Like everyone else, thanks to COVID-19, we have spent the last three-plus weeks at home. This means Miss A and I have been doing quite a bit more baking. We’ve mastered several modified recipes and so far, this Gluten-Free Baked Vanilla Sprinkle Doughnuts is our favorite.
Gluten-Free Baked Vanilla Sprinkle Doughnut
- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour We used Krusteaz Gluten Free All Purpose Flour.
- 1/3 cup blanched almond flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup almond milk or other milk of your choice
- 1/2 cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup olive oil You can use melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Rainbow sprinkles or other sprinkles of your choice
- Your favorite frosting We are partial to chocolate frosting
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a doughnut pan or muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Combine the gluten-free flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl. Whisk together with a fork until completely combined.
In a separate mixing bowl, add the almond milk, yogurt, and eggs. Whisk until smooth. Add in the olive oil and vanilla extract. Whisk again until smooth.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir until they are fully combined and there are no dry spots. The batter will be thick and sticky. (If it is too dry add a bit more milk, if it is too wet add more gluten-free flour.)
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the greased pan until they are filled 3/4 of the way.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. The doughnuts will be golden-brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack before frosting.
Once the doughnuts are cooled, frost them with your favorite icing. We're partial to chocolate
We make this dish regularly and it is just as good in the winter as it is in the summer. Lately, we’ve been using Beanitos in place of tortilla chips and it is just as good.
- 2 cup Chicken cooked
- 1 bunch Cilantro
- 1 bunch Green onions
- 1 Lime wedges
- 1-2 green peppers diced
- 1 28- oz. can Tomatoes fire roasted
- 1 tbsp Lime juice
- 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 1 tsp Cumin ground
- shredded cheese quesadilla, Monterey Jack and cheddar are all good options.
In your InstaPot add the oil, chicken, cumin, garlic, paprika, salt and chicken broth. Set the venting knob to Sealing Position. Set to Poultry for 10 minutes.
While the chicken is cooking, dice the onion and green pepper.
When the chicken has finished cooking, quick release the pressure by carefully move the venting knob from Sealing Position to Venting Position.
Remove the chicken.
Add the tomatoes, onion, green pepper and green onions to the pot. Turn to saute for 10-15 minutes.
Use an immersion stick blender and blend the mixture. Bring to a boil.
Shred the chicken and add back to the pot.
Cover and put on keep warm until ready to serve.
Miss A is continuing to learn to use toddler forks and spoons and loves practicing. She also loves Italian inspired dishes and eating dinner with us. That means J and I are regularly trying to come up with dinner recipes that work for all three of us. We had success once with this pork dish (probably because it contained A’s beloved apples), but not with much else since. On a whim, I whipped together this baked chicken and orzo dish. She couldn’t get enough and kept asking for more!
Toddler approved: Chicken "parm"
Yes, yes you can bake from frozen! I was thrilled to discover this after reading the back of the bag of frozen chicken. First, preheat the over to 350 degrees.
Then put the olive oil in the bottom of the pan. We've used everything from a pie plate to a baking dish. What you use doesn't matter as much as making sure the bottom is mostly coated in olive oil.
Put the chicken breasts on top of the oil and add pasta sauce.
Bake for at least 45 to 50 minutes. Check for done-ness by cutting the largest chicken breast to see if it is still pink. If it is, put it back in the over for 10-15 minute minutes and check again. Since we baked from frozen, it usually takes about an hour of total baking.
Because the chicken is topped with sauce and resting on olive oil, we haven't had any issues with drying it out even the one time I accidentally cooked it for almost an hour and a half.
When there's about 15 minutes left in baking, cook the orzo per the package directions.
We also like sauce, so we heat up about a cup and a half of the remaining pasta sauce in a sauce pot on the stovetop.
When the chicken is cooked through, remove from oven and place mozzarella slices on top. It should melt.
Serve over top the orzo and sauce with your favorite vegetable. Miss A is partial to peas.
Truthfully, it’s a bit bland for our palates, but a little salt and pepper after go a long way. As A gets better at chewing and using utensils, we will season and then brown the chicken before baking. This dish is super easy and very simple to get going before we pick Miss A up in the evening from school.