exterior I did things a little differently for his special treat this time. I cooked some in my waffle iron! To complete the meal, I served them with a couple of over easy eggs along with a side of sliced cucumber and tomatoes . He LOVED them! Quote from my husband, “The best part about the sausage ball is the crispy outside. The waffle sausage ball is all crispy outside!” He really did love the extra crunch the waffle iron gave them.

I’m sharing both versions today so you can choose how you want to make these, but for a fun change, I hope you try them in the waffle iron. Enjoy these my friends!

Easy, gluten free, dairy free Sausage WAFFLE Balls made using Garbanzo Bean Flour. Perfect for appetizers! | Bob's Red Mill + Non Dairy Queen

Gluten Free Sausage Ball Waffles

(makes about 20 waffles or 60 sausage balls)

Preheat your waffle iron.

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. I use my stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Coat the waffle iron with an oil of your choice before scooping about 1/4 cup of the dough into the preheated waffle iron. Cook according to your waffle iron specifications. Mine has a green light that comes on to tell me when it’s ready.

To make sausage balls, I use a 2 Tbsp cookie scoop. Place the dough about an inch apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 375°F in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. (for crispy).

Sarena Shasteen: The Non Dairy QueenSarena Shasteen has been an avid health food and fitness enthusiast from an early age. She holds a degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Atlanta, a certification in Fitness Nutrition and is a certified Fitness Trainer from International Sport Science Association (ISSA). Becoming a Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition has been a lifelong goal of hers. Sarena enjoys helping others reach their health goals by teaching them that health and fitness are not only achieved in the gym, but also through fun everyday activities. Now a food writer, recipe developer, personal chef,  Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, she enjoys sharing with others that healthy living can be fun and delicious. Keep up with her at The Non Dairy Queen and on Facebook and Twitter.

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What is it? Wednesday: Tapioca Flour/Starch

by Cassidy Stockton in Gluten Free, What is it? Wednesday

Our topic this week for What is it? Wednesday is Tapioca Flour. This ingredient is a tricky one to understand and there is a lot of confusing information about it online. We’re going to do our best to clear it up, but if we missed something or you still have burning questions, please leave them in the comments and we’ll get you an answer.

What is Tapioca Flour? Tapioca flour is made from the crushed pulp of the Cassava root (pictured below), a woody shrub native to South America and the Carribean. Like other starches, tapioca flour is a very fine, white powder that works well in gluten free baking. It can replace cornstarch as a thickener for pies and sauces and aids in creating a crisp crust and chewy texture in baking. It is most often used in the Brazilian treat Pão de Queijo (pictured below), a light, puffy cheese roll. Tapioca flour is becoming increasingly common in paleo diet recipes, as well.

What is it? Wednesday: Tapioca Flour. We explore this gluten free, paleo-friendly, vegan ingredient and sort out tapioca starch v tapioca flour. | Bob's Red Mill

Why is Tapioca Flour sometimes called Tapioca Starch and is there a difference between the two? There are quite a variety of different tapioca products on the market. Our tapioca flour is the same thing as tapioca starch, however you need to be aware that there is a third choice called tapioca flour/starch often found in stores that cater to a Caribbean and South American clientele. This type of flour/starch is typically sold as Cassava Flour, but it will not work the same as our tapioca flour. To best avoid confusion, if you need to use an ingredient for gluten free baking, we recommend sticking with something that is clearly marked as tapioca starch or tapioca flour and steering clear of Cassava Flour.

What about Modified Tapioca Starch? This is an entirely different ballgame of starch. Modified starch works well in gluten free baking, but it is not the same thing as our tapioca flour and they cannot be used interchangeably. Expandex produces this type of modified starch.

How is Tapioca Flour made? Essentially, cassava root is peeled, washed and chopped. Then it is rasped (finely shredded) and the resulting pulp is washed, spun, and washed until the mixture is primarily starch and water. The starch is then dried. We  recognize the hazards of under-processed cassava root and our product has been processed in an appropriate manner to make the product harmless.

Is Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour gluten free? Yes, tapioca flour is naturally free from gluten. At Bob’s Red Mill we take it a step further by producing it in our gluten free facility and batch testing it for gluten in our quality control laboratory.

Is Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour organic? No, our tapioca flour is not certified organic.

Is Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour vegan? Yes, our tapioca flour is suitable for a vegan diet.

Is Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour sulfite-free? Yes, our tapioca flour is sulfite-free.

Is Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour pregelatinized and what does that even mean? No, our tapioca flour is not pregelatinized. Pregelatinized means that the starch has been cooked and dried, making it ideal for quick thickening. This process is used for things like tapioca pearls to create instant puddings, salad dressings, pie fillings, etc. Grinding tapioca pearls will not produce tapioca flour, however, you can replace instant tapioca pearls with tapioca flour. If you need tips for doing so, see below.

Why would you use Tapioca Flour? Tapioca flour is a wonderful thickener that is superior to Arrowroot Starch and Potato Starch. It provides a crispy crust and chewy texture in gluten free baked goods. Some people choose tapioca because they cannot eat corn or potatoes for health reasons and tapioca flour is a wonderful alternative.

Tips for using tapioca flour to replace other ingredients: 

  • Tapioca Flour for Cornstarch in baking: Replace 1 Tbsp Cornstarch with 2 Tbsp Tapioca Flour
  • Tapioca Flour for All Purpose Flour in thickening: Replace 1 for 1
  • Tapioca Flour for Instant Tapioca Pearls: For every 1 Tbsp of quick-cooking tapioca pearls use 1 ½ Tbsp of tapioca flour.  Mix the tapioca flour with any dry sugar in an uncooked pie filling or make a slurry with a small amount of the liquid before heating in a pre-cooked pie filling then slowly add the slurry back into the pie filling and continue to cook the filling at a simmer for 5 – 10 minutes or until the cloudiness from the tapioca flour has turned transparent.

Our favorite recipes using Tapioca Flour:

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With Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Muffin Mix, making scrumptious gluten free muffins at home is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Just combine the mix with a few simple ingredients, add your favorite "mix-ins" (fruit, nuts or chocolate), and bake. It’s never been easier to enjoy simple, wholesome gluten free muffins at home. Mixed and Packaged in our Gluten Free Facility, each batch is tested in gluten free laboratory to ensure its gluten free status. Dairy Free

NEW Gluten Free Muffin Mix {Giveaway}

by Cassidy Stockton in Contests, Gluten Free

Muffins. They seem like a pretty basic baking endeavor, right? Flour, sugar, eggs, oil, salt, leavening, what more do you need? If you’re gluten free, a whole lot more! In addition to the above ingredients, you typically need a combination of flours and starches, some kind of additional binder (xanthan gum, psyllium, etc) and a sense of adventure, a willingness to try and try again until you get it perfect.

If you’ve ever made a chewy, dense muffin, you know that muffins are not really as simple as they appear. There is a technique to a light, fluffy muffin. Conventional muffins really do need to be ‘mixed until just combined’. Too much mixing and you get a dense muffin, as mixing activates the gluten. Thankfully, gluten free muffins are not as prone to this pitfall. You would think this makes them more likely to succeed, but, as with any gluten free baked good, that is simply not the case.

With Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Muffin Mix, making scrumptious gluten free muffins at home is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Just combine the mix with a few simple ingredients, add your favorite "mix-ins" (fruit, nuts or chocolate), and bake. It’s never been easier to enjoy simple, wholesome gluten free muffins at home. Mixed and Packaged in our Gluten Free Facility, each batch is tested in gluten free laboratory to ensure its gluten free status. Dairy Free

Gluten free muffins can range from under cooked, gooey batter blobs to hard-as-a-rock hockey pucks. This can be attributed to any number of things, poor flour/starch combinations, too much xanthan gum, too little leavening, etc. Thankfully, our test kitchen has just the solution.

Introducing our NEW Gluten Free Muffin Mix! With the perfect blend of flours and starches, this mix bakes up perfect muffins every time. Our Gluten Free Muffin Mix is easy to make and easy to customize! With no flavorings beyond a light vanilla flavor, you can add anything you like to this mix- blueberries, chocolate chips, dried cherries, chopped nuts, the possibilities are endless!

With Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Muffin Mix, making scrumptious gluten free muffins at home is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Just combine the mix with a few simple ingredients, add your favorite "mix-ins" (fruit, nuts or chocolate), and bake. It’s never been easier to enjoy simple, wholesome gluten free muffins at home. Mixed and Packaged in our Gluten Free Facility, each batch is tested in gluten free laboratory to ensure its gluten free status. Dairy Free

 

We have been baking batch after batch of these to make sure they are truly as easy and tasty as we want and, no joke, Bob proclaimed them, “The best muffin [he’s] ever tasted.” He didn’t even know they were gluten free. That’s how we do things around here with gluten free taste testing, we conveniently forget to tell anyone they’re gluten free and the feedback is priceless. Sometimes, it’s obvious, but with these muffins, no one guessed they were gluten free.

We are so excited about this new product (which should be in your stores by the fall), we’re giving away a full case (4 bags!) to 10 lucky winners! To enter, simply tell us in the comments: What muffin flavor would you make first? We’ll pick 10 winners at random from all who enter by 11:59 pm on 6/14/15. If you just can’t wait and must have this product for yourself, visit bobsredmill.com to order a bag. Otherwise, this product should be in your local stores in the fall.

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Gluten Free, Dairy Free Zucchini Muffins | Bob's Red Mill

Gluten and Dairy Free Zucchini Muffins for Mother’s Day

by Sarena Shasteen in Gluten Free, Recipes

I think about mother’s day a little differently than most people. To me, mother’s day is more of a celebration of the men in my little family than it is about me. Really, without them, I wouldn’t be a mother, right? So, I enjoy making Mother’s Day a special day for all of us. Sure, I love being taken care of as much as the next person, but nothing warms my heart more than doing something special for my guys. Mother’s day is a day that I either bake for my guys or we take some time to bake together. Since the kitchen is my favorite place to be, this is naturally where I choose to spend my special day.

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Zucchini Muffins | Bob's Red Mill

Nothing starts my day off better than baking a fresh batch of muffins for my guys. I love how excited they get when they wake up to the sweet smell of something being baked for them to enjoy for breakfast. Being the health nut that I am, though, I have to incorporate some healthier muffins loaded with veggies. Zucchini muffins are a favorite around here and with the summer bounty of zucchini coming up, I wanted to share our favorite use for all the garden goodness that’s ahead. These are light and fluffy with a hint of spice from the cinnamon and a little extra sweetness from the sugar sprinkled on top. I assure you, your family will love these as much as mine does.

Happy Mother’s Day

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Zucchini Muffins | Bob's Red Mill

Gluten and Dairy Free Zucchini Muffins

(makes 8)

  • 1-1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Flour
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/3 cup Dairy Free Butter or Coconut Oil, softened
  • 1/2 cup Egg Whites or 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Dairy Free Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 dropper Vanilla Stevia (I used NuNaturals) (or 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar)
  • 1 cup Shredded Zucchini
  • 4 tsp Bob’s Red Mill Turbinado Sugar (for topping)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Like muffin pan with liners or spray with oil.

In a large bowl, combine the flour through salt and mix well. Mix together the egg whites, almond milk and stevia. Add the liquid mixture and butter to the dry mixture and stir just until combined. Then add the zucchini until mixed in evenly. Divide the batter into the prepared muffin tin, sprinkle each muffin with 1/2 tsp turbinado sugar and bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Sarena Shasteen: The Non Dairy QueenSarena Shasteen has been an avid health food and fitness enthusiast from an early age. She holds a degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Atlanta, a certification in Fitness Nutrition and is a certified Fitness Trainer from International Sport Science Association (ISSA). Becoming a Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition has been a lifelong goal of hers. Sarena enjoys helping others reach their health goals by teaching them that health and fitness are not only achieved in the gym, but also through fun everyday activities. Now a food writer, recipe developer, personal chef,  Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, she enjoys sharing with others that healthy living can be fun and delicious. Keep up with her at The Non Dairy Queen and on Facebook and Twitter.

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Oatmeal Quick Bread | Bob's Red Mill

Oatmeal Quick Bread- Gluten and Dairy Free

by Sarena Shasteen in Gluten Free, Recipes

Who says you can’t have bread just because you can’t eat gluten? Not this girl for sure. Let’s just say I make a lot of bread around here for a family that’s gluten free. The breads I make range from kind of complicated to really easy. Today, I’m sharing a really easy recipe with you. I came up with this jewel out of a need for a quick hearty bread to go with our Sunday brunch, as well as, needing something easy that my husband can throw together when he’s needing bread with dinner. This oatmeal quick bread goes really well with a salad or bowl of soup. It has an amazingly crunchy crust on the outside with a beautifully dense chewy interior highlighted by a wholesome nutty flavor from the oatmeal. For brunch, we served it with butter and a drizzle of honey. It was delicious!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Oatmeal Quick Bread | Bob's Red Mill

Gluten and Dairy Free Oatmeal Quick Bread

(makes about a 1 pound loaf)

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oatmeal, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Mix well with a fork. Next add the cold butter to the flour mixture and cut it in with a fork until thoroughly combined and the mixture resembles a course meal. Next add the milk, eggs and vinegar to the flour mixture using a fork or a rubber spatula. Stir until well combined. Refrigerate the dough for 10 minutes while you preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. When the oven is ready, using the rubber spatula, form the dough into a ball and then dump it onto the parchment paper. Using the spatula, even out the dough ball to for a circle. Cut a cross into the dough and then sprinkle the top with the reserved oatmeal. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes or until slightly browned and the crust sounds hollow when tapped. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes then slice and serve.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Oatmeal Quick Bread | Bob's Red Mill

Sarena Shasteen: The Non Dairy QueenSarena Shasteen has been an avid health food and fitness enthusiast from an early age. She holds a degree in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Atlanta, a certification in Fitness Nutrition and is a certified Fitness Trainer from International Sport Science Association (ISSA). Becoming a Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition has been a lifelong goal of hers. Sarena enjoys helping others reach their health goals by teaching them that health and fitness are not only achieved in the gym, but also through fun everyday activities. Now a food writer, recipe developer, personal chef,  Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, she enjoys sharing with others that healthy living can be fun and delicious. Keep up with her at The Non Dairy Queen and on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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