Sunday, October 17, 2010

Coffee Cake

When someone has a birthday at our house, the birthday person gets to choose his favorite breakfast and eat it on this special plate.  This is a family favorite because what kid doesn't like to eat cake for breakfast?  It is quick, easy, and yummy!

1/2 c. brown sugar
2 T. melted butter (I used Earthbalance dairy free)
2 t. cinnamon
Mix together and set aside.

1/4 c. teff flour
1/4 c. millet flour
1/4 c. tapioca flour
3/4 c. sorghum flour
3/4 t. xanthan gum
1 T. baking powder
1 t. salt
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. shortening
1 egg
1/2 c. milk(I used 1/4 c. lite coconut milk + 1/4 c. water)
1 t. vanilla
In mixing bowl, combine flours, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, sugar, and shortening.  Add egg, milk and vanilla and mix well.  Pour batter into greased 9" round or square pan and sprinkle on topping.  Bake at 350 for 30 min., or until toothpick comes out clean.

You can substitute teff, millet, and sorghum for other flours.  Tapioca can be subbed out by another starch.  For those of you who eat gluten - feel free to take out these whole grain flours, and sub them out with 1 1/2 c. flour, and of course omit the xanthan gum.  Everything else stays the same.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pumpkin Waffles/Pancakes

This may look like a fall breakfast, but we enjoy them year round.  We like these best as waffles, but they also make a great pancake.  Use the same batter for both and see what you like better!
Mix together:  1 c. sorghum flour
                      1/2 c. teff flour
                      1/2 c. millet flour
                      1/2 c. tapioca flour/starch
                      4 tsp. baking powder
                      2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
                      1 tsp. salt
                     1/4 c. brown sugar
 Slowly add:  1/4 c. oil
                     2 eggs
                     1 c. pumpkin
                     2 c. milk (we always use 1/2 c. lite coconut milk + 1  1/2 c. water)
Mix until well blended.  Heat waffle iron or griddle, and spray with cooking spray.  Pour batter accordingly.
Great with fresh peaches and powdered sugar!

*Freeze leftovers and save for another day!