Fall is my favorite season. The leaves change color. School resumes, ushering in a new high school football season. I can finally start wearing my comfy sweaters again. I also becomes socially acceptable to enjoy culinary fall favorites. It’s the season to celebrate apples and all things pumpkin! It also provides me the chance to show others that gluten-free items can be some of their fall favorites too!
This year it’s easier to share my fall favorite with the items that came in my American Gluten-Free box. This subscription box service sends gluten-free and dairy-free items directly to your door. They offer a variety of options. A foodie box with full size pantry items and three types of snack boxes. One box simply contains smaller versions of what comes in the foodie box. There is also a vegan snack box, and a kid’s snack box, which is also peanut-free. I’ve been an affiliate of this company for over a year, and I’ve always found new products with which to fall in love!
The Whole Note Pumpkin bread received rave reviews from my husband’s co-workers. How much did they love it? They ate every last piece and stated that I should go into business as a baker. I’ll leave that for other gluten-free bakers that are much more skilled than I! However, it makes me happy that I items like this allow me to share fall favorites like this with those who must eat gluten-free, and those who do not. (To take it up a notch I swirled in some Lekkco chocolate spread in the middle of the batter and on the top. I think that’s what really made it delectable!)
This is the second time Urban Accents products have popped up in my American Gluten-Free box. (Their turkey rub for Thanksgiving is delicious!) This seasoning mix proves pumpkin is not just for sweets and baked goods. My husband loved this chili, although I found it to be a bit spicy for my tastes. A dollop of Greek yogurt cooled it down a bit. Some other adjustments I made included adding chopped apples to the chili in the final stage of cooking and using apple cider instead of water in the directions. I also left out the jalapenos!
Of all the fall favorites loved by people everywhere, I think caramel apples rank near the top. I snipped the Avenue Sweets dairy-free caramels into small pieces and added them to the Hodgson Mills Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix. In addition, I replaced the milk with water, so that these could remain dairy-free. I also replaced the egg called for on the box with applesauce. I did this to keep these not only dairy-free, but vegan as well. They were little balls of delight! I also sent these with my husband to school, and his coworkers ate every last one!
I love apple butter. Every year for Christmas, my grandmother would be me a large jar of it because my family hated it and would never eat it. Receiving this Blackberry Patch Apple Butter in my American Gluten-Free Box made me so extremely happy! It is great on toast, but WONDERFUL on this AMAZING pumpkin cornbread that I found on the Celebrating Sweets blog. I simply subbed in Ryze Gluten-Free flour (their yellow bag) as I saw that my friend Chrystal from Gluten Free Palate used it successfully for her gluten-free cornbread recipe. I used slightly less maple syrup in my recipe, as I didn’t want it to be overly sweet. Plus, I cut the recipe in half, because there’s just the two of us. It turned out perfect, and paired perfectly with the apple butter!
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