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Friday, May 2, 2014

Delicious Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes

Having a fulfilling and delicious breakfast every day is a great way to get your morning & day off to a great start. For some of us, going gluten free is a necessity and for others...it is a choice we are making for a more healthier lifestyle. Whatever your reason, breakfast doesn't have to lack flavor or be difficult.

The great folks over at Nielsen-Massey Vanillas sent over some delicious gluten free breakfast recipes for me to share with all of my Shakin and Bakin Foodie Blog readers. I look forward to trying them out here in my own home. Here is some information about the company, their products and the recipes. Enjoy!

In the United States, approximately 1 in 100 people have celiac disease and millions more are gluten intolerant, according to the Celiac Disease Foundation. Of this number, 2.5 million Americans are living with celiac disease but are undiagnosed, putting them in danger of additional long-term health conditions should the disease not be properly diagnosed.

The impact of these numbers and the importance of supporting the awareness of celiac disease and gluten sensitivities do not escape Craig Nielsen, CEO of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Inc. “These days, almost everyone knows or cooks for someone with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivities. Fortunately, all Nielsen-Massey products are gluten-free, so gluten-free eaters don’t have to sacrifice taste,” says Nielsen. “In respect for the millions of people living gluten-free lifestyles, we have created two new gluten-free breakfast recipes just in time for Celiac Awareness Month. Try making these recipes this month for your gluten-free loved ones.”

Breakfast is perhaps the most challenging meal of the day for those with celiac disease, as it is dominated by wheat-based foods such as pancakes, doughnuts, bagels and cereals. The following recipes for Breakfast Quinoa with Vanilla Cream and Gluten-Free Hotcakes with Maple Orange Syrup use healthy ingredients such as quinoa, apples, almond meal and Nielsen-Massey Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract for breakfast options that are delicious yet hearty and gluten-free. Eat the Breakfast Quinoa on its own for a healthy weekday breakfast that is also dairy-free, or pair it with the Vanilla Cream for a slightly indulgent twist. Prepare the Gluten-Free Hotcakes as well for a weekend brunch that will satisfy everyone.

Breakfast Quinoa with Vanilla Cream Recipe
Serves 4

1 cup traditional quinoa, rinsed and drained
1½ cups water
½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
½ cup golden raisins
¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 small Fuji apple peeled, cored and cut into bite-size pieces

Directions: In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add quinoa and water. Bring to a boil while stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to a simmer then add coconut milk, vanilla extract, raisins, brown sugar, cardamom, cinnamon and salt. Cover and cook until done, about 20-25 minutes; stirring occasionally. Add apple pieces about 3 minutes before removing quinoa from heat.

Vanilla Cream (Yield ½ cup)

½ cup half-and-half
½ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Directions: In a small bowl, whisk ingredients until combined. Serve each bowl of Breakfast Quinoa topped with 2 tablespoons of Vanilla Cream.
Gluten-Free Hotcakes with Maple Orange Syrup Recipe
Makes about 1 dozen

Maple Orange Syrup Recipe

1 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract
⅛ teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Orange Extract

Pancakes Recipe

1 cup brown rice flour
½ cup finely ground tapioca flour
½ cup finely ground almond meal flour
¼ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup low-fat buttermilk

For Maple Orange Syrup
In a glass measuring cup, combine maple syrup, vanilla and orange extracts. Pour into a syrup dispenser; set aside.

For Pancakes
In a large bowl, add flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; stir to combine. Add vanilla extract, butter, eggs and buttermilk; stir to combine.

Lightly coat a griddle with cooking spray and heat to 350⁰F. Pour batter, about ¼ cup per pancake, onto griddle and cook until done, about 2-3 minutes per each side.

Disclosure: Recipes, information and photos are courtesy of Nielsen-Massey Vanilla. No compensation has been received.