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April 02, 2012
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Healthy Gluten-Free Breakfast
The toaster reigns supreme as the most-used appliance during the morning hours—other than the coffee pot, of course! But, gluten could be lurking within those fiery grates. To ensure the gluten-free integrity of every meal, invest in extra appliances like colanders, sifters, toasters, toaster ovens, and other kitchen appliances and utensils that can be difficult to clean. Label them for gluten-free use only.
Gluten-free baking mix is the key to quick gluten-free baking. We tested our pancake recipes with a variety of baking mixes and found that each baking mix produced its own results. Some of the mixes were more finely textured, and some were coarser, which affected both the thickness of the batter and the texture. Our advice: Use the brand you prefer. If you’re not sure, experiment with a few to find the texture and flavor that appeal to your tastes.
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Hot Quinoa Cereal with Maple Syrup Apples
Once cooked, quinoa flakes are very similar in texture to cream of wheat. Pure vanilla extract is made from distilled alcohol and flavor extracted from the vanilla seeds (artificial extract gets its vanilla flavor from artificial vanilla flavoring). The distillation process removes the gluten from the alcohol. This is true of other extracts too, such as almond and banana.
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Cinnamon-Raisin Muffins with Streusel Topping
"These muffins smelled so good while they were cooking," said reader Brandi B. Frederick. "The first words out of my mouth after the first bite were literally, 'Holy moly! These are amazing!!!' I haven’t had real muffins in several years, so I tried them out on unsuspecting 'normal' folks. I took a dozen of them to some friends, and they went nuts over them. No one could tell they were gluten free. They were light and fluffy, flavorful, and exceptionally delicious."
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Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes
You can give these pancakes a PB&J flavor profile by spreading them with grape or strawberry jelly.
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Egg Crepes with Sausage
You’ll want to prepare the filling first and keep it warm while you make the crepes. The amount of batter needed is a little less than 2 tablespoons per crepe, so use shallow scoops of batter to ensure you get 8 crepes.
*Remember to check for gluten in breakfast sausage.
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Eggs Blindfolded over Garlic-Cheddar Grits
Blindfolded eggs are a short-order cook’s version of poached eggs. The key is adding the ice cubes to the pan after the egg whites are set.
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Ham and Cheese Strata
The longer this sets before baking, the more custard-like the consistency will be.
*Remember to check for gluten in Worcestershire sauce.
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This hearty open-faced omelet, called a tortilla, uses potatoes inside instead of serving them on the side. This omelet maximizes flavor with Yukon gold potatoes, fresh tomatoes, and Manchego cheese.
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Cilantro-Pear Turkey Breakfast Sausage
Making your own breakfast sausage is easier than you might think. Pear adds a subtle sweetness to this spiced breakfast side. Serve with eggs and fruit to complete the meal.
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Banana Breakfast Smoothie
This protein-packed smoothie is perfect for breakfast on the go. Adding the yogurt at the very end imparts a creamy texture. Be sure to try our