Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Bread

Paleo-Snickerdoodle-Loaf (3)One of my favorite ingredients in #MyKetoKitchen is Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour.  It thickens sauces and my favorite egg casserole and, being #KetoFriendly, it allows me to enjoy baked goods, pancakes, and waffles without sacrificing taste or loading up on dreaded carbs.  This recipe can be baked in the oven or using a bread machine that has a #QuickBread or #Cake baking cycle, like my #CuisinartConvectionBreadMaker does.  #ThisGirlLovesToEat

Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Bread

  • 3+1/2 Cups (322 g) Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour
  • 2 TBLS Premium Vital Wheat Gluten
  • 5 TBLS Truvia
  • 1 TBLS Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Whole or Almond Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter or Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Aerosol Cooking Spray (Canola Oil)

Topping – Combine in a small dish and set aside

  • 1 TBLS Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

If Cooking in a loaf pan in the oven: Spray the pan with cooking spray and preheat the oven to 325° F.

If using your breadmaker:  Spray the cooking pan with the cooking spray and set the bread machine to the settings for a 1+1/2 pound loaf (at your desired degree of crust darkness) and Quick Bread/Cake setting.

In a medium bowl, combine your dry ingredients and whisk them together until well combined.  Set aside.  In a second bowl, combine the wet ingredients.

If cooking in the oven:  Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and stir well to combine. Transfer batter to the prepared loaf pan and smooth evenly.  Sprinkle as much of the topping over the top of the loaf (I use less than half).  Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 60 minutes.  Let cool in the pan, on a wire rack, then remove from pan and serve.

If using your breadmaker:  Put the wet ingredients in first, then add the dry ingredients.  Close the lid and press start.  After the dough has mixed for 2-3 minutes, using a rubber spatula, stir in any of the flour mixture that remains on the edges and underneath the loaf.  When the final mix is complete, remove the dough paddle, if desired, and reshape your loaf to fill in the hole in the middle.  Sprinkle however much of the topping you want on your loaf, close the lid and allow the baking cycle to complete.  When the cycle ends, check the doneness of your loaf by inserting a wooden skewer/toothpick into the middle.  If it comes out clean, you are good to go.  If not, you can add time manually, 5 minutes at a time, checking doneness midway through.  Let cool in the pan, on a wire rack, then remove from pan, slice into 10 slices then slice again in half for 20 pieces, and serve.

I like to keep this dense, flavorful bread in the refrigerator, in a sealed container and serve it with some cream cheese to add some fat (for my Keto followers).

Nutrition Information (Makes 20 Servings)

  • 89  Calories
  • 9g  Carbohydrates
  • 3g  Fat
  • 3g  Protein

Cheesy Poblano Chicken Bake

PoblanoChickenBrocBakePlaying around during #Keto meal prep this weekend, I came up with a high protein/low carb chicken and broccoli casserole that’s a great dinner with a salad or perfect for a grab-and-go lunch that can easily be reheated in the microwave at work!  #ThisGirlLovesToEat

Cheesy Poblano Chicken Bake

  • 1 Poblano Chili, seeded & finely chopped
  • 4 TBLS Butter, divided
  • 8 oz Fresh Broccoli Florets, trimmed
  • 1.75 lb (28 oz) Chicken Breast (uncooked and cut into appx 2 x 2 chunks)
  • 2 TBLS Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Half & Half
  • 6 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

Preheat the oven to 350º F and spray the bottom of a 9 x 11 inch Pyrex baking dish with olive oil cooking spray.

In a microwave steamer, cook the raw broccoli on high power for 4 minutes.  Layer the cooked broccoli into the Pyrex baking dish.

Using the same steamer, cook the chicken in the microwave for 5 – 6 minutes, just until cooked thru.  Remove the chicken to your stand mixer with the paddle attachment and shred the chicken on low (about 2 minutes).  Layer the chicken on top of the  broccoli layer.

In a medium saucepan, combine 2 TBLS of the butter and the chopped Poblano pepper and saute until the peppers are soft and the butter has turned green (5-7 minutes).  Add the remaining 2 TBLS butter, salt, pepper and garlic powder, and, once melted, stir in the flour.  Cook while stirring constantly for about 2 minutes, over medium heat, until the mixture is bubbling and very well combined.

Add milk then water, and whisk until smooth, scraping roux out of the corners of the saucepan.  Increase heat to medium high, bring to a simmer, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens, 2 to 4 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in the cheese until smooth.  Add the paprika.

Pour the cheese sauce over the top of the chicken layer and spread to the edges of the pan.

Bake 20-30 minutes, or until sauce is bubbling and the casserole is warm throughout.

Nutrition Information (6 Servings)

  • 350 Calories
  • 20 g Fat
  • 2 g Carbohydrates
  • 37 g Protein