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Vanilla Toffee Pie with Macaroon Crust

Vanilla Toffee Pie with Macaroon Crust {gluten-free}

Pie! Everybody loves pie, right? Pudding pies are some of my favorite to make (like this one). They can be whipped up quickly with a box of pudding mix, or you can take your time and make pudding from scratch. The crust here is what really stands out, though.  The crust is essentially just the same coconut macaroon recipe used to make cookies.  I love coming up with fun and delicious gluten-free pie crusts. This one is no exception!

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Chocolate Toffee Coconut Macaroons

Chocolate Toffee Coconut Macaroons

Coconut macaroons are one of the easiest cookies I’ve ever made (and they just happen to be gluten-free). These are the perfect cookies to make if you have a random bag of flaked coconut sitting in your fridge like I pretty much always do. The buttery caramel flavor from the toffee bits complements the toasty coconut really well. My husband ate all of these in two days. Read more

Gluten-Free Blueberry Coconut Crisp

Gluten Free Blueberry Coconut Crisp

A few years ago, a gastroenterologist diagnosed my husband with non-celiac gluten sensitivity after a particularly bad bout of fatigue, achiness, and stomach issues. For those of you who are curious about gluten sensitivity and would like to know more, I find this to be a helpful resource. Gluten is a protein substance found in wheat, barley, and rye. Essentially it means that those who are intolerant to gluten cannot eat common foods like bread, pasta, soy sauce, beer or anything made with any of the aforementioned grains.

Since then, I have been learning about gluten-free baking and cooking and experimenting with different recipes for him. I have found that the easiest baking recipes to make gluten-free are those that aren’t traditionally ‘bready’ in texture or where flour is not the main ingredient. The blueberry crisp made below is made with an all purpose gluten-free flour and gluten-free oats to create a crispy, crunchy topping. I promise that nobody will know it is gluten-free! Read more