Citrus Poppy Seed Almond Flour Pancakes (gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free option)

These fluffy almond flour pancakes get loads of flavor from floral citrus zest, nutty poppy seeds, and tender almond flour. Smother them in yogurt, honey, and citrus for a bright winter breakfast. Or use berries in the spring or summer. Thanks to Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post!

Drizzling honey over fluffy almond flour pancakes

According to the Chinese calendar, 2019 was the year of the pig. But for me, it was the year of the pancake. I perfected my favorite classic gluten-free pancake recipe loaded with flavor from sorghum flour, buttermilk, and maple. I shared recipes for savory gluten-free zucchini pancakes, and gluten-free carrot cake pancakes. Jay and I definitely pigged out on all of the above!

I also developed the recipe for these gluten-free almond flour pancakes toward the end of citrus season last spring. I’m excited to share the recipe at last now that kumquats, tangerines, blood oranges, mandarinquats, cara cara oranges, and all the other citrus fruits are back in season. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl with Eggs & Greens (vegan option)

This sweet potato breakfast bowl goes savory with toasted sesame oil, sautéed spinach and scallions, crunchy vegan coconut bacon, and poached eggs. A healthy, vegetarian, grain-free, optionally vegan breakfast for cooler months. Thanks to La Tourangelle for sponsoring this post!

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl with Eggs & Greens

I went to a nutritionist last year for the first (and only) time because I wanted to make sure I was getting the required nutrients from my vegetarian diet. The nutritionist turned out to be a fan of the keto diet – a high fat, high protein diet allowing few carbs. As a baker who specializes in desserts made with interesting flours, this was clearly not the right fit for my carb-loving self!

But I did take one gem away from my appointment: eat more vegetables, especially for breakfast.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Ginger Cookies {dairy-free & vegan options}

These soft & chewy gluten-free chocolate ginger cookies make a cozy holiday treat filled with gooey pockets of melted dark chocolate, warm baking spices, and earthy molasses. Thanks to Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post! 

Gluten-Free Chocolate Ginger Cookie on a plate

10 Years of Ginger Molasses Cookies

TBG turned 10 this year! To celebrate, I’m closing out 2019 with a twist on an old favorite recipe that I shared almost 10 years ago to the day. Ginger molasses cookies were my very favorite cookies at the time, and I adapted an epically great formula from Cook’s Illustrated. I stirred chocolate into some of the cookies, three kinds of ginger into another portion of the dough, and some I dredged in citrus sugar.

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Gluten-Free Biscotti with Hazelnuts & Chocolate

This homemade gluten-free biscotti recipe gets a crunchy, buttery crumb from a few gluten-free flours studded with candied hazelnuts. Dip them in chocolate for a classy coffee break treat, or wrap them up for an edible holiday gift. Thanks to Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post!

A plate of Gluten-Free Biscotti with Hazelnuts & Chocolate served with coffee

A Lifetime of Biscotti Love

Biscotti hold a special place in my heart. Maybe it’s because I grew up in 1990’s coffee shop culture, where there was a jar of chocolate covered cookies on every counter. Or maybe it was because my paternal grandmother baked them along with rugelach every year for the holidays. Or maybe it’s because they remind me of the Jewish equivalent mandelbrot that my maternal grandfather would share with me after school.

Whatever the reason, biscotti were one of the first “fancy” recipes I learned to bake as a teen from a tiny cookbook called Biscotti containing only a few dozen recipes for the Italian-style slice-and-bake cookies. I loved the process of baking biscotti – mixing the dough, shaping it into logs, baking, slicing, baking again. I always felt so professional when finishing them with chocolate.

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Gluten-Free Lemon Bars with Almond Flour Shortbread Crust

With creamy, tangy lemon curd and a salty-sweet almond flour shortbread crust, these gluten-free lemon bars are just the thing to make when life hands you all the lemons. Thanks to Vermont Creamery for sponsoring this post!

Gluten-Free Lemon Bars Recipe on a cutting board

My Best Gluten-Free Lemon Bars Recipe

I have strong feelings about lemon bars. When made well, they’re sweet-tart, creamy, buttery, and super satisfying. But so much can go wrong with lemon bars. The crust can be pasty, bland, and underbaked. The filling can be gummy and cloyingly sweet. The lemon flavor can be weak, overpowered by eggs and sugar.

This gluten-free lemon bar recipe starts with a buttery gluten-free shortbread crust that’s baked until golden and flavorful. Next comes an easy lemon curd, set with just the right amount of egg, loads of butter, and extra tangy lemon juice. Both components feature creamy cultured butter from Vermont Creamery and together they form gluten-free lemon bar bliss.

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Vegetarian Gluten-Free Mushroom Gravy {vegan option}

You can make this creamy, earthy gluten-free mushroom gravy in minutes with just 6 ingredients and a single skillet. This shiitake mushroom gravy is part of my gluten-free vegetarian Thanksgiving menu. Get all the recipes here!

gluten-free mushroom gravy on a plate of green mashed potatoes

Warm chocolate chip cookies and a glass of cold (plant) milk. Ice cream and fruit crisp (or cobbler). Pancakes and maple syrup. You can’t have one without the other; that would just be wrong. Same goes for mashed potatoes and gravy on Thanksgiving.

I’m excited to share this stupid easy mushroom gravy recipe today. Pared down to the basics but full of luscious, umami flavor, this gluten-free gravy comes together in a snap. Ladle it over green goddess mashed potatoes. Use it to top life-changing gluten-free biscuits. Serve it alongside lentil loaf. And don’t forget to bring a vat to Thanksgiving.

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