Gluten-Free Strawberry Bread With A Hint of Cinnamon

Strawberries are one of the most delicious fruits. However, they can be one of the most finicky ones, too. perfectly fresh one day and then spoiled the next. So, the next time you’re in the strawberry hot-zone, try this tasty treat.

This Gluten-Free Strawberry Bread recipe is super moist, quick to make and the hints of cinnamon are so refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh chopped strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose flour (or any other GF flour substitutes)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan gum (Click here for the brand I always use)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease 5×9 pan.
    -For extra moisture, put aluminum foil at the base of the pan then grease.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and xanthan gum in large mixing bowl.
  4. Beat eggs; add butter.
  5. Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  6. Fold in strawberries
  7. Pour batter into pan.
  8. Bake for 35-55 mins.
    -Toothpick should come out clean.

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Enjoy! 

Gluten-Free Strawberry Banana Muffins

img_5214As you can see, I had an abundance of strawberries and before they went bad, I needed to think of recipes quick!

Here is one of several recipes that I made gluten-free. It’s quick, easy and so delicious!

Also, after researching certain ingredients that I could incorporate to make this recipe healthier…. I learned what oils to avoid. I was shocked because some oils I thought were healthy, can actually be harmful when heated.

After the recipe, keep scrolling to learn what oils I’m talking about and what to use instead.

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What You Need

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (read below on why I chose butter over oil)
  • 2 medium size ripe bananas (blended)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon cinnamon (depends on how much you love it)
  • 1  2/3 gluten free flour (I use rice flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (more info on what xanthan gum is)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1  1/4 cup strawberries (chop in small pieces)

 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 12 muffin pan with paper or spray/grease cups.
(I still do a light spray on the muffin papers.)

2. Stir flour, baking soda, xanthan gum, cinnamon and salt in bowl.

3. In separate bowl blend oil, eggs, vanilla, sugar and already mashed bananas.

4. Combine dry and wet ingredients.

5. Fold strawberries into mix.

6. Put batter in muffin pan (makes roughly 12).

7. Bake 15-25 minutes – dependent on size of muffins.
– Make sure toothpick or fork comes out clean.

 

Picking The Right Oil To Cook With 

Certain oils have been proven to not be suitable to cook with. Those oils include vegetable oils like sunflower and corn.

WHY?

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Courtesy: The Telegraph

These oils when fried or cooked with (roughly 356F), will undergo what’s called oxidation – which produces what’s called aldehydes. Consuming or inhaling aldehydes, even in small amounts, has been linked to increased risk of heart disease and cancer.

Instead, scientists recommend cooking or frying food with coconut oil, olive oil, butter or even LARD!

I hope this food for thought helps.

Happy Baking 🙂
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Disclaimer: I am not a licensed health professional and this blog is for entertainment purposes only. Always talk to your doctor about health concerns and changes that are best for you 🙂