June 21, 2011

Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treats!

Every single time I used to stroll down the cereal isle in the grocery store, I'd shake my head at the boxes of Rice Krispies, thinking to myself, why don't they just take out the malt flavoring so that they'd be gluten free!  Well, it's finally happened.  Rice Krispies are officially GLUTEN FREE! Thank you Kellogg's!  This news would be less than exciting for non-celiac folk, but for those of us who lost the ability to enjoy these gooey squares of goodness when we were forced to go gluten free, this is big news:)

Now if you've never made Rice Krispies Treats before, they have to be one of the easiest desserts to make.  You can get as creative with this recipe as you want.  For example, you could add some chocolate chips or dried cranberries before forming the squares. Whatever you think would go good with marshmallows and crisped rice you should try.

  • 6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies Gluten Free cereal
  • 1 10oz package of regular marshmallows, or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter

  1. Melt the margarine/butter in a large pan over low heat.
  2. Add the marshmallows and stir until everything's totally melted.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add your Rice Krispies and stir it all up till completely coated.
  5. Using a buttered spatula or a sheet of waxed paper, press the gooey mixture evenly into a 13x9x2-inch pan coated with cooking spray.
  6. Cut into squares when cooled.
  7. Enjoy!

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June 5, 2011

Gluten Free Mug Brownies

I've been hearing about microwave mug brownies for a while now, but for some reason didn't think they'd be any good.  I mean how good could a brownie cooked in a microwave oven be? Right?  Well, pretty darn good actually:)  Especially when you top your piping-hot mug brownie with a couple scoops of ice cream and a dollop of whip cream!

This recipe couldn't be easier.  Not only is it gluten free, it's egg-free as well.  Depending on your microwave, you may need to cook your mug brownie a little bit longer, or a little bit less.  I suggest you experiment a bit.

This recipe is a perfect way to quickly appease your chocolate cravings. It produces very little mess, and allows you to enjoy warm, gooey brownies without needing to start up your oven.  Enjoy!!!

Brownie Ingredients
  • 1-2 tblsp vegetable oil 
  • 2 tblsp water
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of instant coffee
  • 3 tblsp sugar
  • 2 tblsp unsweetened cocoa 
  • 2 tblsp gluten free flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • Ice cream/whipped cream to top (optional)

  1. Combine the oil, water, vanilla extract, salt and instant coffee in a mug.  Whisk together till blended.
  2. Add the sugar and whisk till blended.
  3. Add the cocoa and whisk till blended. 
  4. Add the gluten free flour and whisk till blended
  5. Pop into the microwave for 90 seconds on high.
  6. Top your hot, gooey mug brownie with ice cream or whip cream and go to town!!

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    Just So You Know...

    The information presented in this blog is intended to educate and entertainment. However, I'm not a medical expert.  I also do not know absolutely everything about Celiac Disease.  What I do know has been learned through trial and error, research, and what has been taught to me by friends who also share my food-related affliction.  Please take the time to do your own research about Celiac Disease and gluten-related issues.  I have a list of links to useful resources along the left-side of this blog. Also, feel free to cross-check my statements. If you find contrary information, please let me know. Thanks so much for visiting Trav's Gone Gluten Free!