This week, I am going to be introducing the Gluten-Free VIP segment where I will be blogging about legitimately gluten-free goodies that you can make at home. I am not a culinary artist or bakery shop owner, so expect these recipes to be easy-to-follow and expect the baked goods to be simple-to-mimic *wink* So, now that we have that out of the way, let’s get started–shall we?!
The Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks (and every other coffee shop chain) is back, and my Instagram newsfeed is filled with pictures of lattes *wink* Before I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease several years ago, I used to drink SO MANY pumpkin spice lattes every season because the beverage simply tasted like fall (if fall could taste like anything *wink*). Now that I think about it, it is probably a miracle I didn’t just turn into a Starbucks cup *wink* Even though I would love to go order a PSL now, I cannot just waltz into the nearest Starbucks buy any seasonal beverage and drink to my heart desires because of my disease. Isn’t it crazy how we basically put gluten in everything?! ANYWAY, I digress *wink* So, since I cannot get anything and everything pumpkin spice I want from anywhere and everywhere, I decided to research some LEGIT gluten-free recipes that I could easily do at home. So, here are a few of the recipes on my list to try out :)
Note: some of these recipes are also Paleo even though I am not on a Paleo diet *wink*
For more gluten-free pumpkin spice recipes, click here!
If you have been keeping up with me on my social media today, you already know that it is my BIRTHDAY! Ah! And for those of you who have been off social media and out shopping killer Black Friday sales…SURPRISE–it’s my birthday *wink*
So, in celebration of the wonderful day I had with my family, I am going to share a few of the highlights with y’all! :)
Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to Fabulous Friday!
This week on Fabulous Friday, I would like to chat about a gluten-free goody that I discovered–Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake Mix.
For those of you who do not know, my mom is a type-one diabetic and was recently diagnosed with an intolerance to gluten–she does not have Celiac disease. That is totally different; however, her endocrinologist thought it best that she avoid gluten. So in order to fully support her, we all switched to eating gluten free. We have become total label-reading pros at the grocery store–scanning each item for the “Gluten Free Certified” badge…and a whole list of other things that I am not going to chat about today!
I love to bake; however, I am no Cake Boss *wink*. So, I started searching online for gluten-free cupcake recipes and found one that seemed somewhat simple. I tried it….and needless to say, it was a total flop. No one wanted to eat them…not even Ziva, my Giant Schnauzer *sad face* Back to Google I went, and after several searches, I stumbled upon the Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake Mix–and it was available at my local Publix. Yay! SCORE!
To add a bit more chocolate to the cupcakes, I sprinkled in some gluten-free chocolate chunks by Enjoy Life–Yum yum yum! Girls have got to have their chocolate *wink* This recipe was so simple–If I can’t mess it up, I know y’all will do fabulous *wink*
Now, before I show y’all the picture of my cupcake…I must warn y’all–I am not a food photographer nor a 5 star baker…*wink*
If you are looking for a tasty gluten-free snack to tame your sweet tooth, give these cupcakes a try! The VIP gives the Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake mix 5 delicious stars!