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Gluten Free Cranberry Granola Bars, Gluten Free Lunch Ideas, Gluten Free Snack #GlutenFree, #recipes, #HacksGluten Free Cranberry Granola bars

If you are looking for gluten free recipes, or gluten free snack ideas for your kids lunches.  You night want to give this recipe a try. You can add or delete things from this recipe to fit your families needs or likes.

What you will need for this recipe

  • 2 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 cup Flax Seed Meal
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Enjoy Life brand Chocolate Chips

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease an 8″x8″ pan and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs. Add the maple syrup and vanilla extract and mix well.
In a large mixing bowl, mix all dry ingredients together, making sure to incorporate well. With a a slotted spoon, slowly mix egg mixture into dry ingredients. Make sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.
Gluten Free Cranberry Granola Bars, Gluten Free Lunch Ideas, Gluten Free Snack #GlutenFree, #recipes, #HacksPour granola mixture into greased 8″x8″ pan. Using the back of the spoon, firmly press into pan. Mixture will be on the sticky side.
Place pan into preheated oven and cook for 20 minutes, until edges begin to brown.
When done, let cool for about 6-7 minutes, then cut with a sharp knife. Let cool for another 10-15 minutes.
Gluten Free Cranberry Granola Bars, Gluten Free Lunch Ideas, Gluten Free Snack #GlutenFree, #recipes, #HacksWhile bars are cooling, melt chocolate chips in a microwave save bowl or cup using 30 second intervals, stirring inbetween.
Using a spoon, scoop out some melted chocolate and drizzle across bars until gone. Let bars and chocolate cool completely. I like to place mine in the refrigerator for about an hour.

Remove from pan and enjoy!Gluten Free Cranberry Granola Bars, Gluten Free Lunch Ideas, Gluten Free Snack #GlutenFree, #recipes, #Hacks

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Ooey Gooey Chocolate Caramel Dessert, Homemade Caramel Recipe, The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe, Chocolate and Caramel Recipes,Money Saving Recipes3

Chocolate Caramel Dessert: by Tiffany

Homemade caramel is the best! It’s very very simple and really doesn’t take that long to make. You will reap the taste rewards for sure by making it yourself. That being said, this recipe calls for homemade caramel. I promise, it’s not hard to make and takes only about ten minutes from start to finish. You’ll be so happy you made it yourself. Let me ask you…. Do you have a chocolate cake mix, nuts and chocolate chips in your pantry? Butter and milk in the fridge? Oh and light corn syrup in the cupboard? I bet you do, because you’re rockin’ couponers. :) With just a little bit of work you’ll have an ooey gooey dessert that screams chocolate fix. A little goes a long way with this decadent dessert. Make sure to serve it hot with vanilla ice cream on top, just sayin’. The warm chocolate and gooey caramel combination, topped with vanilla ice cream that is slightly starting to melt into the crevasse of this cake, is a little piece of tasty heaven here on earth. You’ll be emailing wanting to send me flowers. ;) I can’t take all the credit though. I found this recipe and adapted it from one of my older books. But you can still send flowers. ;)

PS… I’d rather have chocolate instead of the flowers. hehehehe

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Ingredients

For The Caramel

  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For The Cake

  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) Devils Food cake mix
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup soy milk or regular milk can be used
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Let’s start by making the caramel. In a medium heavy duty sauce pan, with a candy thermometer attached to the side, combine 1 cup salted butter, 2 cups packed light brown sugar, 1/2 cup light corn syrup and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring frequently over medium heat until candy thermometer reaches approx. 250 degrees. (approx. 10minutes) Remove from heat, stir in baking soda and vanilla. (Syrup will foam. This is normal.) Set prepared caramel aside. Stir every now and again.
  2. Meanwhile, while making caramel, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Spray a 2 qt. baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Set aside
  4. In a medium sized bowl, combine cake mix, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, soy or regular milk and chopped pecans until well blended.
  5. Spread half of the batter in the baking dish with hands sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Bake for 6 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle crust evenly with 1 cup chocolate chips. Drizzle 1 1/2 cups of homemade caramel over chocolate chips. (Save the remainder for later use.) Make disks with remaining cake batter by rolling into 1-2 inch dough balls and flattening them between the palms of your hands sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Top evenly over caramel. Bake an additional 18 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately with vanilla ice cream.

Notes: This is just as good served at room temp., It tastes like a chewy caramel brownie. But for me, there’s something about an ooey gooey chocolate caramel dessert topped with vanilla ice cream. :) Also you will have approx. 1 1/2 cups of homemade caramel left over. Suggestions for use – Wrap individual caramels in waxed paper sheets for a later treat in kids’ lunches or serve the adults the Ooey Gooey Chocolate Caramel Dessert and cut up some apples for the kids to dip in the remainder caramel.

Additional Notes: This can be made the day before. Make as directed. Let cool in baking dish on a wire rack. Once cooled completely, cover with foil. Leave dessert at room temp. When ready to serve, preheat oven to 200 degrees F. remove foil and warm dessert in the oven for approx. 8-10 minutes or until chocolate and caramel start to get gooey. Remove and serve.

Or to reheat single pieces, you can reheat individual pieces in the microwave. Start at 10 second intervals.

 

Original recipe for Caramel Bars from Blue Ribbon Recipes pg. 323

Adapted recipe/photos by: Tiffany

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recipe box week 15

Collection of recipes from this week. Please ‘pin’ any recipes you want to find later.

IMG_0765Fried Zucchini with bread crumbs

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Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal Recipe, Quick and easy healthy meal ideas #Oatmeal, #Blueberry, Greek Yogurt RecipesBlueberry Overnight Oatmeal

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Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal Recipe, Quick and easy healthy meal ideas #Oatmeal, #Blueberry, Greek Yogurt RecipesMy kids just started school. We are back to busy mornings and trying to get 4 kids ready and out the door with a healthy breakfast in their stomach.  This oatmeal is a great “make ahead” meal idea.  You can mix it up to suit your families needs by adding different ingredients or flavor combos.

Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal Directions ­

  • 1?4 C. fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 C. old fashioned oats (quick oats will get really soggy)
  • 1/3 C. milk
  • 1/3 C. Greek yogurt (you could also substitute regular vanilla yogurt and omit the honey if you prefer)
  • 1­2 tbs. of honey to taste
  • 1 8 oz. jelly jar w/ lid

Directions ­

1. Add the oatmeal, Greek yogurt, honey and milk to the 8 oz. jelly jar. Put the lid on and shake well to mix all the ingredients. When you’re done shaking, remove the lid and add the fresh blueberries. Replace the lid and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy in the morning. You eat it chilled.  If your in a rush just grab a jar out of the refrigerator and eat it as an on the go breakfast.

1 8oz. jelly jar = 1 serving.Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal Recipe, Quick and easy healthy meal ideas #Oatmeal, #Blueberry, Greek Yogurt Recipes

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Come mid-summer the squash production peaks and it seems every one is trying to find ways to cook, eat, and giveaway their zucchini and squash. Just this past Sunday at church, it seemed zucchini were falling from the sky. We came home with quite a handful of fresh zucchini.

When Matt lived down south every Sunday they would fry up some zucchini that they brought home from church. Here is a quick and very easy recipe on how to make your own Fried Zucchini with Progresso Italian Bread Crumbs.

Start off with slicing the zucchini about 1/4 inch thick.

Once everything is all cut, prepare two bowls or small flat pans. One for the wet ingredients and one for the dry.

Wet Ingredients are:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk

Mix well

Dry Ingredient:

  • Progresso Bread Crumbs – We love the Progresso Italian Style – but any  styles will work

Next add a small handful of the cut zucchini into the milk/egg wash.

Take them out one by one and place them in the Progresso bread crumbs of your choice. Gently spoon more on the top of the zucchini slice and gently press the bread crumbs onto the slice.

Then after 4-6 slices are breaded, gently place them one by one into the oil that has been warmed to medium and medium high.

After a minute or so simply flip them over and cook to a light golden brown.

Lay them out on paper towels gently sprinkle them with salt to taste.

Try some with the Progresso Bread crumbs and tell me what you think. Every Sunday you can bet this is whats on the table at dinner or as a veggie snack.

 

 

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