For birthday cakes, I use sugar. My cakes are already gluten free, dairy free, grain free, soy free and egg free. So I figure, if I want kids who are used to “normal” cakes to eat my kids’ birthday cakes, I better put at least one familiar ingredient in there. And it usually works. Kids who are used to some home baking or gluten free, love this cake. It is moist and doesn’t crumble too much, so it slices really well for birthdays.…
Gluten-free doesn’t necessarily mean healthy. Lots of the gluten-free breads on the market are very ‘white’, made from modified tapioca starch and white rice flour. These are not healthy choices for our bowels, as they don’t feed the good bacteria. They are not good for our energy either, spiking our blood sugar and then making us crash later.
It’s also pretty hard to find gluten free bread on the market that caters to multiple food intolerances, such as dairy, egg and soy. And if you do, it’s usually full of additives and costs $10 for a small loaf!
I think it’s easier (and definitely cheaper) just to make my own. This one also has no grains, just buckwheat and tapioca flour (not starch). Buckwheat is very high in protein compared to grains (it’s actually a seed), and high in fibre, so it keeps you fuller for longer. It also naturally contains B vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium and selenium. …
I am all for baking! I absolutely love baking… and, let’s be honest, eating my baking. But I no longer have any desire for high-sugar, wheat-filled, inflammatory and unhealthy muffins and cakes! No thank you! Gluten-free whole-food healthy baking and treats for us now.
Sugar free is healthier
My intolerances led me to gluten-free baking, but it’s my desire for a healthier lifestyle that has kept me creating new and healthier treats. There is really no need to eat a lot of processed sugar, and we all know it’s not healthy. The less sugar you eat, the healthier you’ll be.
Fruit adds sweetness and goodness
Fruit has the benefit of being the whole package – fibre, vitamins and minerals, in a perfectly sweet package. This allows the slow release of energy over time, keeping us fuller for longer, and without spikes and troughs in our blood sugar (which can lead to disease over time). Using bananas for sweetness is a perfect way to get a tasty treat without added sugar, and some B vitamins for energy, to boot! **And now, a new apple quinoa crumble version below!…