cheesy bacon grits

Cheesy Bacon Grits

It’s National Grits for Breakfast Day, so I’m making Cheesy Bacon Grits.   I love grits!   Whether it’s yellow corn grits or white corn grits, sweet or savory they are amazing for pretty much any meal. Usually when I have them for breakfast I have them with a little bit of butter and brown sugar, but for this holiday I decided to kick it up a notch and add some cheese and bacon to make it undeniably awesome.

Please check out this week’s Gluten Free Avenger Episode 25: Cheesy Bacon Grits, you can click below to start viewing or use this link (http://youtu.be/vaVl5DSUWqI). Please scroll below to see the full recipe.

 

Cheesy Bacon Grits
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Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¾ cup quick grits (not instant)
  • to garnish: cheese, fried eggs, chopped crisp bacon
Instructions
  1. Bring first four ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Slowly add the grits, stirring constantly until smooth.
  3. Turn the heat down to medium-low, cover pan, and cook for about 6 minutes, or until smooth, stirring several times.
  4. Serve with bacon and cheese.
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National Waffle Day

It’s National Waffle Day! How about Gluten Free Almond Waffles?

It’s National Waffle Day, so how about some Gluten Free Almond Waffles?  I must admit that I didn’t remember that it was National Waffle Day today until this morning.  Once I realized, I knew that I had to make waffles. Thank goodness my grandmother gave me a Belgian waffle maker years ago. I do love it when my family remembers is how much I love to bake and cook.  So I whipped up some delicious waffles but modifying my almond blueberry pancakes recipe to make these waffles. The recipe is below and because I didn’t have a lot time, there is no accompanying video but I did take plenty of photos.

So if you find this a little too late to make breakfast today, you can always have waffles for lunch or dinner.   Please let me know if you end up making these.   I hope you have a wonderful National Waffle Day!

XO,

Claire- The Gluten Free Avenger

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Gluten Free Almond Waffles
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Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ⅔ cup milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • ⅔ cup all purpose gluten free flour
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cooking spray for waffle iron
  • Butter and Maple syrup for waffles
Instructions
  1. In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, almond extract, almond milk, melted butter (cooled) and sugar until combined.
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Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast Tacos

I love breakfast, as you may have guessed by now. I love to make breakfast tacos when I’m having people over and I want something that super delicious but is really fast and easy to make. You can prep a lot of this before hand and just throw it together really quickly so it’s hot for presentation.  That way you can hang out with your guests and not be sitting over a stove for hours.gluten-free6

You can serve these with fresh juice or a Mamosa’s. I always find them to be an amazing crowd pleaser. I got my inspiration from a restaurant in Austin that are used to go to all the time in college called Kirby Lane and their “Kirby Scramble”.  It was kind of a kitchen sink of scrambled eggs.   You can put whatever you love to have in your scrambled eggs. I like to add onions, peppers and bacon but home fries would be an amazing addition. And as with all of my Mexican food, I always have corn tortillas. Good thing I always liked corn tortillas more than flour tortillas.  I hope you love them as much as I do!  Please take a second and give me your comments down below and let me know what you think.… Read Full Post

buckwheat pancakes

Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

This week I am making banana buckwheat pancakes. This recipe only uses buckwheat flour so it’s naturally gluten-free as there are no other flours needed.   That is one of my favorite things about these pancakes.  Buckwheat flour makes a very nice, yet hearty pancake. Buckwheat is an ancient grain, and it has a lot of natural fiber and nutrients that you don’t find in a regular pancake. I like to add bananas to the pancakes to make them just a teeny bit more moist, not that they’re dry. You can always add any other fruit that you like, if bananas aren’t your favorite, such as blueberries or strawberries.  I personally like bananas because they remind me of my great-grandmother, Mema. These pancakes remind me a lot of her.gluten free

I was about 7 when I first went to visit my 75+ year old great-grandparents in Kona, Hawaii and they had to tweak their regular eating habits to better fit the pallet of a child.  Along with my food needs, Mema always wanted to make sure we ate whole grains and would only cook with less processed sugars, like honey and maple syrup.  I still have dreams about “Hawaiian honey” that we would pick it up at the local farmer’s market. … Read Full Post

Gluten free almond blueberry pancakes, gluten free avenger

Gluten Free Almond Blueberry Pancakes

Everyone that knows me knows that I LOVE breakfast.  I always have.  I like to start my day off right by eating something healthy and yummy.   These are my favorite gluten free pancakes.  I think it’s because they have my two weaknesses….almonds and blueberries.  They’re light, fluffy, and oh so full of flavor!  I hope you like them too!

Gluten Free Avenger Episode 2: Gluten Free Almond Blueberry Pancakes is now live on YouTube, you can use this link (http://youtu.be/ktMWAxOrbYc) or view it below:

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2/3 cup milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2/3 cup all purpose gluten free flour
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces small fresh blueberries
  • Butter or cooking spray for pan/ griddle, more for pancakes
  • Maple syrup for pancakes

Directions

  1. In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, almond extract, almond milk, and sugar until combined.
  2. Fold in the flour, almond meal, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined.
  3. Set a large non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium heat. If not using non-stick pan, add a small pat of butter or cooking spray to lightly coat pan.
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